Pony Up for Pediatrics is a new event, Saturday-Sunday, June 8-9, to support the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The weekend, which caps celebration of the hospital’s centennial year, features a horse show and family festival, and an evening gala. Proceeds, this inaugural year, benefit the Pediatric Liver Center and the Department of Child Life. How it came about: A Physician's Quest for Cures
Pony Up for Pediatrics Horse Show and Family Festival
Held at the equestrian riding center at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md., Pony Up for Pediatrics’ horse show, Sunday, June 9, includes four show classes – a Lead Line, a Pony Hunter Derby, Horse Hunter Derby, and Thoroughbred Hunter Classic – offering $2,000 in prize money. The show’s accompanying Family Festival, also on the McDonogh campus that day, offers fun for the whole family: food and drink, as well as stick pony races, sack races, gymkhana, hands-on animal exhibits fire truck and ambulance displays and much more (including Johns Hopkins physicians competing in the “Hippity Hop Challenge.”) Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.
General admission ticket/pass to horse show/festival: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate (admits all occupants of a vehicle) Purchase
Premium ticket/pass to horse show/festival: $50 in advance, $60 at the gate (admits all occupants a vehicle, and provides parking closer to the event) Purchase
The gala for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center takes place Saturday, June 8, at the beautiful Baltimore Country Club. Enjoy dinner, dancing to the sounds of “Nightlife,” and a silent and live auction, beginning at 6 p.m.
Gala tickets: $250 per person Purchase
(Note: Consider a gala-specific sponsorship for complimentary tickets. Learn more )
Other Ways to Help
Donations of time and services are also valuable and essential to the success of Pony Up for Pediatrics. Volunteer or provide goods and services as a vendor at the horse show and/or family festival. Donate an auction item/service to Pony Up for Pediatrics’s Gala.
Families and kids might want to consider contributing something from the event organizers’ “Wish List” of festival-related arts and crafts and game items.
All proceeds from Pony Up for Pediatrics will benefit the Child Life Department and the Pediatric Liver Center at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.