Danette Schaefer, of Carterville, pats Zena alongside Santiago Thomas on Saturday during the annual Sweethearts of the Saddle Derby Day Gala at the Carterville Community Center. All funds raised at the event benefited students enrolled in Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding at Giant City Stables. Zena, along with 32 other horses, belong to Giant City Stables. “I’m a volunteer at the stables,” Schaefer said, “so I love these girls.” — May 7, 2016, Carterville, Ill.