Mane Event

  • Date: 10/13/2022
    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location: ARL Main, Kruidenier Second Chance Ranch
    5452 NE 22nd Street
    Des Moines, IA 50313
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The Mane Event

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa's premiere horse event!

Join us at our primary horse fundraiser of the year for an opportunity to celebrate adoptable barn pets, hear their stories, and take a peek inside the ARL's barn programs! 

Top 5 reasons to lasso your tickets today

1. NEW RENNOVATIONS. The Second Chance Ranch looks a bit different now. Check out the new renovations and learn how it's helping us serve the community in even more ways! 

2. LIVE MUSIC. Listen to live music while mingling with adoptable horses and other barn pets. 

3. SECOND CHANCE RANCH TACK SHOP. Our newly remodeled tack shop is full of new and gently used items! Plus - all proceeds go directly back to the barn pets in our care. 

4. UNIQUE ITEMS. Bid on a variety of silent auction items or check out our custom engraved bridle plates which are ready to take home at the event! 

5. CHANGING LIVES. Every ticket purchased helps provide life changing care and support to the hundreds of barn pets who come through our doors each year. 

About the ARL's Kruidenier Second Chance Ranch 

The Kruidenier Second Chance Ranch at ARL Main is a safe haven for horses rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment, and it is also a temporary home for other barn animals waiting for new, loving families. Every day our dedicated staff give the horses the nutrition and care they need to become mentally and physically healthy and find a loving forever home. 

What to Expect

Attendees can enjoy a cocktail hour in the barn with the chance to mingle among some of our rescue barn animals and hear their stories. Following will be a silent auction, program, and dinner. The ARL's gently used tack shop will be open, so don't forget to stop by and see what supplies you may need for your own equines. 


  • Admit 1: $30  
    • Entry to cocktails in the barn (beginning at 6:00 pm)
    • Opportunity to bid on silent auction items
    • Dinner
  • Table of 8: $250
    • Entry to cocktails in the barn (beginning at 6:00 pm)
    • Opportunity to bid on silent auction items
    • Dinner
    • Reserved table with your group name  

VIP Admission

  • VIP Admit 1: $60 
    • Early entry to cocktails in the barn (beginning at 5:00 pm)
    • Opportunity to bid on silent auction items
    • One drink ticket
    • Dinner
    • Premier seating 
    • Custom engraved bridle tag
    • Gift bag with an ARL tumbler
  • VIP Table of 8: $500  
    • Early entry to the cocktail hour in the barn (beginning at 5:00 pm)
    • Opportunity to bid on silent auction
    • 2 bottles of wine for the table
    • Dinner
    • Reserved table with your group name + premier parking
    • Custom engraved bridle tag
    • Gift bags for the whole table with an ARL tumbler
Schedule of Events
  • 5 p.m. VIP early entry
  • 6 p.m. Check-in and cocktails in the barn while you mingle with the horses at the ARL and other barn pets. Photobooth opens and silent auction items available bidding.
  • 6:45 p.m. Dinner in the ARL Mapes Auditorium
  • 7:05 p.m. Program begins: learn more about the Kruidenier Second Chance Ranch
  • 7:30 p.m. Auction closes and last call 
  • 8:00 p.m. Event concludes

Register for Event

Ways to Help

Sponsor a Horse

Sponsor a horse for $100 and help provide life changing care to pets in need. Your name will be displayed on the horse's stall and mentioned during the short program. 

Donate an Auction Item

Support the barn pets in our care by making a donation! We are looking for a variety of items and experiences to include in our silent auction. Auction items may include, but not limited to, the following: 

Interested in donating to the auction? Please email the Events Team at

Covid-19 Information:

We ask all event attendees to practice current recommended safety guidelines. If you have questions about our COVID-19 safety measures, please contact 


By entering an event or program of the ARL, you are entering an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur. Your entry and presence on the event premises constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded which may be used for purposes connected to the ARL and its initiatives. Click here for more information. 

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