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Robb Report Horsepower Gala Raises Over $110,000 for The EQUUS Foundation and Promotes Wild Horse Protection

Robb Report Horsepower Gala Raises Over $110,000 for The EQUUS Foundation and Promotes Wild Horse Protection

Robb Report Horsepower Gala

Benefiting The EQUUS Foundation

An exciting ending to the evening was the live auction and live performance artist, Michael Israel, who created a stunning horse-themed work of art, to music, on blank canvas.

When the work emerged, there was an audible gasp in the room when three mustang horses were revealed – a tribute to the artwork associated with Steven Latham’s film, “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses”, to promote wild horse protection.

2022 Robb Report Horsepower Gala
Michael Israel Photo @ Boca by Design
Esteemed Equestrians and Horse Lovers Celebrated Under the Stars at the Robb Report’s Horsepower Gala

The EQUUS Foundation was once again thrilled to be part of a magical evening with high-powered horse lovers and equestrians in Wellington, Florida on March 31st at the Robb Report’s Third Annual Horsepower Gala. Attended by a who’s who of the equestrian world and renown advocates who love and protect horses, the evening honored five outstanding individuals who elevate equestrian sport and equine welfare in their own unique way. Cristina Cheever, Senior Vice President, RR1 & Live Media, Robb Report, welcomed the guests. The EQUUS Foundation was the beneficiary of the Live Auction and received over $110,000.

The venue for the event was the breathtaking Wellington headquarters and stables of Helgstrand Dressage, with its covered, open-air riding arena transformed into a grand, and elegant party room to accommodate special cocktails, dinner, the awards ceremony, and a live auction.

“The EQUUS Foundation has been incredibly touched and inspired by our growing, collaborative partnership with the Robb Report, and their commitment to equine welfare – especially Sophie Stenbeck who first introduced us to the Robb Report. We also want to thank Gerry Byrne, Vice Chairman, Board Member, Penske Media.

Both Sophie and Gerry were responsible for our joining together to ensure that horses have the ability to thrive throughout all stages of their lives and live with purpose, comfort and dignity,” said Valerie Angeli, EQUUS Foundation VP of Engagement.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this partnership tonight – with all of you – who care deeply about the welfare of horses and all they mean to us, and with the five esteemed recipients of tonight’s Horsepower awards,” continued Angeli.

2022 Robb Report Horsepower Gala
Photo @ Boca by Design
2022 Robb Report Horsepower Gala
Sophie Stenbeck, Monica McCourt and Mimi Sternlicht Photo @ Boca by Design

Zoofari Presented by Fifth Third Bank: A Fundraising Event for Animal Care and Conservation at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Zoofari Presented by Fifth Third Bank: A Fundraising Event for Animal Care and Conservation at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Today’s occurrence of May’s full moon can only mean one thing:
A FLASH SALE on Zoofari tickets!


Join us at this year’s Zoofari for only $199*!
(This is a savings of over $100 per ticket!)

You’ll have a howling good time because your evening includes:

  • Delicious food from local eateries
  • 3 drink tickets
  • Animal experiences
  • Comedy from Pete Lee
  • Live music by Walk the Moon
  • Entertainment at every turn from local musicians and artists
  • Good vibes because YOU are directly supporting wildlife conservation and helping with the revitalization of the Zoo’s North America region.

The flash sale is just a phase, so get your tickets now before this deal wanes! Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

*A portion of your ticket is tax deductible.


Zoofari presented by Fifth Third Bank
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join us for the Zoo’s annual adults-only (21+) fundraising event. Zoofari continues to be one of central Ohio’s most popular events of the summer!

Our signature fundraiser raises integral support for the care and sustainability of the animals in our care as well as supporting groundbreaking conservation efforts. This year’s event will directly benefit the revitalization of the Zoo’s North American region.

In its 51st year, guests can expect some of the familiar favorites but be on the lookout for some new and exciting surprises.

At 7:00 PM, guests will explore Conservation Lake to enjoy delicious drinks, a dinner-by-the-bite, animal encounters, and a wide variety of entertainment at every turn.

At 9:00 PM, everyone will choose their own adventure:
– Laugh with nationally known comic Pete Lee at Lakeside Theater.
– Sway the night away with musical entertainment by Walk the Moon at Water’s Edge Events Park.


We have the following ticket options available for you:

$300 Adventurer
• 3 drink tickets
• Food samplings
• Live entertainment

$500 Safari Club
• GermainCars Safari Club Reception in Polar Frontier at 6 pm
• Featuring delicious bites from Eddie Merlot’s
• Preferred seating near entertainment stages
• 4 drink tickets
• Food samplings
• Live entertainment
• Commemorative gift

$5,000 Expedition
• 6 Safari Club Level tickets and benefits
• Recognition in event program
• Recognition on digital signage during event

Tickets are limited and are on sale now!

CAR RAFFLE! Currently only 101 tickets have been sold!
Buy a ticket to be entered to win this gorgeous and pristine 2022 Range Rover Evoque!
Raffle tickets are $100 and are on sale until June 17th, 2023 at 11:59 PM.
You do not need to be present to win! *Only 1,500 tickets are available to be sold!
*Federal taxes at the IRS rate of 31.58% of the vehicle value will be paid for by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.