Shelby's Social Diary
The ladies of the Houston Rodeo play fashion trailblazers — and Dominique Sachse approves
And you thought the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was all about the lanky guys in Stetsons and those hunky cowboys riding bulls. That notion was easily dismissed Thursday at the Trailblazer Awards luncheon and fashion show, which saluted the ladies who contribute to the rodeo scene just as much grit as the men and decidedly more grace.
Barbara Jordan, on the arm of proud husband Don Jordan, former rodeo president, walked the runway at the Royal Sonesta Hotel as recipient of the Pearl Award, the top honor for a grande dame of the rodeo. Recognized for their years of volunteer service on various committees were Trailblazer honorees Lynda Hartman, Kaki Herd, Joan Lyons and Amy Sablatura.
Attire for this midday fete was more lunching ladies than Annie Oakley.
The luncheon, emceed by KPRC Channel 2 news anchor Dominique Sachse, featured a runway show of spring fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue. And with that fashion emphasis, attire for this midday fete was more lunching ladies than Annie Oakley.
Leading the day's activities were Trailblazer chair Michelle Wasaff and her vice-chairs Susan Buddeke, Mandy Bennett, Gigi Wark, Stacy Lanier and Gretchen Gilliam.
Among the more than 750 guests were rodeo board chairman Steve Stevens,Darrell Hartman, Bill Herd, Dwayne Sablatura, Sharron Melton, Ted Lyons, Kristina Hornberger, Joe Hornberger, Kelly Hornberger, Brian Crook, CurtisClerkley, Ginger Brown and Jennifer Zoller.