And the 2018 Children's TherAplay #Horsepower500 champions are

2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Josef Newgarden, kiddo copilot Mason, and therapy horse Hank. Congratulations, guys! 

Team Hank - Josef and Mason

Join the celebration!

Enjoy the event photo gallery and wrap-up (and learn how much was raised)  | See Josef's joy-filled victory dance (and all the fun driver Tweets)  |  Find media videos, interviews, and photos   |  Meet the 2018 teams  |  Join in the #Horsepower500 high-fives  | See what's next on the special events calendar (did someone say golf shenanigans?) | And find out how an Indy 500 driver helped kiddo William reach a major goal!


Be part of the excitement as your favorite Indy 500 drivers face off in an adaptive tricycle race to raise funds and awareness for equine-assisted physical and occupational therapies at Children's TherAplay.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Children's TherAplay

Festivities begin at 3:00 p.m.

2018 Title Sponsor

Title sponsor 5-3 Bank

Pssst! In case you missed last year's event, the #Horsepower500 is kind of a big deal.

Whoa there!

For the third consecutive year, the #Horsepower500 is completely sold out! Only those who already have tickets will be admitted.


Start your engines!

IndyCar.com photo Conor Daly for the win!As in years past, Children's TherAplay #Horsepower500 tickets (and sponsorships!) will go quickly. Plan to purchase yours today.

  • Advance purchase tickets

$20 adults | $10 children age 12 and under | Ages 2 and under free | free event t-shirt with paid ticket

  • Tickets purchased after April 18

$30 adults | $20 children age 12 and under | $5 ages 2 and under | $10 event t-shirts (limited number available for purchase at the event)

Children's TherAplay families past and present may purchase advance tickets for their immediate family (parents and children only, please) at half price through April 18. Watch your email for details.

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

 

Meet your 2018 #Horsepower500 teams!

Be among the first to know! Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for the announcement of a new team each week.


Will my favorite Indy 500 driver be there?

There's a strong possibility! Here's the thing: The drivers are all very excited but
their schedules are not their own. Many of them won't know until early May
whether or not they're able to participate and, also, sometimes things change.

Here's who's confirmed so far!

  • Josef Newgarden, 2017 Indycar series champion, #Horsepower500 rookie
  • Conor Daly, Third place in the 2017 #Horsepower500 (and quite the competitor, along with Alex Rossi in TV's "Amazing Race"!)
    Featured in this INDYCAR #UpToSpeed video
  • Scott Dixon, 2016 #Horsepower500 champion
    Also featured in this RTV 6 Sports video about the race
     
  • James Hinchcliffe, As featured in the 2016 #Horsepower500 RTV 6 Sports video (because he might have been giving Scott Dixon a push)
     
  • Stefan Wilson, Enjoy this USA Today video and article about Stefan’s invitation to his 2017 #Horsepower500 kiddo copilot
     
  • Alexander Rossi, #Horsepower500 rookie
    Winner of the 2016 Indianapolis 500 and competitor, alongside Conor Daly, on TV's "Amazing Race"!
  • Charlie Kimball, who had us all laughing when he sprinted down the speedway in 2016 to help a fellow Indy 500 driver who got hung up in the turn

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages for announcements about the kiddo - INDYCAR driver - therapy horse team

 

 

In 2017, the drivers came and so did the media

Verizon IndyCar Series reporter Katie Hargitt got #uptospeed with Children's TherAplay #Horsepower500 originator Anders Krohn and third-place finisher Indy 500 driver Conor Daly.

2018 media: CBS 4 Indy video of Team Thor | Country 97.1 HANK FM interview | Fox 59 interview and tricycle race video | What kiddo Kannon whispered to our INDYCAR cupid (Team Red)
2017 media: Fox 59 interview and tricycle race video | USA Today video and article | IndyStar photo gallery and video | all 2017 media
Media contact: Marketing Program Manager, Shannon Wade

 

Schedule of events

Face painting3:00—5:30 p.m. There’s lots of fun happening under the big tent

  • Activities: Caricatures, face-painting, balloon art and plinko with Trends International, photo booth and mural painting with the Carmel High School National Art Honor Society students, and the INDYCAR Ministry show car
  • Tasty snacks from Stacked Pickle (West Carmel), Hot Box Pizza, Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, Bru Burger Bar (Carmel), and Kona Ice

3:10 p.m. VIP hippotherapy demonstration (reserved for drivers, VIP ticketholders, and media only)

3:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies

  • Parade of teams
  • “Back Home Again in Indiana” performed by (Children’s TherAplay Hoe-Down favorite!) Corey Cox
  • Introduction and rules of the road
  • Check presentations by Title Sponsor Fifth Third Bank and Team Sponsor Allstate Insurance
  • The national anthem, sung by the Children’s TherAplay alumni choir and Corey Cox

3:40 p.m. And they’re off! Heats 1-4

4:00 p.m. Final race, immediately followed by podium ceremony and drivers signing autographs

 

IndyCar Ministry show carWhere to park your race car (or minivan, truck, or car)

Guest parking for the #Horsepower500 is off-site but nearby: one-quarter mile south of Children's TherAplay at College Park Church: 2606 West 96th Street.

