Thorncroft Announces 32nd Annual Victory Gallop April 1st 2017 – Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia


Join Thorncroft Equestrian Center of Malvern, on April 1st, 2017 as we celebrate our 32nd Annual Victory Gallop at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. The black tie dinner, dance, and auction is a fundraiser to benefit Thorncroft Equestrian Center: a facility, which serves individuals with and without disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding.

Thorncroft is honored to announce this year’s Gala Co-¬‐Chair’s Trevor and Melissa Johnson of Malvern.  Trevor is also a welcome member of Thorncroft’s Board of Directors.  This year’s theme, “A Field of Dreams”, celebrates the endless opportunities Thorncroft creates everyday between horse and rider. The power of horseback riding provides our students, with and without disabilities, the confidence and tools to strive for their dreams, one stride at a time. Since 1969, Thorncroft has experienced firsthand the power that can be given to a rider through a horse.

Local artist Kristi Gilfillan is creating a one of a kind original oil painting to capture this year’s theme.   Kristi has not only donated her services, but will also be donating the finished oil painting to the events Silent Auction.

“Without this gala we would be unable to provide the therapeutic services to those who come to us,” said Sallie Dixon. “Thanks to events like the Victory Gallop we are able to provide over $75,000 annually in scholarships to riders and Veterans who we would otherwise not be able to offer this unique therapy to.”

This event is open to all and RSVPs are a must by March 17, 2017. To view the invitation, purchase tickets on line, or learn more about sponsorship opportunities visit or call Sallie Dixon at 610.644.1963.

Thank you for including the following in your upcoming calendars

January 15, 2017: Exploring (Dis)Abilities Seminar with Susie Rehr, PT, HPCS   A variety of diagnoses will be presented that instructors might encounter in their programs.

March 19, 2017: “Combined Test” hosted at Thorncroft with Agnes Irwin School A perfect way to start the young horse or rider, rain or shine in our 2 indoor arenas.

April 1, 2017: 32nd Annual Thorncroft Victory Gallop  Join us at the Bellevue for the best black tie dinner dance and silent auction party in Philadelphia!

April 30, 2017: Veterans Picnic  Veterans, their friends and families are welcome for a day of comradery and great food.

May 27, 2017: The Therapeutic Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show  (formerly The Handicapped Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show).  Hosted at Thorncroft the show is Sponsored by Brushwood Stable.  Over 175 riders with special needs come to compete at this prestigious horse show which culminates Memorial Day Sunday at the famous Devon Horse Show Grounds

October 8, 2017: 8th Annual “Lobstah Bake” Where you and your friends will be wined and dined with fresh steamed lobster, chicken, and salads, dancing to live music, rain or shine in the “Jimmy Moran North Arena”.

All events are open to the public FMI visit  or call the office 610.644.1963