Monday, May 13, 2013

Word From the Herd: Kentucky Derby Gala

On May 4th, we were thrilled to host Sugar Creek Equinapy's Kentucky Derby Party here at the ranch.
Sugar Creek Equinapy is not-for-profit charitable organization that serves those who have disabilities through equine-assisted therapy at their therapeutic riding center located in Harrisonville, MO.  To give you just a glimpse at the amazing things they do, just read their mission statement:
"Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those who have physically, mentally, emotionally, or debilitating life situation through the use of equinapy, our horse-assisted therapy program. We will strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our staff, volunteers, and our animals, to create an atmosphere that is inclusive to all."

Needless to say, we were so excited to have them here at the ranch celebrating our mutual love for horses.
This party was a lot of fun!  There were so many neat ideas that they incorporated that made us feel like we were at the actual Derby.

For example, like any good Derby Day, there were lots of awesome hats!
In fact, the students created and entered Derby Hats into a competition to be voted on.  Here was the winning hat that day:
Pretty cool, huh?

They also had the official Derby drink, Mint Juleps.
Lisa here used mint from her garden and sonic crushed ice to add her own flair to this classic drink.  She truly went above and beyond making them - they were delicious!

For food they chose to serve an incredibly yummy spread of our wings, sausage medallions, pulled pork sliders, cheeses, and assorted veggies.  Just thinking about it makes us hungry again!

In addition to the delicious food and drinks, they also played games and had a silent and live auction.  Here's one of the unique items that was up for bid...
A piece of Derby Pie!

And of course, we all gathered around the big screen to watch the 139th Kentucky Derby Race take place.  They say that it is the most exciting two minutes in history and that is so true!

All in all, this was one great party!
A special thanks to Sugar Creek Equinapy for choosing to celebrate at Faulkner's!

As you can see, we host a variety of parties here at Faulkner's Ranch!  Are you interested in having your special event with us?  Just click here for more info or give us a call today!

Have a great day, ya'll!

PS - Congrats to Orb on his big win!

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