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USET Foundation Online Auction to Benefit the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games Teams

Gladstone, NJ – July 11, 2014 – The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be offering an online auction beginning July 27, 2014. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the U.S. Teams in eight high performance disciplines competing in Normandy, France for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

The auction will be a series of for week long auctions over four consecutive weeks, beginning on July 27, and the final auction closing on August 24.

To register for the auctions, please visit http://uset.auctionanything.com/Home.taf and mark your calendars today! Be ready to Bid BIG!

Featured Items

Saratoga Race Track Front Row Box Seats (Ends 8.3)
Golf Outing for three at Stonewall in Elverson, PA (Ends 8.10)
Golf Vacation Package for two in Lajitas, TX (Ends 8.17)
Golf Outing for four at The Bears Club in Jupiter, FL (Ends 8.24)

In addition to the featured items, auctions will include wide variety of products, VIP access, and home accessories, such as:

  • Keeneland Race Course Box seats & Woodford Reserve Distillery Tour
  • Set of Four Tires
  • Breyer horses
  • Leather Wine Tote
  • Earrings, necklaces, ties and scarves
  • Victorian Playhouse
  • Body Butter and lip balm
  • Autographed Olympic memorabilia and clothing
  • Notecards by Artful Bumblebee
  • Fly Fishing Lessons with Allyn Johnson, Allamuchy, NJ

Help support Team USA in their bid to bring home medals from the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games by doing your part. For federal income tax purposes, the tax-deductible portion of your purchase is the amount that exceeds the value of the item(s). If the purchase price does not exceed the value, you are not entitled to a tax deduction. The USET Foundation’s federal tax identification number is 22-1668879.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Ike at 908.234.1251 or via email sara.ike@uset.org.

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.

For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.

Contact: Rebecca Walton
USET Foundation
phone 561.753.3389 fax 561.753.3386
rjw@phelpsmediagroup.com
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Support High Performance Dressage Now through Pre-Bidding on “Prancing with the Stars” Auction Items

Wellington, FL – March 13, 2014 – The United States Dressage Team’s benefit event titled “Prancing with the Stars” is just two days away! Anyone can be a part of this special event, which is raising critical funds for High Performance Dressage and the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Pre-bidding for five auction items is now underway and closes at 12:00 p.m. on March 15, 2014. The closing bid for the online portion will be the starting bid at the “Prancing with the Stars” benefit on March 15, 2014. The festivities will be held in the VIP tent at the Global Dressage Facility, located at 13500 South Shore Blvd, Wellington, FL, and get underway at 6:00 p.m.

Items can be viewed and pre-bids can be submitted online at http://uset.auctionanything.com.

Dress for Success with an Added Good Luck Charm

The first is a complete head-to-toe dressage competition ensemble including a helmet, coat, show shirt and boots, as well as a custom designed solid gold stock pin that has been in several Olympic Games with rider Robert Dover as well as Dover’s Olympic ring from one of the games.

Cruise around Manhattan

The second auction package is “Party Like the Stars!” This item includes a personal party for 40 people on a private yacht while cruising in the harbor around Manhattan. The yacht is completely stocked and the crew will serve beer, wine, liquor and hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening.

2015 World Cup Dressage Finals

The third auction item is a package for two to watch the FEI World Cup Dressage Finals in Las Vegas in April of 2015. The trip includes tickets to the Finals, hotel accommodations at the Wynn Hotel for the duration of the stay and tickets to a Cirque de Soleil show while in Las Vegas.

2014 World Young Horse Breeding Championship

The fourth item is another trip to a horse show, but on a much grander scale! This trip includes airfare and hotel accommodation for two to the 2014 World Young Horse Breeding Championships to be held in August in Verden, Germany. In addition to the airfare and hotel, the winning bidder will be given 2 VIP tickets for all of the competition and will have the opportunity to get commentary from two of the US coaches. Robert Dover (the U.S. Chef d’Equipe) and Scott Hassler (the U.S. Young Horse Coach) will both be at the show and give the winner and guest the behind-the-scenes look at the show.

“Brooklyn 99” Set Visit

The fifth package for the auction has more of a Hollywood theme. This package is a day on the set of the hot new show, “Brooklyn 99”. The winner will be able to spend a day on the set, meet the cast and get autographs. Here is your chance to meet the stars of “Brooklyn 99,” including Joe Lo Truglio and Andy Samberg.

