Helping Horse Therapeutic Programs is excited to host our 
2024 Dare to Dream Gala!

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. Please join us in dreaming big for the future during 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, sponsor a specific horse or student in our "horseshoe" impact campaign, and take advantage of our fun photo opportunity. Enjoy appetizers, wine, beer and lively background music during our cocktail hour, followed by our gourmet dinner buffet. 

WRAL's Ken Smith will emcee our program for the evening and initiate Helping Horse's "fund the need" fundraiser. You'll hear directly from our instructors, volunteers, parents, and friends who will leave you feeling inspired to dream with us for the future impact of Helping Horse within the community. We can't wait to dream big with you!

~ Black tie optional ~

Ken Smith

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.

Tickets & Sponsorship

Silent Auction


Not Attending?

You can still participate in the auction!

To learn more about Helping Horse's mission and programs, visit our Who We Are page.

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$100,000 Goal


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2024 Sponsors

Become a 2024 Dare to Dream Gala sponsor! 


Updated Sponsor Levels

Are you interested in sponsoring our event, or do you know someone who might be? Contact Meredith Roethling at [email protected] for more details or complete our sponsor interest form and we will contact you!


Sponsor Interest Form 


Dress Code: Black Tie Optional

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Hosted By

Helping Horse, Inc
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Sheraton Imperial Hotel

4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703, USA

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