Once In a Lifetime Live Auction Items at "The Road to Kentucky Continues..."

May 3, 2010 - 10:00 AM
Sea Cliff Villa in St. Barts. Photo Courtesy of Client.

Gladstone, New Jersey – April 29, 2010 – The USET Foundation is pleased to announce an impressive list of Live Auction items at “The Road to Kentucky Continues…” on May 8, 2010, at Staysail Farm in North Salem, NY. Not to be missed, this event will be the talk of the town as Long Listed riders prepare for their respective legs of the Meydan FEI Nations Cup tour. Serving as the final Selection Trials for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the Nations Cup teams will require the continued support of the USET Foundation and its most generous supporters. On the evening of May 8th, funds will be raised not only through attendance but also through the sale of highly desirable items, as renowned auctioneer Leslie Keno takes bids in support of our United States Show Jumping Team’s efforts abroad this summer.
Keno will be auctioning off a week long vacation getaway to the exclusive Sea Cliff resort in St. Barts. Located in the French West Indies, St. Barts is renowned for its pristine beaches and exquisite turquoise water. The winners of this incredible item will not only enjoy the majestic ambiance of the island itself, but also the amenities that the exclusive Sea Cliff deluxe compound has to offer. Providing two villas for a total of four bedrooms, this package can accommodate up to eight guests. Guests fortunate enough to partake in this getaway can enjoy everything from aquatic activities to magnificent sunset views from the villa’s private infinity pool.
Also on the auction block will be a vacation of a different sort, offering an exclusive firsthand experience to this year’s 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). For passionate equestrian enthusiasts, this is a package offer not to be missed as it includes everything the winning duo could ever ask for at WEG. The winning bidder will receive two “A” level tickets to all show jumping events, closing ceremonies, two passes to the International Supporters Pavilion. To top off the week, two invitations to the USET Foundation Gold Medal Club cocktail reception are also included in this extraordinary package. While attending WEG, the winners of this package will also enjoy the most sought-after accommodations in town with a double room at the Four-Star Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington, KY. This package is a dream come true for every equestrian as they will get to witness the United States rewriting history as it hosts the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY, this coming September.
Auction attendees will receive the rare opportunity to acquire one of only a few remaining USET Vintage Trunk and Blanket Sets in the USET Foundation’s possession. Used by legendary U.S. Equestrian Show Jumping Team horses and riders, the trunk and its contents have traveled the world, seeing events from the Olympics to the World Equestrian Games. Whether the cherished trunk finds a place as a decorative piece in the winner’s living room, or whether the trunk and its wool dress sheet, stable blanket, and Goretex rain sheet are used in the barn, winning this priceless USET Vintage Trunk Set is an opportunity of a lifetime.
“The North Salem Experience” is one you will not want to miss. The Experience includes a chance to learn from and dine with the best in the world as it includes a lesson and dinner ($250 Gift Certificate to a fine North Salem restaurant) with two-time Olympic Gold medalist McLain Ward. Not only will you get to spend time with McLain, but also his world-renowned horse of a lifetime, Sapphire. The winner will take a trip to Castle Hill in Brewster, NY, to meet the beautiful chestnut mare, with whom McLain earned both Olympic Gold medals. It would not be a North Salem Experience without a tour of the most beautiful equestrian facilities Westchester has to offer, including Hunter Harrison’s Double H Farm. A VIP Table for Week II of the prestigious Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows May 18-23 will round out the package.
The destination of every skier’s dreams will also be up for grabs the evening of May 8th. Nestled in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains, The Colony at White Pine Canyon resort stands as one of the most desirable and highly exclusive resorts Park City, Utah has to offer. Not only will the winner of this breathtaking package enjoy an exceptionally beautiful brand new 13,000 square foot house with seven bedrooms, but also ski in and ski out access to the best skiing in town at The Canyons resort nearby. A week of blissful tranquility at this picturesque home is a rare opportunity that will undoubtedly capture the       imaginations of everyone at “The Road to Kentucky Continues…”
For golf enthusiasts, “The Road to Kentucky Continues…” presents the means by which avid and enthusiastic golfers can play with the best women golfers in the world. Two playing spots in the Sybase Pro-Am Tournament, taking place on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, the day before the LPGA Sybase Match Play Championship begins. The package for four includes two playing spots as well as two non-playing guests.        Taking on the eighteen holes at exclusive Hamilton Farm Golf Course in Gladstone, NJ, and the opportunity to play with an LPGA professional is not one that comes along every day. Each playing spot includes not only 18 holes on the tournament course with an LPGA pro, but also an invitation for both a playing and non-playing guest to attend the Pro-Am Party with dinner and drinks included, as well as two admission credentials for grounds access throughout the week and clubhouse access on Wednesday. Players and guests won’t have to worry about parking as a Clubhouse Parking Pass for Wednesday is included, and they will also receive an exclusive tournament gift bag to remember the experience.  
For those that want to capture their favorite animal or person, renowned artist Linda Manion has donated a 16″ x 20″ custom pastel portraiture of your favorite equine, canine, feline, or human using photos provided by the winning bidder.  Manion’s stunning work has been seen throughout the equestrian industry, and a piece of her work would be an excellent addition to anyone’s home, office or stable.
The cocktail hour will be one of the most remembered as a Junior Committee with some of this country’s most talented and up and coming show jumping riders, have collected donated items.  These range from fine jewelry, equestrian apparel, vintage wine to high end cashmere and silk items that will be part of a balloon raffle that will be lots of fun and guests will take home some truly amazing items.
Before the chance comes and goes to mingle with friends. riders, and U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’ Equipe, George H. Morris, take advantage and get your tickets today for “The Road to Kentucky Continues…”  Wish our United States Show Jumping Teams the very best as they head off to Europe for the final selection of the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Great food, good friends, dancing and the opportunity to purchase items of a lifetime in support of our U.S. Show Jumping Team are just a few of the many reasons you will not want to miss out on this remarkable event of the season!

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