2013 Annual Awards Dinner: Sneak Peek of Select Silent Auction Items

Dear CDS-East Bay Supporters!

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the upcoming auction items to whet your appetite. There are some truly exceptional opportunities here! Please help us make this auction the best ever and allow us to fund CDS-EB activities as well as send a really great donation to Horses’ Honor. Bid early and bid often – and encourage your friends to bid as well! See you on March 8th at Blackhawk Museum!

Judy Byrne, Auction Chair

Diamond Pendant: If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then this necklace is your soulmate. With one round brilliant cut diamond set in an 18K white gold filigree sided halo style pendant surrounded by nineteen micro-pave diamonds, all on a 16” white gold chain, this necklace is elegant enough to be worn to a gala or every minute of the day, even with your breeches (we know, we tried it on…) Donated by Spitz Jewelers.


“Evening in Tuscany,” Catered Dinner for Eight in Your Home: Dinner for eight in your own home prepared by Chef Erin Gepner of Jessica Laskey Fine Catering, complete with hors d’oeuvres, starters, main dishes and sides, as well as dessert. Additionally, you will take home from the auction a basket that includes two bottles of Italian wine, one bottle of Prosecco, assorted Italian condiments, cookies, and snacks. You will feel as though you’ve been magically transported to Tuscany — dinner does not get better than this! Donated by Amy Mezey, Carla Hayes, and Erin Gepner.

Behind the Scenes at the Oakland Zoo with the Sun Bears: Yes, we love horses, but next to them the sun bears at the Oakland Zoo have to rank as the coolest mammals on earth! This item will grant you a private, Keeper-led tour of the Malayan Sun Bear Exhibit and their Night Quarters. You’ll also receive a docent-led walking tour and of course will enjoy all the Zoo has to offer. A perfect time with lions, tigers, and bears. Oh my! Donated by the Oakland Zoo.

And there is so much more – take a look!

Equestrian Clothing & Tack & Supplies –

  • Dressage Show Coat from Sonnenreiter, gray pinstripe with silver piping & buttons. Donated by ProRyders.
  • Ariat Softshell Vest with horse bit detail, Kentucky Softshell Jacket, Arista jacquard limited edition vest. Donated by Equi-Fashion.
  • Red Barn Centerline Dressage bridle with reins, black, full size. Donated by G. Younger.
  • Steffen Peters fleece pad from Professional Choice. Donated by K. Kalstrom.
  • Troxel velvet show helmet. Donated by C. Stolzer-Grote.


  • Rachel Saavedra
  • Laurie Moore
  • Jessica Miller
  • Tracey Hill

 Wine & Food:

  • Concannon Vineyard Wine Tasting Tour for 8. Donated by Concannon.
  • Vintner’s Collective, Napa: Private wine tasting for six paired with charcuterie and cheese. Donated by Vintner’s Collective.
  • Thomas Coyne Winery tour with Winemaker Thomas Coyne. Donated by T. Coyne.
  • Magnum of Charles Krug 150 Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon, signed by Peter Mondavi, Sr. Donated by Charles Krug Winery.

Art & Home:

  • Kevallyn Marie Photography: Fine art equestrian photography package that includes consultation with photographer, 2-hour portrait session at horse’s barn, online album to view images, and one custom edited 8×10 print. Donated by K. Paskos.
  • Original oil painting by Nellie Martin-Giles of horses and orchard. Donated by the artist.
  • Custom equine portrait by Justine Wilson, 17×20 in Conte Crayon on Rives BFK archival printmaking paper. Donated by the artist.
  • Fitz & Floyd porcelain clock of Dressage rider and horse. Donated by C. Stolzer-Grote.

 Health & Fitness for Horse & Rider:

  • $500 package of private training and one unlimited month of classes at im=X Pilates, Danville. Donated by Betty Neal, im=X Pilates.
  • $275 Gift certificates towards any saddle service (saddle fitting, wool flocking adjustments and complete wool re-flock of English saddles). Donated by Robin Dorius, Advanced Equine Bodywork & Saddle Fitting.
  • Absolute Chiropractic certificate toward initial exam, evaluation, and any necessary digital x-rays. Donated by Dr. Kari Figone, Absolute Chiropractic.
  • Saddle fitting assessment by Carmi Weininger. Donated by ReactorPanel Saddle.

 And so many other wonderful things:

  •  Mack the amazing stuffed animal horsie (4 feet long and 20” high!)
  • Legal services from Diana Bicksler, Katrin Cusack
  • Stallion Breedings
  • Home decorating accessories
  • More wine, jewelry, and tack
  • More equine-related services
  • Horse treats
  • Dog treats
  • Kid treats
  • Gift cards to local businesses

Be the winning bidder & Take something wonderful home while benefitting

CDS-East Bay and Horses’ Honor!

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