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On 1st November the Auction opens. Enter a bid (more than the existing bid!) by clicking the bid button. You will get an email acknowledgement and also if and when you have been overbid. The Auction will close at 22:00 on Sunday 3rd December 2017. Images are on the Bid Page - click relevant item. There are also images of the items on the Auction Images page.
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 Lot NoTitleDescriptionKindly donated byLatest Bid(£) 
1WEEK IN ANTIGUAA week at a gorgeous house in Antigua. 5 bedroom house, sleeps 10, sitting on 12 acres on the coast of Nonsuch Bay, private beach, part of the prestigious Mill Reef Club. Encompassing 5 miles of breathtaking coastline and 3 private islands, you’ll find beauty and tranquility on our white sand beaches, while the challenging 9-hole golf course, 6 tennis courts, and fully equipped Mill Reef Yacht Club, complete with sailing, waterskiing, paddle boarding and more, are available whenever the mood strikes. House rental and staff (including cook, server, cleaner) provided. (Jan-May 2018, subject to availability). Own flights, food, tips and any extras. On the open market this is worth in excess of US$ 20,000. http://millreefclub.ag/ John Dowdy1750Lot1.jpg
2WEEK IN PORTUGALA week's holiday at Cabana dos Roxinois (House of the Nightingales). Situated in one of the most picturesque areas of Portugal, the stunning Monchique mountains, with views of the Algarve coast. The Cabana itself is surrounded by manicured lawns, a beautiful well established garden, olive and citrus trees and features an outdoor heated pool and tennis court. Sleeps 10 people comfortably and all bedrooms feature ensuites. Your stay will be a 5 star experience; a cook/cleaner are on hand to make your stay as pleasurable and relaxing as possible. A perfect spot to access world class golf courses and explore the beaches of Southern and Western Portugal. Sold for £7,500 at last year's Hunt Ball. Not available in July and August, mutually convenient dates to be arranged directly with Nick Hornby. Own flights, food and tips are at the winner's expense. Hornby Family2000Lot2.jpg
3APARTMENT IN VAL D'ISEREA great opportunity for a last minute skiing holiday. An apartment in Val d’Isere that is available from the 22nd to 27th December 2017. Located in the centre of town so easy access to slopes, bars, restaurants. It sleeps six (one double, one double bunk bedroom sleeping four). The top floor has an open plan fully equipped kitchen, dining and sitting room with TV and separate WC. The lower floor has one double bedroom with TV, 1 double bunk bedroom, 1 sitting area with TV, a separate shower and separate WC. Guide price is £700 on the open market. Rupert Longsdon 150Lot3.jpg
4PAINTING BY TRISTRAM LEWIS A painting by Tristram Lewis of either someone on a horse or a horse on its own. Tristram is a well regarded British Sculptor, Painter and Writer. His primary interest is Equestrian Portraiture and Landscape. Valued at £3,000 on the open market. Tristram Lewis400Lot4.jpg
5GRAND TOUR FILMING Four tickets to be part of the live audience at the Grand Tour (Clarkson, Hammond and May) recording - this season at Great Tew, Oxfordshire. There are four recordings after the Hunt Ball to choose from; EPISODE 7 - 29th November, EPISODE 8 - 6th December, EPISODE 9 - 13th December, EPISODE 10 - 19th December. Paul Lyon-Maris600Lot5.jpg
6A DAY UP FRONT WITH MATT RAMSDENA 'day up front’ with Matt Ramsden on a SATURDAY. Matt Ramsden 600Matts.jpg
7A DAY UP FRONT WITH MATT RAMSDENA 'day up front’ with Matt Ramsden on a WEEKDAY. Matt Ramsden 600Matts.jpg
