Dust off your cowboy hat, gather up your chaps, pull on your boots, and giddy-up. 
This signature fundraiser guarantees a night to remember!

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Children's TherAplay

Private VIP pre-party 6:00-7:00 p.m.  |  General admission 7:00-11:00 p.m.

Wait, who's battling it out on the mechanical bull?!? (NEW!)  Massages (NEW!) Live music from Corey Cox ★ Mechanical bull-riding ★ Craft bourbon-tasing NEW! Mechanical calf-roping (NEW!) ★ Legendary live auction ★ Top-shelf saloon ★ Tasty vittles and local brews ★ Electronic silent auction (online now!) ★ Bid on all-inclusive trips to exotic locations ★ Wine pull ★ And more! ★

With special thanks to 2018 Title Sponsor

Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation

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

The silent auction is live and online NOW!       Rustle up your Hoe-Down tickets, ya'll!       Top 7 things to know about the 2018 Hoe-Down        Tell me about the local media bull-riding competition

Back by popular demand: The VIP Experience

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The good times start a whole hour early for VIPs

Your all-inclusive ticket for the VIP pre-party includes complimentary  
★ Bourbon tasting ★ Cigar rolling ★ Premium drinks and vittles ★ Acoustic entertainment ★ Then continues with exclusive access to the Preferred Seating Corral for the mane event!

But it's only for VIP ticket-holders and there are just 100 VIP tickets available.

Rustle up your tickets here!

nullPremier Hoe-Down sponsorships

Looking for an effective way to promote your business or organization, spend an evening in high style, and support Children's TherAplay? 

These three sponsorships can be tailored to fit your needs: Title Sponsor: $50,000, VIP Party Sponsor: $25,000, Family ticket sponsor: $5,000 

Year-round sponsorships

Interested in receiving year-round benefits for you or your business when you donate? Or how about helping offset the costs associated with keeping our trusty steeds happy and healthy? Find just what you're looking for in the 2018 Hoe-Down sponsor packet.

 

Contact Executive Director Hillary McCarley to start your sponsorship!

nullReady to rustle up your tickets?

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

  • Reserve a table  Only 10 tables available! Comes complete with 10 general admission tickets – $2,500
     
  • Table sponsor  Includes 2 general admission tickets + your name or logo on a table  $1,000 
     
  • The Four the Merrier  Buy three general admission tickets and get the fourth at a 50% discount! – $350 
     
  • VIP ticket  Includes exclusive access to the VIP pre-party, from 6–7 p.m., and Preferred Seating Corral – $200  
     
  • General admission ticket  $100 
     
  • I can’t make it, but please accept this donation to help the kiddos!

Tell me about premier sponsorships       I'd like to purchase my tickets online now!

LStagecoach serviceisten up ya'll!

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

  • Break out your favorite jeans and flannels or western wear, but leave your Prada pumps at at home. Skinny heels sink right into the arena footing.

  • Parking has changed!

    • Parking is off-site but nearby at Towne Meadow Elementary School (10850 Towne Road).

    • Once again, our good friends at Indianapolis Yellow Cab are providing outstanding complimentary stagecoach service.

    • nullThat being said, Indianapolis Yellow Cabs are the only vehicles permitted on the premises. If someone's giving you a lift, make sure they drop you off at Towne Meadow.

  • Shuttles start at 5:50 p.m. for VIPs, 6:50 p.m. for General Admission, and stop promptly at 11:15 p.m.

  • Be sure to bring your smartphone to participate in premium activities and the auctions. Don't have a smartphone? No worries. Qtego's got you covered.

  • For accessibility concerns, please contact Breinne at (317) 872-4166 or by email
     
  • Plan on cutting loose? Reserve your Indianapolis Yellow Cab now at (317) 487-7777 to lock in rates for door-to-door service.

  • Children's TherAplay Hoe-Down terms and conditions 

nullReady to get your bid on? 

Check our some of the exciting live and silent auction items from past Hoe-Downs: 

  • A children's birthday pony party at Children's TherAplay, complete with pony rides and pizza (a party with the ponies only happens once each year, so this was a pretty big deal)
  • Tickets to the Superbowl
  • A dazzling diamond ring
  • Zookeeper for a day package at the world-famous Cincinnatti Zoo
  • Top-tier dream trips such as Castles of Ireland; The Wine, Wonder and Romance of France; The Pleasures and Treasures of Tuscany; San Francisco Wine Country; and Alaska, Call of the Wild

nullGet first pick online beginning Sept. 17

Bidding for the live auction and dream trips take place in person at the Hoe-Down but the silent auction starts online right here Sept. 17 and is open to everyone, whether you're able to attend the Hoe-Down or not.

