Big Gymkhana Family Weekend

2019 Big Gymkhana Weekend

May 3 - May 5

Big Gymkhana Weekend is right around the corner—a weekend full of horse races, wonderful Thacher traditions, and community. Highlights include:

Friday, May 3
Big Gymkhana Family Dinner and Benefit 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Bring your student(s) and join us for a fun family celebration! Lawn games, appetizers, and count-me-in's start at 4 p.m. on the Upper Field.

Dinner, address by Blossom Beatty Pidduck, and paddle raise (sans paddles) for financial aid follows at 5:30 p.m. There will be no live auction this year. Many thanks to the parent chairs and volunteers who make this event possible!

Saturday, May 4
Big Gymkhana Races 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Class Parties 4 - 6 p.m.

The race is on! Which team will win—green, blue, or orange? Learn more about Thacher’s Horse Program and check out the blue, green and orange teams’ Gymkhana scores. Students have worked hard all year for this culminating event!

Following the Gymkhana races, join fellow parents for a casual, light dinner at various campus locations. This is a great opportunity to get to know others within your children's grades.

Sunday, May 5
Non-Sectarian Chapel Service 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Thacher Online Auction

The Thacher Online Auction—the one place to find all the items you know and love—will run throughout Big Gymkhana Family Weekend. Don't miss your opportunity to win amazing trips, dinners, unique experiences, items for your Toads, and more!

First Close (most items) - Friday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m.
Second Close (trips and premier items) - Saturday, May 4 at 4:30 p.m.


This year, registration for all Gymkhana Weekend events and the Thacher Online Auction will take place through our partner, OneCause. Please complete your registration and account entirely to expedite your check-in and check-out experience.
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