2023 Equest Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon and Fashion Show Chair Kimber Hartmann, Auxiliary President Katherine Wyker and Auxiliary Founder Louise Griffeth have just announced the honorary co-chairs and Community Service Awardees for the annual Equest fundraiser.
Hosting a formal tea complete with flutes of champagne and cucumber sandwiches at Park House, the ladies revealed that Beth Layton and Katie Layton Oster will serve as this year’s honorary co-chairs. In addition to being longtime supporters of the equine-assisted therapy program, the mother-daughter team co-chaired the fashion show luncheon in 2021.
Receiving the 2023 Community Service Award will be another mother-daughter team of Prissy Gravely and daughter Cara Gravely French, who co-chaired the fundraiser in 2012, as well as having supported Equest in the past in volunteer capacities.
According to Kimber, “We are incredibly grateful to both of the mother-daughter teams for their vision, commitment and passion to improve lives through our equine-assisted programs.”
Taking place at Brook Hollow on Tuesday, October 3, this year’s theme is “For The Love Of Horses,” with fashions provided by Highland Park Village merchants.
Stay tuned for the retailers and other details to be revealed in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, it’s never too early to consider joining the Auxiliary “for the love of horses.”