George Morris To Provide Commentary at Auction
West Palm Beach, FL (March 12, 2010) – Horse enthusiasts interested in purchasing world-class sport horses will be able to find just what they are looking for at an upcoming “European style” horse auction, hosted by Highlife Farms and featuring commentary by the legendary horseman George Morris. The sale will be held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center on Sunday, March 28, beginning at 2 pm, and feature over 35 horses and sport ponies from Highlife Farms, the country’s most prominent breeding farm and home to spectacular world-class sport horses.
“European auctions and sales offer a party-like atmosphere with breeders selling their horses, and that is exactly what we will be doing,” said Joan Sims, who owns Highlife Farms with her husband Kenny. “Our sale will be like attending a European Sport Horse auction, without having to leave Florida.”
The evening promises to be an exciting and star-studded event, with Morris, the founding father of Hunt Seat Equitation and the current chef d’equipe for the USEF Show Jumping team, providing the commentary for a demonstration by Olympic show jumper Lauren Hough who competes Highlife’s Prezioso OLD. The opening ceremonies will feature a dressage stallion showcase with Olympians Lisa Wilcox and Robert Dover, joined by International Trainer, Ernst Hoyos. Wilcox is the head trainer for Highlife Farms and competes Highlife Farms’ Der Euro, Diamond Stud and Der Dollar.
The auction will give bidders the chance to purchase their next star from an exclusive collection of the finest sport horses and young horses, sired by Highlife’s famous stallions including Highlife, Pilox, Highlife’s Diamond Stud, Der Dollar and Connecticut. Highlife’s top quality sport horses feature exceptional European pedigrees and bloodlines from Oldenburg, Holstein, Hanoverian and Westphalian lines, many of which have earned elite status with the German Oldenburg Verband.
The party atmosphere will kick into full gear with VIP tables of six for $550, which will include admission, an open bar, delicious buffet, preferred seating and a post-sale party with Wings of Sound. General admission will also be available for $25 in advance, or $35 at the door, and will include admission and an open bar.
Riding tryouts are by appointment only, and prospective buyers can call Highlife Farms at 407-239-0110 to set up appointments. Young horse previews are also available. Tryouts and previews will be offered Thursday, March 25 from 9 am to Noon and 2 – 5 pm, Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27, from 9 am to Noon.
Plan now to attend this exciting, first-of-its-kind event for sport horses at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, while enjoying a “European style” evening you won’t soon forget. Call 407-239-0110 for tickets or visit the Highlife Farms website at www.highlifefarms.com.