Country Meets Chic at ‘Filly Fashions’ Benefit



ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship (3160 N. Custer, McKinney) is a non-profit serving Collin, Denton, and Dallas counties to nurture and strengthen, both mentally and physically, children and adults with disabilities. The goal is achieved through a unique combination of the healing power of horses, and a dedicated, experienced staff.

On Friday, April 26th, ManeGait hosted its third annual Filly Fashions event. The luncheon and fashion show serves to raise awareness and funds for the center. Despite a slight chill in the air, over 350 attendees came out to enjoy the spring fashions, food, and prizes.


  As guests arrived, they were greeted by ManeGait co-founder Priscilla Darling, then welcomed into the main arena. Tables beckoned, topped with beautiful centerpieces that doubled as the day’s raffle prizes. Each was provided by a different sponsor, and guests were encouraged to mix and mingle while selecting the prize they most hoped to win. At noon, all were seated for a fresh and healthy three-course lunch. Emcee Fiona Gorostiza of Fox 4 News (pictured below, right, with Priscilla Darling) and singer-songwriter Geoffrey Andrews entertained the crowd.  

  With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, the Rhonda Sargent Chambers-produced runway show was appropriately all about the races. Right on theme, multiple scenes were presented, including Race Day, springtime fur, bridal party, and bride-to-be fashions. The looks were all-American and clean, with preppy, bold prints, crisp cotton, and chic hats.  

  The afternoon wrapped up with the announcement of all raffle prize winners. As guests exited the stables, young ManeGait riders handed each a pink rose as a thank you, leaving a heartfelt reminder of the ManeGait mission. Visit for more information.   All photos, credit Jarrod Fresquez for DFW Style Daily.    

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