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September 5
EVENING | Mustangs & Martinis VIP Mixer
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September 6
DAY | The Mustang Summit Demo Programs, Community Panel Speakers
EVENING | Sagebrush & Spurs Western 
Charity Gala
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September 7
DAY | ​The Stable Shot Golf Outing, The Mustang Summit Demo Programs, Community Panel Speakers
EVENING | EQUUS Film & Arts Fest
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September 8
DAY | ​Sunrise Breakfast for Suicide Prevention, Cowboy Church, The Mustang Summit Demo Programs, Community Panel Speakers
EVENING | EQUUS Film & Arts Fest Awards Ceremony

Save The Dates z September 5-8, 2024!

Cowboy and Wild Horses

Event Information

This national four-day symposium, hosted by H.O.O.V.E.S. in collaboration with Equus Film & Arts Fest showcases the therapeutic benefits of equine-assisted services for mental health, social emotional learning, and inclusion, especially for veterans and at-risk youth populations.

 

Attendees will experience interactive sessions, live demonstrations, and expert panels. Your invaluable support plays a crucial role in advancing our life-saving mission to prevent suicide, enhance mental health, and foster well-being and inclusivity in our communities.

 

Your participation helps us lead a nationwide movement for horses AND mental health!

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EQUUS FILM & ARTS FEST

Sharing equine focused stories through film, art, and literature. The audience will enjoy a carefully curated selection of global equestrian films and have the opportunity to cast their vote for the most inspirational and artistic representation of each category.

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WILD HORSE TAMINGS

In a powerful three-day display, six veterans will work with six wild mustangs, guided by expert mustang gentling instructors. It's an ideal opportunity for corporate sponsors to associate with a unique, heartening narrative of healing and strength, showcasing their commitment to community support and emotional well-being.

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EQUESTRIAN DEMOS

& PANELS

Featuring expert equestrian clinicians and industry professionals showcasing a variety of horse-related skills and knowledge via live demonstrations alongside panel discussions on equine emotional learning and industry trends, providing valuable insights for both enthusiasts and professionals.

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WESTERN CHARITY GALA

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The event of the year where the elegance of black-tie attire merges with the rugged charm of Yellowstone. This high-profile fundraiser features live entertainment, a spirited live auction, and a variety of unique event experiences all making for an unforgettable evening dedicated to raising money to sponsor veterans through H.O.O.V.E.S. Healing Intensives.

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THE STABLE SHOT

GOLF OUTING

This 18-hole shotgun scramble, hosted at the beautiful Maumee Bay State Park Golf Course, invites you to join others on the green in support of mental well-being. Join us for fun, prizes, and a great round of golf.

These tickets are sold at a different site.

MUSTANGS & MARTINIS VIP MIXER

An exclusive evening with a local sourced charcuterie experience and opportunity to meet the wild mustangs, veterans, and their trainers before the main event. This intimate gathering combines fine dining with a close-up introduction to these majestic animals, setting the stage for a memorable event.

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COWBOY CHURCH

This one-hour, non-denominational service will be held in the company of our equine partners at OH Stables, where Cowboy Pastor, Randy Helm, will deliver a culturally relevant sermon emphasizing inclusivity and the values of the cowboy lifestyle.

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SUNRISE SUICIDE PREVENTION BREAKFAST

During this 90-minute event, insightful presentations will be delivered on suicide prevention accompanied by a breakfast buffet. Alongside the presentations, attendees can explore booths hosted by local organizations dedicated to suicide prevention and that offer resources, support, and community connections.

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