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April 5, 2025

Annual Blue Ribbon Gala

Thank you to everyone who supported our Blue Ribbon Gala, helping us raise more than $627,000! Because of you, we will continue Equest’s mission to enhance the quality of lives for children and adults with diverse needs by partnering with horses to bring hope and healing through equine assisted activities and therapies.

Join us for Annual Blue Ribbon Gala

Thank you to everyone who supported our Blue Ribbon Gala, helping us raise more than $627,000! Because of you, we will continue Equest’s mission to enhance the quality of lives for children and adults with diverse needs by partnering with horses to bring hope and healing through equine assisted activities and therapies.

A blue ribbon with the words "hope unbridled" on it

Event Information

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Apr | Sat

6:00 pm

Hilton Anatole Dallas

Chantilly Ballroom

2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, Texas 75207
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Event Co-Chair

Event Co-Chair

Honorary Chairs

Calvert Collins-Bratton

Melissa Oates

Kristy and Patrick Sands

2024 Awardees

2024 Blue Ribbon Gala Host Committee

Allie Beth Allman
Lindsay and Raymond Ballotta
Diane and Hal Brierley
Pam Busbee
Chastity Carrigan
Christie Carter
Nancy and Gene Carter
Laura Carvajal
Claire Catrino
Graham Cocklin
Genevieve Collins and Dwight Decarme
Lily Comyn
Keith and Megan Conlon
Harley Cozewith and Blane Balch
Cassie and Doug Crosby
Anna Curnes
Elizabeth Dacus
Cynthia Edwards
Linda P. Evans
Diane and Folsom Frank
Erin Young Garrett
Ann and Tim Gavin
Susan Glassmoyer
Leslie and Hawkins Golden
Becky and Steve Good
Margo and William Goodwin
Shannon Graham
Amy Green
Anna and Thomas Gresham
Annie and Teal Griffeth
Louise and Guy Griffeth
Susan Horn
Caroline Hunt
Dana Joseph
Leslie and Edmond Kennedy
Melinda and Mark Knowles
Ruth and Roman Kupchynsky
Kathleen Kupchynsky
Susie Kwiatkowski
Caitlin and Thomas Laughlin
Lisa and Kendall Laughlin
Patty and Mark Leyendecker
Susan and Eric Liepins
Kim and Bud Lyons
Erin McClung
Jane Meyers
Nancy and Ron Natinsky
Debbie and Nickey Oates
Beverly Oliver
Connie O’Neill
Katie and Allan Oster
Gail and Jonathan Pace
Mary Martha Pickens
Sheridan and Brian Reeder
Brittany Russell
Gayle Sands
Laurie Sands Harrison
Elizabeth Schwartz
Susan Schwartz
Debbie Scripps
Anna Seegers
Sydney Shafer
Emily Sinacoloa
Ruth Snedeker
Victoria Snee and Jeff Crilley
Carla and Stephen Swenson
Ashley Tatum and Newt Walker
Natalie and David Taylor
Claire Terry
Cindy Thomas and Bert Headden
Leslie Toran
Daniel Valentine
Kay and Peter Weeks
Marilee Wilson
Candace Winslow
Tish and Ron Witten
Sara and Bill Woodall
Katherine and Austin Wyker

Special Thanks to Our 2024 Sponsors

CHAMPION
The Rosewood Foundation

RESERVE CHAMPION
Cindy Thomas
Bill Woodall Family

JUMPER CHAMPION
Calvert Collins-Bratton and Vince Bratton
Diane and Hal Brierley
Debbie and Nickey Oates
BEST IN SHOW
Pia Ackerman
Sam and Helga Feldman Foundation
Forvis
Ann and Tim Gavin
Goldman Sachs
Guy and Louise Griffeth
Leslie and Edmund Kennedy
Kiewit Corporation
Melissa Oates
Bill and Wendy Payne
Natalie and David Taylor
HIGH POINT
Brooke Bailey/Elizabeth Dacus
BNY Mellon
Nancy Carter
Harley Cozewith and Blane Balch
Division Brewing
Nancy Gabel
Holland and Knight
Lisa and Kendall Laughlin
McLean Family
Modern Woodman
Rasmussen Family

RIDESHARE SPONSOR
ALTO
BANQUET
Susan Schwartz

PATRON PARTY
Kristy and Patrick Sands

FLORAL
Susan Schwartz

VALET
Pendery’s

SILENT AUCTION
Leslie and Hawkins Golden

PHOTOGRAPHY
Benchmark Bank
Marianne and Robert Fazen

PRINT
Modern Luxury
Nexpoint
White Rock Storage

SWAG BAG
Cavender’s
SFMG