Top lots up for grabs in our Showtime Ball auction

Bidding is open now for the auction that will take place at our Showtime Ball on Saturday 18 November 


Our fundraising auction will take place during the Showtime Ball on Saturday 18 November, with all profits going towards improving the showing facilities at Hickstead. But even if you're not coming to the ball you can still place a bid - just email your maximum bid to no later than 5pm on Friday 17 November 2017, stating which lot(s) you are bidding for. 


Lot no 1 - An Al Shira'aa Derby Day Special

A truly 'money-can't-buy' experience to Hickstead’s glorious Al Shira'aa Derby Day. This prize includes four Members’ Enclosure tickets with VIP parking, and the opportunity to walk the famous Derby course. The winning bidder will also have the choice of either participating in the annual Osborne Refrigerators Celebrity Scurry acting as the 'groom' in the back of the scurry (it is fast, furious and great fun!) or to be part of the hunt parade, riding your horse behind hounds in the International Arena ahead of the Al Shira'aa Derby.

Kindly donated by Hickstead


Lot no 2 - Life Membership of The British Horse Society

Kindly donated by The British Horse Society


Lot no 3 - A Special Lorry Pass

Something everyone competing at Hickstead would like, a special lorry pass that enables you to park your lorry at Ring 2 for the week of the Longines Royal International Horse Show. This has only ever been available to selected sponsors, but this year you could be the envy of your competitors!

Kindly donated by Hickstead


Lot no 4 - a VIP day for two at the Longines Royal International Horse Show 2018

Spend the day as a guest of The British Horse Society in their private viewing box overlooking the International Arena at Hickstead. To include a delicious lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Walk the course for the Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup with a top showjumper or official, and co-present the Winston Churchill Cup, with Martin Clunes, to the British Horse Society Supreme Horse Champion.

Kindly donated by The British Horse Society


Lot no 5 - Salcombe holiday

Enjoy a week’s stay in The Yardarm, Saturday - Friday in a spacious town house in the middle of famous Salcombe, Devon. The Yardarm is a delightful period town house which has been fully refurbished to provide a very high standard of accommodation. It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, large living space, a modern kitchen, balcony and car parking for four cars. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with glimpses of the estuary, it is centrally located, ideal to explore the town and picturesque water front, with great pubs and boutique shops just a short walk away.

To be taken within the following dates subject to availability (early booking recommended):

  • November - 16th December 2017 
  • 6th January 2018 - 10th Feb 2018
  • 16th Feb - 24th March 2018
  • 27th October - 22nd December 2018

Kindly donated by Caroline Mackness


Lot no 6 - A personalised visit to Allister Hood’s home

The legendary showman Allister Hood has generously offered a personalised visit to his year in Norfolk. The prize includes an afternoon lesson with your horse or pony; a makeover for your horse or pony; an overnight stay with Allister and Anne; a morning lesson with your horse or pony; advice on all things showing, and a chance to meet some of Allister’s superstars and champions.

Kindly donated by Allister and Anne Hood


Lot no 7 - Two Premier League Football tickets to watch Arsenal v Liverpool

Seats are located in Block 16, Lower Tier Row 5, seats 490 – 491, for the match on 22 December 2017.   

Kindly donated by Chris Hunnable


Raffle prizes - to be drawn during the Showtime Ball

  • A Hickstead Hamper, including two annual memberships, a Hickstead rug, a bottle of Hickstead sloe gin, a jar of Hickstead Honey, a bottle of Champagne and a copy of the Hickstead book A Golden Celebration.
  • A Hot Air Balloon Flight for two.
  • Four tickets to the Liverpool International Horse Show on Friday 29th December 2017.
  • A Horse Health Le Mieux luxury grooming hamper.
  • A meal for four with wine at the Half Moon in Warninglid (approximately 10 minutes from Hickstead) to be taken any time during the 2018 season.

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