Big Gymkhana Family Weekend

2020 Big Gymkhana Weekend

Big Gymkhana Weekend is right around the corner—a weekend full of horse races, wonderful Thacher traditions, and community. The full schedule is available here.

Thursday, May 7
Parents' Social 7 - 9 p.m.
Join fellow parents for a casual gathering and a glass of wine to kick off the weekend festivities. Graciously hosted at the home of Mark and Stephanie Robinson. Please note this is an adult-only event.


Friday, May 8
Big Gymkhana Family Dinner and Benefit 5 - 7 p.m.
Performing Arts Sampler 7:15 p.m.
Dessert Reception 8 - 10 p.m.

Bring your student(s) and join us for a fun family event! All are encouraged to wear your Gymkhana finest, and show your Thacher spirit for the green, orange, or blue teams!

The event features dinner, an address by Blossom Beatty Pidduck, and a fundraiser for financial aid. Many thanks to the parent chairs and volunteers who make this event possible!

Join us in the Milligan Center for the Performing Arts Sampler directly after the benefit. Following the sampler and dessert reception, parents are invited to the Ojai Valley Inn for a casual gathering.


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!

Join us in the Milligan Center for the Performing Arts Sampler directly after the dinner event.

Saturday, May 9
Big Gymkhana 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Riders' Reception 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Gymkhana Awards 5:45 p.m.
Open House 8 - 10 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 teams’ Gymkhana scores. Students have worked hard all year for this culminating event!

Following the Gymkhana races, families are invited to the barns for a casual reception. The Gymkhana Awards will be announced at Kahle Arena at 5:30 p.m. Parents may take their students offsite for dinner, and are encouraged to head back to campus at 8 p.m. for a festive and lively Open House!

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


Thacher Online Auction and Raffle

The Thacher Online Auction and Raffle—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, exclusive wines, unique Thacher experiences, and items for your Toads!

The online auction and raffle will open on Friday, May 1, and close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. Raffle tickets may also be purchased during registration at the Big Gymkhana Family Dinner and Benefit.

Registration

Please click to register for the Thursday Parent Social, Friday Big Gymkhana Family Dinner and Benefit, and Saturday Riders' Reception

You do not need to register Thacher students, but please register siblings for the Friday dinner.
For questions, contact parentsauction@thacher.org.

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