Auction Lot - The Dressage and Horse Experience

Welcome to the Have a Heart Appeal Auction! This auction lot is available to listeners to Heart Wiltshire.

This auction is now closed. CONGRATULATIONS to our winning bidder, who won this prize with a bid of £1200 - amazing!

Heart is giving you the chance to win an exclusive equestrian experience, with Olympic Gold medalist Laura Bechtolsheimer MBE.

Whether you consider yourself an equestrian expert or you've never even ridden before, all you need to enjoy this exclusive experience is a love of horses!

You could win a visit to Laura's personal stables in Cirencester, get afternoon high tea at the Four Pillars Hotel, as well as top-quality horse riding kit. Then, we'll send you on a VIP weekend at the National Dressage Championships!


Exclusive visit to Laura's training stables

Laura BechtolsheimerYou'll see Laura in action in the saddle, as she trains at her personal stables in Cirencester. Get riding tips and learn how she trains to Olympic level! Then you can pose for a photo with her, and see behind the scenes with an exclusive tour of the yard. How many other people can say they've had their photo taken with an Olympic Gold medalist?!

Laura Bechtolsheimer




"High Tea" at Four Pillars Hotel

Four Pillars
For the complete dressage experience, get a slice of luxury after your visit to Laura's stables with afternoon high tea, courtesy of the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel in Cirencester.

Cotswold Water Park 4 Pillars




VIP Weekend at the National Dressage Championships 

National Dressage Championships

Enjoy a VIP weekend at the National Dressage Championships, in Gloucester this September. You'll win a pair of VIP tickets to both Saturday and Sunday, including passes to the Pavilion, so you can enjoy ringside hospitality in the bar and restaurant.

National Dressage Championships




Horse riding kit from Laura's sponsors 

Albion Saddlemakers

Euro Star

You'll also win essential horse riding kit for any horse lover, including saddlecloth, bandages and a leather care kit, thanks to Laura's sponsors Albion Saddlemakers and euro-star.


The Dressage and Horse Experience auction lot was kindly donated by Laura Bechtolsheimer, *euro-star & Albion Saddlemakers, The National Dressage Championships and the Cotswold Four Pillars Hotel.  All in aid of the Have Heart Appeal raising money to grant seriously ill children fabulous wishes.

Not only will you get to meet and great a UK sporting hero and live the high life, all the money you donate will be used to make seriously ill children's wishes come true.

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Full Terms & Conditions

This auction lot is not redeemable for cash and is subject to terms and conditions below:

  1. This prize is for 2 people at Laura Bechtolsheimer's stables, and for 4 people at Cotswold Water Park Hotel Lake 6, Spine Rd E, South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5FP on a mutually agreeable date before end of March 2014.
  2. 2 tickets National Dressage Championships, in Gloucester this September for both Saturday and Sunday.
  3. Afternoon tea must be booked prior to arrival and is subject to availability.
  4. Availability may be limited during school holidays, public holidays and at weekends. 
  5. Details of Laura's stables location will only be given once experience has been paid for.
  6. Travel and accommodation for all parts of the prize is not included.
  7. At least one member of the group must be over the age of 18. 
  8. At some events wheelchair access may be limited or unavailable 
  9. Session with Laura will last a minimum of 1 hour.
  10. Winning bidder must take own Camera equipment for photo opportunity.
  11. The experience does not include riding any of Laura’s horses.
  12. Horse kit from Lauras sponsors will be available on the day from Lauras residence.
  13. Tickets to the championships will be sent to the winning bidder at a supplied address near the time of the event
  14. There is no cash alternative. This is a charity auction and as such no refunds are given. 
  15. We require a prize winner name, contact number and email address to facilitate this prize.