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Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch is hosting its 8th annual Denim & Diamonds Gala on Saturday, September 17, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

Attendees are encouraged to wear “Cowboy Chic” attire as they enjoy an evening featuring a gourmet dinner, general store, live entertainment and paddles-up live and silent auctions. The funds raised at the gala will allow a focus on program development, increased scholarship activity, ranch growth and community impact.

Inspiration Ranch’s mission is partnering horses with people to transform lives and help them reach their highest ability through equine-assisted therapy and activities since 2008. Last year’s gala raised nearly $450,000. The donations have supported Inspiration Ranch’s mission in several aspects; in 2015, Inspiration Ranch provided more than 2,200 sessions of equine therapeutic riding and activities for children and young adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges. The funds provided through the gala allow more than 60 of the ranch’s clients to ride at a reduced rate of up to 76 percent of the actual costs. Additionally, the ranch is able to offer a “Without Limits” scholarship fund that provides a further discount to client families that may be struggling financially.

The programs at Inspiration Ranch are led by PATH International Certified Instructors and are supported by a team of dedicated volunteers and of course therapy horses. Together, they work to foster confidence and provide an overall sense of accomplishment that encourages higher levels of independence.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses, individuals and philanthropic organizations to show their support for the ranch’s services. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, call 281-719-9322.

The “Denim & Diamond’s Gala” will be held on Saturday, September 17, at 6:00 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott in The Woodlands. To RSVP for the event, or for information on sponsorship opportunities, email All information about the gala and other aspects of Inspiration Ranch are available on the website at

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