8HORSE TRIALS CONTROLLERHorse Trials controller for the day – Will you be the next Mike Tucker or Claire Balding? Try commentating at the Knight Frank Dauntsey House Trials (1 or 2)  - be guided through commentating and controlling the cross country phase of Dauntsey horse trials (July or Oct) controlling 300 horses each day with 3 or 4 on the course at one time. Be part of the control team and be expertly guided through the jobs and be the voice of Dauntsey for the day. Rupert Sturgis40Lot8.jpg
9TOUR OF BADMINTON HOUSEA private tour of Badminton House for up to 10 people guided by Christopher Mulholland, the previous vicar at the Badminton Church. A mutually convenient day to be agreed. Bobby Worcester425Lot9.jpg
10TOUR OF CHAVENAGEA tour of Chavenage, for up to 25 people (smaller numbers fine), including one of Joanna’s Cream Teas. Tour to be on a week day, at a mutually convenient time and date to suit both parties. Caroline Lowsley-Williams120Lot10.jpg
11MERINO DRESS CAPEA Handwoven 'Dress Cape' by Gum Tree Designs . Made of luxurous Virginia Merino wool. Shearling & Leather Trimmed. gumtreefarmdesigns.comFrances B Kansteiner100Lot11.jpg
12CASHMERE WRAPA stunning large neutral coloured Union Jack wrap, made of the finest Loro Piana cashmere. http://finchcashmere.com/Claire Morgan100Lot12.jpg
13IMAGE CONSULTATIONA 2 hour consultation with brand and image consultant, Isabel Spearman. Isabel works with individuals to help curate their own distinctive identity, instilling both confidence and credibility in her clients. http://spearmanconsulting.com/Isabel Spearman100Lot13.png
14SAILING IN THE PACIFIC7 days / 6 nights on Magnolia, a classic Camper & Nicholson “58” Bermudian Cutter. Magnolia is on a leisurely circumnavigation of the world and is currently in the South Pacific based in New Zealand. It is planned to go North towards Cambodia via Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Bismarck Islands and the Philippines in 2018. Sleeps 4 in comfort in 2 separate ensuite double cabins. (There are two further berths in the saloon in addition). She is a serious sailing boat who is a joy to sail but remember she is not a luxury marina based gin palace and there is a fair chance you will be reminded that the sea is wet! Inclusive of food and soft drinks, crew of 2, Yacht Master skipper / chef & hostess.Simon Tomlinson750Lot14.jpg
15PROPERTY PHOTOGRAPHERHave your property photographed by Nick Ingram, InArc photography – outstanding professional property photography - To be taken within Beaufortshire or outside area with travel costs. Nick Ingram 40Lot15.jpg
16OPERA TICKETS Night at the Opera with dinner for two. Tickets for Shipton Moyne Opera’s performance of Rossini’s Barber of Seville on June 1st or 2nd 2018 with early evening champagne reception and dinner with wine in the barn during the interval. Tickets are usually £105 per person. Beth Birdwood 200Lot16.jpg
17DRONEDJI Mavic Pro 4K Quadcopter Drone worth £947, the latest version. This tiny drone packs features you once thought possible only on much larger platforms into a compact quadcopter that is snappy, agile, and captures high-resolution images. The drone features an advanced flight control system that draws on a host of sensors — including a ground-facing camera, ultrasound, GPS, dual redundant IMUs, and more.Oliver Meakin400Lot17.jpg
18STAY, PARK AND FLY - HEATHROW Stay, park and fly in our secure parking at The Old Mill House. Just minutes away from Heathrow's Terminal 5. Normally priced at £100 per night to stay plus parking at £10.00 per day. 3 x stay and parking lots available - (Max stay 2 night. parking up to 14 days only per lot). Please note no meals will be provided during your stay. Transport to and from Heathrow to be arranged by the winner. Sue De Zulueta50park.jpg
19PARK AND FLY - HEATHROWPark and fly in our secure parking at The Old Mill House. Just minutes away from Heathrow's Terminal 5. Normally parking is £10 per day. 5 x parking lots available (Parking up to 14 days only per lot). Transport to and from Heathrow to be arranged by the winner. Sue De Zulueta50park.jpg
