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Carol Huckin, Elsa Norwood and Finley Konrade, 2022 Blue Ribbon Ball co-chairs

Equest proudly announces Leslie and Hawkins Golden as honorary chairs and Carol and Bill Huckin, Finley and Eric Konrade and Elsa Norwood as co-chairs of its 41st annual gala: Blue Ribbon Ball, on Saturday, June 4, 2022 in the Al Hill, Jr. Arena at Equest at the Texas Horse Park in Dallas.


 “We are so grateful to have the support of these amazing honorary chairs and co-chairs for our 41stannual gala, where we will celebrate the power of our mission and the human-horse connection,” said Lili Kellogg, CEO of Equest. “This year’s gala theme is inspired by Equest’s clients’ ‘Blue Ribbon’ success and accomplishments in and out of the arena.  We hope the community will join us for what promises to be a spectacular evening that raises important funds in support of our critical therapeutic programs and all of our client’s ‘Blue Ribbon’ moments.”


With the festivities taking place in Equest’s open-air arena, partygoers can leave their stilettos and tuxes at home, and opt for cocktail chic with stylish sandals or boots.  Event highlights will include a cocktail reception, a seated dinner, silent and live auctions, live entertainment, photo ops with Equest’s horses, recognition of the 2022 Citation award recipient and a special keynote speaker to be announced at a later date. 


The Blue Ribbon Ball will be held on June 4, 2022.  Sponsorships and tables will be available in early 2022.  For additional information, visit contact Jacquie Maddox at jmaddox@equest.orgor 972-412-1099 x205.


About Equest

Founded in 1981, Equest provides equine assisted learning, therapies and counseling to children and adults with physical, cognitive, sensory, coping and learning disabilities, as well as veterans who receive all of Equest’s services at no charge.  The services provided include physical and occupational therapy, equine facilitated counseling and equine assisted learning, therapeutic carriage driving, therapeutic horsemanship and competition. With the help of 30 therapy horses, eight instructors, four therapists, three counselors, and 700 volunteers, lives are changed for more than 2,000 served annually. Equest was the first PATH International Premier Accredited Center in Texas and remains one of the largest in the country. Equest offers an engaging volunteer program that provides 30,000 hours of direct program service opportunities each year.

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