Equest Ridefest will go on rain or shine Saturday

Rockwall’s Amber Carrington to perform

Due to muddy conditions in Equest’s pastures, guests are asked to park at First Baptist Church of Wylie, located  at 100 N. First Street in Old Downtown Wylie. Shuttle buses will depart every 15 minutes directly to Equest.  The show will go on – rain or shine.  The Equest facility features a large indoor arena for the entertainers, plus an additional large circus tent will ensure the event happens without regard to the weather. 

MAP: fbcwylie.org/directions.php.

Amber Carrington will perform at 3pm. Amber is a country music artist who gained fame as a semi-finalist on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice”, where she finished in the Top 5. Carrington graduated from Rockwall High School in 2011 and is currently is living in Nashville, TN. By Lesli Logston Photography.

(ROCKWALL / WYLIE – October 15, 2013)  Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship, located at 3800 Troy Road in Wylie, will present Ridefest 2013 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

The annual fall fundraising event is open to the public and will feature circus-themed activities, performances on-stage by local singing, dancing, and performance groups, Karaoke, bounce houses, a magic show and…

 a special performance by Rockwall’s own Amber Carrington of “The Voice”!  

Admission to Ridefest  and the concert is FREE.   Games will require a ticket purchase.

Concessions and Food Truck Fare will be on-site for purchase.

Equest gratefully acknowledges the Ridefest Event Sponsors including Toyota of Rockwall, Lake Pointe Health Network, Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group, Wylie News, Tutor Doctor, and Jackie Dossett Hines Photography.  Community Sponsors include Verizon FiOS , Blackwell Fencing, All Pest Solutions, and Inwood Bank.

All Ridefest proceeds and donations go to caring for the 38 specially trained therapy horses that provide equine-assisted therapy to adults and children with disabilities, as well as our U.S. Veterans participating in the Hooves for Heroes program.

For more than 30 years, Equest has delivered the benefits of equine-assisted therapy to thousands of North Texas children and adults with varying disabilities and special needs.  Equest was the first, and continues to be the largest, therapeutic riding center in Texas with more than 150 clients weekly, receiving a variety of equine-assisted therapy programs.

For more information, visit equest.org

Submitted by Leslie Griffin, Director of Marketing and Communications, Equest.

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