New this year: Ranch Riding!

ranch riding pattern
SAMPLE Ranch Riding Pattern

By popular demand, we have added Ranch Riding classes to the line up for the SAFE Show this year. These classes will be held on Saturday and will run concurrently with English classes and Western Dressage.

What is Ranch Riding?

Ranch Riding classes are designed to showcase the movement and versatility of ranch style horses. Riders and their horses work individually in the ring to complete a pre-determined pattern which is scored by a judge. The pattern may consist of specified gaits: walk, trot, extended trot, lope, and extended lope; along with some optional maneuvers and a change of direction somewhere in the pattern.

Optional maneuvers may include sidepass; turns of 360 degrees or more; change of leads (simple or flying); walk, jog, or lope over poles; and any other reasonable ranch maneuver.

Ranch Riding at the SAFE Show

The pattern to be used in each class will be posted well in advance of the entry closing date for the show. Classes may be split or combined based on entries received. Riders will not be penalized for braids, hoof polish, or fancy tack.

Class 106. Ranch Riding Open JACKPOT Class has a $30 entry fee, with $15 of that entry fee added back to a jackpot so that prize money will be awarded.

Calling all OTTBs!

New at the SAFE Show this year: T.I.P. classes for Off the Track Thoroughbreds!

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 3.44.22 PMThe Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) was created by the Jockey Club to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding. This is a fantastic program that promotes Thoroughbreds as sport horses in second careers. T.I.P. sponsors Thoroughbred-only classes and and high point awards for Thoroughbreds awards at open horse shows and competitions nationwide. Horses that are enrolled in the T.I.P. program can also earn points to win year-end Performance Awards, including a Thoroughbred of the Year Award, and a Young Rider of the Year Award.

Signing up your OTTB for the T.I.P. program is easy! Just visit to and click the link Get a TIP Number to learn more.

This year’s SAFE Show is the only horse show in western Washington sponsored by the Thoroughbred Incentive Program. We’re offering Thoroughbred classes and high point awards, with beautiful ribbons provided by the Jockey Club! You can also receive T.I.P. points for these class which count toward year-end T.I.P. awards.

Thoroughbred Classes at the SAFE Show:

5a. English Halter, Thoroughbreds (min 3 entries)
27. Walk/Trot English Pleasure, Thoroughbreds
42. English Pleasure, Thoroughbreds
76. Walk/Jog Western Pleasure, Thoroughbred
91. Western Pleasure, Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbred High Point Awards at the SAFE Show:

Intro Level Dressage
Training Level Dressage
First Level Dressage
Second/Third/Fourth Level Dressage
Western Dressage
High Point Dressage Thoroughbred

English Pleasure High Point
Western Pleasure High Point
High Point Thoroughbred
High Point Green Thoroughbred

Junior Rider High Point
Trail Rider High Point
Thoroughbred In Hand High Point


Jumping is Back at the SAFE Show!

hunter_buttonThe decision to cut hunter classes from this year’s SAFE Show has not been a popular one… So many of our most terrific competitors and trainers have asked us to reconsider…and it’s so hard to say no to people who have supported this horse show year in and year out. So we are bringing the hunter classes back. They’ll be held on Sunday July 31. Here are the classes we will be offering:

300. Trot Pole Hunters
301. Trot Pole Equitation
302. Trot Pole Handy Hunter Round

400. Cross Rail Hunters
401. Cross Rail Equitation
402. Cross Rail Handy Hunter Round

500. 2′ Hunters
501. 2′ Equitation
502. 2′ Handy Hunter Round

The Handy Hunter course will include a few extra challenges…maybe a trot jump, or a skinny, or a roll back…you may be asked to halt your horse and do a rein back, you could be asked to dismount and lead your horse over a jump and out of the arena… You’ll have to sign up and see!

Change of Venue for the 2016 SAFE Show

MWEC_BlackThe tenth annual SAFE Benefit Horse Show is moving to an exciting new location for 2016: Meadow Wood Equestrian Center in Snohomish WA! Meadow Wood Equestrian Center is a stunningly beautiful showgrounds located on over 900 acres of lush green countryside backed up to miles of Skykomish riverfront. Meadow Wood opened three years ago, and if all goes to plan, it will be developed into a showpark to rival Thunderbird. In addition to the beautiful surroundings, Meadow Wood Equestrian Center’s large competition arenas have top quality footing, automatic watering, leveling, and drainage — meticulously designed to bring you the best horse show experience around!

Meadow Wood Equestrian Center is very excited to be hosting the 2016 SAFE Benefit Show, and we can’t wait for this Tenth Anniversary Show! Mark your calendars for the weekend of July 30-31, 2016 and get ready to ride!!

