Update: Auction Horse Videos at “European Style” Sport Horse Auction For Palm Beach Mar. 28
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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Mar. 17–A European style auction of sport horses hosted by Highlife Farms and featuring commentary by the legendary George H. Morris will be held beginning at 2 p.m. at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center on Sunday, Mar. 28.
More than 35 horses and sport ponies from Highlife Farms, one of the country’s most prominent breeding operations and home to world-class sport horses and owned by Joan and Kenny Sims.
“European auctions and sales offer a party-like atmosphere with breeders selling their horses, and that is exactly what we will be doing,” said Joan. “Our sale will be like attending a European Sport Horse auction, without having to leave Florida.”
George Morris, founder of hunt seat equitation and the chef d’equipe of the U.S. Show Jumping team will provide the commentary for a demonstration by Olympic show jumper Lauren Hough, who competes Highlife’s Prezioso OLD. The opening ceremonies will feature a dressage stallion showcase with Olympians Lisa Wilcox and Robert Dover, joined by trainer, Ernst Hoyos. Lisa is Highlife Farms’ head trainer and competes Highlife Farms’ Der Euro, Diamond Stud and Der Dollar.
Bidders will be able to buy from a collection of sport horses and young horses sired by Highlife stallions including Highlife, Pilox, Highlife’s Diamond Stud, Der Dollar and Connecticut. Highlife’s sport horses feature exceptional European pedigrees and bloodlines from Oldenburg, Holstein, Hanoverian and Westphalian lines, many of which have earned elite status with the German Oldenburg Verband.
VIP tables of six are offered for $550, including admission, open bar, buffet, preferred seating and a post-sale party with Wings of Sound. General admission is available for $25 in advance, or $35 at the door, and includes an open bar.
Riding tryouts are by appointment by calling Highlife Farms at 407-239-0110. Young horse previews are also available. Tryouts and previews will be offered Thursday, Mar. 25 9 am to noon and 2-5 pm, and on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 26 and 27 from 2–5 pm, Friday and Saturday, Mar. 26 and 27, from 9 am to noon.
For reservations call 407-239-0110 or visit www.highlifefarms.com.