One hundred percent of the money collected from the benefit (ticket sales and auction proceeds) will directly fund the 2014 World Equestrian Games Dressage athletes and High Performance Programs. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Checks should be made out directly to the USET Foundation. Sponsorships are available at the following levels: Platinum: $15,000; Gold: $10,000; Silver: $5,000; Table of 8: $2,000; Individual tickets: $250.

For ticket reservations, contact Annie Cizadlo at 218-349-3452 or email kodester1@yahoo.com. Send checks made out to: USET Foundation to Annie at 1170 Mourning Dove Lane, Wellington, FL 33414. Tickets may also be purchased via credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Amex accepted).

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.

For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.

Contact: Rebecca Walton
USET Foundation
phone 561.753.3389  fax 561.753.3386
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Live Stream Available for the WEF Sport Horse Auction Featuring VDL Stud

Photo © ManciniPhotos.

Auction Open to the Public, Rain or Shine

Wellington, FL – March 6, 2014 – The WEF Sport Horse Auction featuring VDL Stud is tonight, Thursday, March 6, at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The live auction will be held at The Stadium at 7 pm and gates open at 6:30 pm. The WEF Sport Horse Auction is open to the public for viewing.

For those who can’t be in Wellington, the WEF Sport Horse Auction featuring the VDL Stud will be live streamed here: http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/2014-wef-sport-horse-auction-live-stream.

For the third year, Equestrian Sport Productions is thrilled to present horses from VDL Stud, 2009 KWPN Breeder of the Year and home to some of the most talented show jumpers around the world. VDL Stud has produced a long list of champions winning at the highest levels including the Olympic Games, World Cup Finals, and World Equestrian Games.

Eighteen young horses chosen for the high standards of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival audience have arrived from the VDL Stud in Netherlands. Twelve of the prospects are four-year-olds, and there are six young sport horses that are already successfully competing in Europe and the United States including for the very first time, two Hunter prospects.

Presented in an exciting auction, it is a rare opportunity to view such an array of talent in one setting. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres provided by Ramard, Inc.

To register as a bidder for the auction, please contact Melanie Peterson at 561-870-6587 or melanie@horsemls.com.

For more information, please visit www.wefsporthorseauction.com.

Please visit www.equestriansport.com or call 561-793-5867 for more information.

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USET Foundation’s “Soirée du Cheval” Features Fabulous Live Auction Items

Wellington, FL – January 14, 2014 – On Friday, January 24, 2014, the United States Equestrian Team Foundation will be hosting a benefit event at The Pavilion at the International Polo Club in Wellington, FL. “Soirée du Cheval,” co-chaired by R. Bruce Duchossois, S. Tucker S. Johnson and Robin Parsky, will help raise funds for the USET Foundation to further support the United States Equestrian Team athletes as they prepare to compete at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. This year’s event will feature fabulous live auction items, with all proceeds going to the U.S. Teams in Normandy.

Bruce Duchossois has donated a V.I.P. Trip for Two to the Kentucky Derby. Experience all the excitement of the 2014 Kentucky Derby in style as you and a guest watch the Derby from your Skye Terrace Suite at Churchill Downs. Enjoy a view of the finish line while taking advantage of a gourmet menu and full service bar. Accommodations include two nights at The Brown Hotel, the exclusive and historic crown jewel of Louisville’s luxury hotels.

Enjoy a Private Charter in the British Virgin Islands or Caribbean on “Lionshare”, a 130-foot luxury motor yacht, donated by the Roffman Family. Lionshare is available for a 4-night, 5-day charter for up to 10 people in 5 staterooms, suitable for adult and family-style vacations. The yacht features a recently updated contemporary interior, vast deck spaces for sunning, inside and outside dining areas and a huge choice of watersports. The convivial 7-member crew includes a fully qualified masseuse, diving instructor and award-winning chef. The charter is available between February and mid-April from ports of embarkation/debarkation depending on the yacht’s winter cruising itinerary.

Guests at the “Soirée du Cheval” may also bid on the Ride of a Lifetime on World Cup Champion Ravel, donated by Akiko Yamazaki. Take a 45-minute dressage “lesson” on World Cup Champion Ravel, under the instruction of Olympian Steffen Peters at Ravel’s current home, Four Winds Farm in Woodside, CA. The 15-year-old KWPN gelding, owned by Four Winds Farm, was fourth individually at the 2008 Olympic Games, won the 2009 World Cup Final, the 2009 Aachen CDIO, won two Bronze medals at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and has twice been the U.S. Grand Prix Dressage Champion. Ravel is a modern day legend for the American sport!

