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2017 Brunch and Auction Event at Louisville, KY Thursday August 24, 2017

"Celebrate the Horse" is this year's theme

We have been working hard on this year to improve the auctions to make them more user friendly, fun and an easy check out. We have hired Gesture a company that supports auctions and events for nonprofit entities.  We are very excited to see the results. It is time to get involved by donating to the Silent or Live Auction, buy tickets at the Store or the link provided here on this new website as seats are limited, donate at the event or volunteer.  All auction items will be loaded up to the website and the auction will be open on-line nationwide to be completed in person at teh event at teh Crowne Plaza during the World's Championship Horse Show.  Send you auction items to SBR at 6 Meadow Cliff Lane Hardwick, NJ 07825 or send us photos with a description and value along with your contact information and you can send it to the Crowne Plaza or bring it with you to drop off at the hotel before the event. If you ship the week prior to the event directly to the Crowne Plaza please use the following address:

Mark McCracken, Event Staff
Saddlebred Rescue Buffet and Auction
Scheduled for August 24, 2017
Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport
830 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209-1387

Click Here for Tickets

Every August during the Kentucky State Fair and the World's Championship Horse Show in Louisville, KY we hold our annual Brunch and Auction.  It is always Thursday morning of the week of the horse show and its held at a hotel across the street from the fairgrounds.  This year as in recent years we have held the event at the Crowne Plaza Louisville.  This is a major fundraising event for our work with the horses that we save from slaughter, rehab and adopt.  We invite our friends and supporters.  Its an opportunity for the rescue and its volunteers to give updates on our activities, share special stories and honor groups and individuals that have made this happen through their hard work and financial support. 

The brunch starts at 11:00 am with a welcome.  People register, find their tables, get a Mimosa from the sponsored bar and take a look at the items for the Silent Auction and beginning last year we added a special Live auction as well.  David "Tufffy" Owens who is our on stage host for the event is also our live auctioneer. The hotel brings out the food and while we enjoy the food stories, news and experiences are shared with the group.  We often have special speakers and our awards are given to those selected that includes the Youth To The Rescue Award, special sponsors and other groups.  The bidding continues and while people finish their food or socialize with their friends everyone is circulating around the staged tables that have all the items donated.  Bidding is open for another 60-90 minutes before the event ends.  We wrap up early afternoon with plenty of time to get ready for the horse show that evening.  This year the auction will be open prior to the event and you can select and bid on your cell phone.  Registering is easy and you do not have to attend to participate.  Just go to the same link to purchase tickets and you can register to bid.  If you do not want to bid through your phone we can sign you up and bid for your manually.  There will also be monitors at teh auction to help you bid and participate if you do not want to do it yourself through your cell phone.

2017 Brunch and Auction to be held Thursday August 24th at the Crowne Plaza Louisville, across from the fairgrounds beginning at 11:00 am.  Tickets to attend the event are $50 and advance purchase is recommended.  Go to the link above or go to the Store on this website and you can buy your tickets now!

For any questions please contact us directly at our home at 908 362 8285 (Mark and Nealia)