Wellington, FL - As the United States Dressage Team's benefit event titled, "Prancing with the Stars" quickly approaches, pre-bidding for five items will launch tomorrow afternoon. On-line pre-bidding opens at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 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. Items can be viewed and pre-bids can be submitted online here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.