A V.I.P. Concert Experience with Country Star and Grammy Award Winner Lyle Lovett. Lovett will provide four V.I.P. tickets to attend a concert of your choice in 2014, as well as attend the post-concert party reception as his guests. Do not miss the chance to spend the evening with one of the great country artists of all time.

If you have a special interest in golf, Jack Wetzel has donated passes to the Final Sunday at The Masters. These passes are perhaps the most difficult to secure in all of sports, but now is your chance to have badges for two people to attend the final Sunday at the 2014 Masters on April 13. This provides access to the entire golf course (except Members Only Club House) and private parking. The package includes a two-night stay at H & D Farm in a beautiful apartment in nearby Aiken, SC, plus breakfast each day at the exclusive and private Green Boundary Club, also in Aiken.

Focused on the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France? The USET Foundation is offering the opportunity attend the Games in comfort and style with a first class hospitality package at Chateau La Cheneviere. Travel to France for Week I of the World Equestrian Games (August 23-31) to cheer on the “team” and stay with USET Foundation friends and supporters in a Deluxe room for two at the luxurious Chateau La Cheneviere. The Chateau, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World Group, is located a mere 30 minutes from the main Games venue at Caen. You will also receive 2 A-level tickets to the Opening Ceremonies and your choice of Dressage, Eventing, Reining, Endurance or Para-Dressage. All breakfast and dinners will be included, along with transportation to Caen venues.

Thanks to the Rock Creek Cattle Company, the auction will feature three nights at the fabulous luxury Montana ranch. Rock Creek Cattle Company is a “members only” 30,000-acre historic Montana working cattle ranch traversed by streams and framed by mountains. It boasts one of Tom Doak’s finest private golf courses as its centerpiece as well as the Rock Creek Cattlemen’s Club – the beautiful, well-appointed lodge. The company’s impressive landscape is situated on the northeast side of the magnificent Flint Creek Mountain Range, just outside of Deer Lodge. You will be lodged in a luxury cottage. The foursome is entitled to two rounds of golf each as part of the package and guests can enjoy all the other activities on an a la carte payment basis as “members.” Activities include horseback riding, fly-fishing, paddle sports, hunting and shooting sports, whitewater rafting, ATV trail riding, biking and hiking.

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Jeannie and Hunter Harrison have donated a V.I.P. Package for Four at the Spruce Meadows Masters CSIO5*, including the $1.5 million Canadian Pacific International Grand Prix. Enjoy top international competition at the Spruce Meadows Masters in style and comfort while you watch the world’s best horses and riders vie for a Nations Cup victory and a share of the $1.5 million purse in the Canadian Pacific International Grand Prix. This package includes round trip airfare within North America and four tickets to a fabulous Sky Box during the Masters CSIO5* competition September 12-14, 2014. You will spend your evenings with Friday and Saturday night accommodations at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel in Calgary. In addition, you are invited to dinner on Friday night as guests of your hosts, Jeannie and Hunter Harrison, at their nearby residence. Get ready to be whisked away, wined and dined – all while watching the very best in international show jumping at The Masters!

This celebratory evening will also include awarding two of the USET Foundation’s most coveted honors, the prestigious Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy and the Whitney Stone Cup.  Guests will enjoy cocktails at 7:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 8:00 p.m., a live auction that will have guests enthusiastically bidding for these incredible items followed by dancing to “Soul Survivor.”

If you have not reserved a seat or table, make your reservations to attend today! This wonderful evening is always a sell out and you do not want to miss this fun and important event recognizing the USET Foundation’s generous supporters and this country’s top athletes while continuing to raise funds for the 2014 World Equestrian Games. For further information please contact: Nancy Little, USET Foundation (908) 234-1251, or nlittle@uset.org.

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.

For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.

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Bid Now! United States Equestrian Team Foundation Online Reining Auction Coming to a Close

Breed to a Top Reining Stallion, Train with Industry Leaders

Gladstone, NJ – December 12, 2013 – The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are less than a year away, and now is the time to show your support to help the United States send the best teams possible in each discipline. Pete Kyle and Colleen McQuay in conjunction with the United States Equestrian Team Foundation have organized an On-Line Auction to help raise funds for the U.S. Reining Team.  Bidding for the chance to breed to a top stallion or a month of training with one of the world’s top reining trainers will be closing Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 7p.m. CST at http://pro-management-inc.com/USET/index.php.

