Anna Davis – Guest Contributor
Feb 6 2019

Sips. Smiles. Shopping.

Equest Kicks Off Gala Season at Stanley Korshak


DALLAS – February 6, 2019 – Close to 100 guests sipped and shopped their way through Stanley Korshak on January 31st to kick-off Equest’s gala season. The buzz and excitement spread as Gala Co-Chairs Annie and Teal Griffeth shared the details for this year’s Equest Presents Arabian Nights Gala to be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Sixty Five Hundred event space.


Equest Mini Ambassadors Cisco and Dare, two miniature horses under 36 inches tall, greeted guests dressed in their finest Arabian-inspired costumes at the step-and-repeat for an Instagram-worthy photo. Neighboring Sixty Vines restaurant served delicious bites and adult beverages, including an exotic tea cocktail, while DJ Blake Ward kept the tempo upbeat. Guests mingled and shopped the luxury apparel and accessories, in which Stanley Korshak graciously donated a portion of the evening’s proceeds for Equest to continue their mission to provide hope and healing to those with special needs through equine assisted therapies and activities. A surprise performance by the Booker T. Washington High School Orchestra added the final touch for a successful, inspiring, and exhilarating gala launch.


The energy for the gala was contagious amongst its notable attendees including Equest CEO Lili Kellogg, Gala Honorary Chair Cindy Thomas, Equest Chairman of the Board Lane Cates, Stanley Korshak Owner Crawford Brock, Louise Griffeth, Kathy Fielder, Sue and Ben Casey, Katherine and Key Coker, and Tricia Sims.


About Equest

Founded in 1981, Equest provides equine facilitated activities, therapies and counseling to children and adults with physical, cognitive, sensory, coping and learning disabilities and veterans with adjustment challenges. The services provided include physical and occupational therapy, equine facilitated counseling and learning, therapeutic carriage driving, therapeutic horsemanship and competition. With the help of 36 therapy horses, 10 instructors, four therapists, two counselors, and 400 volunteers, lives are changed on a daily basis for more than 3,000 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 40,000 hours of direct program service opportunities each year.


The Equest Presents Arabian Nights Gala will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Sixty Five Hundred (6500 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75235). Underwriting opportunities are available at various levels starting at $2,500 as a category sponsor and $5,000 for a table of ten. Patron tickets may be purchased immediately for $500 each and include priority seating and two raffle tickets. General tickets for $250 each may be purchased beginning on Feb. 1, 2019. For more information, visit or call 972.412.1099.


In Photo: Louise, Teal and Annie Griffeth, Crawford Brock

Photo Credit: Bob Manzano