Annual SAFE Events

Heart of the Horse is SAFE’s annual dinner and auction gala, an unforgettable evening celebrating the horses of SAFE. Next year’s event takes place on April 6, 2019 at The Golf Club at Newcastle. Information at heart.safehorses.org

SAFE Benefit Horse ShowThe 12th Annual SAFE Benefit Horse Show takes place August 4–5, 2018 at Donida Farm in Auburn. This two day horse show includes competition in English, Western, Dressage, Hunters, Trails, and more! Everything you need to know about the show can be found at show.safehorses.org

Upcoming SAFE Events

Equine Wellness Expo — Sunday, July 22, 2018

location:
Safe Harbor Stables
10407 192nd Ave NE
Redmond WA 98053

Sunday, July 22
12:00 — 3:00pm

SAFE is holding its 3rd Annual Equine Wellness Expo on Sunday, July 22, from noon to 3pm. This free event at Safe Harbor Stables in Redmond is open to the public, and will feature presentations on equine health from the following speakers:

12pm
Dr. Dana Westerman of Professional Equine Therapeutic Services
Topic: FormaHoof

1pm
Dr. Hannah Mueller of Cedarbrook Veterinary Care
Topic: Equine first aid

2pm
Drs. Lewis and Renner of Rainland Farm Equine Clinic
Topic: Biosecurity on horse farms

Vendors will be on site as well, including:

California Trace
Keep It Simple Farm
NWEquine.com
Jessica Johnson, PLLC, The Equine Esquire
Alpine Ridge Equine Massage & Bodywork
Western Leather Craft
Cedarbrook Veterinary Care
Art by Shano

More vendors to be announced soon! We’ll also have concessions and tours of the SAFE facility!

2018 SAFE Open House Dates

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 2018:

2018 Open House Dates:

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Sunday June 17, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018 — Holiday Open House!

Time: Noon to 3pm

Location: Safe Harbor Stables, 10407 192nd Ave NE, Redmond WA 98053

Past SAFE Events

Joel Conner Horsemanship Clinic — Nov 9–11, 2018

Joel Conner Horsemanship Clinic — Nov 9–11, 2018

  Location: Safe Harbor Stables 10407 192nd Ave NE Redmond, WA 98053 Schedule: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 9 am-noon Groundwork 1–4pm Riding Auditing: $20/day (FREE for SAFE volunteers!) For more information about Joel Conner visit his website:…

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Equine Wellness Expo — Sunday, July 22, 2018

Equine Wellness Expo — Sunday, July 22, 2018

location: Safe Harbor Stables 10407 192nd Ave NE Redmond WA 98053 Sunday, July 22 12:00 — 3:00pm SAFE is holding its 3rd Annual Equine Wellness Expo on Sunday, July 22, from noon to 3pm. This free event at Safe Harbor Stables in Redmond is open to the public, and will…

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Joel Conner Horsemanship Clinic — June 22–24, 2018

Joel Conner Horsemanship Clinic — June 22–24, 2018

Another amazing Joel Conner clinic is in the books! We had a wonderful time and learned so much! To see some photos from Day 2 of the clinic, just click here! Location: Safe Harbor Stables 10407 192nd Ave NE Redmond, WA 98053 Schedule: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:…

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Joel Conner Horsemanship Clinic: April 27–29

Joel Conner Horsemanship Clinic: April 27–29

Location: Safe Harbor Stables 10407 192nd Ave NE Redmond, WA 98053 Schedule: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8a-10a Colt Starting (SAFE Horses) 10:30–1:30 Groundwork 2–5p Riding Auditing: $20/day (FREE for SAFE volunteers!) For more information about Joel Conner visit…

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2nd Annual Paint & Sip, Dec 9, 2017

Such a fun afternoon for SAFE’s second annual Paint & 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…

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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: https://www.facebook.com/pg/safehorses/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158883092300262 Thank you to all our vendors and presenters! Special thanks…

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Joel Conner Clinic — June 10–11, 2017

Photos from the clinic can be seen on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/safehorses/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158729888590262 Next clinic: September 2017 (dates TBD) SAFE welcomes Joel Conner back for another horsemanship clinic, next weekend June…

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2017 Safe Harbor Open House Dates

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 2017: 2017 Open House Dates: Sunday, April 23, 2017 — ASPCA Help a Horse Day and the End Hunger Games Sunday, June 25, 2017…

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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…

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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,…

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Follow up to the Fall Open House and Seminar!