20SHEPHERDS HUT Live the good life, a great rural retreat - A weekend stay for two in a recently built, bespoke and comfortable shepherds hut. Located in a wild flower meadow under the canopy of the ancient Catcomb Wood; logs for the wood burner, charcoal for the BBQ, and some drinks to see you through the weekend will be provided. Children to bring separate tents. Date to be agreed, to be taken before the end of 2018.Owen Inskip 150Lot20.png
21EIGHT BRACE OF FRESH GROUSEEight brace of fresh, plucked young grouse to be delivered during September / early October 2018. Suitable for freezing. Andrew Macpherson80Lot21.jpg
22COLD CANAPÉSA selection of delicious cold canapés for a drinks party for 40 people. Not available around the Christmas period.Linda Klemme220Lot22.jpg
23BOTTLE OF GINA bottle of delicious home made fruit infused gin. Cara Brexton20Lot23.jpg
24PORTA bottle of 1963 Taylor's port. Guy Bostock 100Lot24.jpg
25DINNER FOR FOUR A dinner voucher for four people at the Cat and Custard Pot, Shipton Moyne.Janie Dear105Lot25.jpg
26WHOLE LAMBA prepared lamb for the freezer.Barry and Jo Wood120Lot26.jpg
27KITCHEN SUPPER FOR FOURA delicious kitchen supper for four at Huff's Barton, Marshfield with Marj and Roger Stratton. Marjorie Stratton200Lot27.jpg
28NUTRITIONAL CONSULTATIONAn hour long Nutritional Therapy Consultation with Genevieve Scott BSc, BANT, CNHC Nutritional Therapy works to support optimal health through advice on adapting diet and lifestyle. You will receive a personalised nutrition plan specific to your needs and goals. Genevieve-scott.com. (Can be taken in London or Gloucestershire) Genevieve Scott50Lot28.png
29CHRISTMAS CAKE10" Homemade Christmas Cake Julie Moss 31Lot29.jpg
30DAMSON GINA delicious, homemade Demi-John of Damson Gin (4.5 L).Sam Grimston 39Lot30.jpg
31EQUINE PRE PURCHASE VETTING A Full 5 Stage Equine Pre Purchase Vetting including VDS blood sample and visit charge within a 15 mile radius of Westonbirt. We would be happy to travel further but a visit charge would be applicable (Tomlinson Equine Vets). Emma Tomlinson75LTom.jpg
32EQUINE BREEDING PACKAGEEquine Breeding Package: One Broodmare Artificial Insemination cycle with Fresh or Chilled semen. Includes pre & post AI scans, insemination and routine pregnancy scans up to heartbeat detection. Doesn't include pre breeding tests. Mare needs to be within a 10 mile radius of Westonbirt. OR: 3 sessions of Stallion Collection Training and semen evaluation. Stallion needs to come to Beaufort Embryo Transfer for training. Doesn't include pre breeding tests. (Beaufort Embryo Transfer). Emma Tomlinson130LTom.jpg
33HORSE SEMENOne frozen dose of semen (this contains 6 straws so enough for three goes) from stallion EDOBANTOS. He is a very well bred 16.2 KWPN stallion from GUIDAM x RAMIRO Z xx INDORADO show jumping lines who is currently Eventing and came third last month at Gatcombe International. His normal covering fee is £550 but can go from £100 upwards. EDOBANTOS was recently featured in Jonty Evans auction and his semen went for over its retail value. He can be seen out hunting occasionally on Monday / Thursday country until next season’s Eventing begins. He has qualified for 1* in only a few runs and will be running 1* & 2* next season I’m hoping him to run 3* the following year. He carries plenty of TB to make for a good mix for Eventing hunting or show jumping. Very fertile. Rafael Marins135Lot33.jpg
34HORSE EXAMINATIONFull Clinical / Soundness Examination and Routine Teeth Rasp for up to 2 Horses. (Tomlinson Equine Vets) Emma Tomlinson62LTom.jpg
3540 BALES OF HAY40 conventional bales of best meadow hay. Delivered anywhere in the Beaufort country.Edd Akerman200Lot35.png
