River Oaks Horseplay

Serious horseplay & fashion mingling at River Oaks Country Club raises big bucks for non-profit

Horseplay at River Oaks Country Club raises big bucks for non-profit

Paige Glass, from left, Courtney Zennet and Vivian Wise at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
Paige Glass, from left, Courtney Zennet and gala chair Vivian Wise. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
1423 Todd Fiscus, from left, Ceron, Peter Martino, Matt Burres and Michael Pearce at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
Todd Fiscus, from left, Cerón, Peter Martino, Matt Burrus and Michael Pearce. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
1427 Stephanie and Scott Sanders at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
Stephanie and Scott Sanders. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
1425 Tiffany Utterson, left, and Val Burguieres at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
Tiffany Utterson, left, and Val Burguieres. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
1438 Judith Oudt, from left, Mica Mosbacher and Rita Madden at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
Judith Oudt, from left, Mica Mosbacher and Rita Madden. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
1432 Mary Parmet, left, and Nieves Lawrence at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
Mary Parmet, left, and Nieves Lawrence. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
1362 Keith and leanne Reynolds, from left, and Carrie and Jacques Hodges at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
Keith and Leanne Reynolds, left, with Carrie and Jacques Hodges. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
1388 Ben Farmer, left, and Fadi Amarnious at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
Ben Farmer, left, and Fady Armanious. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
1412 Meredith Davis, from left, Lesley Marquez, Camila Barnes and Nashat Latib at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
Meredith Davis, from left, Lesley Marquez, Camila Barnes and Nashat Latib. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
1355 Dave Rees and Susan Strelkow at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
Chris Nash and Ginger Barber Nash. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
1350 Ieanne and Keith Reynolds at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
Leanne and Keith Reynolds. Photo by Quy Tran/Quy Tran Photography
Paige Glass, from left, Courtney Zennet and Vivian Wise at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
1423 Todd Fiscus, from left, Ceron, Peter Martino, Matt Burres and Michael Pearce at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
1427 Stephanie and Scott Sanders at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
1425 Tiffany Utterson, left, and Val Burguieres at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
1438 Judith Oudt, from left, Mica Mosbacher and Rita Madden at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
1432 Mary Parmet, left, and Nieves Lawrence at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
1362 Keith and leanne Reynolds, from left, and Carrie and Jacques Hodges at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
1388 Ben Farmer, left, and Fadi Amarnious at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
1412 Meredith Davis, from left, Lesley Marquez, Camila Barnes and Nashat Latib at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
1355 Dave Rees and Susan Strelkow at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015
1350 Ieanne and Keith Reynolds at the Sire Under the Stars event March 2015

What: SIRE's Under the Stars gala.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: While there were no trotting horses in the country club ballroom, the 27 therapy horses that SIRE employs to provide therapeutic horsemanship for individuals with special needs were at the forefront of conversation.

The cause drew 250 guests who helped raise more than $100,000 for the mission. Chaired by Mary Elizabeth Sand, the third annual fundraiser enjoyed a new component — a champagne and cocktail reception held in partnership with Fashion Houston and its president Vivian Wise. The Spazmatics performed for the event that included dinner, dancing and auctions.

Who: Val Burguieres, Stephanie and Scott Sanders, Peter Martino, Mary Parmet, Todd Fiscus, Ceron, Leanne and Keith Reynolds, Michael Pearce and Matt Burrus, Carrie and Jack Hodges, Ginger Barber Nash and Chris Nash.

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