Dare to Dream

April 15, 2023 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Sheraton Imperial Hotel 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC, USA

Thank You!

Our hearts are full with gratitude for our Helping Horse community and those of you who participated in our 2023 Dare to Dream Gala. Whether you attended the event on Saturday, bid on items in our Silent Auction or made a donation to our program, we wanted to extend our sincerest gratitude for your contributions. We are dreaming big for the future of our program and that's not possible without you. Thank you!


We will continue to accept donations towards our Dare to Dream campaign through Sunday, April 21st. Please click the "Donate" tab at the top of this page and make a donation to our program. 


Horseshoe Campaign - Donate for a Cause!

Our Horseshoe Campaign, which was active at the Gala event on Saturday, will remain open as well. Contribute towards horse care or a student's tuition to make a difference! Please click the "Items" tab at the top of this page and view all the options. 

Helping Horse Therapeutic Programs is excited to host the 

Unbridled Hope: Dare to Dream Spring Gala!

 Please join us in dreaming big for the future!  We have come so far over the last 30 years, and the sky's the limit on how far we go in the next 30 years!  Join us for an evening of celebration and excitement.


Our evening begins as you enter the main ballroom at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel.  You'll be greeted by our Board of Directors leadership, handed a celebratory glass of wine, and receive your special sponsorship recognition (if applicable). Peruse through our Silent Auction items, purchase beads for a 50/50 raffle game, personalize your dollars by sponsoring a special horse or student in the program in our "horseshoe" impact campaign, and take advantage of our fun photo opportunity. Enjoy appetizers, wine and beer during our cocktail hour, along with lively music in the background.


Dinner will include a gourmet buffet. WRAL's Ken Smith will be leading our program for the evening and providing guests the opportunity to support Helping Horse through a "fund the need" fundraiser. Our program will leave guests inspired, excited and dreaming for the future impact of Helping Horse within the community. You'll hear directly from our instructors, volunteers, parents, and friends. We can't wait to dream big with you!

To learn more about us and also read more on how our Gala's Silent Auction will work, click on the link below to go to a new page.

About Us and Silent Auction FAQ

Join us in welcoming WRAL anchor and reporter Ken Smith as our evening's emcee and honored guest. Ken is so much fun and his enthusiasm for Helping Horse is sure to create a magical evening for all.

Sponsorship & Ticket Purchase

Silent Auction


Not Attending?

You can still participate in the auction!

For any questions related to ticket and sponsorship options, or to pay by check, please contact Jackie Saxton, Executive Director at [email protected], 919-623-6375, or Alexis Parker, Vice Chair Board of Directors at [email protected], 423-394-9284.

$100,000 Goal


Total Raised

Donate Now

Help our cause by contributing to our fundraising efforts.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Helping Horse

Helping Horse, Inc
Please reach out to Jackie Saxton, Executive Director, for further questions.

Sheraton Imperial Hotel

Sheraton Imperial Hotel 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC, USA

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