2007 USDF Youth Executive Board Silent Auction Items

For Immediate Release
Friday, November 2, 2007

          Lexington, KY (November 2, 2007) - The USDF Youth Executive Board is pleased to announce that their fifth annual silent auction will be conducted at the 2007 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention. Proceeds from the silent auction fund the Youth Convention Scholarship Program. The goals of this scholarship program are to encourage youth attendance at the convention and to provide financial assistance to four young dressage enthusiasts who wish to attend. The Adequan/USDF Annual Convention provides an excellent opportunity for youth members to become involved in USDF and to learn about dressage. 
          The Youth Executive Board is excited that some great items have already been donated (listed below). Last year, the Youth Executive Board raised over $5,000.
          This year's silent auction will be held inside the convention trade fair. Bidding will start on Wednesday, November 28, and will close Saturday, December 1, at noon. Names of the winners will be posted at that time. Items can be picked up until noon on Sunday.  The deadline for donations is November 5. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Youth Council Liaison, at youth@usdf.org or (859) 971-2277.

Name of Donor - Item

Stephan, Laurelyn & Stephan Browning II - San Rubin breeding
Stephan, Laurelyn & Stephan Browning II - Floriano memorabilia
Kieffer Saddlery - New Kieffer saddle
Walt Disney World Co. - Four-One-Day Magic Your Way Park Hopper passes
The Simon Family - Colorado rustic cabin weekend stay
Toasty Tops - Fleece riding apparel
K. Boyer and Hidden Lake Farm - Framed print of Seldom Seen    
The Akin Family - Autographed World Cup photo of Courtney King 
All Stars Profiles, Inc - 2 page sports profile used to secure sponsorship
Bella Vista Skin Care - Skin care package
Sunshine Sport Horse Association - Gift basket
Palmyra Farms - Hand painted vase    
Equine Ambiance - Oil transfer on canvas
Colorado Saddlery - Western saddle accessories and grooming supplies
Tuff Rider - Dressage dress coat and white show breeches 
Tuff Rider - Two pairs of schooling breeches

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