Wellington, FL. - The American Equestrians Got Talent Finale on Sunday, March 15, at the Global Dressage Festival show grounds will feature a dazzling array of live auction items alongside the spectacular lineup of performers. Each of the five packages offered in the live auction is available only at this event. Proceeds benefit USEF High Performance Programs through the USET Foundation. Click here to purchase tables and tickets for the Finale. The AEGT Finale is almost here! If you can't make it to Wellington, FL, be sure to watch the live stream. Watch LIVE on COTH.com at 7pm EDT, Sunday, March 15th. Check out how to vote after looking over the awesome packages!
The auction items are as follows:
2015 Central Park Package:
The 2015 Central Park Horse Show in New York City takes place on Sept. 17-20. This package includes two VIP tickets to watch the best of Show Jumping and Dressage in a truly unique venue, right in the heart of New York City. Hob-nob with "The Donald" and experience the greatest city in the world while staying across the street at an apartment overlooking Central Park. Add to that a three hour cruise around Manhattan Harbor for up to four guests while being served champagne and hors d'oeuvres and being serenaded by the amazing voice of Ki-Juan Minors. This will be a trip you never forget!
Donors: Equestrian Sport Productions, Diane Fellows, Eliane Cordia van Reesema and Robert Dover - Value: $25,000
Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Package:
The Toronto 2015 Pan American Games package includes two tickets for either the Dressage or Jumping weeks and a room at the rider hotel. Behind the scenes commentary from the USEF Director of Sport Programs, Will Connell, will make this a trip that only could be experienced by Team riders and their owners, but now you can have it for yourselves! Dressage week: July 11-14; Jumping week: July 21-25
Donor: United States Equestrian Federation - Value: $20,000
Dress for Success with a New Hermès Coat and Custom Saddle - Look your best with the Dress for Success package:
You and your horse will be dressed for success from head to toe, complimented by a gorgeous new Hermès Jumping or Dressage coat exclusively worn by Team USA riders. A "Steffen's Advantage" custom saddle will be made just for your horse by Custom Saddlery. This package includes custom Konig boots, custom helmet, Pikeur breeches and show shirt, stock tie, pocket square, Roeckl gloves, Otto Schumacher belt and spurs and straps.
Donors: The Horse of Course, Custom Saddlery and Hèrmes - Value: $25,000
2015 Verden Adventure:
Your 2015 Verden Adventure begins with two round trip Business/First Class tickets from the U.S. to Germany. You and a friend will attend the FEI World Dressage Championships for Young Horses, Aug. 5-9, 2015, in Verden, Germany. Your accommodation will be at a luxury hotel including two VIP seats for the entire event, including the Finals. Get a behind-the-scenes look and commentary from the U.S. Young Horse Coach.
Donors: Michael Davis, Scott Hassler - Value: $20,000
Spend a Day with Each of the Team USA Dressage Coaches:
You can spend a whole day with each of the U.S. Dressage coaches, including Youth Coaches George Williams and Charlotte Bredahl, Developing Coach Debbie McDonald, and U.S. Chef d'Equipe and Technical Advisor Robert Dover. These world class professionals will be yours for one day for whatever you would like. They can train you and your horses and clients, clean your barn and cars or just spend a great day of talking and dining with you and your friends.
Donors: Charlotte Bredahl, Robert Dover, Debbie McDonald and George Williams - Value: Priceless
AEGT Evening Schedule
6:00 p.m. - VIP cocktails and elegant buffet dinner
6:30 p.m. - Live music by Nicky Greed
7:00 p.m. - Show begins! Round I
8:30 p.m. - Live auction
9:00 p.m. - Round II
9:45 p.m. - Announce America's Most Talented Equestrian
To Vote: Vote for your favorite and help support Team USA's High Performance programs. Each vote costs $5.00. Voting is UNLIMITED.
STEP 1: Text the number 41444
STEP 2: In the message box type the contestant's unique keyword. Keywords are not case sensitive. LIST OF FINALISTS and their unique keywords.
For example -
Text to: 41444
Message box: RobertD
You will be sent a link to the finalist's profile. Fill out the information, including your vote/donation amount and scroll to the bottom and hit "Donate".
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