A silent auction will be held at this weekend’s Stallion Showcase GB (SSGB) at Addington Manor EC (5-6 February), to raise money for forces charity Help for Heroes.

Lots include stud fees for famous stallions such as Don VHP Z, Unbelievable Darco and Weston Justice among other goodies such as a Hickstead membership.

There will be at least 35 lots up for auction and all proceeds will go to Help for Heroes.

“The response from stallion owners has been very impressive,” said SSGB organiser Shirley Light.

Bidding is done by filling in a slip with the name of the auction lot, the amount you are prepared to bid, and your details — which is posted into a locked voting box.

The highest bid wins, and a cheque is then be written for that amount directly to Help for Heroes.

Bidding begins at 9.30am on 5 February, the first day of the SSGB weekend, with the bidding box to be opened at 5pm on 6 February.

For full details and timetables, visit www.stallionshowcasegb.co.uk