MySweetCharity Opportunity: Gala At The ‘Gait

According to ManeGait’s 2016 Gala at the ‘Gait Chair Landon Darling Schneider,

Landon Darling Schneider and Zach Schneider*

Landon Darling Schneider and Zach Schneider*

ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship will host its 9th Annual Gala at the ‘Gait, presented by Stereo East Home Theater, on Saturday, October 1. This year’s theme is ‘Soar On Wings Like Eagles’ – Isaiah 40:31. Gala at the ‘Gait blends elegance and Texas-style panache, transforming ManeGait’s equestrian therapy center into a welcoming ballroom. Sporting their finest Western attire, more than 700 guests attend this annual fundraiser, which will feature dishes from a host of local restaurants, an extensive live and silent auction, and, of course, dancing the night away to live music.

“Located on a rolling, 14-acre site in Collin County, ManeGait provides equestrian therapy to adults and children with physical, emotional, cognitive, sensory and behavioral disabilities. Certified instructors lead the program together with 350 volunteers per week and 20 skilled therapy horses.

“Gala at the ‘Gait is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser with proceeds from the event supporting 40 percent of its operating budget. These monies allow ManeGait to support riders from all across North Texas, including those in Dallas and Collin County.

“The night’s entertainment begins with guests being greeted upon arrival by ManeGait’s therapy horses. Once inside the arena party space, attendees can sample some of North Texas’ best restaurants in a ‘Taste of’ format with dishes from restaurant partners including: III Forks, Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar, Mexican Sugar cocina y cantina, Harvest Seasonal Kitchen, Patina Green Home & Market, Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen, Velvet Taco, Ida Claire, Sixty Vines, Hutchins BBQ, Cadillac Pizza Pub, Taverna Rossa,  Three Sixty at Gentle Creek Country Club, Nothing Bundt Cakes, The Ranch|Las Colinas, Tupps Brewery, Emporium Pies and Whole Foods Market.

“General admission tickets are $200 each. Sponsorships start at $2,500. For information, visit or call LeAnn AuBuchon at 469.422.6780.”

* Photo credit: Lori Wilson Photography

MySweetCharity Opportunity: Gala At The ‘Gait

According to ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship’s Gala at the ‘Gait Chair Dawnda Daniel,

Dawnda Daniel and son Coulter*

Dawnda Daniel and son Coulter*

“The 7th Annual Gala at the ‘Gait is an evening of big hats, big buckles and big hearts all supporting ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship and its mission to help children and adults with disabilities to move beyond their boundaries through the healing power of the horse and the dedication of a professional, caring community.

“On Saturday, October 4, ManeGait will once again transform its outdoor covered arena into an exquisite venue with a western-elegant twist. The event, held at 3160 N. Custer in McKinney, Texas, begins with valet parking at the barn and a chance to meet the stars of the evening: the ManeGait horses. From there, guests will enjoy live music from country artist and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant Chuck Wicks, dancing the night away, and a “taste of” dining experience with food from Kent Rathbun, III Forks, Taverna Rossa, Whiskey Cake, Velvet Taco and others. Up for grabs will also be a host of live and silent auction items ranging from western bling to exotic vacations.

“Bringing together a group of more than 700 supporters, the proceeds from ticket sales, the auction and sponsorships provide approximately 40% of ManeGait’s operating budget each year. These monies allow the organization to support riders from across North Texas including those in Dallas and Collin County.

“Reserved seats are $200 each and sponsorships are still available. To purchase tickets, visit, or call Heather Guarnera, marketing and development manager, at 469.422.6380.”

* Photo provided by ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship

Share-A-Date: 2nd Annual ManeGait’s Filly Fashions

Tuesday, April 26: Don’t get the idea that saddles and blankets are going to be modeled on ManeGait‘s 2nd annual Filly Fashions. Presented by Newman Village, the clothes will be for young gals and those who are young at heart. Taking place at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel, the show will be produced by RSC Show with a luncheon to boot.

Proceeds benefits ManeGait, the therapeutic equine program for adults and children with disabilities.