Buckles and Bling is Another Stunning Success!

Once again, we have been left humbled and in awe of the community that supports Halleck Creek Ranch. Buckles & Bling 2022 was another huge success – an evening full of laughter, stories, happy tears, and inspirational levels of generosity.

Raising money to implement plans for 2023 program expansion and development, our donor community showed up in extraordinary ways. We owe a tremendous THANK YOU to our event sponsors, auction donors, and everyone who contributed to this success – every bit adds to this whole, and we truly couldn’t do it without you.

Because of every single one of you, we surpassed our $220,000 goal, and raised a total of $230,000! From the words of HCR Rider, Levi, “Thanks for everything you do to keep this place alive.”


To celebrate our progress and continued journey, our Annual Fundraiser was held on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Rancho Nicasio Restaurant in Nicasio. Buckles & Bling offered guests an opportunity to socialize with friends, enjoy fine food and wine, and learn more about our mission and accomplishments. An online auction was held in the weeks prior to the event, as well as two auctions at the event, one silent and one live, offering one-of-a-kind items including travel and adventure, exclusive wines, merchandise, and more. Proceeds from the event will support our mission  and will help us to expand our programming capacity in 2023, serving even more individuals in unique, impactful ways, through equine-assisted services in the gorgeous Nicasio countryside.

This year, we were excited to honor Joyce Goldfield with our Silver Buckle Award. Joyce co-founded Halleck Creek Ranch (HCR) alongside Duane Irving in 1977. Joyce was volunteering at the Morgan Horse Ranch where Duane was the trainer. Joyce was bucked off a horse, shattered her shoulder, and was confined to a full body case for 5 months. She and Duane commiserated on the horrors of being thus confined, and from their conversations, the idea for starting a riding program for disabled children was born.

Our Sponsors

Girl on computer with Dan Phillips

Golden Horseshoe 

Jim Mickelson and Marica Kunde


Neil Hennessy and Teresa Nilsen

Hightide Foundation logo

Dee & Richard Lawrence

Scott and Mary Olund

Richard and Susan Moore

Bill Barboni, DVM

Dan & Kristi Steadman

AJ and Meredith Hennessy

The Buse Family

Silver Spur 

Dennis and Jody Thompson


Nick Livanos

Victor and Karen Trione



Selina, Greg and Zack Wajnowski

The Manzoni Family

Stanley & Judith Lubman

Jani and Terry Ross

Bill and Tracy Manheim

Malcolm and Josie Plaister

Patrick McNeil


Kirby and Amy Wilcox



Bryan and Maureen Costello

John W. DeDominic

H Ranch, The Hill Family

Jane and Tom Singer

Jim Rutherford

Jean Denis and Alicia Ncho-Oguie

Terry and Stephanie Mason


Nick Kunst

Roto-Rooter Plumber logo

Mendy Calegeri

Paige Carratturo

Shane and Pamela Starr

The Simon Family

Sahar Bartlett

Todd and Amanda Renschler

Rocky and Marcy Shone

Justin Hanson

Heidi Ingram

Kavie Von Husen

Kelly and Nick DeDominic

Nancy and Terry Brookshire

Rory and Carol Coukos

Kate Aldrich and Rick Lind

Jim and Michelle Grossi

Peter and Beverly Libaire

Ed Rossi

Bob and Sydney Reyff

Event Donors

Jessica Romm

Constance Camamis

Ruby and Dawn Domino

Jennifer Carlin

Dallas and Patti Hickle

Joe and Margee Scannell

Amy and Tony Downer

Doris Hunker

Jim and Paula Sauve

Ashley and Daniel Reid

Betty and Nick Lituanio