Pacific Sporthorse Auction and Fundraiser Returns to Vacaville
Saturday, August 17, 2013
The PSS is modeled after the European Auction tradition. Recently, Anne Gribbons, FEI "O" judge, had this to say about the PSS auction, "...The organizers of the"Pacific Sportshorse Selection" are working according to tried and true methods in Europe, where auctions are trusted to offer the best of the crops of horses and where there is a very competitive atmosphere amongst the buyers to be able to bring home one of the top horses presented. The breeders in Europe offer their very best youngsters for selection for the auctions, and they also compete to get their horses selected for the sale. This all works to promote both breeders and trainers, and gives the prospective buyers a lot of opportunity to compare high quality horses before bidding on their choice."
"We need great sports horse auctions at home, and this is a fabulous start!" concludes Gribbons.
The event incorporates a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research and young equestrians as well. “We have worked hard to make the PSS an event that gives back to the community” says Ellie Johnson, one of the organizers of the PSS. “In addition to the fundraiser, we have an exciting Gala Evening planned with wine tasting and entertainment and we have several educational talks planned for the following day.” While the gala on the 31st is a ticketed event, Sunday September 1st is free all day and the organizers have planned a full day of activities including lunch for guests.
Horses are available to watch and try beginning on August 17th until the auction. Descriptions, photos and video clips of all the horses are also being posted online at www.sporthorse-selection.com/auction/2013-auction-selection
Excitement is building as the team prepares for what they hope will be an even more successful event than last year!
More information and tickets to the Gala may be found online at http://www.sporthorse-selection.com/gala-evening/gala
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