We had beautiful weather and lots of wonderful people come out to SAFE’s Fall Open House and Estate Planning Seminar. Many guests of all ages came out to meet the horses and learn more about the rescue, as well as to participate in a discussion about future estate…

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SAFE at the Safe 2015

Join us at Safeco Field on Sunday July 12th at 1pm for the 2nd annual SAFE Day at the Safe. Your Seattle Mariners will take on the Los Angeles Angels in a battle for supremacy in the AL West! As a friend of SAFE, you’ll receive a $15 group discount for some great Main…

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2015 Open House Dates 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 2015 2015 Dates: Sunday Mar 29, 2015 Sunday, June 28, 2015 Sunday, Sept 27, 2015 Sunday, Dec 6, 2015 Time: Noon to 3pm Location:…

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Low Cost Gelding Clinic Recap

SAFE and Mt Rainier Equine Veterinary Services put on a Low Cost Gelding Clinic on Saturday, November 22. Hosted by Horsepitality Too Stables in Auburn, we turned six stallions into happy geldings! It was a long and bitterly cold day, but spirits were high, the horses…

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Low Cost Gelding Clinic

SAFE and Mt Rainier Equine Veterinary Service have teamed up to put on a Low Cost Gelding Clinic on Saturday, November 22, 2014. If you have a colt or stallion, and need assistance with getting your horse gelded, this clinic will provide gelding surgery to approved…

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Horsebytes Blog: SAFE Forever

SAFE Forever by Monica Bretherton Posted August 8, 2014 I recently found the original ‘adopt me’ sash I made for Cedar. Only a few of the letters had fallen off.” That was an artifact from 2008, the second SAFE benefit show ever. According to my blog (well, that is…

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SAFE Day at the SAFE

This afternoon, under partly sunny skies, 34 people participated in the first “SAFE Day at the Safe” and watched King Felix and the Seattle Mariners take on and beat the Cleveland Indians 3–0. Watching Hernandez throw a one-hit shutout was as much a treat as seeing…

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Tin Cup Chalice Golf Tournament, benefitting SAFE

SAFE is honored to be the beneficiary of this year’s Tin Cup Chalice Golf Tournament, presented by the Parrot Heads of Puget Sound and North Shore Golf Course. The Tin Cup Chalice is an 18 hole four man scramble golf tournament followed by dinner, live music, and a…

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2013 Fall Into Winter wrap up!

For this year’s Fall Into Winter Feed Drive, we set an ambitious goal: $15,000 in donations, to be used to purchase hay and grain for the SAFE horses over the coming year. There was a lot of nervousness behind the scenes when this number was announced, but SAFE…

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Holiday Open House 2013

We had a marvelous time at this year’s Holiday Open House — thank you to everyone who came out to see us!! Sunny & Shasta did a great job as Santa’s elves, and the photos were fantastic. Big thanks to our wonderful photographer Crescent Moegling, who, with the help…

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Wow! What a Difference You Have Made!

The horses at Safe Harbor wanted to send out a big THANK YOU to all the wonderful volunteers who came out last Saturday to the fall work party!  They love all the hard work you did to make their home ready for the winter. All of the horses know that your work cleaning…

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October 19, 2013 — Highbrow Hack 2013

Tickets are now on sale for our second annual Highbrow Hack at Bridle Trails State Park on October 19th. Last year’s event was a lot of fun…it was a beautiful day for a trail ride, and some of the costumes that our riders came up with were truly stunning! Everyone…

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Fill The Trailer: Mission Accomplished!

This past Saturday, Reber Ranch hosted another Fill The Trailer event for SAFE, and it was a wonderful success! Sunny and Shasta were there to meet new people (and scare their dogs) and as usual, our little Ambassadors did a stellar job of charming everyone. The…

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Fill The Trailer This Saturday 11/24 at Reber Ranch !

