Buffalo, N.Y. – Sept. 15, 2021 – The 74th Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) has announced its exciting list of silent auction items that will be up for grabs at this year’s event. The historic horse show will run from Sept. 15-19 at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC) in Buffalo, New York to benefit the facility and the therapeutic riding program.
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 horses. Each year, the BIHS features some of the top professional, junior and amateur riders in the nation as they garner sought-after points and experience leading into the fall indoor circuit while raising crucial funds for the BTRC. The silent auction is always a fan-favorite of the event with one-of-a-kind items up for grabs.
Featured auction items at the 2021 BIHS include:
• Scarf, Necklace and Cardigan – An asset to ANY wardrobe! Beautiful hand painted scarf by artist, Fredrique, a Zoe by Design Gold horse pendant necklace along with a light weight black button bordeaux cardigan wrap, that can be worn several different ways. Donated by Lissa Davis Tepas
• Staycation at the Westin Hotel – Buffalo – Enjoy a staycation at the beautiful Westin Hotel in downtown Buffalo for a one night stay and dinner for two at Patina 250, the Westin’s award-winning restaurant. Donated by Delaware North Companies.
• Weekend in Wine Country – Take a break in the Finger Lakes and enjoy a weekend at Seneca Vista on Seneca Lake. This beautiful home boasts panoramic views of Seneca Lake from each room and provides a great weekend getaway for friends and family. This Lakeside home sleeps 9, 2 and 1/2 bath, open floorplan of 2208 sq. ft. Donated by Jim Lougen.
• Silver, 2019 IPad Mini – 64 GB – with WiFi and Cellular – 7.9 inch Retina display with true tone and wide color; A12 Bionic ship; Touch ID fingerprint sensor; 8 MP back camera, 7 MP Facetime: HD front camera; Stereo speakers; 802.11ax with Gigabit-class LTE cellular data.
• Helite Zip’ in Airbag 2 in 1 Vest – Offering more freedom for riders and better protection. Can be worn alone or under an approved outer. It will appeal to riders who want to combine convenience, style and optimal protection. Donated by Morgan Ward Tack Shop.
• $500 Amazon Gift Card – Five Separate $100.00 Amazon Gift cards that you can keep for yourself or hand out to family and friends. No expiration date.
• Autographed Goo Goo Dolls Topography – Five Studio albums including: Gutterflower, Let Love In, Something for the Rest of Us – All first time ever on Vinyl! Each album is pressed in its own individual color. Limited Edition of 1,000 copies in the USA. The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band fromed in 1986 in Buffalo NY, by guitarist/vocalist John Rzeznik, bassist/vocalist Robby Takac and drummer George Tutuska. The band has had 19 top ten singles on various charts. Donated by Robby Takac
• Autographed Sabres Jersey #26 Rasmus Dahlin – Born April 13, 2000 in Trollhattan, Sweden. Defenseman for the Buffalo Sabres, most talented player in the 2018 NHL entry draft class. In 2018, Dahlin had 9 goals, 35 assists in 82 games, the second-most in NHL history for an 18 year old defenseman! Recently, just before COVID caused a pause in games, Dahlin had 4 goals and 36 assists.
• Instant Pot – Duo Crisp + Air Fryer – An 8 quart pot with 11 in 1 functionality. It does everything a regular an Instant Pot does, but now you can pressure cook, saute’, steam, slow cook and warm. The Air fryer function allows you to fry, roast, bake, broil and dehydrate; Included with it, is a cookbook exclusively for Instant Pot – Wow you family with super meals with less prep time!
• BIHS Booze Cooler – What better way to wind down summer or kick off the fall season by gathering friends and family to sample an array of alcohols and mixers. Take home both the cooler and all the different types of alcohol and mixers which is sure to please even the pickiest party guest. Donated by Friends of BTRC.
• Champagne and Wine Basket -Take home this incredible basket filled with several bottles of Champagne and a variety of wines to celebrate your next party, savor yourself or share with the company of family and friends. Includes 5 bottles of Korbel Brut California Champagne, a 1.5 liter of Lamarca Prosecco, 1.5 liter Rose’ of Pinot Noir, Lodi 2018 Red Wine, Relax – Cool Red, Aluado 2018 Alicante Bouschet; HJ. Fabre Reserva Malbec 2018. Donated by Christine Ruh and Cara Matteliano
• Portrait Package from Rhea Anna Photography – Join Rhea for an hour and a half on-location photography session. You’ll take home 5 prints to display in your home, office or barn.
• Nancy Baldwin Artwork – Add this stunning, framed, original painting to your home or office; Titled ” Day Dreaming”. The artist, Nancy Baldwin, from Windland Farm, Art & Antiques in Dalton, Pennsylvania has been the mastermind behind innumerable animal & horse-themed works of art. Donated by Nancy Baldwin
• JT’s Urban Italian Table for Six – JT’s Urban Italian Restaurant is donating a specially curated four course dinner for 6 guests, prepared by their head chef Lennon Lewandowski. Accompanied with the delicious Italian fare will be wine pairings chosen by our owners Henry Gorino and Chuck Mauro. If you are looking for something a little different in the Italian Restaurant market, then JT’s is a place you have to consider.
To learn more about this year’s silent auction items click here and be sure to stop by the horse show to place your bids! For more information about the BIHS and BTRC please visit http://www.thebtrc.org/.