According to Equest Women’s Auxiliary President Cara French,
Equest has enhanced the lives of children and adults using horses to bring hope and healing through equine assisted therapies for 38 years. The annual Equest Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon and Style Show will be Tuesday, October 1, at Brook Hollow Golf Club.
Equest is a 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.
In the past three decades 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.
Luncheon Co-Chairmen Julie Bagley and Julianna LeBlanc are planning a fun-filled day with the guidance of fashion icon Jan Strimple, who is producing the style show with some of Highland Park Village’s most noted retailers. They include Akris, Etro, Carolina Herrera, Hadleigh’s, Market and St. John. 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 style show, we will honor philanthropist Lisa Troutt with the 2019 Equest Community Service Award for her many contributions and advocacy for Equest over two decades. We are also pleased to have longtime Equest supporter and philanthropist Rusty Duvall serve as honorary luncheon chair.
We hope you will join us in work on behalf children and adults served by Equest. Please visit www.equest.org for more information.