To raise funds and celebrate the ManeGait mission, a special event takes place each fall, the Gala at the Gait. This year’s Gala takes place on Saturday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the ManeGait facility in McKinney.
Guests will gather from Dallas to Oklahoma for this must-attend occasion where western attire, country music, inspirational stories and a positive spirit is combined under the covered equestrian arena. A seated dinner, silent and live auction, live entertainment and dancing are all planned for the enjoyment of guests as they support this cause.
(pictured from left: Bill Darling, Former Mayor John Gay and his wife, Judy, Priscilla Darling)
Greeted by riders who are children and adults with special needs, Gala guests meet the “stars” of the evening – the horses which facilitate healing for the riders – as they greet all of the guests who enter through the stables. The Gala is preceded by a series of Party Stops where friends donate items to the auction and learn more about therapeutic riding. This year’s hosts include Lori and Andy Weber, Anne and Brandon Osborn and Linda and Peter Raphael, M.D. Chairs of this year’s event are Tina Sauseda, Steering Committee Chair and Pris and Bill Darling, Honorary Chairs
At ManeGait, visitors hear: Join In. Mount Up. Ride Tall. These are three simple phrases that inspire small miracles to happen every day in North Texas at ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship: a place of hope, healing and milestones as significant as a first word, first step and a first emotional connection, all due to riding a horse. Each year, ManeGait touches the lives of over 1,000 people either as volunteers, donors, riders and their families.
“The family of riders, volunteers, staff and of course our horses are excited to have the support of Gala at the Gait sponsors and guests,” states Lili Kellogg, executive director of ManeGait. “ManeGait is a special place where those with disabilities move beyond their boundaries through the healing power of the horse and the dedication of a caring community. Gala at the Gait brings so much to ManeGait – not only funding but awareness so that others may Join In. Mount Up. Ride Tall,” continues Kellogg.
ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship is located at 3160 N.Custer Road McKinney, TX 75071
For more information and reservations: www.manegait.org/gala or by calling (469) 742-9611
Sponsorship packages and table reservations offer a variety of exclusive and valuable opportunities for marketing, philanthropy and hospitality. Custom programs can be designed to meet specific needs. Investments begin at $2,500.