Trails Competition at the SAFE Show!

It is confirmed, we will have a Trails Course set up for competition on Sunday at the SAFE Show! A huge thank you to Mr Dan McAllister who has designed the courses for both the Trails competition and the Gambler’s Choice Trails Challenge. Here is the schedule for the Trails Arena, sponsored by the Parrot Heads of Puget Sound:

Sunday, Aug 6
8am to 10am — Open Schooling on the trails course, $10 for a 30 minute session
10am to 3pm — Trails course open for competition

Classes Offered:
98. Trails, In Hand (Click here for pattern)

99. Trails, Mounted, Walk/Jog/Lope (Click here for pattern)

99. Trails, Mounted, Walk/Jog (Click here for pattern)

100. Trails, Leadline (no entry fee)

If you’ve already entered the show, use the Add Classes form to add Trails classes.

The Gambler’s Choice Trails Challenge, presented by Mt Rainier Equine Vet

Here’s how it works: there will be 10 contestants, who will each have 2 minutes to complete a series of obstacles on a trails course. Each obstacle will be worth a specific number of points based on difficulty, and the rider who accumulates the most points during their run is the winner. Sounds simple, right?

The super fun part is that before we start, the 10 riders will be auctioned off to the members of the crowd. The money from the auction goes into a pool, and when the dust settles, half of the pool money goes to SAFE, a quarter goes to the winning rider, and a quarter to the winning bidder. Last year, the winning rider AND the person who won her in the auction each went home with more than $1,000! The stakes are high and the competition is fierce. But someone will emerge victorious and be crowned the Champion!

The Gambler’s Choice Trails Challenge, presented by Mt Rainier Equine Vet: it’s super fun, it’s for a great cause, and you don’t want to miss it! It’s all part of the Saturday night dinner party at the SAFE Show, and everyone is welcome!

Trainers bringing students to the SAFE Show are invited to participate in the Gambler’s Choice Trails Challenge! Contact Bonnie at if you’re interested!

We will be serving dinner during the festivities — Wood-fired authentic Neapolitan pizza made fresh by Veraci Pizza. Dinner includes beverages and dessert, and beer and wine will be available for purchase too! Dinner tickets need to be purchased in advance so we know how much food to order so click here to purchase dinner tickets!

Ranch Riding Patterns

Here are the patterns for the Ranch Riding Classes, taking place Sunday at the SAFE show in the Grange Western Arena:

Class 94. Ranch Riding, 17 & Under

Class 95. Ranch Riding 18 & Over

Class 96. Ranch Riding, Open

Please note that horses will NOT be marked down for hoof polish, braids, etc. at the SAFE Show. Get fancy or come as you are, both are welcome!!

Already registered and want to add Ranch Riding Classes? Click here to add!

What is Ranch Riding? Click here to learn more!

No Horse? No Problem!

Polish up your boots, practice your gaits and get ready to compete in the world’s newest equestrian sport: Hobby Horsing! Don’t have a horse of your own? Don’t worry, we will supply you with one perfect for this purpose.

Join us for the most fun you’ll have on two legs. This year’s Hobby Horse Challenge participants will compete on Saturday starting at 4pm in two mini-classes: Western Trails and Dressage. A Golden Horse Shoe Award will be given to the outstanding participant in both events. Sign up for this historic (and slightly hysterical) event. All you need is the moves and the attitude—we’ll supply the hobby horse! Oh and after the show, your new equine friend will be coming home with you! (Don’t worry, they don’t eat much and there’s no shoveling!)

Pre-registration is required.

$25 entry fee includes a Hobby Horse, or $20 if you bring your own Hobby Horse.

Children and adult divisions.

Saturday 4pm during Happy Hour.

We are underway!!!

The 2017 SAFE Benefit Horse Show will be here before you know it! We have another fabulous show planned for you that you do not want to miss! There are MANY ways to get involved:

Horse show competitors have all the fun!! The SAFE Show offers English, Western, Dressage, Hunters, Ranch Riding, and more! Compete for ribbons, prizes, and high point championships, or just enjoy a fun filled day with your best friend! Entries are open NOW so it’s time to register! This horse show will sell out, so don’t wait until the last minute to sign up!!

The SAFE Benefit Horse Show is made possible by the support of local businesses and people like you! A sponsorship is a great way to promote your company or products to a large group of like-minded individuals. There is an enormous range of sponsorship types to choose from!

Volunteers are at the heart of everything SAFE does, and the Benefit Horse Show is no exception! If you’re not coming to the show as a competitor, why not volunteer? It’s a lot of fun, and it’s a great way to get involved with SAFE and with the horse show community!


Save the Date!

The SAFE Benefit Horse Show will be returning to Donida Farm on August 5-6 for this year’s show! Save the date and get ready for fun! More information will be available soon regarding classes, entries, and sponsor opportunities!