Incredible treasures and experiences await you at Heart of the Horse!

Here is just a small taste of the donated items that will be offered at this year’s Heart of the Horse:

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Discover what it takes to follow your dreams with Inherent Knowledge!

Are you ready to figure out how you’re going to spend more time with the horses you love? Have you been thinking about working with a life or career coach but feel you need someone to talk to who is as unique as you are? Look no further. With Inherent Knowledge, you get a new kind of coaching. We’re fun. We’re astute. We’re exceedingly kind. And we’ve donated to SAFE because caring about horses is something we do. Come mine your knowledge with us with a six-session coaching package!

Donated by Inherent Knowledge

Charming Cottage at Cannon Beach

Stay up to 7 glorious nights at Cannon Beach, Oregon in a charming 2 bedroom cottage. This cozy home sleeps 6 people, (4 adults). Located steps from shops in town and a short walk to the world famous Haystack Rock beach, you will enjoy comfort and lovely amenities. One well-behaved dog is welcome!


Cottage stay donated by Lisa O’Brien and Dwight Thompson

The Boys in the Boat

Enjoy two hours of storytelling and adventure focused on the story of the rag-tag crew of young men whose tenacity led them to victory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. UW Rowing Alum, Melanie Barstow, will lead a tour through the Conibear Shellhouse and the ASUW Shellhouse where “the boys” trained. This is an exclusive opportunity for up to 15 guests. A copy of the book, The Boys in the Boat, signed by both author Daniel James Brown and Judy Rantz Willman, daughter of Joe Rantz, will be included with this item.


Donated by Melanie Barstow and Judy Rantz Willman


Drew Doggett is an internationally acclaimed photographer who uses his art to tell the stories of people and animals in remote places. Drew is passionate about giving back to people and creatures he so intimately captures. This enchanting signed limited edition print comes from his series entitled BAND OF REBELS: WHITE HORSES OF CAMARGUE. This magnificent piece of art is 32 x 48, matted and framed, ready to add other-wordly beauty to your home.



 Donated by Drew Doggett Photography

Grand Prix Show Jumping at Thunderbird Show Park

Watch world class Grand Prix Show Jumping at the phenomenal Thunderbird Show Park, Langley BC, Canada. Eight guests are invited to spend May 29, 2020 in the VIP area to take in the thrill of international level jumping with a dedicated table, catered breakfast, lunch, snacks & refreshments, experience includes parking. Spend the night of May 29th in a comfortable Fraser Heights vacation rental with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.


VIP Experience donated by Thunderbird Show Park

Thrill of a Lifetime at Dirtfish Rally School

Feel the excitement of driving a Subaru rally car at speed. Students are taught the basics of handling theory and then head out on a closed gravel course to get behind the wheel and experience the rush first hand. World-renowned instructors expertly guide students on three different courses designed to thrill and challenge. Program concludes with a Thrill Ride from an instructor to demonstrate what a professional driver on a closed course can do. There is NOWHERE else in North America you can get this experience. Four hour rally program for 2 adults.


  Donated by Dirtfish Rally School

Timber Outdoor Music Festival

Camp, swim, play, eat, listen to fantastic live music, and just relax in the sublime natural beauty of Carnation July 16-18, 2020. With the Tolt river burbling in the background you and 3 friends (and some kids, but no dogs) can spend the entire weekend camping in Tolt-Macdonald Park. There is more than just music to keep you engaged! Other activities include yoga, outdoor recreation classes, star gazing, a 5K and MORE! This package includes 4 weekend passes, a tent camping spot, and parking.



Weekend passes donated by Timber Music Festival

White Stallion Ranch, Tucson

Stunning scenery, exciting horseback riding, delicious family style meals, and high-class, comfortable lodging await you at the White Stallion Ranch in Tucson. This family owned and operated dude ranch has been delighting visitors for over 70 years. You will get personal service and excellent opportunities to enjoy the rugged beauty of Arizona. Relax for two blissful nights and enjoy two full days of ranch activities including horseback riding, tennis, swimming, rock climbing, hiking, shooting, archery, and fat tire cycling. This package is for two adults.

          All photos courtesy of WSR

Donated by White Stallion Ranch

Marvelous Mustang Photography by Jessica Farren

A picture is worth a thousand words and these photos speak volumes. Talented PNW Equine Photographer, Jessica Farren shares a window into the world of the Onaqui Herd in Utah.

Donated by Jessica Farren Photography

Seattle Sounders Fan Favorite

Sounders fans will love this! 2 tickets to a home Sounders game, branded ball, custom Sounders flag, vinyl decals, and a Sounders souvenir championship ring.




Donated by Deanna T. and the Seattle Sounders FC

Adam Ant and The Lemonheads in Concert

STG Presents Adam Ant: Friend or Foe with Special Guests The Lemonheads, Saturday, May 9, 2020. Following a world tour with sold-out venues, pop icon Adam Ant performs his landmark solo album, “Friend or Foe” live in its entirety as well as his chart-topping singles and personal favorites. From his early punk days in London to his explosion on the world stage that would lead to him becoming an icon, Adam Ant’s musical career spans the course of nine albums and 22 chart topping singles worldwide. 2 Paramount Club Seats and Lounge Access.

