Saturday, August 6, “Wranglers and Rhinestones” returned as the second annual fundraiser for WindWalkers Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy Center, held at a beautiful private ranch in Emma. All proceeds go to fund his life-changing programs like therapeutic riding, equine-assisted psychotherapy, wellness counseling workshops, and the horses that wear them, literally!
The event was well attended by friends of the cause, participants with their families, artists, local philanthropists and event sponsors from Slifer, Smith and Frampton (Krista Klees), Kemo Sabe, Bethel Party Rental , 4 Corners Fencing, ANB Bank, Bank of Colorado and more.
More than 190 guests enjoyed signature cocktails from Woody Creek Distillers, such as the Canter-tini, as well as finger-licking Western-style dishes from Cache Cache, Home Team, Brick Pony and Smoke. And, two beer burrows led by AJ of Aspen Beer Burrow. Yes, a silent auction including only local businesses. Then, two unique musical performances: the first by Danielle Coulter accompanied by music therapist, Mack Bailey. We promise there wasn’t a dry eye in the house… followed by Jackson Emmer’s honky tonk side project, the Swing State Ramblers.
“Fundraising is essential to keep our programs accessible and affordable for everyone. We have a waiting list of over 70 people – so time is critical to get information about our services into the hands of those who can make a difference,” said Gabrielle Greeves, Executive Director of WindWalkers. “I’m really grateful to everyone who participated.”
To learn more, visit Windwalkers.org, volunteer, sponsor a horse or rider, or call Gabrielle at 963-2909.