The proceeds of the USET Foundation Reining Stallion & Trainer Online Auction will be credited to the Dogwood Foundation Reining Challenge established by Frank Merrill, Trustee, and administered by the USET Foundation.  This means that a winning bid at the On-Line Reining Auction will actually be worth more when the Challenge Funds are added.  Proceeds from the auction, augmented by the Dogwood Foundation Reining Challenge, will be used to fund the U.S. Reining Team during the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France August 23 – September 7. Funds will help support the costs of organizing a team for the international event, which includes riders, horses, veterinarians, grooms and farriers. The United States Reiners will defend their Team and Individual World Championship Gold medals as they compete against the best in world during the prestigious event that only takes place every four years.

Bidders can take their chance at an opportunity to train with the industry’s leaders, including Shawn Flarida, Tim McQuay, Brian Bell, Casey Deary, Gunny Mathison, Jason Vanlandingham, Matt Palmer, Mike McEntire, Scott McCutcheon, Shane Brown, and Todd Sommers.

The stallions available for breeding bids include A Smokin WHiz, A Sparkling Vintage, CFR Centenario Wimpy, Colonel Smart Spook, Cromed Out Mercedes, Einsteins Revolution, Electric Code, Gunners Special Nite, Hang Ten Surprize, HF Mobster, Hollywoodstinseltown, Houston Shine, Magnum Chic Dream, Pale Face Dunnit, Play Dual Rey, Quinberry, Shine On Line, Shiners Voodoo Dr, Smart And Shiney, Spots Hot, Star Spangled Whiz, Starlights Wrangler, Whizkey N Diamonds, Wimpyneedsacocktail and Yellow Jersey.

For more information, please visit http://pro-management-inc.com/USET/index.php, and be sure to get your bid in by this Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 7p.m. CST.

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.

For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.

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Jockey Rosie Napravnik Is Official Spokesmodel for 5th Annual “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby”

Rosie Napravnik and Patton by EquiSport Photos.

Proceeds from the online fashion auction to benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility

GEORGETOWN, KY – DECEMBER 1, 2013 – This fall, leading jockey Rosie Napravnik will throw off her helmet and don a one-of-a-kind Kentucky Derby chapeau to support the 5th Annual “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby,” an online hat auction that raises money for Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Central Kentucky.

One of the most successful female jockeys in horse racing, Napravnik is also an avid Old Friends supporter and a member of its board of directors. Napravnik kicked off the 5th Annual auction in November by modeling a stunning hat inspired by Old Friends retiree Sean Avery, the GR1 winning sprinter.

The fashion auction continues December 1st with Napravnik showing “The Patton,” another handcrafted design influenced by one of the retired Thoroughbreds at Old Friends.

The photos for this “Hats Off to the Horses” campaign are by Equisport Photos and Napravnik’s ensembles are courtesy of the Lexington boutique Bella Rose.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Old Friends has joined with acclaimed milliner Sally Faith Steinmann of the Massachusetts-based Maggie Mae Designs to auction six handcrafted Kentucky Derby hats, each inspired by one of the non-profit organization’s 120 retired racehorses. One hat will be auctioned each month leading up to the 2014 running of the Kentucky Derby.

To date, this unique fundraiser has earned nearly $18,000 for Old Friends.

“I am a big fan of Old Friends and its mission,” says Napravnik. “I always keep in mind that a horse may win a Breeders’ Cup race this year but next year they may need a place to reside in retirement.”

Bidding on “The Patton” will begin at 10 am and be open for 10 days only. Interested bidders can go to the Old Friends website at www.oldfriendsequine.org and follow the link.

For a video of Napravnik’s photo shoots, visit http://vimeo.com/80017845.

About Patton

A graded stakes winner, Patton impressively won his track debut as a 2-year-old. He went on to win the William Thompson Stakes and the GR 2 Gulfstream Park Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Conditioned by Hubert Hine, the bay son of Lord At War went on to win six of his 18 starts. His track earnings totaled $237,462.

About the Hat

Made of a moody blue-green dupioni silk, the “Patton” features a gentle upturned brim with a moderate “top hat” crown.