Help yourself to complimentary (child- and wheelchair-accessible!) shuttle service from Miller Transportation or enjoy a brief stroll down the newly-paved Carmel walking path, which connects guest parking and the event.

500 Festival Princesses meet RockyGet involved!

  • Sponsors enjoy exclusive benefits and helping make more than 750 treatments possible each month at Children's TherAplay. Find the sponsorship package that's perfect for you.

  • Volunteers will help make it a great day by pitching in with set-up and tear-down, manning activity booths, selling t-shirts, and more. Contact Breinne at (317) 872-4166 x3100 or blasley@childrenstheraplay.org for more details.

  • Cheer along (the #Horsepower500 is fun and funny). But if you're looking to buy tickets, we suggest doing so quickly. Tickets to this event sell out sooner and sooner each year. Get yourds here. 

A #Horsepower500 High Five!

Pleas join us in thanking those who, through the 2018 Children's TherAplay #Horsepower500, help make 750+ physical and occupational therapy treatments possible each month for children with special needs!

5-3 Bank

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FBi Building | 3rd Dimension | PSG Energy Group and Envelop | Nova Graphics | Lloyd's of Indiana | Miller Transportation

 

College Park Church | Corey Cox | D. Todd Moore | Ellen Jackson | Blake Smith | 500 Festival Princesses | Freddy's Burgers and Frozen Custard | Hox Box Pizza | Bru Burger | Stacked Pickle | Trends International and Jeff Loeser | Carmel High School National Art Honor Society

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

  • Tickets

    Whoa there!

    For the third consecutive year, the #Horsepower500 is completely sold out! Only those who already have tickets will be admitted.


    Start your engines!

    IndyCar.com photo Conor Daly for the win!As in years past, Children's TherAplay #Horsepower500 tickets (and sponsorships!) will go quickly. Plan to purchase yours today.

    • Advance purchase tickets

    $20 adults | $10 children age 12 and under | Ages 2 and under free | free event t-shirt with paid ticket

    • Tickets purchased after April 18

    $30 adults | $20 children age 12 and under | $5 ages 2 and under | $10 event t-shirts (limited number available for purchase at the event)

    Children's TherAplay families past and present may purchase advance tickets for their immediate family (parents and children only, please) at half price through April 18. Watch your email for details.

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

  • The Indy 500 drivers

     

    Meet your 2018 #Horsepower500 teams!

    Be among the first to know! Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for the announcement of a new team each week.


    Will my favorite Indy 500 driver be there?

    There's a strong possibility! Here's the thing: The drivers are all very excited but
    their schedules are not their own. Many of them won't know until early May
    whether or not they're able to participate and, also, sometimes things change.

    Here's who's confirmed so far!

    • Josef Newgarden, 2017 Indycar series champion, #Horsepower500 rookie
    • Conor Daly, Third place in the 2017 #Horsepower500 (and quite the competitor, along with Alex Rossi in TV's "Amazing Race"!)
      Featured in this INDYCAR #UpToSpeed video
    • Scott Dixon, 2016 #Horsepower500 champion
      Also featured in this RTV 6 Sports video about the race
       
    • James Hinchcliffe, As featured in the 2016 #Horsepower500 RTV 6 Sports video (because he might have been giving Scott Dixon a push)
       
    • Stefan Wilson, Enjoy this USA Today video and article about Stefan’s invitation to his 2017 #Horsepower500 kiddo copilot
       
    • Alexander Rossi, #Horsepower500 rookie
      Winner of the 2016 Indianapolis 500 and competitor, alongside Conor Daly, on TV's "Amazing Race"!
    • Charlie Kimball, who had us all laughing when he sprinted down the speedway in 2016 to help a fellow Indy 500 driver who got hung up in the turn

    Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages for announcements about the kiddo - INDYCAR driver - therapy horse team

     

     

  • Kind of a big deal

    In 2017, the drivers came and so did the media

    Verizon IndyCar Series reporter Katie Hargitt got #uptospeed with Children's TherAplay #Horsepower500 originator Anders Krohn and third-place finisher Indy 500 driver Conor Daly.

