In its first year back after a hiatus, Ranch Bash 2018 raised more than $30,000 for America’s Horse Cares—a branch of the American Quarter Horse Association’s Foundation that supports therapeutic riding programs.

Organized by Kimes Ranch Jeans and CR Ranchwear, and supported by the Arizona Cutting Horse Association, Surfer’s Healing, and Horse&Rider, the event held on March 16, 2018, in Scottsdale, Arizona, exceeded all expectations for success. Learn more about the party’s deep family roots here.

Al Dunning’s Almosta Ranch lit up the Rio Verde sky for the 2018 Ranch Bash.

Dinner at the ranch. A fashion show featuring apparel that walks the line between edgy and traditional. A silent auction with favorite Western brands. Music provided by up-and-coming artist Jeremy McComb (see him perform a song here). It all came together for a night to remember while supporting a cause all horse owners can agree on: therapeutic riding for everyone from children to veterans.

The famous Kimes Ranch chicken strutted the runway with trainer Shadd Parkinson. Read a past H&R piece with Shadd here.

I was proud to attend the event and humbled that Horse&Rider was asked to be the media partner to help promote the cause. It was a great opportunity to connect with horsemen and horsewomen we feature and meet new ones to work with in the future. Additionally, I connected with Western craftsmen and makers who keep our Western traditions alive and thriving with their outstanding work and contributions to our Western horse lives. Thanks to everyone involved. We can’t wait for Ranch Bash 2019!

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