Donated by Seattle Theatre Group

Intricate Quilt in Cheery Colors

Want to go home with something warm and wonderful? Hand made with love and beautifully put together, this quilt will grace a cheery bedroom for years to come. Approximate size 80 x 86 (twin/ full).



Donated by Jill S.

Magical Mackinac Island

Unbelievable blue skies, fresh air, and history await you on Magical Mackinac. This Michigan gem sits in glorious Lake Huron and is only accessible to travelers who want to explore the island in horse drawn carriages or bicycles. No cars allowed! This trip for two adults includes ferry ride, passes to Fort Mackinac State Park, a 1 and three quarter hour horse drawn tour of the island, and a one hour bike rental. Stay tuned for additions to this unique trip.



Carriage tour donated by Mackinac Island Carriage Tours


Bike Rental donated by Ryba’s Rentals

Ferry ride donated by Kit T.



Bluegrass State Here We Come!

This package is shaping up to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the Bluegrass State of Kentucky. To date it includes passes to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, passes to Churchill Downs in Louisville for a day at the races with souvenir programs, and passes to the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville. Stay tuned for more additions to this tremendous trip!


Donations by the Kentucky Horse Park


 Donations by Churchill Downs

Issaquah Stay and Play Vacation

Best staycation ever! Enjoy a night away in a private creekside cottage in Issaquah, eat dinner at Jak’s on Main, and enjoy the charms of downtown Issaquah. Perfect girls get away or romantic weekend.



  Cottage stay donated by Pete & Mary Kay Blum

Gift certificate donated by Jak’s Grill


Whiskey Barrel Cooler

Impress the guests at your next barbecue with this hand crafted whiskey barrel cooler. This gorgeous item is distinctly functional and it will be the talk of your next party.




Hand crafted and donated by Kerry & Candi Kintzley

Your Pet Captured by Washington’s Best Pet Photographer

Six-time Winner of Evening Magazine’s Best Pet Photography, Julie Austin will capture the magic spirit of your best friend. Julie has an amazing way of snapping that perfect moment between pets and their owners, or pets and their other furry friends. Three hour session, two locations, 50 edited proofs, one 12 x 18 fine art print. The best shot of your cherished pet you will ever get: priceless.


Donated by Julie Austin Photography

Wine Flight for 8 at one of Patterson Cellars Four Tasting Rooms

Take a gaggle of your best pals and visit Patterson Cellars at one of their four fine tasting rooms. Whether you want to stay casual and visit Woodinville’s Hollywood Hill or Warehouse Districts, dress up and go out to the lofty, modern Sodo room, or travel east to the Leavenworth tasting room, you will enjoy the finest current offerings and knowledgeable staff.

Donated by Phoebe Trocano

Stonehenge, Rodin, and Vistas, Oh My!

Visit the full scale replica of Stonehenge, admire works by Rodin, and tour the sunny gardens of the Maryhill Museum in Goldendale, WA. Commanding a spectacular view of the Columbia River on the Washington side, this museum is a hidden gem and a treat for the whole family.



Donated by the Maryhill Museum of Art


Here Are the Sonics!!

“Here Are the Sonics”, Norton re-release of the Sonics first album signed by Andy and Larry Parypa. Never been played.”




Donated by Andy Parypa and Kathy Hope

Stunning Snoqualmie Falls Metal Print

You want this inspiring shot of Snoqualmie Falls to adorn your wall with an iconic image of the Washington’s dramatic beauty. This is a metal print, the perfect size to fit any room, 20 x 30. Metal prints are ready to hang, no need for framing and they look new forever.


Donated by Brandon Larson Photography

Chateau Ste. Michelle Blend Experience

Here’s your chance to be your own winemaker! You and 3 friends will learn about wine blending with Chateau Ste. Michelle and their award winning varietals. Take home your own custom blended wine complete with your designer label!


Donated by Chateau Ste. Michelle

Sigillo Cellars in Historic Downtown Snoqualmie

You and 3 friends are going to feel the warm welcome at family operated Sigillo Cellars in Snoqualmie. Taking the best grapes from respected wine producing regions of Eastern Washington, including The Yakima Valley and Wahlukle Slope; Sigillo Cellars creates their own spin on Bordeaux and Rhone varietals as well as other styles of wine that suit this casually elegant winery. The four of you will enjoy a tasting flight and complimentary charcuterie, along with a bottle of Sunset red to go home, and a 10% discount for all guests buying the day of the tasting.

Donated by Sigillo Cellars

Bellevue Romance Package

Enjoy a one night weekend bed and breakfast stay for two at the elegant and luxurious Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Includes sumptuous breakfast buffet at Eques Restaurant, valet parking, and 2 pm late checkout.


