WELLINGTON, Fla.--The Palm Beach Young Elite Auction at Deeridge on Feb. 13 will debut during the CSIO4* Nations Cup week at Palm Beach Masters in Wellington.
The auction will include a special effort to support Kevin Babington as he continues to recover from the catastrophic fall he sustained in 2019.
The Palm Beach Auction will present 16 elite young jumpers for sale via live auction on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the VIP tent at Deeridge Farm.
The 16 horses are the result of a selection process that involved a wide search across Europe and the involvement of the sport’s best breeders, trainers and selectors.
BABINGTON'S journey to recover from life-changing injury became a touch point upon which the entire equestrian industry rallied around because Kevin himself is a sportsman who is held in the highest esteem both for his show jumping accomplishments and for his unselfish manner and help delivered to so very many of us.
The Palm Beach Auction gratefully accepted his assistance in the selection process, and to give back, a 17th horse will be auctioned off on Feb. 13, with 100 percent of the sale proceeds going directly to Kevin and his family to help offset the costs of his recovery.
A stunning 3-year-old by Balou du Rouet out of Clinton gelding named “Balou Son” was donated by friends of Kevin to be auctioned as the first horse of The Palm Beach Auction.
Prior to the auction on Feb. 13, there will be the official Presentation of horses on Feb. 2, directly following the World Cup Jumping qualifier at Palm Beach Masters.
Register at www.thepalmbeachauction.com