The 9th Annual Hearts and Hoofbeats Recap

The Ninth Hearts & Hoofbeats, our signature event themed as a Classy Western Soiree, was an overwhelming success based on the compliments, the smiles, the activity engagement, the cheers and of course, the funds raised!

It was held on the most beautiful December evening, Saturday the 9th, at the Denali Jean Ranch Venue in Virginia Beach, right down the road from the Vanguard Landing land!

Guests were greeted at their vehicles by our wonderful valets, handed their glass of champagne and greeted by our wonderful Registration Team! Everyone was then directed to the Tipsy Squirrel, the charcuterie board tables and the ever-popular Popcorn Bar on their way to visit the LARGEST Silent Auction we have ever been blessed with -192 amazing items!

There was a fun Selfie picture station, Wine Pull, Dessert Walk, the extremely fun Jeweled Jail and new merchandise along with some other special Vanguard Landing merchandise in the Logo Shoppe!

The food was out of this world, by Chef by Design, and no one left hungry after dinner and the cookies, cocoa and milk bar! Santa Claus came to bring gifts to our future residents in attendance! Then it was the Best Boots and Best Dressed Couple contests!

Music was provided throughout the evening by The Cedar Room Ramblers, A Very Clementine Christmas with Jennifer Clement and Richard David Spano and DJ/Dad and Board Member Charlie Zdebski for lots of dancing!

The newest Vanguard Video was premiered and now will be added on the website!

Each and every guest was so appreciated. They were thanked for sharing their Time and Treasure with us in the attempt to raise funds for the most precious people – our future residents and program participants!

Thank you!

Delicious Dessert Walk Donors
Hearts & Hoofbeats 2023

Allie Trojano
Diane Tucker
Bernadette Miller
Lisa Sugden
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Back Bay Bakery

In-kind and Shining Star Donors
Hearts & Hoofbeats 2023

Discounted or Free Services + Cash Donations

Acredale Saddlery
The Venue at Denali Jean Ranch
The Tipsy Squirrel
Charlie Zdebski
Karen Woodard Photography
7-11 Sandbridge
Sonic – Red Mill
Signs of Success
Jennifer Clement
Cedar Room Ramblers
Yiannis
The Ogle Family & Home Depot
Stage Right Lighting
Jordan Dear
Harris Teeter #239
Harris Teeter #350
Harris Teeter #419
Harris Teeter #369
Waterman’s Spirits
Food Lion – Sandbridge
Kristen Crowley

Silent Auction Donors
Hearts & Hoofbeats 2023

Raised $16,000+

Acredale Saddlery
Adventure Park
Allora Bodywork & Massage
Amanda Earl
Ashley Fransisco
Babs Brenesh
Be FREE Craft Ice Cream – Chris Fettes
Bluebird Beach Bungalows
Bob Langston
Cape Charles Tiny Livin’
Chris Fettes
Cinema Café
Circling Sea Designs
Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant
Cristy Huffman
Daisey Island Cruises
Dave and Ghada Culler
Debbie Dear
Debbie Nolan
DeMore Family
Diane Sessoms – Dia Beaute
Diane Tucker
Dianna Wassell
Doug and Cynthia Dear
Dr. Cyndi Torosky-Tommasso
Dry Bar
Eastwood Farm and Winery
Electrified Marina of Norfolk
Emily Sullivan
Frank Gilliken
Freedom Outdoors
Golden Hour Boutique
Harbor Park
Harry Brown
Hauser’s Jewelers
Heather Beloff
Heirloom Restaurant
Heirloom Salon
Higher Vision Ninja
iFly
Irene Fox
Jackie McCormack
Janet Spitler
Janice Hart
Jean Colliver
Jennifer Clement
Jim White Fitness
Jodi Moore
Jordan Dear
Joyce Sharples
Julie Jackson
Kaelyn Spera
Karen Fortier
Kathleen Ellison
Kelly Ogle
Kerri Land
Krista Crosthwait
Laura Wayland
Leah Bedell
Leaping Lizard
LexLeigh Photography
Lindsey Dear
Lisa Bramhill
Lolly’s Creamery
Lori Bridges
Lucky Oyster
La Herradura
Latitude Climbing
Laura Irvine
Mad Science
Mary Beth DeMore
McDonald Nursery
Melanie Howdershell
Melissa Sharples
Melody Mcghee
Mermaid and Sunshine Boutique
Merriment On Main
Mid Atlantic Dairy Queen
Military Aviation Museum
Monna Cutler
Morgan – MB Designs
Nathalie Moss
Nothing Bundt Cakes
OMara Family
Onie Tonie Art
Pariser Dermatology
Perfectly Pixelated Spa
Rachel Ulriksen
River Dogs Kayaking
Ron Jackson
Saude Creek Vineyards
Skin A Medical Spa
Skydive Suffolk
Snowshoe Mountain
Stay at Home Macrame
Tarnished Truth and Old Cavalier
Taste Unlimited – Town Center
Taunia and David Reed
The DeMore Family
The Kumagai Family
The Mill Family
The Retro Den
ThisIDo Farm
Tinto Wine &
Cheese-Strawbridge
Two Maids
VA Opera
VB Tiki Tours
Veronica Vale Art
Virginia Aquarium
Virginia Zoo
Whoa Snap Photography
Wild Birds Unlimited

Paddle Raise & Live Auction Donors
Hearts & Hoofbeats 2023

Raised $16,600 in 8 minutes!

Carol Blackwell
David Bond
Joe & Mary Lou Camarda
Debbie Dear
Ashton & Justin Dear-Huffman
Jennifer Del-Castillo
Cathy Healy and Robert Pasternack
Robert Holt
Edward Hopper
Cristy & George Huffman
Chris Jennings
Ron Keim
Matt & Michelle Marshall
Dodie McGuire
John & Laura Mill
Brian and Colleen Omara
David and Taunia Reed
Lee and Deborah Sheridan
Ed Spivey
Randy and Laura Thompson
Kiki Vinson
Lori Walker
Pope Woodard

The Next Hearts & Hoofbeats will be February 2025.