Since January 2023, 17 stallions have been placed throughout the City of Scottsdale by The Rotary Club of Scottsdale as part of their “Stallion Stampede,” an interactive fundraiser that has brought the equestrian community, the arts and local businesses together for a good cause. The sponsors of three of those stallions – named Ransom, Ssequin II and Stardom Sky – will be donating 50% of the proceeds from each winning bid to the Phoenix Heart Ball and its beneficiary, the American Heart Association of Arizona.
“We are so grateful to Barrett Jackson Charities, Lee Courtney Luxury Real Estate and Desert Sky Arabians for their generosity and passion to help us raise awareness of heart health and aide the American Heart Association in their efforts to eradicate heart disease,” said Phoenix Heart Ball Chairman Charlene Berge-Blum.
Barrett Jackson Charities sponsored the stallion named Ransom, which was designed by artist Niki Woehler and is currently on display in front of Neiman Marcus at Scottsdale Fashion Square; Lee Courtney Luxury Real Estate sponsored Ssequin II, an Arabian horse that was designed by artist Tina Hillstrom; and Desert Sky Arabians sponsored Stardom Sky, another Arabian horse which was designed by artist Wendy Morris Tank.
The horses will all be on display through early April, after which they will be up for auction at the Stallion Stampede Gala at Royal Arabians (located at 9720 E. Cactus Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260) on April 15, 2023.
For more information on The Stallion Stampede, visit www.stallionstampede.com. For more information on the Phoenix Heart Ball and the American Heart Association of Arizona, visit phoenixheartball.heart.org.