The Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire Silent Auction to Benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the United States Para-Equestrian Association

Friday, March 9, 2012
Posted by Lindsay McCall and KP Productions


Relax and Unwind at the title sponsor Rancho Valencia (Photo from ranchovalencia.com)
Relax and Unwind at the title sponsor Rancho Valencia (Photo from ranchovalencia.com)
The Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire Silent Auction to Benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the United States Para-Equestrian Association will take place Friday through Saturday evening. The auction begins Friday morning and will end on Saturday Night after the Grand Prix Freestyle Class.
Auction Items:
Rancho Valencia Piece of Paradise Package - 3 (three) luxurious nights for two guests at the newly renovated Rancho Valencia, recently rated #1 in California and #7 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report Travel, in your very own 3-bedroom Villa after their grand re-opening in summer 2012. Enjoy all inclusive meals each day including full breakfast, lunch with a sommelier selected wine pairing, and a 5 course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Eric Bauer each night with a wine pairing. The package also includes 2 hours of tennis lessons and a spa package including a couples massage and pre-massage soak. You will never want to leave!Value: $10,000.00 | Starting Bid: $5,000.00
Donor Site: www.ranchovalencia.com
The Bridges Golf Experience - 1 (one) amazing round of golf for party of 3 (three) led by Gordon Cooke- Director of Membership at the stunning private club golf course The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Includes a great lunch for the golf party at the Clubhouse Grill.

Value: $600.00 | Starting Bid: $300.00
Donor Site: www.thebridgesrsf.com
The Bridges Olympian Dining Experience - An exquisite dinner for 4 (four) guests along with your favorite Olympians Guenter Seidel, Steffen Peters, Christine Traurig and Sue Blinks in the fine dining room of this Members Only Club with wine pairing.
Value: $1,500.00 | Starting Bid: $750.00
Donor Site: www.thebridgesrsf.com

"The Dolphins" limited edition bronze sculpture by Laran Ghiglieri. This beautiful statue unites Laran's artistic mastery with a tender maternal theme of a mother Dolphin and her offspring.

Value: $7,500.00 | Starting Bid: $1,500.00
Donor Site: www.masterpieceinvestments.com

Footing Perfection Package - This package includes Airfoot footing compliments of Footings Unlimited for your dressage court. Your horse will be so happy! Includes installation of this amazing footing but excludes shipping.

Value: $10,000.00 | Starting Bid: $4,000.00
Donor Site: www.footingsunlimited.com

Gloverall Ladies Short Duffle Coat - Look at this coat!  You will be stylish AND warm and toasty anywhere in it.  A welcome addition to anyone's wardrobe in a beautiful camel color with plaid lining and a style that can be dressed up or down.  Size 36 (M)

Retail value $ 500.00 | Starting bid $ 250.00
Donor site: www.lasaddlery.com

Journey to the Adobe Guadalupe Valley - 2 (two) night stay for two guests at the beautiful Mexican Vineyard and Inn in the Guadalupe Valley Region of Baja. Package includes lodging, all-inclusive meals and wine pairing, wine tasting and horseback ride through the vineyards of Adobe Guadalupe vineyards. This is an incredibly peaceful place to unplug from your every day world!

Value: $750.00 | Starting Bid: $400.00
Donor Site: www.adobeguadalupe.com
Judge for yourself! - Have you always wondered what the judge really sees from their seat? Well now you can find out! Our 5 (five) fabulous judges from the Olympic Grand Prix Special have opened up a seat just for you in their box during this very important class. See the rides from their perspective and hear their comments. Talk about an education!
Value: Can you really put a price on education? Starting Bid: $100.00/seat

Artistic Impression - A 16" x 24" print of Terri Miller's photograph "Dressage Dream" that won the World Cup Dressage Photo Contest in Las Vegas. Printed on shimmery metallic paper, pillow wrapped and float mounted, this ethereal image is ready for display on your wall!

Value: $225.00 | Starting Bid: $100.00
Dreaming of Dancing on Horseback - Do you dream of one day dancing with your equine partner at the FEI Grand Prix level but don't want to wait? Well now your dream can come true! Just a quick trip up to Temecula (45 minutes northeast of San Diego) to Encore Ranch and Iana Gonzales will give you a classical lesson on a wonderful Spanish schoolmaster, where you can passage and piaffe to your heart's content...well for 45 minutes anyway.
Value: $125.00 | Starting Bid: $75.00
Donor Site: www.iandressage.com
On the Bit - A beautiful sterling silver snaffle bit bracelet would look amazing on your wrist right now! This bracelet is beautiful. You just must have it!
Value: $400.00 | Starting Bid: $200.00
Donor Site: www.caracolsilver.com
Raffle Items:
Complimentary Raffle tickets will be given upon entry for both VIP and Grand Stand Admission Guests for a chance to win the following items: (must be present to win)
(2) Stallipops Gift Baskets - (www.welovestallipops.com)
(2) Caracol-Inspired Jewelry Gift Certificates - (www.caracolsilver.com)
(2) YourSano Gift Basket - (www.yoursano.com)
(1) Adobe Guadalupe Gift Basket - (www.adobeguadalupe.com)
(1) Equine Massage from Patricia Salem - (www.cantamarequine.com)

About Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire- The Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire is a landmark event in the San Diego Community offering qualifying opportunities for the following pursuits in the equestrian discipline of Dressage:

2012 Olympic and Para Olympic Games
2012 Reem Acra World Cup Finals
2012 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Grand Prix and Intermediare Championships
2012 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Pony, Junior, Young Rider and Brentina Cup Championships
2012 FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships
2012 Markel/USEF National Young Horse and Developing Horse Dressage Championships (sponsored by the Dutta Corp. and PSI)

This event attracts competitors from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico with the heaviest concentration coming from a local base of riders as well as the Western Region of the U.S.