    2018 media: CBS 4 Indy video of Team Thor | Country 97.1 HANK FM interview | Fox 59 interview and tricycle race video | What kiddo Kannon whispered to our INDYCAR cupid (Team Red)
    2017 media: Fox 59 interview and tricycle race video | USA Today video and article | IndyStar photo gallery and video | all 2017 media
    Media contact: Marketing Program Manager, Shannon Wade

     

  • Good to know

    Schedule of events

    Face painting3:00—5:30 p.m. There’s lots of fun happening under the big tent

    • Activities: Caricatures, face-painting, balloon art and plinko with Trends International, photo booth and mural painting with the Carmel High School National Art Honor Society students, and the INDYCAR Ministry show car
    • Tasty snacks from Stacked Pickle (West Carmel), Hot Box Pizza, Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, Bru Burger Bar (Carmel), and Kona Ice

    3:10 p.m. VIP hippotherapy demonstration (reserved for drivers, VIP ticketholders, and media only)

    3:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies

    • Parade of teams
    • “Back Home Again in Indiana” performed by (Children’s TherAplay Hoe-Down favorite!) Corey Cox
    • Introduction and rules of the road
    • Check presentations by Title Sponsor Fifth Third Bank and Team Sponsor Allstate Insurance
    • The national anthem, sung by the Children’s TherAplay alumni choir and Corey Cox

    3:40 p.m. And they’re off! Heats 1-4

    4:00 p.m. Final race, immediately followed by podium ceremony and drivers signing autographs

     

    IndyCar Ministry show carWhere to park your race car (or minivan, truck, or car)

    Guest parking for the #Horsepower500 is off-site but nearby: one-quarter mile south of Children's TherAplay at College Park Church: 2606 West 96th Street.

    Help yourself to complimentary (child- and wheelchair-accessible!) shuttle service from Miller Transportation or enjoy a brief stroll down the newly-paved Carmel walking path, which connects guest parking and the event.

  • Get involved

    500 Festival Princesses meet RockyGet involved!

    • Sponsors enjoy exclusive benefits and helping make more than 750 treatments possible each month at Children's TherAplay. Find the sponsorship package that's perfect for you.

    • Volunteers will help make it a great day by pitching in with set-up and tear-down, manning activity booths, selling t-shirts, and more. Contact Breinne at (317) 872-4166 x3100 or blasley@childrenstheraplay.org for more details.

    • Cheer along (the #Horsepower500 is fun and funny). But if you're looking to buy tickets, we suggest doing so quickly. Tickets to this event sell out sooner and sooner each year. Get yourds here. 

  • Sponsors and shout-outs

    A #Horsepower500 High Five!

    Pleas join us in thanking those who, through the 2018 Children's TherAplay #Horsepower500, help make 750+ physical and occupational therapy treatments possible each month for children with special needs!

    5-3 Bank

    https://az480170.vo.msecnd.net/41584407-f5ea-4567-9f67-6fc5998617f6/img/prd/c093520d-3f27-40ee-9114-4afe2d38dc56/allstate-logo_freelogovectors.net_.png     Anders Krohn     https://az480170.vo.msecnd.net/41584407-f5ea-4567-9f67-6fc5998617f6/img/prd/77848f57-091a-4ca6-b21a-da25e45fdefe/ambucs.png     

    https://az480170.vo.msecnd.net/41584407-f5ea-4567-9f67-6fc5998617f6/img/prd/be1801c1-36e8-4f62-b06c-95af74519b50/coforce-logo-for-website-01.png      https://az480170.vo.msecnd.net/41584407-f5ea-4567-9f67-6fc5998617f6/img/prd/ad5ba5ac-9c83-41cc-9958-f33f3fa2dc8d/cropped_hank_fm.png

     

    FBi Building | 3rd Dimension | PSG Energy Group and Envelop | Nova Graphics | Lloyd's of Indiana | Miller Transportation

     

    College Park Church | Corey Cox | D. Todd Moore | Ellen Jackson | Blake Smith | 500 Festival Princesses | Freddy's Burgers and Frozen Custard | Hox Box Pizza | Bru Burger | Stacked Pickle | Trends International and Jeff Loeser | Carmel High School National Art Honor Society

  • Why your support matters

    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

Please join us in thanking our 2018 #Horsepower500 sponsors

You can help make a difference for the kiddos too!

There are so many easy and enjoyable ways.

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