THE 24TH ANNUAL Trailblazers Awards luncheon and fashion show kicked off Rodeo season in style! The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo took over the entirety of the Hilton Americas-Houston's ballroom spaces and welcomed a record-setting crowd of more than 2,000 for its big afternoon fete, which this year adopted the theme of Enchanted Garden.
This year's honorees, recognized for all the time, talent and generosity they've lent to the Rodeo over the years, included Isela Garcia, Michelle Iversen Jeffrey, Kristie Manning, Nancy Motley, Taryn Sims and Jennifer Currey Van Matre. Recipients from previous years were also in attendance, cheering each other on during the fashion show, produced by Lenny Matuszewski and Tamara Klosz Bonar.
The main event featured spring fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue (and cowboy dancers, naturally). Inspired by the production, many attendees sipped and shopped around a colorful marketplace erected in the hotel, and others stayed in the ballroom for an afterparty with tunes courtesy of DJ Johnny Bravo. Yee-haw!
Katy Tomasini, Jennifer Arnold, Heather Loesberg
Victoria Nelson, Debbie Young
Amanda Alvarez, Laura Salinas-Pruneda, Susie Molina, Leticia Rios
Vanessa Kriegel, Roxy Sanford, Sylvia Ready
Tiffany Halik, Tricia Verbois, Lesley Noto, Krista Shamaly
Cassie Sinor, Christina Wilson , Dana Barton
Susannah Causey, Johnny Causey
Chris and Kendall Hanno
Steve Newmyer, Andrew Clendennen, John Grimes
Erin and Preston Hall
Kelly Larkin, Anita Sehga
Julie and Alan Kent
Daniella Hernandez, Cinthya Reade ,Felicia Stone
Heidi Turney, Liz Weisberg, Hasina Starks
Jarrett Adame, Tyson Dunn, Joe Van Matre, JW Daubert