Would you like to have a starring walk-on role in Martin Clunes’ popular TV series Doc Martin? The actor is one of many celebrities and artists to have donated lots for a British Horse Society (BHS) auction in October.
Top options include a set of Frankie Dettori’s signed racing silks, a stunt riding lesson with Les Amis and a rocking horse modelled on Lucinda Fredericks’ outstanding eventer Headley Britannia, including Brit’s own shoe and tail hair.
Artwork has been donated by many of the UK’s best artists including Malcolm Coward, John Tricketts, Sally Lancaster and Belinda Sillars. Also up for grabs are some unique, signed pencil sketches by eventers Lucinda Green and Matt Ryan and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh, plus a painting by Noel Edmunds.
Signed photographs, books and other memorabilia have been donated by Sir Paul McCartney, actors Matt Rudd, Helen Mirren and Zoe Wanamaker, Twiggy, Simon Cowell, Katherine Jenkins, Clare Balding and Piggy French.
There are also visits to Carl Hester and Tim Stockdale’s yards and a lesson with David Broome open for bids, plus once in a lifetime VIP passes to Olympia, the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) and Burghley Horse Trials.
Raising funds for the BHS’s ‘Draw the line on indiscriminate breeding’ campaign, the auction will be held at Cheffins, Cambridge on 13 October.
See www.bhs.org.uk to view donations, and call Cheffins on 01223 213343 to make a bid.