According to Equest Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon and Style Show Chair Heather Randall and Equest Women’s Auxiliary President Kara Axley,
Equest has enhanced the lives of children and adults using horses to bring hope and healing through equine assisted therapies for thirty-seven years. The annual Equest Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon and Style Show, “Rising Up,” will be Tuesday, October 2, at Brook Hollow Golf Club and raise much-needed funds for Equest’s unique therapy programs.
Today, Equest is the leader in equine assisted therapy and serves hundreds of riders annually. These riders include those with cerebral palsy and autism as well as orthopedic ailments. Additionally, Equest serves our country’s brave veterans through our “Horses for Heroes” program.
When Equest Women’s Auxiliary founder Louise Griffeth started the organization 33 years ago, Equest was known as Freedom Ride and many people were unfamiliar with the cause and how to become supporters. A lot has changed in the past three decades as Equest has received national recognition for its work and the Women’s Auxiliary is a thriving organization comprised of hundreds of dedicated women who work tirelessly to provide invaluable funding.
Rising Up will be a fun-filled day of fashion, great food and a glimpse into the workings of Equest programming. Fashion icon Jan Strimple will produce the fashion show with some of Highland Park Village’s most noted international retailers showing their collections. They include Alice and Olivia, Carolina Herrera, Escada, Etro, Hadleigh’s, Lela Rose and The Tot. Highland Park Village is the presenting sponsor of the luncheon and we are most grateful to the Al Hill Jr. family for their continued generosity.
In addition to the fashion show, we will honor beloved community leader Elsa Norwood with the 2018 Equest Community Service Award for her many contributions and advocacy for Equest over three decades. We are also pleased to have longtime Equest supporter and philanthropist Peggy Sewell serve as honorary luncheon chair.
We hope you will join us for this worthy and life changing cause. Please visit www.equest.org for more information.