A single large flower made of swirling layers of plum, blue and lavender silk, taffeta and organza adorns the hat while a layered sash of crinkled mocha encircles the crown.

The “Patton” hat is stunning from every angle; even the lining was created from soft turquoise-blue metallic taffetta to coordinate with the trims.

For additional information, contact Maggie Mae Designs at info@maggiemae.com.

For more information about Old Friends, see their website at www.oldfriendsequine.org or call the farm at (502) 863-1775.

Maggie Mae Designs Custom Millinery offers magnificent hats for all occasions, from glamorous racing events such as the Kentucky Derby and the Royal Ascot to stunning bridal wear and handsome cocktail fashions. Every hat is carefully handcrafted by milliner Sally Faith Steinmann from her home base in South Harwich, MA. Salons of her fashions can be seen on her website at www.maggiemaedesigns.com.

About Old Friends
Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for more than 115 retired racehorses. Its Dream Chase Farm, located in Georgetown, KY, is open to tourists daily by appointment. Old Friends also has a satellite facility in Greenfield Center, New York, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, which is also open to visitors. For more information on tours or to make a donation, contact the main farm at (502) 863-1775 or see their website at www.oldfriendsequine.org.

Equine Advocates Awards Dinner & Charity Auction Brings Horse Welfare to the Forefront in Saratoga Springs

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco and Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable with Equine Advocates Founder Susan Wagner. Photos – Glenn Davenport.

Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco Honored

Saratoga Springs, NY. August 2, 2013 – Equine Advocates, a non-profit equine protection organization and sanctuary in Chatham, New York, hosted their twelfth annual benefit dinner on Thursday, August 1st at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco were honored for their work to ban horse slaughter and dedication to the protection of all equines. Saratoga’s Julie and Sonny Bonacio of Bonacio Construction presented Knowlton with the 2013 Safe Home Equine Protection Award. Assemblyman Tedisco was honored with the 2013 Ellen and Herbert Moelis Equine Savior Award, presented by News10’s popular animal-loving Chief Meteorologist and host of “The Pet Connection” Steve Caporizzo and Herbert and Ellen Moelis, founders of Thoroughbred Charities of America.

“Our industry seems to be missing two words. Those words are ‘owner responsibility,’” said Herbert Moelis while presenting the award to Assemblyman Tedisco. “Fortunately we have two words added to our industry also. Those are ‘Equine Advocates.’”

Co-chaired by Julie Bonacio and Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth, the theme for the evening was “New York, New York!” The night celebrated 150 years of racing in Saratoga, ten years since Funny Cide became the first NY-bred racehorse to win the Kentucky Derby, and 17 years of Equine Advocates rescuing horses in need. Cathy Grier, a.k.a. NYC Subway Girl, performed, and guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a delicious gourmet dinner provided by Mazzone Hospitality. Silent and live auctions raised money to support Equine Advocates’ mission to rescue horses from neglect, abuse, and slaughter. Popular auction items included the Ultimate Kentucky Derby Experience for Four, the Harbour Town Golf Vacation for Six in Hilton Head, South Carolina, a Tiffany & Co. 18k white gold and diamond horseshoe pendant, an original painting of Funny Cide by Katie Upton, and more.

Ellen and Herbert Moelis, Assemblyman Tedisco, and Susan Wagner
Ellen and Herbert Moelis, Assemblyman Tedisco, and Susan Wagner

“We are thankful to everyone who helped make this year’s event so successful,” said Equine Advocates Founder and President Susan Wagner. “This was our twelfth annual benefit dinner and the twelfth one held in Saratoga Springs. We continue to host the event here each year because the town centers around horses, reflecting our shared dedication to and reverence of these inspirational animals.”

About Equine Advocates: Equine Advocates is a national, non-profit equine protection organization and sanctuary based in Chatham, NY.  Founded in 1996, Equine Advocates has helped and rescued thousands of equines from slaughter, abuse and neglect. The sanctuary is home to eighty-three remarkable equines, including horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. More information and the organization’s Open Day Schedule for visits can be found at www.equineadvocates.org.

Outback Steakhouse Dinner and Silent Auction Gala to Benefit the Hope Clinic Friday Night

Devin Ryan and No Worries sale over an oxer in the Olympic Grand Prix Stadium during the Atlanta Spring Classics. Flashpoint Photography.