At this time of thanks & giving, our wonderful friends at Reber Ranch in Kent are generously hosting S.A.F.E. again for their Small Business Saturday event on November 24th to help us “Fill The Trailer” with much needed feed, hay, supplies and blankets. Drop by…

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Directors’ Luncheon

Last Sunday, SAFE Harbor Stables was the site of the first ever SAFE Directors’ Luncheon. Tickets to this exclusive event were auctioned off last August at the SAFE Horse Show, and our six guests were treated to a homecooked meal and a private stable tour / meet &

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Highbrow Hack update

We’re selling tickets for our Highbrow Hack at Bridle Trails State Park on October 7th, and lots of you are hard at work on your equestrian finery…or waiting for the mailman to deliver it…either way, you’ll be looking fabulous! Couple of quick updates… Bridle…

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A Highbrow Hack

Tickets are no longer available for the Highbrow Hack! Bridle Trails is a state park, so in order to park there, you’ll need a Discover Pass if you don’t already have one. You can purchase a day pass for $10 or support the park system by purchasing an annual pass…

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Cavalia, part deux! SOLD OUT

For the second time this year, we’ve received an incredible donation from Cavalia — a group of tickets to the Tuesday, Feb 28, 8pm performance AND a group of tickets to the Wednesday, Feb 29, 8pm performance. We’re selling the tickets as a quick fundraiser for SAFE…

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Cavalia!

  SOLD OUT! We’ve received an incredible donation from Cavalia — a group of tickets to the Sunday, Jan 22, 7pm performance. We’re selling the tickets as a quick fundraiser for SAFE so if you’ve been thinking about seeing this amazing show, here’s an opportunity to do…

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So much to be thankful for!

This past weekend was an incredible one for SAFE. Two special events took place — the Reber Ranch “Fill The Trailer” and Horsepitality Too!‘s Santa party — and the generous outpouring of love & support has us all feeling extremely thankful and a little bit amazed.…

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Fill the Trailer” this Saturday at Reber Ranch!

Our good friends at Reber Ranch in Kent are hosting a Fill The Trailer event in support of the SAFE Fall Into Winter feed drive. We’ll be there all day from 9am to 6pm so please come down and help us stock up on horse feed and supplies for the winter! We’ll have some…

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So many upcoming events!

The next several weekends are going to be busy ones for SAFE supporters! There are a number of special events planned — some presented by SAFE, others being put on to benefit SAFE — and they all look like a lot of fun. Here’s a rundown: Sunday November 20 — Saddle…

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Fall Into Winter

With Fall firmly in place and Winter following close behind, it’s time to start thinking about what lies ahead for horses in this region. The lucky ones will be tucked into cozy stalls with piles of hay in front of them and warm blankets to shield them from the cold.…

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Annual SAFE Work Party — Sept 17

Each year, we ask our amazing volunteers to come together on a Fall Saturday to help us with maintenance, repairs, and improvements. You are invited to join us this year for some exciting projects, including: Adding paddocks and shelters to accommodate more horses in…

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SAFE Open House & Tack Sale

You’re invited to come for a visit to the SAFE farm in Monroe on Sunday September 18 to meet some nice horses and some real nice people too! We’ll also be holding a tack sale with all proceeds benefiting SAFE. What: SAFE Open House and Tack Sale Where: SAFE Farm;…

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Low Cost Castration Clinic — October 1

Save A Forgotten Equine (SAFE), in partnership with Equine Aid and Northwest Equine Stewardship Center (NWESC), will be funding another series of low-cost equine castration clinics for qualified applicants. Our next clinic is being held on October 1, 2011. Dr. Hannah…

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Low Cost Castration Clinic — August 6, 2011

Save A Forgotten Equine (SAFE), in partnership with Equine Aid and Northwest Equine Stewardship Center (NWESC), will be funding another series of low-cost equine castration clinics for qualified applicants. Our next clinic is being held on August 6, 2011. Dr. Hannah…

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SAFE Open House — What a great day!

