The 2017 Children's TherAplay Hoe-Down

You did it! Because of you we’re able to share these words which, for a small nonprofit organization, are downright thrilling. (Especially because we can now say them for the third year in a row!)

You helped create the most successful Children’s TherAplay Hoe-Down. Ever.

Why does that matter? (VIDEO)  |  Event highlights  |  New Life Skills treatment area | Hats off our sponsors | Why do we put so much effort into the Hoe-Down each year?

Photo wizardry courtesy of D. Todd Moore

A tip of the hat to our 2017 Hoe-Down sponsors

★ Aletto Family Foundation Clear Arc ★ Fifth Third Bank ★
Foundry Partners ★ Anders Krohn, Jillian Unitas Krohn, and CoForce
★ Mackay Family Trust ★ Marketpath ★ Meyers Family ★
Peter Palandjian ★ Private Advisors ★ Segall, Bryant & Hamill
Seven25 ★ TCC Gives ★ United Way of Central Indiana ★
Wm. Craig and Teneen Dobbs Family Foundation


Tickets   VIP Experience   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 at Children's TherAplay
Private VIP pre-party 6:00-7:00 p.m.  | General admission 7:00-11:00 p.m.

Your support and generosity help provide more than 650 equine-assisted physical and
occupational therapy treatments each month for kiddos with special needs

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

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


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
★ Tasty vittles and local brews ★ Electronic silent auction* ★ Wine pull
Bid on all-inclusive trips to exotic locations ★ Caricatures ★ 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. Click for a sneak peek or to 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!

And did we mention the VIP experience?

This year the good times start one hour early with a private pre-party from 6-7 p.m. at the newly-completed Meyers Family Stable

Your all-inclusive ticket for the VIP pre-party includes complimentary:

★ Bourbon tasting  ★ Cigar rolling ★ Premium drinks and vittles
★ Acoustic entertainment from Matt Record Then continues
with exclusive access to the VIP Corral for the mane event!

But it's only for VIP ticket-holders, and there are just 150 VIP tickets available.

Rustle up your tickets, ya'll!

Tickets are available online, by calling (317) 872-4166, in person through
our main office, or by completing the RSVP card enclosed in your mailed invitation.

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

★  Reserve a table: $2,500

Only 10 tables available! Comes complete with 10 general admission tickets.

★  Table sponsor: $1,000

Includes 2 general admission tickets + your name or logo on a table

★  The Four the Merrier: $350 advance purchase, $525 after Sept. 10

Buy three general admission tickets and get the fourth half-off!

★  VIP ticket: $200 advance purchase, $300 after Sept. 10

Includes exclusive access to the VIP pre-party, from 6–7 p.m., at the new stable!

★  General admission ticket: $100 advance purchase, $150 after Sept. 10

As in years past, Children's TherAplay families past and present will be able to purchase general admission tickets at a significant discount. Watch for printed notices in the lobby or the parent e-newsletter in August.

★  Yes, I'd like to fund the gap! $133

Fund the difference between our cost and the average insurance reimbursement for a one-hour physical or occupational therapy treatment

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

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!

2017 Hoe-Down Sponsorship Opportunities

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 treatment?

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.

For accessibility concerns, please contact Breinne at (317) 872-4166 or 

  • 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) and grab a complimentary Indianapolis Yellow Cab shuttle to the event.
  • Heads up! Indianapolis Yellow Cabs are the only vehicles permitted on the premises, ya'll.
  • Shuttles start at 5:50 p.m. for VIPs, 6:50 p.m. for General Admission, and stop promptly at 11:15 p.m.
  • Plan on cutting loose? Reserve your Indianapolis 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!


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