Mill Creek Equestrian Center will hold its first “Cowboy Christmas” on Thursday as a fundraiser for the Riata Foundation for equine therapy. The event is set for 6–10 p.m. at the Equestrian Center, 407 Bruce Groover Road, which is off Highway 24, about 3 miles east of Mill Creek Park.
The evening will feature Christmas shopping with numerous local vendors, such as Walker Boutique, Home Grown Trading, Kim’s Cheese Straws, LaHacienda Western Wear and others who are bringing popular items. Food trucks, pictures with Santa and his pony, a hayride, riding demonstrations of show disciplines and Collin Middleton on the acoustic guitar with Rachel Wiggins singing will delight all ages in attendance.
A family friendly event, adults will also be able to purchase beer and wine.
“The Equestrian Center is a magical place at Christmas, and we wanted to do something special to raise money for local equine therapy, which encompasses a range of treatments that involve activities with horses to promote human physical and mental health,” said Michelle Higdon, event organizer.
The Riata Foundation is a 501(C)(3) and the $5 donation per adult for admission will help provide a year-end boost for some worthwhile programs here in Bulloch County, she said. “Guests will love shopping with our wonderful vendors, enjoy great food, music and fun activities to kick off their Christmas holiday season.”
Complete details of the event can be found on the Mill Creek Equestrian Center — Events Facebook page. The first 150 attendees will receive a free customized tote bag for shopping.
Anyone planning to attend is encouraged to visit the Facebook page to mark themselves as “attending” in order for organizers to prepare. For more information, contact Higdon at firstname.lastname@example.org.