An easy way to help out  

Would you like to donate a high-quality product, service, or gift certificate to help raise funds for treatment at Children's TherAplay? To get involved, check out the Silent Auction form. Thanks for helping us help the kiddos!

nullYou can help make this the best Hoe-Down ever

  • Help get the word out about the Hoe-Down! The more folks who know, the more who can participate.
     
  • Donate items for the live and silent auctions. Help make everyone's auction dreams come true by soliciting or donating high-quality products, services, and gift certificates for guests to bid on. |  Silent Auction form
     
  • Participate in set-up. This ideal volunteer opportunity for groups includes activities like deep-cleaning the event space, setting up tables and chairs, and transforming the property into the Wild West.
     
  • Volunteer during the Hoe-Down. Night-of volunteers help guests have a great time and keep the event running smoothly. Opportunities include welcoming guests, selling casino chips, manning the calf-roping station, and snapping photos for guests at the photo booth.

Ready to get involved?

  • For volunteering as a group, contact Katie at (317) 872-4166 x4600 or send her an email.
  • For all other Hoe-Down volunteer opportunities, please contact Breinne at (317) 872-4166 x4300 or send her an email.

Why does your support matter so much?

Because funds raised through the Hoe-Down help provide 750+ equine-assisted physical and occupational therapy treatments each month for kiddos with special needs.

Quadruped during occupational therapyDay in and day out we see the children with special needs overcoming obstacles, accomplishing what their parents were told—by well-meaning doctors and therapists and teachers alike—were impossible: sitting up, standing, walking, running, tying their shoelaces, feeding themselves, going up and down stairs for the very first time — living life to its fullest. It’s possible because of the power of hippotherapy and support like yours.

And, as with any medical treatment, there is a price tag. Each physical or occupational therapy treatment costs Children’s TherAplay $182; however, the average health insurance reimbursement is only $101.

Your support helps close that gap, ensuring children with special needs will continue to have access to these life-changing therapies. Thank you. 

Tell me about some of the different ways I can get involved

  • The VIP experience

    Back by popular demand: The VIP Experience

    null

    The good times start a whole hour early for VIPs

    Your all-inclusive ticket for the VIP pre-party includes complimentary  
    ★ Bourbon tasting ★ Cigar rolling ★ Premium drinks and vittles ★ Acoustic entertainment ★ Then continues with exclusive access to the Preferred Seating Corral for the mane event!

    But it's only for VIP ticket-holders and there are just 100 VIP tickets available.

    Rustle up your tickets here!

  • Premier sponsorships

    nullPremier Hoe-Down sponsorships

    Looking for an effective way to promote your business or organization, spend an evening in high style, and support Children's TherAplay? 

    These three sponsorships can be tailored to fit your needs: Title Sponsor: $50,000, VIP Party Sponsor: $25,000, Family ticket sponsor: $5,000 

    Year-round sponsorships

    Interested in receiving year-round benefits for you or your business when you donate? Or how about helping offset the costs associated with keeping our trusty steeds happy and healthy? Find just what you're looking for in the 2018 Hoe-Down sponsor packet.

     

    Contact Executive Director Hillary McCarley to start your sponsorship!

  • Tickets and tables

    nullReady to rustle up your tickets?

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

    • Reserve a table  Only 10 tables available! Comes complete with 10 general admission tickets – $2,500
       
    • Table sponsor  Includes 2 general admission tickets + your name or logo on a table  $1,000 
       
    • The Four the Merrier  Buy three general admission tickets and get the fourth at a 50% discount! – $350 
       
    • VIP ticket  Includes exclusive access to the VIP pre-party, from 6–7 p.m., and Preferred Seating Corral – $200  
       
    • General admission ticket  $100 
       
    • I can’t make it, but please accept this donation to help the kiddos!

    Tell me about premier sponsorships       I'd like to purchase my tickets online now!

  • Good to know

    LStagecoach serviceisten up ya'll!

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

    • Break out your favorite jeans and flannels or western wear, but leave your Prada pumps at at home. Skinny heels sink right into the arena footing.

