More than 15 celebrity donated items are among the items listed on eBay in the run up to Christmas. On offer are signed photos from Piggy French, Richard Dunwoody and Simon Cowell, original equine artwork and paintings, signed books from Jilly Cooper and John Francome – and the chance to own your very own piece of eventing history, with a one-off commissioned Stevenson Brothers’ rocking horse in the form of eventing superstar Headley Britannia.
All proceeds from the auction will go to the BHS’s ‘Drawing the Line’ campaign which was launched in 2009 to help put an end to the indiscriminate breeding of horses and ponies in the UK.
Supported by top riders including Mary King, Team Fredericks and Carl Hester, and national TV personalities Martin Clunes and Clare Balding, the campaign aims to educate everyone on the implications of overproduction and the duties concerned with responsible breeding. People from all walks of life are guilty of breeding horses and ponies indiscriminately and the BHS hopes to continue educating everyone on the consequences.
When asked for her thoughts on indiscriminate breeding, eventing legend Mary King said: “In the UK we end up producing too many unsuitable horses and ponies which face an uncertain future. That’s why I support The British Horse Society’s campaign and want to urge people to ‘Think Before You Breed’.”
A full list of the auction items is available on the BHS website, or you can place your bids now by visiting the BHS eBay shop