Don't Miss This Weekend! Pacific Sporthorse Selection Auction and Gala

The Pacific Sporthorse Selection is THIS WEEKEND!  We have been hard at work for months to bring the West Coast an event to be remembered. Please come join us for any or all of the festivities we have planned. Come and enjoy yourself - Stay all day!  We even have a delicious lunch planned for Sunday. Celebrate with us as we kick off the event with our Gala Evening August 31. We have wine from several local vineyards, Sudwerks beer and an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages for you to try along with some fabulous hors d’ouevres. Bring the kids because we have pony rides and the entertainment will be family friendly! Some wonderful live music will enhance the experience too. There is an exciting line up of entertainment including World Champion Vaulters, a jump off, musical freestyles, and some comedic relief. We’ll cap off the evening with our auction to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Paul Schockemohle has generously donated a breeding to his world famous stallion, Sir Donnerhall for this year’s auction. This item and several silent auction items (including beautiful jewelry and artwork) will be available for you to bid on. This is a ticketed event and we’re sure you’ll find it well worth the ticket. Click here to buy tickets on line.

Interesting Lectures Scheduled at 12:00pm on Sunday!
Once again, we have arranged to have some short lectures on Sunday morning, September 1st after the presentation of all of the horses and foals. The lectures are 20 – 30 mins each and cover a variety of interesting topics.

“The future of Dressage” Kevin Reinig, President CDS, owner KEFA Performance Horses.  Where are we headed and how can auctions like the Pacific Sporthorse Selection benefit the future of dressage?

“Equine Acupuncture” Sarah le Jeune DVM, DACVS. Dr. leJeune, a clinician at U.C.Davis  will discuss how acupuncture can be used to benefit the equine athlete. This lecture will involve a live demonstration of acupuncture techniques!

“The Direction of Sporthorse Research” Claudia Sonder DVM, Director Center for Equine Health at U.C.Davis. This is a Q & A discussion where Dr. Sonder will discuss the research projects that are in process and get audience feedback about what future research participants would like to see done.

“Be Prepared for Emergencies” Julie Dechant DVM, MS, DACVS. Dr. Dechant is an emergency clinician at U.C.Davis. She will discuss the warning signs of an emergency with your horse. She will also outline what you should do until your veterinarian can get there.  Last, she will outline what happens if you bring your horse to U.C. Davis on emergency

“Feed to succeed” Clair Thunes PhD, owner of Summit Equine Nutrition. Balanced Nutrition is a cornerstone of good health and success for every horse. Dr Thunes will discuss some of the aspects of creating a balanced diet and will answer audience questions.

“Pilates for Riders” Megan Soske, certified Pilates instructor and owner of Equinox Pilates. Dressage is essentially Pilates for horses while pilates can be used like dressage for the rider! Come explore some common rider issues that can impact your horse’s performance. This will be an interactive session to help you identify some of your own challenges and learn exercises to improve them!

Support Breast Cancer Research and CDS Junior riders
This year, the PSS is fundraising for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and CDS Club 100. We have some really amazing items for silent auction including beautiful artwork and jewelry. We also have a fun raffle planned to give away many exciting prizes like an embroidered cooler and a $100 gift certificate to Dover Saddlery among many other special items. Last and certainly not least, we are auctioning off a Schleese saddle to benefit CDS Club 100 and a breeding to Sir Donnerhall to benefit Breast Cancer. Here is your chance to make a charitable donation and win an amazing prize too!

Shop Vendor Row
Throughout the weekend, we have a fabulous group of vendors and artists for you to browse. In between lectures and lunch, be sure to look through vendor row. You’ll find Patricia Borum (artist), Deanna Leveque (artist), Horse Coin Jewelry, The Red Mare (tack and apparel), Golden State Tack, Penney’s Custom Designs (jewelry), Premier Boutique, The Orinda Village Horse Shop, Artemis Horse Fashion (tack and apparel), Cowgirl Chic (accessories), Fisher Equestrian (jewelry), and Sundance kisses (horse cookies and boutique items.) among others. This is a great opportunity to find unique items and treat yourself to something special!

BBQ Buffet Luncheon - Sunday 11:30 - 2:30. Lunch with a drink will be available for $15.00

    BBQ chicken
    Lockeford Sausage with roll
    Spinach salad with strawberries and walnuts
    German Potato salad
    Pasta salad
    Fruit salad
    Caprese salad
    Assorted desserts (extra)      
Auction Timeline
July 27 – August 16: 9:00 AM - Daily Training of the Auction Horses
August 17 – 24: 9:00 AM - Daily Training of the Auction Horses, horses available for test rides starting the 17th of August at respective training locations
Sunday, August 25: 10:00 AM - Presentation of Dressage Collection at CNDC, horses available for test rides

Presentation of Jumper Collection - date TBD
August 26 – 30: 9:00 AM - Daily Training of the Auction Horses, horses available for test rides

Saturday, August 31:
9:00 AM - Presentation of entire collection (Dressage and Hunter/ Jumpers) and foals at the PSS even location at CNDC in Vacaville, limited test rides (by appointment)            4:00 PM - Wine Tasting - be sure to arrive in time prior to the Gala to take advantage of all the cool things that are going on (Pony Rides for the kids, Vendor Row, wine tasting etc) and meet lots of people
5:00 PM - Gala Event

Sunday, September 1 - Auction Day at CNDC
9:00 AM - Presentation of the foals
9:30 PM - Final Presentation of the collection (Dressage, Hunter and Jumper               12:00 PM - Educational Events            
3:00 PM - Auction
Pacific Sporthorse Selection presented by Sporthorse Online, LLC will be held at the Christiane Noelting Dressage Center
6954 Lewis Road | Vacaville, CA 95687
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