Equestrian retailers, Classic Dressage, have some very exciting news to announce. Thanks to gold-medal winning Team GB dressage duo, Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin, the company has two once-in-a-lifetime items up for grabs, through an auction starting on eBay on Thursday 29th November 2012.
Carl and Charlotte, who are sponsored by Classic Dressage, are kindly donating the two saddlecloths that they used to warm up Uthopia and Valegro at this year’s Olympic Games. What’s more, the saddlecloths which haven’t been washed since the Games, in fact you can still see the black and brown hairs adorning the underside of these quality cloths, have been authenticated by Charlotte and Carl. Photographs of them using them in the warm up are also visible on the Ebay page. The highest bidders of each saddle cloth will also get a personalised card with a special message from Carl and Charlotte. With proceeds going to two very worthy charities – The Midlands Air Ambulance and Gaddeson Place RDA – it’s all for a great cause, so log on to www.ebay.com to start bidding right away.
The Midlands Air Ambulance of which Carl is an ambassador serves the largest air ambulance region in the UK, including Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire, and represents a population in excess of six million. Every year Midlands Air Ambulance crew attend more than 1,000 road traffic accidents on some of the most congested motorways in the country, and in the last 12 months, the Charity has responded to 158 equestrian accidents. Each year it costs in excess of £6 million just to keep the three helicopters operational, and the Charity receives no funding from the Government or National Lottery, so relies entirely on support and generosity of local people and businesses. For more information, visit: www.midlandsairambulance.com/about-us.php
Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled Centre is a registered charity dedicated to teaching disabled people to ride.
The Centre provides riding facilities and instruction for people with a wide range of disabilities, where riders can learn a skill, increase self-confidence and awareness, improve muscular power, balance and coordination, stimulate circulation and digestion, widen boundaries of experience and social contact and have fun! Riders aged from 4 to over 65 go to the Centre, which is run by volunteers and receives no regular funding. For more information, visit: www.gaddesdenplacerda.org.uk
The auction, which has been set up by Classic Dressage, will start at 8pm on Thursday 29th November 2012 and will run for ten days. Sure to attract international interest, the saddlecloths will be sent out (free of charge delivery courtesy of Classic Dressage) to the highest bidders wherever in the world they may hail from.
To be in with a chance of winning Uthopia’s or Valegro’s saddlecloth, and support a great cause at the same time, log onto www.ebay.com today.