Event Sponsors & Donors

Bill Barboni, DVM, Hicks Valley Ranch
Joel and Sahar Bartlett
Sandy Bonelli
Nancy and Terry Brookshire
The Buse Family
Chris and Roberta Busher
Mendy Calegeri, Roto-Rooter of Marin
George and Sheri Clyde
Bryan and Maureen Costello, HUB International
Debi Cournale
Ruby Domino
Denise Filakosky
Debra and Morris Flaum
Ghilotti Brothers, Inc.
Chris Giacomini, Toby's Feed Barn
Hennessy Cornerstone Value Fund
A.J. and Meredith Hennessy
The Hill Family, H Ranch
Jim and Valerie Hill
Ray Hill, Jr.
Heidi Ingram
Paula and Steve Johnson
Maja Kristin, Rock Rose Ranch
David and Tina Lambert
Dee & Richard Lawrence, High Tide Foundation
Peter and Beverly Libaire
Rick Lind and Kate Aldrich
Stanley & Judith Lubman
Paula Lupatkin
Tony Maestri, State Farm Insurance
Shannon and Kyle Manzoni
Jim Mickelson, Jerry and Don's Yager Pump & Well Service
Mary Jane Pasha, The Pasha Group
Liebe Patterson, Blue Dot Barn
Stephanie Moulton and Roger Peters
Malcolm and Josie Plaister
Laure Reichek
Bob and Sydney Reyff
The Rogers Family
Terry and Jani Ross
Ed Rossi, Marin Subaru
Jim and Diana Rutherford
Dorothy Salant, GAG Charitable
Jim and Paula Sauve
Joe and Margee Scannell
Tom and Jane Singer
Sonoma County Trailblazer Foundation
Hunter and Lisa Spencer
Dan and Kristi Steadman
Michelle Syufy
Ricki and Ray Syufy
The Trione Family
Greg and Selina Wajnowski



HCR’s Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction

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To honor our progress and continue our journey, we held our Annual Fundraising Dinner on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the historic Rancho Nicasio Restaurant in Nicasio. The signature event reflected on our success and raised funds to support our programs. 

Guests enjoyed music by Buck Nickels and Loose Change, and both live and silent auctions offering one-of-a-kind items. Proceeds from the event provided scholarship funding for riders and funding to help care for our herd of 19 therapy horses. 

During the event, Sandy Webster was awarded with our Silver Buckle Award.  The Silver Buckle ws awarded to an honoree who embodies our motto: Life Without Barriers. It is our way of acknowledging and recognizing the efforts of an individual who is both living their life without barriers, as well as encouraging and inspiring others around them to do the same. 

Sandy is a well-recognized leader within the Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) field. For more than 25 years, Sandy has made significant contributions to therapeutic horsemanship, whether as executive director, program director, coach or consultant. Sandy enthusiastically shared her experience, knowledge and passion for the field at this event. 


Want more information on how to support this event in the future? Interested in donating an auction item or sponsoring a table next year at the event for you and your friends to enjoy? Please contact HCR’s Executive Director Molly Scannell directly at mscannell@halleckcreekranch.org or 415-662-2488.

2019 Live Auction Lot

Show by Buck Nickels & Loose Change
You’ve heard them at this event in years past, now imagine having them play for two hours at the venue of your choice for your own private event. Buck and the boys will have everyone on the dance floor!


Blind wine tasting and paella dinner for 10
This delicious paella dinner for 10 will be prepared by David and Annie Riedel at the venue of your choice. The experience will be enhanced by the contributions of 2017 Silver Buckle Honoree Hoby Wedler. He will guide you through a wine tasting experience that will involve your sense of smell, taste and feel while you learn to tasting without your eyes.

A weekend in Coastal Oregon
Escape the mundane with a three-night vacation in a charming 1Br/1Ba cottage in Depoe Bay, Oregon. Relax in your private jacuzzi while listening to waves crash below at this cliffside hideaway.


A long weekend at Lake Almanor

Enjoy 4 nights with friends or family in this 4Br/2Ba mountain hideaway that easily sleeps eight. Spend your days exploring Lassen Volcanic Park, or take in a round of golf at nearby Bailey Creek. A half-day rental of a 20’ pontoon boat to cruise the serene waters of Lake Almanor is included. BBQ on the deck or take an evening stroll to dinner under a sky full of stars. Children and pets are welcome as you slow down and enjoy life in mountain time.

Waterfowl Hunt in Lassen County
Honey Lake Guide Service offers this two-day, two-person guided waterfowl hunt on exclusive, private land in rugged Lassen County. For 15 years, local hunter and conservationist Jeff Cagle has been providing full-service guided hunts with experienced, professional guides and quality equipment. He will make your hunt one to remember for the rest of your life.

An Elegant Night in West Marin
Nationally known co-owners and chefs Margaret Gradé and Daniel DeLong welcome you to dinner for 10, paired with five Marin wines. Enjoy the bounty of West Marin at Sir and Star at The Olema, an iconic inn and restaurant originally built in 1876.



Auction & In-Kind Donors


A. Loving Photography
Bel Campo Meats
Beverly Cantagallo
Broadside Vineyards
Butcher & Monger
Carol Peek
Christa Student
Clif Family Winery
Cowgirl Creamery
David and Annie Riedel
Debi Cournale
Eileen Ormiston
Elaine Garcia
EO Products
Eugenio Jardim, Wines of Portugal
Gary Sello, Indian Valley Carriage Co.
Geraldine GaNun
Glenn Lurie, Buck Nickels and Loose Change
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Halleck Creek Ranch

Hennessy Advisors, Inc.



Hilltop 1892
Hog Island Oyster Co.
Il Fornaio
Indian Valley Brewing Co.
Jeff Jones
Jerry and Nancy Goff
Jim Hill
Julia Clayton
Katherine Hughes
Kathy Kamei
Knotty Pine Marina
M. Maselli & Sons, Inc
Margaret Farny
Margaret Lewis
Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Marin French Cheese Co.
Marriott Hotel SF
Martorana Family Winery
Mary Beth Salyer
Mary Small Photography
Michele Rudovsky
Milk House Cookies
Molly Scannell
Nancy and Jared Goff
Nancy Brookshire

Nicasio Valley Cheese Co.



Nicasio Volunteer Fire Department
Nicole Klemas, NPK Yoga
Novato Horse and Pet Supply
Pangloss Cellars
Peter Libaire
Phillips Hill Winery
Pond Farm Brewing
Pt Reyes Farmstead Cheese
Pt. Reyes Farmstead Cheese
Pt. Reyes Flowers
Rick Jones
Robert and Sydney Reyff
Kim Parikh, Rustic Bakery
Sarah Chilcote
Sea to Sierra
Shoshana's Creations
Slide Ranch
Stemple Creek Ranch
Susan Jang
Susan Mittel
The Marshall Store
Tom Bachman
Two Hands Skin Care
Vineyard Vines
Wild Fire Jewelry



 Check out the Results from 2018