Conyers, Georgia – Outback Steak House, proud sponsor of the Atlanta Summer Classics SM, will again be serving up its finest food for the Sixteenth Annual Hope Clinic’s Charity Dinner and Silent Auction.

Scheduled for Friday night, June 14 at 6 pm, the gala event will take place in the VIP tent overlooking the Olympic Grand Prix Stadium during the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby.  The event was originally scheduled to take place during the Equitation Freestyle in the Walker Arena.  But due to a schedule change and the overwhelming popularity of the event, it needed to move locations in order to accommodate those who looked to attend and support the Hope Clinic.

Tickets are only $25.00 per person or $200.00 for a table of eight and can be purchased at the show office this week or on-line at www.hopeclinicgwinnett.info.  Silent auction items include paintings, photography, hand carved wooden bowls, crystal, pearls and vacation packages.

If you cannot attend the event, but would like to support the Hope Clinic, please visit their website to learn how you can contribute to helping those in need.

So get your entries in today because you don’t want to miss the fun at the world class Georgia International Horse Park, home to the 1996 Olympics, for two weeks of non-stop show jumping action.  The venue offers the one of a kind Olympic feel and offers excellent stabling, arenas, footing and of course, award winning service found only with the Classic Company.  Stalls are wait-list for Week I, but there are a handful of stalls available for Week II if you act fast.  And make sure to catch the best of ringside action and reserve your VIP tables today.  There is no better deal on any circuit and cost only $300.00 a week for a table of eight.

Anyone who has shown with the Classic Company knows what sets them apart from the rest:  Classic Shows are FUN!  Complimentary exhibitor parties, luncheons, Saturday pizzas and the friendliest show management team anywhere work hard to make your showing experience the best.  Classic Company never charges an add or scratch fee for those last minute changes and there is no office fee added for credit card payments.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or novice looking for a positive show experience, look to the Classic Company shows and join them in Atlanta this summer.  The Classic Company is a USHJA’s Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States.  For more information on Classic Company and its exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events, please visit them at classiccompany.com or call them at 843-768-5503.

All sponsorship, marketing and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Sponsorship, Marketing and Public Relations Director at classicsponsorship@gmail.com.  All program advertising should be directed to Nate Poliquin, Program Sales Representative at classicshowads@yahoo.com.

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Sylvan Farm’s Retirement Dispersal Auction Gives Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Purchase from Historic Program

Photo: Agincourt SF.

Arlington, WA – After more than three decades of breeding top sport horses, Sylvan Farm’s Judy Hedreen announced her retirement. Hedreen has been a fixture in the industry since becoming the first Executive Director of the American Hanoverian Society in the late 1980s. During her tenure as head of that organization, and for many years thereafter, Hedreen worked tirelessly to develop an exceptional herd. “Retirement comes with mixed emotions,” explains Hedreen. “I have enjoyed the journey, relished the successes, made many friends along the way and most of all lived a life-long dream.”

As part of Hedreen’s retirement, Sylvan Farm will offer the majority of their herd to bidders around the world. This is the first and only time for this type of offering. On Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. PDT, they will sell nearly twenty homebreds, via auction, at their North Star Farm in Arlington, Washington. Bidders will be able to celebrate Hedreen’s retirement with cocktails and light fare while they shop. For those unable to attend in person at the farm, bids will also be accepted by phone and via the Internet. In addition to the horses that will be auctioned, a collection of frozen semen will be offered for low, per dose minimum bid.

Rarely does an opportunity like this come along for those looking for a well-bred individual. “My program has focused on producing outstanding athletes, but my goals have always included breeding horses with good work ethics, manners and temperaments,” states Hedreen. Not only do the pedigrees of her horses reflect that mantra, the environment where she is based is ideal for that undertaking. The mild climate, lush fields and abundant rain create an environment nearly identical to that of northern Germany and Holland. Their horses are able to spend the entire year outdoors in fields with large loafing sheds. This quiet, serene setting is perfect for raising strong, athletic and rideable sport horses.

Possibilities SF
Possibilities SF

“I knew from the age of six that I wanted to breed horses. When I started breeding, I wrote that I wanted to breed international caliber horses – I am not sure I even knew what that meant at the time,” explains Hedreen. In the mid-eighties, she met Dr. Walter Hartwig, then President of the Hannoveraner Verband, and Dr. Ludwig Christmann; both men would mentor Hedreen and develop a lifelong bond. “They taught me the importance of bloodlines, but not to the exclusion of the horse standing in front of you, and about great mare lines,” asserts Hedreen.