Yesterday’s open house at SAFE was a terrific success. We had a great turnout of people who came by to say hello and meet the horses, and it was a lot of fun for us to meet some of our wonderful supports in person, some for the first time. The weather was beautiful…

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SAFE Open House — Sunday June 26

We’re opening the gates to visitors on Sunday June 26 for an afternoon open house at the SAFE Farm in Monroe. Come out and say hello, meet the SAFE horses, tour the farm, and enjoy a mini cupcake or two. Date: Sunday June 26 Time: 2–5pm Demonstrations in the arena…

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Saddle Fitting Clinic review

We would like to thank Dawn Anderson of Anderson Equine Saddle Fitting Services for conducting a terrific clinic this weekend at SAFE. A group of about 16 attended the lecture and demonstrations and were given the hands-on opportunity to examine the innards of…

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Low-Cost Gelding Clinic — June 4 2011

PLEASE NOTE: Friday May 27 is the last day we will be accepting applications for the June 4 Gelding Clinic. You may still submit applications for the August and October clinics. Save A Forgotten Equine (SAFE), in partnership with Equine Aid and Northwest Equine…

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Saddle Fitting Clinic Update

The SAFE Saddle Fitting Clinic is coming up this weekend (May 21 & 22) and if you’re not signed up already, we hope you’ll sign up soon. In order to make things a little easier, we’re going to offer tickets for the Saturday lecture at the door for $25 if you…

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99 tickets sold!

We’ve sold 99 tickets to the Lipizzaner Show, thank you to everyone who purchased their tickets already! If you haven’t yet, not to worry, we have reserved another 50 tickets, so there is still time to get in on this great deal. The new block of tickets are also in…

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May Events Updates

Hopefully by now you know about the three great events taking place in May to benefit SAFE and its supporters. Just a few quick updates on each one: PINS FOR PONIES — MAY 1 — 1–3pm — SunVilla Lanes, Bellevue Pre-registration for Pins for Ponies has not been as…

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Saddle Fitting Clinic May 21–22

An ill-fitting saddle can do more than just make your horse uncomfortable. It can also cause lameness, chronic pain and bad behavior. We see a lot of unwanted, discarded horses at SAFE, and we can’t help but wonder how many horses are labeled unrideable or even…

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Pins for Ponies — Time is running out to register!

If you’ve been planning to attend Pins for Ponies, the time to register and guarantee yourself a spot is now! We’ll be taking registrations for this event until April 28 — after that, we have to give up the unused lanes that the bowling alley has reserved for us. So…

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Lucky’s Charm is almost over

Time is winding down on Lucky’s fundraiser but there is still time to pitch in to help Lucky as well as animals in need in Japan. To date, we have raised $1099, which means $220 for Japan (plus matching funds from SAFE) and $880 for Lucky. That’s fantastic progress,…

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Will YOU be Lucky’s charm?

As you may know, SAFE horse Bucky B Lucky has bone chips in his ankle from an injury he sustained on the track. If these chips were surgically removed, Lucky would be able to be more than just a Walk/Trot horse but would also be able to canter and do low level…

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Low-Cost Castration Clinics

On Monday, January 28th, we had the first low-cost castration clinic held in conjunction with Tacoma Equine Clinic.  We had one mini stallion at that clinic.  We had a couple of last-minute cancellations and it seems that either the fact that the clinic was on a…

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Just Horsin’ Around 4H Gaming Show

Once again, the generous kids of the Just Horsin’ Around 4H club have selected SAFE to share the proceeds of their benefit gaming show.  The show will be held on March 26th at the BLT arena in Granite Falls and is open to all ages including adults.  You can view the…

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Low-Cost Castration Clinic — March 5th, 2011 in Monroe, WA

Save A Forgotten Equine (SAFE), in partnership with Equine Aid and Northwest Equine Stewardship Center (NWESC), will be funding a low-cost equine castration clinic for qualified applicants on March 5th, 2011.  Dr. Hannah Evergreen and Dr. Kelli Taylor will be…

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EI Lecture — Buy, Sell, or Lease your horse

