Buffalo, N.Y. – Sept. 8, 2017 – The bidding has begun for the 71st annual Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) silent auction. The historic horse show runs Sept. 13–17 and not only offers top tier competition, but also acts as the largest fundraiser of the year for the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC).
This year’s silent auction will be 100 percent online. Visit the newly built BTRC auction website at the button below and register for a free account by filling out the information form. Once your information has been submitted, an email will be sent to confirm your account (don’t forget to check spam). After verifying your account, you will be able to log in with your new username and password and start bidding!
The BTRC is a therapeutic riding program open to children of all socio-economic backgrounds. The positive, friendly and safe atmosphere enables children with special needs and disabilities to develop both physically and emotionally through forming a special bond with the horses they ride each week.
Each year, the BTRC hosts the Buffalo International Horse Show, raising crucial funds for the therapeutic program. Last year’s competition was a sell-out event, featuring some of the nation’s top professional, junior and amateur-owner riders. The silent auction is always a fan-favorite with one-of-a-kind items up for grabs.
The online bidding closes promptly at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17.
Featured auction items:
- Buffalo Bison’s package – Your game starts with a ceremonial first pitch from your family and includes four tickets, hot dogs and sodas!
- Engagement or couple photography session – Donated by Sarah Wintle Photography, this silent auction item includes a 30 minute mini session with an online gallery and unlimited downloads.
- Kids lifestyle photography session – Donated by Ginny Rose Stewart, this silent auction item includes a family “Life, Together” session, which is a two–three hour in-home shoot delivered via personalized online gallery.
- Yoga package from East Meets West Yoga – Package includes a three-class pass, good for one year, and an East Meets West Yoga mat and water bottle.
- Power Yoga Buffalo package – Package includes a 10-class pass, yoga mat and water bottle.
- Dinner for two with Catering by Daniela – Donated by Daniela, enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner for two right in the comfort of your own home. This dinner will be a memorable night and you don’t even have to go out!
- Five-night stay in Panama’s Los Establos Boutique Hotel – Donated by Don and Nancy Stewart, spend five nights in this beautiful boutique inn located in Panama’s picturesque mountain range. This is a perfect romantic getaway valued at $4,000!
- Sailing lessons and cruise – Donated by Pierre Wallinder, climb aboard an aquatic adventure with Sail Buffalo for a private lesson and cruise for two at the Cazenovia Community Boating Center.
- Chef’s dinner package + Sabres tickets – Donated by Lou Billitier, dinner for four at one of Buffalo’s favorite neighborhood Italian restaurants plus four lower level tickets to a Sabres game!
- Martha’s Vineyard timeshare – Donated by Liz Schaab, enjoy a week in picturesque Martha’s Vineyard at the Harborside Inn. This timeshare is available May 12–19 for a warm spring before the summer craze.
- Laser lipo sessions from Amherst Laser and Wellness Center – Amherst Laser and Wellness Center offers the next generation of laser fat removal. There is no surgery or downtime and it is safe (FDA approved) and painless.
- Jim Kelly gift set – Donated by Dawn Walters, this commemorative gift set includes an autographed Jim Kelly Buffalo Bills mini helmet, a Jim Kelly chrome MyFanClip and a Kelly Tough MyFanClip!
- RiverWorks entertainment package – Enjoy dinner for four plus your choice of curling or kayaking.
- Road Less Traveled Theater season tickets – A subscription for two season tickets to this season’s shows at the Road Less Traveled Theater. The 2017–2018 season starts in September and runs through May.
- Explore Buffalo tickets – Donated by Liz Kolken, Explore Buffalo offers over 70 different tours available by foot, bike, bus and kayak. Volunteer docents will show you Buffalo’s architecture, history and neighborhoods.
- Cats Like Us shopping party – Invite 10 friends to a shopping party to learn the best styles for your body and how to get a funky, retro look. This silent auction item includes a $100 gift certificate.
- Horse box – Donated by Nancy Baldwin, this hand painted wooden chest is a unique collection piece for any equine enthusiast!
- Signed hockey stick and Sabres tickets – Donated by Sharon O’Neill and Lauren Gfroerer, this silent auction item includes a hockey stick signed by Buffalo Sabres player Justin Bailey and two tickets to a Sabres game.
- Evening at Salvatore’s – Great food, amazing atmosphere and fine wine can all be yours at Salvatore’s Italian gardens restaurant! This package includes dinner for four with wine pairings.
- Wine basket – This basket contains seven bottles of wine with varying whites and reds!
- Booze cooler – Donated by friends of BTRC, this silent auction item is filled with a variety of mixers and alcoholic beverages. It is the perfect kit for your end of summer party!
- Fiesta themed cooler – Donated by Dawn Walters, this silent auction item is filled with a variety of tequila, rum and liqueur — the perfect kit for margaritas and mojitos!
- Cocoa figure and horse picture – Donated by Nancy Baldwin, this beautiful, hand painted cutout of the beloved pony, Cocoa, and framed, hand painted picture are perfect pieces for any horse lover’s collection!
Those interested in sponsoring the 71st edition of the Buffalo International Horse Show, please contact the BTRC at 716-877-9295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding the BIHS and BTRC, please click here.