The Rotary Club of Southlake had a special guest on April 8, 2022. 
 
Doreen Bruton, Founder & Executive Director of Amys Wish With Wings came to speak to our Club about her upcoming initiative "Bobbyfest" wherein all proceeds will go to her organization "Amy's Wish With Wing."  
 
Amy's Wish With Wings is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides Equine Assisted Services to children with special needs with a goal to assist children in reaching their full potential through their healing interaction with horses. Amy's Wish Equine Assisted Services program is located at the Ride With Pride Horsemanship School in Southlake, Texas.
 
Doreen has been involved with horses her whole life growing up showing, playdays and rodeo. She has over 41 years of operating a successful horsemanship school at Ride With Pride, Inc in Southlake.
Doreen’s passion for her horses and the love she has for her students shines throughout the barn and arena.
Doreen’s credentials include: PATH International (Professional Assoc of Therapeutic Horsemanship International), CHA (Certified Horsemanship Assoc), and Spirithorse certifications.
Doreen founded Amy's Wish With Wings Charity in 2011 to give Amy Stefanko her wings. Due to complications from leukemia Amy had to learn how to speak and walk again. Amy started equine-assisted services to help her recover.
 
Amy's wish was to learn to ride independent of a lead line with side walkers and under Doreen's care and instruction she achieved her wish! Amy continues to flourish today in the program held at Ride with Pride Horsemanship School in Southlake, Texas. Amy's Wish kids compete at the Equestrian Special Olympics every Spring and also will compete at the Chisholm Challenge held at the Fort Worth Stock Show in January.
 
The 9th Annual Bobbyfest BENEFITING AMY'S WISH WITH WINGS
Saturday, April 30, 2022
5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Marq Southlake
285 Shady Oaks Dr, Southlake, TX 76092
Featured Bands: Abby Anderson with Marshall & Dylan Altman, Bryce Baines Band, Man no Sober, & Chaser Crouch
Food Trucks:
Taco Spot, Sushi Dojo, Addie Cakes and Lily Pies