Meadow Wood Equestrian Center

Congratulations to our Champions!

The 2015 SAFE Show was an incredible success with a record number of entrants over 2 days. Everyone who came out to support us was a winner, but these were our champions:

Grand Champion — sponsored by Balanced Equine Saddle Fitting Services
Micaela Read and Furbalisous

Reserve Champion — sponsored by Mindful Healing Veterinary Care
Julie McCallister and Mocha

Champion Rescue Horse — sponsored by SAFE Alumni Honeycutt & Sinatra
SAFE Oscar

Champion Senior Horse — sponsored by Sweeney Road Old Horse Retirement Home!
SAFE Oscar

Champion Blind Horse — sponsored by Balanced Equine Veterinary Services
Curly of Thunder Rail Stables

English Rider, 12 & Under — sponsored by Scout’s Kitchen LLC
Chanel Alexander and Tex

English Rider, 13-17 — sponsored by Firstfruits Feed of Redmond
Isabel Ast and Lucy

English Rider, 18-39 — sponsored by Impact Embroidery
Micaela Read and Furbalisous

English Rider, 40 & up 
(tie) Susan Payne and Dune
(tie) Lisa Tomkins and Aladar
(tie) Tammy Borden and Mustang Sally

Novice English Rider 
Chanel Alexander and Tex

Western Rider, 12 & Under — sponsored by Leslie Norton, CFP®
Samantha Yoder and KA Emiras Gold

Western Rider, 13-17 — sponsored by Leslie Norton, CFP®
Vanora Washburn and FRC Genuine Memory

Western Rider, 18-39 — sponsored by Moondog Embroidery
Amy Foster and Justin

Western Rider, 40 & over — sponsored by Voya Financial Advisors
Julie McCallister and Mocha

Novice Western Rider 
Sara Van Antwerp and Porche

Dressage, Intro High Score — sponsored in honor of Perfect Pal and Dottie Belle
Michele Jacobs and Glamour Girl

Dressage, Training High Score — sponsored by Pacific Moon Dressage
Barbara Yarrington and Oliver

Dressage, First Level High Score — sponsored by SAFE Alumni Amber and Louie
Stephanie Cooper and Con Brio HF

Dressage, Second Level & Above High Score — sponsored by Heather Andreini, John L Scott
Andrea Lucianna and River

Western Halter Championship — sponsored by Abby Stern & Mallory Phillips
Champion: Julie McCallister and Mocha
Reserve: Kaci Cluzen and FR Totem Smoke

English Halter Championship 
Champion: Hannah Leib & Whatcha Talkin Bout
Reserve: Micaela Read and Furbalisous

Western Dressage High Score 

to come

Champion Clover Hunter, Trot Poles 
Theresa Simms and Ensbrook Seize the Moment

Champion Lily Hunter, Cross Rail 
Nicole Spencer

Champion Jasmine Hunter, 2′ 
Champion (tie): Isabel Ast and Lucy
Champion(tie): Lisa Tompkins


Please contact Bonnie Hammond if you did not pick up your award at the show. I’ll be back in the office on Thursday to assist you!


Trails Results

Since many competitors had left by the time we finished the Trails classes, here are the final results, scores and placings for those classes. Ribbons can be picked up at SAFE in Woodinville, please contact Bonnie at if you’re planning to stop by. Thanks so much to everyone who participated in Trails! And special thanks to our Trails judge and course designed Dan McCallister for another amazing year of Trails competition at the SAFE Show!

2015 trails results


If you are sharing a horse that already has a stall or you are with a stable group that pre-paid for a block of stalls, you can still put in an entry. Email to find out how.

If you have already registered for the show and you just want to add classes, use this link:

Hunter Arena Schedule

In an effort to make the The Grange Supply Hunter Arena run smoothly this year, we have devised the following schedule (click to enlarge)


The ring will be open for schooling over fences at 7:30 am on Saturday morning. At 8:30 am we will set the course for Trot Poles and run an open card for riders in classes 203 and 204 who are 18 & older. Riders have a window of time from 8:30am to 9:30am to check in at the Hunter Arena and add themselves to the order of go. At 9:30am the ring opens up for riders in classes 203 and 204 who are 17 or younger. That group has a window from 9:30 to 11am. You do not have to check in at the very beginning of your window, in fact we want to spread the rides out so that we don’t end up with 22 riders standing around waiting to go at the same time. We’ll do the same with the Cross Rail classes over fences and divide the ride times by age. The 2′ division is smaller so it won’t be divided by age.

At 3pm when the over fences classes are completed, we will run the flat classes in order as shown on the schedule above.

Thank you!