Oktoberfest Fundraising Success

It was the perfect, crisp, fall evening for a fundraiser and we were so happy to see many of our friends and fans come out to support our healing efforts! The Mobile Minis™ were very excited to have a chance to enjoy the untouched lawn outside of the Gathering Building and it wasn't until towards the end of the evening that they were able to tear themselves away from the tempting grass. Then they started to pop their heads up to see everyone, especially when Project Horse therapist, Heather Kirby, brought guests over and started describing the minis individual talents in working with different kinds of clients. 

There were delicious beverages from Sunset Hills Vineyard and Old 690 Brewing Company, an authentic German spread by Culinary Occasions, and an amazing silent auction. All of us at Project Horse felt in great company as we spent the evening with new donors as well as long-time supporters, friends, family, and various members of the community! We were thrilled to have Dominion High School and Loudoun County Public Schools well represented, as well as Loudoun County Department of Family Services, the Loudoun County CSA and local members of our veterans community.

This was our first fundraiser of its kind and we are pleased to announce that the gross proceeds raised came to a total of:


We could not have accomplished this feat without the dedicated help of our volunteers and the generosity of our wonderful donors and sponsors. With that being said we have to extend our most sincere thanks (not arranged in order of importance) to:

The Grooming Gurus

Maria Kimble
Jan Bickhart
Suzanne Freeze
Kelly Griffitts Cole

Event Planning & Implementation

Melissa McDonald
JR McDonald
Holly Cunningham
Gail Kelly
Martha Briggs
Darcy Woessner
Andrew Woessner
Jeff Williams
Emily Williams

Sponsors & Silent Auction Donors

Holly Cunningham
John Cunningham
Angela Nunez
Fiona Fudge
Marriott Ranch
Salamander Resort & Spa
Melissa Lew
Sunset Hills Vineyard
Old 690 Brewing Company
Jack's Run Brewing Co.
Lothar's Butchery & Gourmet Sausages
Not Your Average Joe's (Reston)
Coach's Corner
Will Baskin
Laureanne Venter
My Plumber
Meredith Ehler
Culinary Occasions

Thanks to Our Board Members

Sharon Hogan
Courtney Marshall
Cassi Spigle
John Browning
Jeff Kimble
Tom Morley
Darcy Woessner
Andrew Woessner

A Special Thanks to

Regina Vall
Heather Kirby
Christine Vitkus
Lockheed Martin, a corporate sponsor of our Warrior Herd™ Initiative