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68th Buffalo International Horse Show

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2014 Buffalo International Horse Show Silent Auction Items Announced

Written by: Abner Pedraza
Client: Aaron’s Catering of the Palm Beaches
Release Date: 2014-08-04

Buffalo, NY- August 4, 2014- The popular silent auction has returned to the Buffalo International Horse Show, benefiting the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC). Due to the generosity of its sponsors, the BTRC is able to offer unique items prizes that will aid in raising funds that fully support the numerous therapeutic riding programs.  With the wide range of desired items, and all proceeds going to the BTRC and its special needs children, everyone gains from the Silent Auction!


The impressive list of Silent Auction Items include:


Framed portrait of “Finney” painted and donated by Nancy Baldwin


Hand Painted cut-out of “Nick” painted and donated by Nancy Baldwin


Hermes Saddle 16 ½” (new) donated by Peter Pletcher




Jewelry donated by Dkd Studio and Karen Dentinger


$500 Gift Card to JCrew


Private Tour of the Buffalo Zoo donated by the Buffalo Zoo


One night in Buffalo Bison’s Suite donated by Hodgson Russ LLP (Includes 12 tickets, food and beverage served in suite)


Arbonne products donated by Lissa Tepas


Buffalo Bisons Package (includes First Pitch Opportunity, 4 hot dogs, 4 small sodas and 4 additional game tickets)


Engagement or Portrait Photo Session with Lori Joyce Photography


Four course catered dinner for 4 with Daniela


The Buffalo International Horse Show will also offer exciting packages and prizes in their annual raffle. You can pick up tickets from the horse show office, and take a gamble at your luck with some of the most coveted prizes Buffalo has to offer.


For more information regarding the 68th Annual Buffalo International Horse Show, please visit or call (716) 877-9295. Entries may be faxed to (716) 877-4001.


EVENT: 68th Annual Buffalo International Horse Show, which benefits the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center. The show will run from September 10-14, 2014.

WHAT: Buffalo’s most prestigious horse show. The ‘AA’ rated show is one of the best ways for exhibitors to prepare themselves and their horses for the fall indoor circuit of finals. BIHS offers a large indoor arena for competition that gives horses and riders a chance to compete indoors before showing at the national finals in Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. or Kentucky. The horse show offers generous prize money in every division.

Sanctioned and recognized by: United States Equestrian Federation, Rated ‘AA’ Hunter and 2* Jumper; Syracuse Professional Horsemen’s Association; Ohio PHA; WPPHA.

WHERE: Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, 950 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14216

WHEN: September 10-14, 2014


“Scribbles” Pony Hunter Classic, “Say Hey” Children’s Hunter Classic, “The Fully Monty” Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic, and $1000 Grooms Class sponsored by Penelope Ayers and Ravens Wood Farm


Johnson Horse Transportation $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby.

S.A. Comunale Low and High Child/Adult Jumper Classics


Up the Creek Farm Junior Hunter Division


Mr. and Mrs. James Bokor $1,000 Pre Green Division and $1,500 Pre Green Incentive Class


$1,000 TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunter Division

$600 TAKE2 Jumper Sponsorship


Crossrail and Beginner Rider Divisions- “Inspector Gadget” Opportunity Divisions sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Trolli


EMO Insurance Championship Awards

The Hunting Horn Reserve Champion Awards

M&T Bank Charitable Foundation Ribbon Sponsor


Media Sponsors

The Buffalo News

WGRZ- Channel 2

Phelps Media Group

ADMISSION: Free for spectators, except for Friday and Saturday night events, where admission is $5 for adults, and children 10 and under are free.

PARKING: Free on Amherst Street, on the grass on Great Arrow street, or in the school parking lot on Great Arrow.

DIRECTIONS: From NY Thruway/I-90, it is only 10 minutes to the horse show facility. From I-90, take Rt 33 West. Follow to NY-198 East/Scajaquada Expressway West. Continue on the 198 then take the Route 384 North/Delaware Ave exit. At the stop sign, turn right and immediately turn left at the first light, which puts you on Delaware Ave. Follow Delaware Ave. until Amherst Street. Turn left on Amherst Street, travel less 200 feet, and the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center is on the right.

THE FACILITY: The Buffalo Saddle and Bridle Club was built in 1921 as an indoor polo arena. Today it is known as the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BEC) and features one of the largest indoor riding arenas in the nation. Located at 950 Amherst Street, in the heart of metropolitan Buffalo, it is now the home of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center Inc., the Buffalo Equestrian Center and SBS Farms, Inc. The five-acre site includes the indoor sand 120x 90 riding arena, stables, paddocks and an outdoor riding ring. The spectacular barn offers permanent stalls for all horse show participants.

The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center has been the site of a therapeutic riding program for over twenty years. The BTRC currently offers programs for mentally and emotionally impaired, learning disabled and developmentally challenged children ages 6 to 16. Programs are designed and taught by Jenna Zografos, an instructor certified with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). The BTRC is the only therapeutic riding facility in Western New York with four PATH certified instructors. Volunteers are always needed and are an invaluable part of the program. They can assist with horse care and handling or can serve as a friend and side walker. For more information, please call (716) 877-9295.

The Buffalo Equestrian Center is part of The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center. They continue the tradition of the Saddle and Bridle Club, giving lessons to kids starting at age six through adult ages. The BEC holds clinics with Jennifer Alfano, a summer camp, and is now a member of the IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Association). Lessons are given all year Tuesday through Sunday.

SBS Farms is also based out of the BTRC, with owner Susan Schoellkopf. Susie serves on the Pre Green Hunter Task Force and Junior Hunter Taskforce and the D&M committee. Susie is also an "R" rated hunter judge and was recently inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. Jennifer Alfano is the trainer for SBS Farms. She is a two time World Champion Professional Hunter Rider, and won the $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals in 2012 aboard Jersey Boy. Jennifer also has ridden numerous USEF Horse of the Year awardees. Jennifer has trained top amateur, junior and pony riders.

Buffalo International Horse Show
950 Amherst St.
Buffalo, NY 14216
716-877-9295 (phone)
716-877-4001 (fax)

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12012 South Shore Blvd. Ste 105
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)


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