It's Time To Celebrate!
Equest Center’s 25th Silver Anniversary Gala presented by the Northern Cross Foundation, & Meijer, Inc. will be held Saturday, April 18th from 5:30-10:00 pm at the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding in Rockford.
This spectacular event will honor key individuals, Equest board members and corporations who have established, sustained and expanded our center bringing Health, Hope and Happiness to thousands of special needs kids over these past 25 years. Guests will enjoy gala festivities including our triple twist auction, exciting live auction packages, fabulous cuisine and surprises of the evening including the NEW Trainers Cup Challenge.
25 years ago Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding in Rockford, MI started out on 7 acres of land with a handful of horses and 16 riders a week. It was the beginning of a program both powerful and healing serving individuals with physical, mental and social/emotional challenges ~ALL through the power of the horse.
Since those early days Equest Center has expanded to 34+ acres of land, with 30 horses serving 180 special needs riders each week throughout the year with a list of more children waiting to participate. Horseback riding takes these individuals into a new, unexplored world, which provides a sense of independence and freedom that defies their disabilities. They are given an opportunity to escape their braces, crutches, wheelchairs and disabilities, replacing them with the gentle gait of a well-trained horse.
Exciting Debut ~ The TRAINERS CUP CHALLENGE!
Prominent horse trainers in our area are joining forces to help disabled kids through equine therapy through the TRAINERS CUP CHALLENGE. Join forces with your trainer to experience firsthand the value of a horse in a whole new way as they bring health, hope and happiness to those with special needs right in our own community. Through your participation in the Trainers Cup Challenge riders will gain knowledge and respect for horses on an entirely new level.
The TRIPLE TWIST!
Triple your donation to Equest Center through a DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR-FOR DOLLAR MATCH offered exclusively the night of the event!
Presentation of the Prestigious ~ Many Hands, One Vision Award ~
to Maranda, WOTV4 & The Agar Family ~ Jeff, Becki, John, Annie & Grace Agar "For making a powerful difference at Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding & in the lives of the special equestrians we serve" will be celebrated the evening of the 25th Silver Anniversary Gala event with more than 350 distinguished guests from the greater Grand Rapids community!
Order Tickets online or call Equest Center at 616-866-3066.
If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding. Thank You!
Space is Limited - Reserve your seat or table today!
$100 per person
$ 775 table for 8
The Gala Celebration will be the largest fundraiser of the year for Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding. The success of this event assures the work of Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding will continue for many years to come.
For more information on the event, including information on how you can help ensure our success, please contact Kathy Ryan, Angela Taylor, or Kelly Alcock at Equest Center at 616-866-3066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you at the GALA! Along with your payment please complete either the information below. Thank you!