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Boots & Salutes benefiting Equest’s Hooves for Heroes


DALLAS – June 21, 2018 – Boots & Salutes, a USO-style fundraiser for Equest’s fastest growing program, Hooves for Heroes, will be held for its second year on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Equest at Texas Horse Park. Rally the troops and join Chair Carolyn Anderson for a fun-filled evening of tributes to the men and women who have served our country to protect our freedom. Celebrate Equest’s Hooves for Heroes success in helping warriors and their family members achieve optimum wellness while transitioning to civilian life through equine-facilitated therapies and activities.


 The festivities will begin with the roaring engines of four WWII T-6 Texans as they fly over Texas Horse Park in an aerial salute. Swing under the stars to the music of the Big Band Era brought to life by Jordan Kahn Orchestra. Enjoy casual gourmet food stations by top Dallas restaurants including Asian Mint, Carlton Provisions, Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, Haute Sweets Patisserie, Lucky’s Café, Savor Gastropub, and Taco y Vino, and stay cool with ice-cold beverages provided by Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Real Ale Brewery.



Sponsorships are available ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 offering a variety of benefits from branded picnic tables and marketing materials to providing event tickets for veterans. Individual tickets are $75 for guests or to sponsor a veteran, and tables are $600 for eight guests. All net proceeds from Boots & Salutes will be matched for Equest’s Hooves for Heroes program through a generous HHSC grant. Tickets and sponsorship are available at or by contacting Christine Volkmer at 972.412.1099 ext. 227 or


 Through equine-assisted activities and therapies, Equest’s Hooves for Heroes program helps veterans and their families transition from military to civilian life and excel as community members, neighbors, and civic leaders. The individually tailored programs include mental health counseling, physical and occupational therapy, therapeutic horsemanship, carriage driving and more. Since its founding in 2012, Hooves for Heroes has helped more than 600 veterans and military family members at no cost, thanks to generous grant funding, charitable donations, and underwriting.


Boots & Salutes is made possible by Bert Headden and Cindy Thomas, CrossFirst Bank, Hopkins, Luther King Capital Management, SettlePou, and Pendery’s. In-kind services provided by Rita Wortham Photography and Jordan Kahn Orchestra.


Boots & Salutes, benefiting Equest’s Hooves for Heroes, will be held on Friday, July 20, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Equest at Texas Horse Park (811 Pemberton Hill Road, Building 4, Dallas, TX 75217). Sponsorships are available at various levels from $2,500 to $25,000. Tables (of eight) are available to purchase for $600, individual tickets for $75. WWII themed, casual attire encouraged. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit



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 clients 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.