Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF 2008 Dressage Festival of Champions

Saturday, June 14, 2008
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Live Auction Items at the Party with Dressage Olympic Candidates at USET Foundation's "One Team, One Dream - A Salute to Hong Kong" on June 28 - Limited Tickets Available

Be a Character in a Tami Hoag Novel Tami Hoag


The New York Times #1 best-selling author (Dark Horse - Alibi Man) and Grand Prix dressage rider, offers you the opportunity to become a character in her next suspense novel, to be published in 2010. Our own was the website mentioned several times in both of her books about the Wellington horsey scene, and we have had members sign our mailing list after reading her novels!The high bidder's name will be used for a prominent secondary character in the story. You can choose to be described as yourself, or Tami can make you more handsome than George Clooney or sexier than Angelina Jolie. The winner will be acknowledged in the front of the book with thanks for supporting the USET Foundation and the Olympic Dressage Team and will receive five signed copies. With more than 30 million books in print in more than 20 languages world-wide, Tami is truly offering international stardom to the winning bidder. Bragging rights for years, but no editorial privileges! Donated by Tami Hoag.
Watch This! Check out an interview with Tami Hoag about her book Prior Bad Acts

Watch the Best in the World at the FEI World Cup (TM) Finals in Las Vegas!

Enjoy all the excitement of the 2009 FEI World Cup(TM) Finals in Dressage with four plaza level seats, VIP access passes and one parking pass. In addition, you will be invited to attend the President's Reception where the draw is determined for all riders, and also to attend the USET Foundation brunch. Donated by Las Vegas Events and the USET Foundation

A Night of Olympic Memories with Olympic Athletes and Celebrity Chef!

Enjoy a dinner prepared in your home by Sean O'Keefe, chef to the stars (Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Seacrest) with Olympic Dressage stars as your guests - Debbie McDonald, Guenter Seidel, Steffen Peters and Sue Blinks. Imagine the stories they can tell of their experiences at the Olympics! To be arranged in either Los Angeles or Del Mar at a mutually convenient date and time (after the 2008 Beijing Olympics in August). Donated by Sean O'Keefe, Debbie McDonald, Guenter Seidel, Steffen Peters and Sue Blinks

A Custom Bronze of Your Favorite Equine!

Preserve the likeness of your favorite horse or pony forever in a custom bronze created by renowned sculptress Randee Crisman. Your finished work will be of the finest quality and workmanship, measuring approximately 20"L x 15" x 8" W, and will weigh 20 to 25 pounds, finished with base. Requires 8 to 12 weeks to completion - subject to foundry schedule. Donated by Randee Crisman

Golf with Olympian and San Jose Sharks Star Hockey Player Jeremy Roenick in Las Vegas!

The high bidder will win an incredible package that includes a round of golf for four players plus Jeremy at the beautiful and challenging Cascatas Golf Course in Las Vegas, dinner for four with Jeremy and Tracy Roenick, show tickets for four (show TBD) and two hotel rooms at the fabulous Caesar's Palace. Limo pick-up to and from all events and the airport. To be arranged at a mutually convenient date and time. Donated by Jeremy and Tracy Roenick and Caesar's Palace

Oscar-Winning Actor and Hollywood Icon, Jack Palance - Original Painting!

The late actor, who starred in Shane and City Slickers among many great movies, was a gifted artist who had studied art in Italy and the U.S. He had displayed his works in galleries in Beverly Hills, New York, Palm Beach and Dallas, though he generally chose not to sell his works, preferring to donate a few for charitable purposes, bringing upwards of $16,000. Here is your chance to own one of the few paintings made available through the generosity of the wife of Oscar-winning actor and Hollywood icon, Jack Palance. Title: Forsythia & Apple. Measures 26" H x 32" wide with frame. Donated by Elaine Palance

Dinner Party for Eight Prepared in Your Home, Catered by BeachFire's own Chef Cathy!

Cathy McKnight, chef extraordinaire for "One Team, One Dream - A Salute to Hong Kong," will prepare a fabulous dinner, including selected wines, in your home for up to eight people. Chef Cathy was recently named one of the Ten Outstanding Chefs in Orange County - this is a unique opportunity to enjoy her culinary creations. To be arranged at a mutually convenient date, time and location in Southern California. Expires June 28. 2009. Donated by David Donaldson

Equine and Rider Portrait Session with Elma Garcia!

You saw the phenomenal and exclusive USET Athlete Portraits at the 2007 World Cup in Las Vegas! Now Elma Garcia, photographer extraordinaire, will join forces again with celebrity make-up and hair stylist David Michaud to create one more stunning portrait capturing the true essence and personality of the horse and rider! Don't miss out on this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Sitting to be arranged at a mutually convenient date, time and location in California. Expires June 28, 2009. Donated by Elma Garcia and David Michaud


The non-profit United States Equestrian Team Foundation supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance athletes and horses in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation. For more information about the USET Foundation or to make a donation, please call (908) 234-1251 or visit the USET Foundation website at