36TACK CLEANEDCharlie Ralph will clean one set of tack. Will either collect or deliver.Charles Ralph25Lot36.jpg
37COUNTRY RIDING SESSIONPut your brave pants on – How to cross the country riding session with Beanie and Rupert Sturgis at Dauntsey – For group of 4- 6. ‘’Dauntsey - Best of the Beaufort Thursday country’’ Field Magazine November 2017. Rupert and Beanie Sturgis60Lot37.jpg
38SCHOOLING JOLLYA fabulous opportunity to ride over Manor Farm, Sherston to include the existing cross country course (used in previous hunter trials) and various new fences created ahead of the Beaufort Hunt team chase. A chance for 6 people to have a schooling session, guided by Sue Godwin over natural timber, walls, hedges, water and a multitude of other options. To be taken in early autumn - ground and weather conditions permitting. Lottie Bostock50Lot38.png
39DULVERTON WEST HUNTA day's hunting for two people with the Dulverton West (Horses not provided). Marjorie Statton100Lot39.png
40WYNNSTAY HUNTA day's hunting for two people with the Wynnstay hunt. The prize is to be taken midweek. (Horses not provided). The Hon Secretary’s, Anthony and Sally Anson200Lot40.png
41EAST CORNWALL HUNTA day's hunting for two people with the East Cornwall Hunt. To be taken during the 2017/2018 season (on a Wednesday or Saturday). (Horses not provided). Lynsey Higgins100Lot41.jpg
42VWH HUNTA days hunting for two with the Vale of White Horse Hunt. (Horses not provided). Tim Kent175Lot42.jpg
43HAZLETON HUNTING COURSEA place on one of the Hazleton Hunting Courses, October 2018. The Hazleton Pre Hunting Clinic is designed to boost confidence for horse and rider with a morning of tuition in the outdoor arena followed by a delicious lunch. The afternoon is spent around the farm putting into practice what has been learnt in the morning. There is a variety of fences, all are optional and the day will be tailored to each individuals needs.Claire Trehearne120Lot43.jpg
44HUNTING COURSE WITH HARRY MEADEA place on one of Harry Meade's highly reputed Hunting Courses, Autumn 2018. Rosie Meade 150Lot44.png
45POLO LESSONA Polo Lesson with Mark Tomlinson. Horses not provided. Mark Tomlinson30Lot45.jpg
46PONY CLUB LESSONPony Club group lesson for 4 Pony Club members to be held at Pickford's Arena.Juliet Trevaskis20Lot46.jpg
47HUNTER HIRELING Hunter hireling for a midweek hunting day. Steph Hunter 300Lot47.jpg
48FISHING AT WIDDENHILL FARM A days fly fishing for two people at Widdenhill Farm, Horton, BS37 6QT. A date to be arranged at a mutually convenient time. The Pearce Family 60Lot48.jpg
49FISHING ON THE EXE A days fishing on the Exe, Nr Bampton, to be taken in 2018, plus B&B if required, by prior arrangement with the owner.Caroline Llewellyn41Lot49.jpg
50FISHING BEAT ON THE WYE Fishing beat on the Wye near Monmouth for 2 people for a day.Bobby Worcester170Lot50.jpg
51MANNA GROW MICROBIAL SOIL CONDITIONER25L Manna Grow microbial soil conditioner and for enriching compost. See www.mannabiologic.com for more details. Nicholas Wood30manna.jpg
52MANNA EQUINE PROBIOTICS + MANNA TREAT5L Manna Equine Probiotics + 5L Manna Treat, bacterial stable cleaner. See www.mannabiologic.com for more details. Nicholas Wood50manna.jpg
53MANNA FEED PROBIOTICS25L Manna Feed Probiotics for use with any farmyard animals to include cows, pigs, sheep. See www.mannabiologic.com for more specific details.Nicholas Wood0manna.jpg
54DISCOUNT ON ALL MANNA PRODUCTS25% discount on any Manna Biologic probiotics or products unlimited. You will be given your own coupon code for a 25% discount to allow any amount of any product purchased at www.mannabiologic.com for an unlimited period of time up to three years minimum.Nicholas Wood20manna.jpg
