Team Fredericks and Uptown Eventing are offering horse lovers a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of Headley Britannia’s foals by Grafenstolz – Britannia’s Jewel (Ruby, pictured right) – in a unique online auction that has already seen interest from as far afield at the US. Australia, Italy and France.
The auction was the brainchild of Clayton Fredericks and Uptown Eventing’s Rachel Wakefield and Michael Wynne whilst they were all on holiday together last year.
Clayton commented “Ruby is a beautiful filly with the potential to follow in Headley Britannia’s hoof steps and be one of eventing’s next big horses with the right owners to train and care for her. Ruby has such great potential in terms of breeding and athleticism that we wanted to offer her to an international market. Selling horses is an inevitable part of our lives, as it’s impossible to make a living from competing. We feel that Brit’s bloodlines and ability must be made part of the gene pool and from a practical point of view we can’t keep all of her foals”.
The auction is being organised by Rachel and Michael, who run Uptown Eventing. They are sales agents with a fantastic track record who specialise in top class international event horses so they were the natural choice for us to run the auction and manage the sale.
Uptown Eventing’s Rachel Wakefield added, “We are delighted that Team Fredericks have asked us to procure the sale of this exceptionally well bred foal and to be involved in this unique online sale. People will be able to follow the bidding live so it will be really exciting!”.
The auction will open on Monday 28th May at 09.00 (GMT +1) and will close at 21.30 (GMT +1) on Tuesday 12th June 2012. Potential owners will be required to register prior to being able to place a bid. The auction website, www.britanniasjewel.com is now live for people to see videos and full information on Ruby prior to bidding.
See our full press release for more information and contact details.