Massage therapy, horse show tickets, pro vests: online auction helps Canadian rider pay for 2019 Badminton Horse Trials adventure

Selena O'Hanlon and Foxwood High at the 2018 World Equestrian Games
Credit : Sportfot

Wednesday 10 April - 15h27 | Ian Clayton

Massage therapy, horse show tickets, pro vests: online auction helps Canadian rider pay for 2019 Badminton Horse Trials adventure

Canadian eventer Selena O'Hanlon and her longtime partner Foxwood High are back in the United Kingdom at Sir Mark Todd’s facility preparing for their second Badminton Horse Trials at the start of May, and fans can bid on various items in an online silent auction until April 15 to support the pair’s CCI5*-L adventure. 

 - Massage therapy, horse show tickets, pro vests: online auction helps Canadian rider pay for 2019 Badminton Horse Trials adventure

Eventing Nation's bracket of eventing horses, inspired by college basketball's March Madness in the U.S.
Credit : Eventing Nation

O’Hanlon and Foxwood High a.k.a. Woody will be going up against numerous top riders in the sport at the historic competition, including Todd, Oliver Townend, Gemma Tattersall, Pippa Funnell, Piggy French, William Fox-Pitt, Tim and Jonelle Price and Ingrid Klimke. Other riders from North America currently entered are Jenny Caras and Tamra Smith from the United States. The full list is here. 

Foxwood High, who was featured in this Grand Prix article on sport horse breeding, was recently selected by the public as Eventing Nation’s March Madness champion (bracket at right). And to help finance their latest trip, a public auction is being run online. As auction organizers describe it, the iniative consists of a “Silent auction with all proceeds going to support Selena and Woody on their 2019 Badminton adventure! The auction runs from April 1-15. The auction will close at 8 pm on the 15th, so make sure to get your bids in before (all bids time-stamped 7:59 pm or earlier on April 15 are valid, all bids time-stamped 8:00 pm or later have missed the cut-off). If you would like to support Selena and Woody by donating an item to the auction it’s not too late! Contact Anne Marie (duarte.am18@gmail.com).”

Auction items include everything from a craniosacral treatment to a pro riding vest and custom-built cross country obstacle. Selena O'Hanlon has also maintained a blog at Horse Canada over the years. Photo below: Sportfot. 

 - Massage therapy, horse show tickets, pro vests: online auction helps Canadian rider pay for 2019 Badminton Horse Trials adventure


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