55GARDEN CONSULTATION WITH JOANNA LAMBERTAn initial site visit and consultation, with advice and suggestions and an outline sketch by Joanna Lambert Garden Design. Recent commissions include a farm development of 10 holiday homes in Norfolk, extensive gardens of a modern new build house in Northamptonshire, complete re landscaping in Kensington, renewing planting of an established but tired garden in Gloucestershire and a new planting of a small garden of a National Trust mill house in Wiltshire.Joanna Lambert60Lot55.jpg
56GARDEN CONSULTATION WITH RACHAEL WHITETwo hour consultancy in your garden to discuss planting plans, new ideas and any questions that you may have by Rachael White. Rachael was recently awarded a 5 star Gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower show 2017 which only further endorses the excellent testimonials from her many and varied clients. It can include a 1st stage zonal sketch layout of preliminary design ideas. A topographical survey would be required prior to any layouts being carried out which is not supplied by RWD.Rachael White250Lot56.jpg
57COFFEE TABLE BOOK A coffee table book, London Burning: Portraits from a Creative City, http://www.tgpublishingltd.com/londonburning.html Jo Aldridge30Lot57.jpg
58FIRE WOODA double load of seasoned logs! (normally £200)Miles Batten100Lot58.jpg
59AGA SERVICE'Staunch and Flow Plumbing and Building' would like to donate an Aga service within the M25. Sam Kershaw20Lot59.jpg
60BOILER SERVICE 'Staunch and Flow Plumbing and Building' would like to donate a boiler service within the M25 Sam Kershaw20Lot60.jpg
62WORK EXPERIENCE Knight Frank Cirencester work experience - shadow professional valuers and sales negotiators who deal with the best country property in the region and gain experience with the world’s largest privately owned property firm. To be taken during 2018. Rupert Sturgis50kf.png
63FOIE GRASRoulade of foie gras for ten people. Katie Dashwood50Lot63.jpg
64SMOKED SALMONSide of sliced smoked salmon from Uig Lodge Smokery, Isle of Lewis.Katie Dashwood50Lot64.jpg
65COOKBOOKKatie Dashwood's 'MORE DISHES WITH DASHERS' cookbook.Katie Dashwood10Lot65.png
66TOM FABER DJ SETTom Faber will come and play 4 hours of music at any event. Speakers included for a party of up to 60 people. Speakers not included for a larger party. Tom Faber100Lot66.jpg
67WORK EXPERIENCEWork experience with Savills London Residential Development to be taken in 2018. A week shadowing Tor Jones Davies, aimed at a school leaver / university student (c. 18-25) with an interest in Central London property. The team have the market share of high profile and large scale schemes in London. Opportunity to learn more about the graduate scheme and APC process.Tor Jones-Davies50Lot67.png
68EXMOOR HUNTA day's hunting for four with the 'Stars of the West' . See the legendary Ronnie Wallace bred Exmoor Foxhounds at work on the moor. Stay in a cosy cottage with stabling, hay and straw included. To be taken during 2017/18 season.The Bishop Family250Lot68.jpg
69OLIVER PRESTON CARTOONOliver Preston original cartoon. Donated by Ollie Preston to promote the 'Hedge Ditch and Gate fund'Oliver Preston200Lot69.jpg
70PATEY HATA traditional Patey Hat valued at £695Ian of Patey Hats300Lot70.jpg
71MOBILE BARAre you hosting a party, wedding or event? Why not let Anscombe and Hay Bars provide you with a fun, stylish bar for your special occasion. The package to include: Private hire of the bar during your event to include, a fully equipped bar, seating and garden games (must be located within a 30 mile radius of Cirencester thereafter a mileage charge will need to be discussed), Two charming bar staff, Tailor your own drinks menu, Alcohol and soft drinks not included but can be arranged.Anscombe and Hay Bars55Lot71.jpg
72DINNER FOR TWODinner for two at the Chiltern Firehouse. This lot includes 3 three courses, with wine chosen by the sommelierOlivia Hunt100Lot72.png
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