The Pacific Sporthorse Selection
The Pacific Sporthorse Selection (PSS) is a European style auction held annually in Northern California. PSS partners, Christiane Noelting, Christian Hartung and Ellie Johnson envisioned and manage the event which is held each Fall at CNDC to meet the needs of sport horse buyers and sellers by following in the tradition of European auctions. A selection of talented horses and foals is hand picked by a jury of knowledgeable equestrians. The horses are then screened by a UC Davis veterinarian (with x-rays available to interested buyers) to make sure they meet soundness and health requirements. Those horses who are accepted into the auction are professionally ridden for the 5 weeks prior to the event. The end result is that buyers are provided with a selection of talented, sound, rideable horses from which they can choose their optimal partner.
In addition to the horse and foal auction, this event features a charity fundraiser, a Gala Evening featuring wine tasting and entertainment, an educational lecture series, and a collection of vendors and artists for specialty shopping. "We have worked hard to make this a well rounded event with something for everyone to enjoy!" says Ellie. "The PSS team is pleased to be able to give back to the community in these ways."
More information about the Pacific Sporthorse Selection may be found on the PSS Website.
Gala Evening and Auction
October 13th, 2018