MAY 6, 2017 12PM-4PM

T.H.E. Center, Inc. 27260 Girard St. Hemet, CA 92544

Celebrate the “most exciting two minutes in sports,” as T.H.E. Center, Inc. brings Churchill Downs to the San Jacinto Valley at the 1st annual Hats & Horses Kentucky Derby Fundraiser, May 6, 2017 from 12pm-4pm in the Lydia Genders Arena, Hemet, CA.

The event benefits Therapeutic Horsemanship Equestrian Center’s student scholarship fund.

What is Hats & Horses?

T.H.E. Hats & Horses will celebrate all the pageantry and excitement of the Kentucky Derby. A live feed of the actual race brings the action to you from the world’s most exciting two minutes in sports!  Event proceeds go to benefit T.H.E. Center, Inc’s Student Scholarship Fund.  

Whats Included in my Ticket Purchase?

All tickets to this must-attend event of the season include the tastiest of Southern fare, beverages, games, and, of course, the traditional Mint Julep as your welcome cocktail (or Champagne). Tickets for the Run for the Roses Raffle, available for purchase at the event, make you eligible to win a variety of tremendous prize packages. Live music, dancing and other shenanigans will make you smile all day long. The hat contest is always a fun time. Oh, and there are always a few surprises. You get the idea, right? It’s just a darn fun time.

This year we have two ticket levels:  VIP and Patron.  In addition to above you receive:

General Admission- $10.00
Couples- $15.00
Children- $5.00
Children Under 5- FREE
Table of 8- $50.00

How Much are tickets?

Tickets are $10/person and $15/person for Couples access.  Tables of 8 can be purchased at $50.00. Children 5 and under are FREE.  Not only do you get great fun with your ticket, but you are helping support T.H.E. Center Students enjoy something they are so passionate about.

Can tickets be purchased at the door?


What do I wear?

We’d like to encourage you to wear your best Derby duds. Don’t know what those are? Take a look at the pictures. Of course we’ll take you if you don’t want to get all Derby-dudded up, but give it a try. And, for women, yes, hats are a critical fashion statement.

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I want to do more, Can I sponsor?

You bet…We’d be glad to have you! Or, if you’re interested in being a bigger piece of the puzzle, Contact our Executive Director at for a 2017 Sponsor kit.

Whats the hat contest?
Of course, no Kentucky Derby event could be complete without a tribute to proudly worn, traditional, ostentatious headwear. The Best Hat Contest will honor the finest chapeau donned at the party – the bigger and more flamboyant, the better.
What else should I know?

Well, since it is a fundraiser for T.H.E. Center, Inc, there are great ways for you to help the individuals we serve. We’ll have raffle tickets for a wide variety of prizes. There’s an auction for you to bid on great prizes. We are here to raise much-needed funds to support our Therapeutic Riding Program.

Where do I park?

There is onsite parking and street parking at the event.

Buy Tickets?

Tickets are available through our website.

Do you provide refunds?

The event is a “rain or shine” unless there is a potential public emergency.  There are no refunds as this is a non-profit event to raise funds for T.H.E. Center, Inc. students.

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