Donated by The Hyatt Regency Bellevue

One-on-One Classical Horsemanship Lessons on Beautiful Baroque Horses

Expert rider/ trainer Troy Griffith of Hands-On-Horse Training outside of Salem, OR invites you to come and learn Old World military style horsemanship on his well-trained Lippizaner and Friesian horses. Your day will include explanation of how this form of horsemanship differs from other modern forms of riding, an hour of groundwork lessons with Troy’s horses, and two hours of riding instruction with an opportunity to ride two different baroque breeds.


Donated by Troy Griffith and Hands-on-Horse Training

Yakima Valley Horse Drawn Carriage Wine Tour for Four

Let the Yakima Valley Carriage Company take you and 3 friends on a glorious tour of Yakima Valley’s best wineries! You’ll visit Bonair Winery, VanArnam Vineyards, Hyatt Vineyards, and Tanjuli Winery arriving in elegant style in a beautiful coach pulled by Yakima Valley Carriage Company’s handsome Percheron pair, Rosie and Ranger. Enjoy wine tasting at the vineyards and stay over in creature comfort at the Zillah Lakes Inn in Zillah, WA.




Wine tastings donated by Hyatt, Bonair, Tanjuli, and VanArnam Wineries

Donated by Yakima Valley Carriage Company

  Hotel Stay donated by Erin-Kline-Aleman of John L. Scott Real Estate and Doug and Pam Lakman

Tongass Rain Riding Skirt

You’re going to look forward to bad weather because now you can laugh in its face once you get your Tongass Rain Riding Skirt. Wear over your riding breeches or jeans, the Tongass Rain Riding Skirt is 100% waterproof + breathable and is the definition of essential riding gear. It keeps you, your saddle, and your horse’s back muscles warm and dry. Put it in your pack or tie in on your saddle to be prepared for whatever weather the trail has in store!

Donated by Arctic Horse

Spend the Day at Woodland Park Zoo

Spend a day at the fabulous Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle with this four-pack of tickets. SEE ANIMALS, SAVE WILDLIFE. Your day out supports conservation and education here and around the world.


Donated by Woodland Park Zoo

Picnic with the Ponies at SAFE

Enjoy a 2-hour visit to SAFE’s fabulous 11-acre farm in Redmond. Take a tour of the barn, meet the horses, and enjoy a light lunch or afternoon snack before a photo op with Sunny D and Shasta. Package for up to 10 people.

Donated by SAFE and Tiffany Lindan

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

A Rare Opportunity to See the Chimps at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest! The sanctuary, located near Cle Elum, WA, is not open to the public, but you and six guests will have the opportunity for a rare behind-the-scenes visit! You’ll meet the chimpanzees, most of whom were rescued from biomedical research labs, and learn all about this unique organization.

(Note: enclosures are not entered and visitors have no physical contact with the animals during the tour. Minimum age is 12 years old with guardian.)

2020 Donors

Andy Parypa and Kathy Hope
Arctic Horse
Barb Lui
Barbara Yarrington
Bonair Winery and Vineyards
Brandon Larson Photography
Candi and Kerry Kintzley
Caprica Soapery
Caren McMillen
Cascade Mountain Tech, LLC
Cathy Olson
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest
Churchill Downs
Debbie Davis at Reveal
Dirtfish Rally School
Doug and Pam Lakman
Drew Doggett Photography LLC
Erin Elise Photography
Erin Kline-Aleman, John L. Scott Real Estate
Holly Fleming
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Hyatt Winery and Vineyards
Inherent Knowledge
Ishnala Retreat
Jackie Liles
Jak’s Restaurant
Jamison Johnson Photography
Jan Misner
Jeanne Shepard
Jessica Farren Photography
Jill Santos
Joplin’s Sanctuary and Animal Rescue
Judy Rantz Willman
Julie Austin Photography
Kaya Mead
Kentucky Horse Park
Kimberly Bianco-Smith
Kit Topaz
Lisa O’Brien and Dwight Thompson
Lisa Schildt
Mackinac Island Carriage Tours
Mariah Lester
Marie Jainga
Mark and LeAnn LeMaster
Maryhill Museum of Art
Melanie Barstow
Patricia Allen
Pete and Mary Kay Blum
Phoebe Trocano
PRG Enterprises
Ranch Hands
Redmond Petting Farm
Ryba’s Bicycle Rentals
Seattle Sounders FC
Seattle Theatre Group
Sigillo Cellars
Sound Experience
Tanjuli Winery
Tashunka Horsemanship
The Stowaway Wine Bar
The Wildland Trekking Company
Thunderbird Show Park
Tiffany Lindan
Timber Outdoor Music Festival
Troy Griffith Classical Horsemanship
Van Arnam Winery and Vineyards
Waterways Cruise
White Stallion Ranch
Woodinville Whiskey Co.
Woodland Park Zoo
Yakima Valley Carriage Company