More than 600 guests celebrated the healing power of the horse at the 16th annual Garden Party recently at Summergrove Polo Farm and the adjoining New Heights Therapeutic Riding Center.

Hosted by David Fennelly and Carlos Sanchez, the fundraiser provides financial assistance to adults and children who benefit from equine-assisted therapies and activities.

Visits with the ponies and the talents of musician Amanda Shaw were part of the gala afternoon.