Dressing for a formal gala is fun and luxurious, but sometimes it’s nice to just brush off your western gear (or go shopping for some) and let down your hair. The 12th annual Marty’s Barn Party will honor the heroes of Equestrian Connection in Lake Forest on Saturday, October 14, with food, drinks, and dancing to the music of award-winning country music star Sara Evans. Named after late board member and founder of the first party, Marty Domitrovich of Mettawa, Marty’s Barn Party has helped Equestrian Connection become one of the largest equine therapy centers in the nation. Equestrian Connection is located at 600 N. Bradley Road in Lake Forest. For ticket information and to learn more, visit bidpal.net/martysbarnparty or equestrianconnection.org.