Tomorrow, SAFE will be participating in an event hosted by Equestrian’s Institute called “Buy, Sell, or Lease your Horse”.  I will be speaking about the methods that SAFE uses to safely rehome our horses and protect them in the future, and about our SAFE-Assisted…

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Low-Cost Castration Clinic February 28th

Save A Forgotten Equine (SAFE), in partnership with Tacoma Equine Hospital, will be funding a low-cost equine castration clinic for qualified applicants on February 28th, 2011.  All three Tacoma Equine Hospital vets (Dr. Hagerman, Dr. Arnold, Dr. deGravelles) will be…

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HeART of the Horse 2011

The third annual HeART of the Horse was held on May 12, 2012 at the Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville WA. We stepped things up this year, turning HeART into a full scale evening event, with a catered dinner, a silent auction, an equestrian fashion show put on by…

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2011 SAFE Benefit Horse Show

2011 SAFE Benefit Horse Show SAFE is excited to announce that its FIFTH annual benefit horse show is expanding to a 2 day show! This year’s show will be held at Donida Farm in Auburn WA on August 6 and 7. We’ll have one day of English riding events including dressage…

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HeART of the Horse 2010

After the success and popularity of the HeART of the Horse Benefit Art Show & Auction in 2009, it was decided to try it again in 2010. HeART of the Horse II took place on October 22, 2010 with the sponsorship of Museum Quality Framing who not only hosted the event at…

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2010 SAFE Benefit Horse Show

The fourth annual SAFE Benefit Show took place at Donida Farm in Auburn WA on August 7, 2010. Moving the show to a beautiful venue like Donida turned out to be a great decision. We added Dressage classes for the first time, in addition to the usual main arena English…

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Poker Ride — December 13, 2009

Poker Ride — December 13, 2009 A fabulous time was had by all at the Poker Ride, which raised over $900 for SAFE. The event was held at Bridle Trails State Park in Bellevue WA, and we had a great turnout.

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Open House /Adoption Event — October 4, 2009

Open House /Adoption Event — October 4, 2009 Come out and meet the SAFE horses, staff & volunteers. Learn more about Equine Rescue, what SAFE does to help the horses and what you can do to help. WHEN: Sunday, October 4 from 11 am to 4 pm WHERE: 27706 Old Owen Rd,…

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2009 SAFE Benefit Horse Show

2009 SAFE Benefit Horse Show The third annual SAFE Benefit Horse Show took place on August 22, 2009 at Frontier Park in Graham WA. We had an incredible turnout of horses and riders, with large, competitive classes all day long. Ten SAFE horses were in attendance to…

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HeART of the Horse 2009

HeART of the Horse—an art show and auction benefiting SAFE—was held on April 5, 2009 at Abbey Ballroom in Tacoma WA. HeART featured the artwork of several local and national artists, many of whom donated their work to the silent auction. The event featured catered…

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2008 SAFE Benefit Horse Show

2008 SAFE Benefit Horse Show The second annual SAFE Benefit Horse Show took place on August 23, 2008 at Bridle Trails State Park in Bellevue WA and was a tremendous success. We enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day and we had a great turnout for the show. Initial feedback…

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Pony Up Fall Fundraiser benefitting SAFE

Pony Up Fall Fundraiser benefitting SAFE The Pony Up Dinner and Auction to benefit SAFE was held on November 3, 2007. We had a fun bunch of people in attendance — most of whom were good sports and wore their best wild west duds! The food was great and the auction…

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2007 SAFE Benefit Horse Show

SAFE Benefit Horse Show The SAFE BENEFIT OPEN HORSE SHOW was held on Saturday, July 28th at Mt Hood Equestrian Center in Boring OR, and it was a tremendous success! We had a huge turnout, wonderful participants, tireless volunteers, and happy spectators. Plans are…

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SAFE Bodywork Clinic

The SAFE Bodywork Clinic was held on April 21, 2007. It was presented by Dr Hannah Evergreen of Evergreen Holistic Veterinary. A group of 10 horses and their owners learned about several different holistic healing methods, and also benefited from a bodywork session…

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