Sylvan Farm-bred horses have competed successfully at the regional, national and international level in dressage, hunters and jumpers. Over the years they refined their broodmare band, establishing two prepotent mare lines that are now producing their fourth generation. Each of these mare lines produced a licensed stallion and competition horses. A third stallion was licensed in Germany.

The many winners of the Sylvan Farm program include Grand Prix jumper, hunter and FEI dressage stallion Agincourt SF. Veteran Hap Hansen rode this grey son of Olympic Gold medalist Abdullah to many wins. Far Star SF represented the United States at the 2003 World Championships for Young Jumpers in Europe under Olympian Laura Kraut. His full sister EM Fair Lily is offered for sale during the auction.

Ramzes SF
Ramzes SF

Ramzes SF, a young Hanoverian stallion, is producing wonderful babies and is ready to show dressage in the FEI small tour classes. This well-mannered sire is approved for breeding with both the GOV and Belgian registries. All of his offspring have been awarded either Premium foal status or earned the Foal of Distinction award from the GOV. He is proudly offered at auction on June 1, 2013.

The collection includes a variety of hunters, jumpers and dressage horses. Show horses, young prospects and breeding stock are all on offer. They represent some of the finest Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Holsteiner and Dutch bloodlines available anywhere in the world, including those of Donnerhall, Landgraf, Cor de la Bryere and Pik Bube.

Judith Hedreen has proven her extensive knowledge and enjoys mentoring others. She is a former member of the USDF Sport Horse Committee, current member of the USHJA Jumper Breeder’s Task Force, contributor to multiple equine publications, and organizer of numerous educational seminars. With an avid interest in Hanoverian jumping horses, Hedreen helped initiate the NA Jumper Breeding Program. In 2007, she was appointed as a judge to the Hanoverian Mare and Stallion Committee.

Flashpoint Bloodstock, LLC, known worldwide for its exceptional sales in several breeds and disciplines presents Saturday’s auction. Tim Jennings and his team will by on-site taking your bids in person, by phone or via the Internet.

The event begins on Monday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. with horse trials and inspections continuing through Friday, May 31. A horse sales preview takes place on Friday, May 31 at 4:00 p.m. PDT and is available via live webcast for potential offsite buyers. On Saturday, June 1, gates will open at noon and the auction and broadcast will begin at 3:00 p.m. PDT.

Ebony
Ebony

As if acquiring a well-bred sport horse wasn’t enough to motivate you to visit the area, Seattle is a mecca for travel and outdoor enthusiasts. Early summer is delightful and visitors will find something for the whole family. If you are a wildlife lover, to advantage of a day trip to the nearby San Juan Islands to see the orca whales, seals and bald eagles. If you are a foodie, the fresh seafood and produce at Pike Place Market will bring you bliss. The list of destinations to explore in the area is varied and extensive.

In addition to details on each horse, you will find photos, videos, pedigrees and the online auction catalog on their website. It also includes complete bidder registration information, travel details and frequently asked questions to make your experience seamless.

For more information, please call Sylvan Farm at 360-435-0235 or 206-550-4010 or visit www.sylvanfarmauction.com.

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Sylvan Farm’s Retirement Dispersal Auction Gives Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Purchase from Historic Program

Photo: Possibilities SF.

Arlington, WA – After more than three decades of breeding top sport horses, Sylvan Farm’s Judy Hedreen announced her retirement. Hedreen has been a fixture in the industry since becoming the first Executive Director of the American Hanoverian Society in the late 1980s. During her tenure as head of that organization, and for many years thereafter, Hedreen worked tirelessly to develop an exceptional herd. “Retirement comes with mixed emotions,” explains Hedreen. “I have enjoyed the journey, relished the successes, made many friends along the way and most of all lived a life-long dream.”

As part of Hedreen’s retirement, Sylvan Farm will offer the majority of their herd to bidders around the world. This is the first and only time for this type of offering. On Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. PDT, they will sell nearly twenty homebreds, via auction, at their North Star Farm in Arlington, Washington. Bidders will be able to celebrate Hedreen’s retirement with cocktails and light fare while they shop. For those unable to attend in person at the farm, bids will also be accepted by phone and via the Internet. In addition to the horses that will be auctioned, a collection of frozen semen will be offered for low, per dose minimum bid.

