For ages the term “blue ribbon” has been associated around the world with outstanding recognition. From l’Ordre des Chevaliers du Saint Esprit (Order of the Knights of the Holy Spirit)’s proudly displaying the “cordon bleu” to the passenger liners making the fastest crossing of the Atlantic receiving The Blue Riband, it has symbolized a true distinction.
So, it’s no surprise that Equest’s 2022 Gala Co-Chairs Carol and Bill Huckin, Finley and Eric Konrade and Elsa Norwood and Honorary Co-Chairs Leslie and Hawkins Golden decided that North Texas’ renowned equine therapy program’s fundraiser should have the theme “Blue Ribbon Ball — Celebrating 41 Years of Victory Rides.”
According to Equest CEO Lili Kellogg, “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.”
The event will no doubt be a welcome relief after a spring workout of stilettos and suits. For this occasion, the attire will be strictly adorable sandals and sundresses and boots and jeans. You’ll definitely want to look your best for the photo ops with the Equest mini-ambassadors.
And thanks to the cocktail reception, seated dinner, entertainment and live and silent auctions taking place in Equest’s open-air Al Hill Jr. Arena, it won’t matter if the sun is in overdrive or if showers are in the forecast for the fundraiser on Saturday, June 4.
Details are to be revealed in the weeks ahead on who the 2022 Citation Award recipient will be, as well as the keynote speaker.
While sponsorships and table reservations won’t be available until early next year, it’s never too early to start putting a group together for a “blue ribbon” night.
* Graphic/photo provided by Equest