    • Parking has changed!

      • Parking is off-site but nearby at Towne Meadow Elementary School (10850 Towne Road).

      • Once again, our good friends at Indianapolis Yellow Cab are providing outstanding complimentary stagecoach service.

      • nullThat being said, Indianapolis Yellow Cabs are the only vehicles permitted on the premises. If someone's giving you a lift, make sure they drop you off at Towne Meadow.

    • Shuttles start at 5:50 p.m. for VIPs, 6:50 p.m. for General Admission, and stop promptly at 11:15 p.m.

    • Be sure to bring your smartphone to participate in premium activities and the auctions. Don't have a smartphone? No worries. Qtego's got you covered.

    • For accessibility concerns, please contact Breinne at (317) 872-4166 or by email
       
    • Plan on cutting loose? Reserve your Indianapolis Yellow Cab now at (317) 487-7777 to lock in rates for door-to-door service.

    • Children's TherAplay Hoe-Down terms and conditions 

  • Auctions

    nullReady to get your bid on? 

    Check our some of the exciting live and silent auction items from past Hoe-Downs: 

    • A children's birthday pony party at Children's TherAplay, complete with pony rides and pizza (a party with the ponies only happens once each year, so this was a pretty big deal)
    • Tickets to the Superbowl
    • A dazzling diamond ring
    • Zookeeper for a day package at the world-famous Cincinnatti Zoo
    • Top-tier dream trips such as Castles of Ireland; The Wine, Wonder and Romance of France; The Pleasures and Treasures of Tuscany; San Francisco Wine Country; and Alaska, Call of the Wild

    nullGet first pick online beginning Sept. 17

    Bidding for the live auction and dream trips take place in person at the Hoe-Down but the silent auction starts online right here Sept. 17 and is open to everyone, whether you're able to attend the Hoe-Down or not.

    An easy way to help out  

    Would you like to donate a high-quality product, service, or gift certificate to help raise funds for treatment at Children's TherAplay? To get involved, check out the Silent Auction form. Thanks for helping us help the kiddos!

  • Volunteer

    nullYou can help make this the best Hoe-Down ever

    • Help get the word out about the Hoe-Down! The more folks who know, the more who can participate.
       
    • Donate items for the live and silent auctions. Help make everyone's auction dreams come true by soliciting or donating high-quality products, services, and gift certificates for guests to bid on. |  Silent Auction form
       
    • Participate in set-up. This ideal volunteer opportunity for groups includes activities like deep-cleaning the event space, setting up tables and chairs, and transforming the property into the Wild West.
       
    • Volunteer during the Hoe-Down. Night-of volunteers help guests have a great time and keep the event running smoothly. Opportunities include welcoming guests, selling casino chips, manning the calf-roping station, and snapping photos for guests at the photo booth.

    Ready to get involved?

    • For volunteering as a group, contact Katie at (317) 872-4166 x4600 or send her an email.
    • For all other Hoe-Down volunteer opportunities, please contact Breinne at (317) 872-4166 x4300 or send her an email.
  • Why your support matters

    Why does your support matter so much?

    Because funds raised through the Hoe-Down help provide 750+ equine-assisted physical and occupational therapy treatments each month for kiddos with special needs.

    Quadruped during occupational therapyDay in and day out we see the children with special needs overcoming obstacles, accomplishing what their parents were told—by well-meaning doctors and therapists and teachers alike—were impossible: sitting up, standing, walking, running, tying their shoelaces, feeding themselves, going up and down stairs for the very first time — living life to its fullest. It’s possible because of the power of hippotherapy and support like yours.

    And, as with any medical treatment, there is a price tag. Each physical or occupational therapy treatment costs Children’s TherAplay $182; however, the average health insurance reimbursement is only $101.

    Your support helps close that gap, ensuring children with special needs will continue to have access to these life-changing therapies. Thank you. 

    Tell me about some of the different ways I can get involved

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you for providing the opportunity for our kids to move mountains and for giving them a fighting chance.”
— Ollie’s mother, Kayleigh

Meet some of Ollie's kiddo colleagues

Success Story: Ollie

A round of applause for our 2018 Hoe-Down sponsors

TITLE SPONSOR Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation

You can help make a difference for the kiddos too!

There are so many easy and enjoyable ways.

Tell me more about sponsorships

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