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.