Category Archives: Past SAFE Events

2nd Annual Paint & Sip

Such a fun afternoon for SAFE’s 2nd annual paint and sip fundraiser last month at The Painted Palace in Redmond, with everyone creating their own version of “Winter Solstice”, enjoying snacks and great conversation. Thanks to everyone who helped us raise almost $600 in just 3 hours to help the horses at SAFE (and Raven even got a new monthly sponsor)!!! Stay tuned for more fun community events in 2018. If you’d like to partner with SAFE on fundraising activities or events, contact

SAFE Equine Wellness Expo & Tack Sale, July 9

Thank you to everyone who came to this event! It was a very fun and educational day! Photos from the event can be seen here:

Thank you to all our vendors and presenters! Special thanks to Blanket Express Equine Laundry for providing pizza for the volunteers and PCC-Redmond for providing snacks for our visitors!

Join us on Sunday July 9th from 12-4pm for SAFE’s 2nd annual Equine Wellness Expo. We have an exciting line up of equine professionals who will speak on a variety of topics:

-12 pm Dr. Eric Renner, from Rainland Farm Equine Clinic, will be talking about how to spot lameness in your horse and showing us the lameness locator tool and how it works.

-1 pm Courtney Dale, from Olson’s Tack, will speak to us about saddle fitting and how to insure your saddle is not h

Joel Conner Clinic — June 10-11, 2017

Photos from the clinic can be seen on our Facebook page:

Next clinic: September 2017 (dates TBD)

SAFE welcomes Joel Conner back for another horsemanship clinic, next weekend June 10-11. Auditors are welcome and encouraged to attend, for just $15 per day. (Free for SAFE volunteers!)

Joel Conner teaches using horsemanship methods passed down by such legends as Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt, and Buck Brannaman. In the last three years, Joel has started or re-started many SAFE horses and helped them overcome fears and other issues through clear communication and understanding. He’s also extremely committed to helping SAFE volunteers develop their skills as horse handlers and riders. Joel travels to SAFE from his home in Ellensburg four times per year to put on clinics for SAFE horses and riders. His teaching promotes safety for our volunteers, consistent handling for our horses, and is directly responsible for the increase in adoptions that we are seeing at the rescue.

Joel Conner Horsemanship Clinic, June 10-11, 2017 at SAFE in Redmond

ASPCA Help a Horse Day and the End Hunger Games

The End Hunger Games celebration of ASPCA Help a Horse Day at SAFE on April 23 was a marvelous event with nearly 400 guests in attendance!! See photos from the End Hunger Games on our Facebook page at:



WHEN: Sunday April 23, 2017 — Noon to 3pm

WHERE: Safe Harbor Stables in Redmond


COST: FREE to everyone!!!

Help a Horse Day is a nationwide competition sponsored by the ASPCA. Equine rescues and sanctuaries around the country put on events to raise awareness about the work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses. These events are judged on their creativity, effort, attendance, media coverage, and more. The winning rescue receives a $25,000 grant from the ASPCA. Five more rescues will win $10K and five will win $5K. SAFE is going all out this year to capture the prize and you can help by coming out to support us!

The theme for SAFE’s Help a Horse Day event is The End Hunger Games. Visitors will be taken step by step through the rescue process as they visit the thirteen Districts, each one devoted to a particular stage of the work that SAFE does:

District 1: Intake
special guest: Regional Animal Services of King County and Washington Animal Response Team
District 2: Triage
special guest: Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital
District 3: Farrier
special guest: Olympic Forge Farrier
District 4: Foundations
District 5: Horse Keeping
District 6: Groundwork
District 7: Riding
District 8: Nutrition
District 9: Annual Vet Care
special guest: Laura Voss Monahan, DVM
District 10: Adoptions
District 11: Alumni Program
District 12: Jobs for Horses
special guest: Snohomish Search & Rescue
District 13: Involvement

You’ll continue on through the different Districts, learning about training, farrier work, proper diet, readying a home for a horse, all the way through to adoption. And District Thirteen will show you all the ways you can get involved with SAFE! Each District will be informative as well as interactive. In the end, you’ll have a much better understanding of what SAFE does to help horses!

CONCESSIONS available from


Visitors to Help a Horse Day will park at The Overlake School, which is 3 minutes down the road from Safe Harbor Stables. A shuttle bus will provide continuous service to and from the parking lot. Accessible parking will be available on site at Safe Harbor Stables.

The Overlake School
20301 NE 108th St
Redmond WA 98053

Directions to The Overlake School

Safe Harbor Stables
10407 192nd Ave NE
Redmond WA 98053

2016 Open Houses at Safe Harbor Stables

SAFE holds a quarterly Open House in which we invite our supporters and neighbors to come for a visit! Here are the dates we’ve chosen for 2016:

2016 Dates:

Sunday, March 20, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Time: Noon to 3pm

Location: Safe Harbor Stables, 16509 164th NE, Woodinville WA 98072

Fall Work Party Photos

We’re giddy with all the amazing work that was accomplished on Saturday at the Volunteer Work Party. About 40 people came out to dig, saw, invent, organize, clean, scrape, wash, pull, and make Safe Harbor Stables shine for the ponies. A marvelous time was had by all, as proven by these photos. THANK YOU to everyone who made this day a success!!

(click a photo below to view a slideshow!)