A Glorious Equestrian Afternoon
By Megan McKinney
On one idyllic Saturday every second September, philanthropist M.K. Pritzker joins the Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in hosting the Evergreen Invitational, an invitation-only equestrian event, which has become one of the area’s most sought-after tickets of the even numbered fall seasons; this year it was presented by The Wood-Prince Family.
The 2016 grand prix show jumping competition and luncheon drew more than 600 guests to the Pritzker’s Evergreen farm in Bristol, Wisconsin. Guests were able to witness nationally ranked riders compete for the $25,000 Junior/Amateur Owner Classic and $75,000 Grand Prix prizes. They also enjoyed browsing through the “Promenade of Shops.” And for driving enthusiasts, automotive sponsor Lake Forest Sportscars displayed Ferrari sports cars, offering test drives.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Woman’s Board members Meredith Wood-Prince and Beth Coleman, were co-chairs of the 6th biennial event, which this year raised $1.4 million in sponsorships and commitments to support traditionally under-funded women’s health programs at Northwestern Medicine.
Co-chairs Meredith Wood-Prince and Beth Coleman.
Northwestern Memorial Woman’s Board President Joan Moore, was escorted to the event by her husband Charles and their sons Charley and Willy.
Woman’s Board member Stuart Mesires with her son, Xander. Vintage fashion expert Stuart is author of the popular Classic Chicago column Vintage Vantage.
J.B. Pritzker and Patrick Wood-Prince.
Browsing through the Promenade of Shops, one of the afternoon’s many pleasures, was especially enjoyed by Bridget Von Kaenel.
Jamie Field Kane and Martha Simpson.
David Herbert and J.T. Fitzgerald.
David and Nancy Connolly.
Ashley and Pam Netsky.
Lucia Steinwold and Woman’s Board member Wendy Wood-Prince. Wendy, a consultant for Lake Forest Travel Bureau, is author of the popular Classic Chicago column Wendy Worldwide.
Woman’s Board member Jennifer Dunne, with her husband, Peter.
Former Woman’s Board President Laura Davis, with her husband, Tony.
Northwestern Memorial Foundation President Stephen Falk and Woman’s Board President Joan Moore.
Lisa Smyth, Mary Dolan and Martha Simpson. Lisa and Mary are both Woman’s Board members.
Diane and John Terlato.
Flip Block and Sandy Kasten.
Tom Wood and Eve Rogers.
The women who made the glorious day possible: Joan Moore, Beth Coleman, Meredith Wood and M.K. Pritzker.
Mariah D. Photography
Robert F. Carl