Rarely does an opportunity like this come along for those looking for a well-bred individual. “My program has focused on producing outstanding athletes, but my goals have always included breeding horses with good work ethics, manners and temperaments,” states Hedreen. Not only do the pedigrees of her horses reflect that mantra, the environment where she is based is ideal for that undertaking. The mild climate, lush fields and abundant rain create an environment nearly identical to that of northern Germany and Holland. Their horses are able to spend the entire year outdoors in fields with large loafing sheds. This quiet, serene setting is perfect for raising strong, athletic and rideable sport horses.

“I knew from the age of six that I wanted to breed horses. When I started breeding, I wrote that I wanted to breed international caliber horses – I am not sure I even knew what that meant at the time,” explains Hedreen. In the mid-eighties, she met Dr. Walter Hartwig, then President of the Hannoveraner Verband, and Dr. Ludwig Christmann; both men would mentor Hedreen and develop a lifelong bond. “They taught me the importance of bloodlines, but not to the exclusion of the horse standing in front of you, and about great mare lines,” asserts Hedreen.

Sylvan Farm-bred horses have competed successfully at the regional, national and international level in dressage, hunters and jumpers. Over the years they refined their broodmare band, establishing two prepotent mare lines that are now producing their fourth generation. Each of these mare lines produced a licensed stallion and competition horses. A third stallion was licensed in Germany.

Agincourt SF
Agincourt SF

The many winners of the Sylvan Farm program include Grand Prix jumper, hunter and FEI dressage stallion Agincourt SF. Veteran Hap Hansen rode this grey son of Olympic Gold medalist Abdullah to many wins. Far Star SF represented the United States at the 2003 World Championships for Young Jumpers in Europe under Olympian Laura Kraut. His full sister EM Fair Lily is offered for sale during the auction.

Ramzes SF, a young Hanoverian stallion, is producing wonderful babies and is ready to show dressage in the FEI small tour classes. This well-mannered sire is approved for breeding with both the GOV and Belgian registries. All of his offspring have been awarded either Premium foal status or earned the Foal of Distinction award from the GOV. He is proudly offered at auction on June 1, 2013.

The collection includes a variety of hunters, jumpers and dressage horses. Show horses, young prospects and breeding stock are all on offer. They represent some of the finest Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Holsteiner and Dutch bloodlines available anywhere in the world, including those of Donnerhall, Landgraf, Cor de la Bryere and Pik Bube.

Ebony
Ebony

Judith Hedreen has proven her extensive knowledge and enjoys mentoring others. She is a former member of the USDF Sport Horse Committee, current member of the USHJA Jumper Breeder’s Task Force, contributor to multiple equine publications, and organizer of numerous educational seminars. With an avid interest in Hanoverian jumping horses, Hedreen helped initiate the NA Jumper Breeding Program. In 2007, she was appointed as a judge to the Hanoverian Mare and Stallion Committee.

Flashpoint Bloodstock, LLC, known worldwide for its exceptional sales in several breeds and disciplines presents Saturday’s auction. Tim Jennings and his team will by on-site taking your bids in person, by phone or via the Internet.

The event begins on Monday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. with horse trials and inspections continuing through Friday, May 31. A horse sales preview takes place on Friday, May 31 at 4:00 p.m. PDT and is available via live webcast for potential offsite buyers. On Saturday, June 1, gates will open at noon and the auction and broadcast will begin at 3:00 p.m. PDT.

As if acquiring a well-bred sport horse wasn’t enough to motivate you to visit the area, Seattle is a mecca for travel and outdoor enthusiasts. Early summer is delightful and visitors will find something for the whole family. If you are a wildlife lover, to advantage of a day trip to the nearby San Juan Islands to see the orca whales, seals and bald eagles. If you are a foodie, the fresh seafood and produce at Pike Place Market will bring you bliss. The list of destinations to explore in the area is varied and extensive.

Ramzes SF
Ramzes SF

In addition to details on each horse, you will find photos, videos, pedigrees and the online auction catalog on their website. It also includes complete bidder registration information, travel details and frequently asked questions to make your experience seamless.

For more information, please call Sylvan Farm at 360-435-0235 or 206-550-4010 or visit www.sylvanfarmauction.com.

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