The 2017 Children's TherAplay Hoe-Down

Tickets    Sponsor   Volunteer   Why your support matters

Dust off your cowboy hat, gather up your chaps, pull on your boots, and giddy-up!
Our signature fundraiser guarantees an evening to remember.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
from 6:30 - 11:00 p.m. at Children's TherAplay 

Your support and generosity help provide more than 500 equine-assisted physical and occupational therapy treatments each month for kiddos with special needs. 

Tickets go on sale online and in person this summer. Stay tuned for details.

Remember: Though we’re all about the kiddos,
this event is only for folks ages 21 and up!

Not able to make it this year? You can still help! Donate here.


Check out what's in store for you at the 2017 Hoe-Down

★ Mechanical bull-riding competition ★ Live music from Corey Cox ★
Wine pull ★ Legendary live auction Bottomless glasses of top-shelf drinks
★ Vittles from Central Indiana's best-loved eateries ★ Electronic silent auction* ★
All-inclusive trips to exotic locations ★  Local brews ★ and more!

*The silent auction starts online right here Sept. 18 and is open to everyone, whether
you're able to attend the Hoe-Down or not. Check back in to register and get first dibs on
this year's items.  Also, be sure to bring your spartphone to the Hoe-Down for easy
in-person bidding. Don't have one? No worries. Qtego's got you covered!

Rustle up your tickets, ya'll!

Tickets go on sale online and in person this summer. Stay tuned for details.

Remember: Though we’re all about the kiddos, this event is only for folks ages 21 and up!

As in years past, Children's TherAplay families past and present
will be able to purchase tickets at a significant discount. 

★  I can’t make it, but please accept this donation to help the kiddos!

We strive to make our events as accessible as possible. If you or someone in your party require extra assistance, please contact Brienne at (317) 872-4166 or by September 14 so we can make appropriate accommodations.


Your Hoe-Down ticket and your support matter

As any of the 600+ guests will tell you, the Children's TherAplay Hoe-Down is a great time. But it's fun with a purpose. Why? Well, equine-assisted physical and occupational therapies can be truly life-changing, but these leading-edge treatments come with a significant price tag.

To be specific, each hour of treatment costs Children’s TherAplay $225 but the average health insurance reimbursement is only $92. Proceeds from the Hoe-Down help cover that $133-per-treatment funding gap so we can continue to help Central Indiana children with special needs grow stronger and more independent.



Looking for an effective way to promote your business or organization, spend an evening in high style, and support Children's TherAplay? Look no further!

Contact Executive Director Hillary McCarley about the sponsorship package that's perfect for you.

auction items

The very first thing Hoe-Down guests do each year is check out our legendary live and silent auction items. Would you like to donate a high-quality product, service, or gift certificate to help raise funds for the kiddos?

2017 Auction Donation


You can help make this the best Hoe-Down ever by volunteering for a set-up or “night of” shift, or by soliciting donated items for the live and silent auctions.

To get involved, contact Breinne at (317) 872-4166 or send her an email.

Listen up ya'll!

  • Though we’re all about the kiddos, this event is only for folks age 21 and up

  • Wondering which duds to don? Pull out your favorite jeans and flannels or western wear.

Just remember: Boots work great but leave your Manolos at home. Skinny heels sink down into our arena footing.

  • Guest parking for the Hoe-Down is off-site but nearby, one-quarter mile south of Children's TherAplay at College Park Church: 2606 West 96th Street. But not to worry, we have outstanding stagecoach service.

Your stagecoach awaits!

Special thanks to Indianapolis Yellow Cab for providing seamless
complimentary transportation
between guest parking and the event.

  • Park your wagon at College Park Church: 2602 West 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46268 
  • Indianapolis Yellow Cab will provide complimentary transportation between guest parking and the event.
  • Plan on cutting loose? Reserve your Indy Yellow Cab now at (317) 487-7777 to lock in rates for door-to-door service.

But wait there's more!

Be sure to check out all of the Children's TherAplay fundraisers and events!


Hoe-Down terms and conditions


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