Scroll down to see the winners of the individual items and the amount of the winning bids - look for blue text.
If you are a winner, please:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information so that we can arrange to get your prize to you.
- Complete the payment for your item either by
- sending a check to Touchstone Farm, 13 Pony Farm Lane, Temple, NH 03084, or
- paying online via our donations page on our website (choose Operation Horse Power for the "Apply My Gift" option).
Welcome to our auction of items donated by friends, supporters, staff, board members, and family members of Touchstone Farm!
These wonderful folks have donated something for everyone -- from the loaner of a pickup truck with a full tank of gas to a personal photo shoot with an award-winning photographer.
Proceeds from this auction will fund Touchstone Farm's new programs for veterans and their families, which we call Operation Horse Power.
Rules of the Game
Follow the updated directions below to enter a bid.
- The auction will run online from Monday, November 3, 9 AM, to Friday, November 7, 12:00 midnight EST.
- By 9 PM daily, except on Friday Nov. 7, we'll update this post with the high bids for the day.
- Any items that don't achieve at least their minimum bid will be auctioned live at our special Gala Benefit on Saturday, November 8, at the Elkus Manfredi Architects offices in Boston, MA.
- The winning bids will be posted by noon on Saturday November 8, except for items that didn't achieve their minimum bid and that will be auctioned live that evening.
- We'll notify winners by email regarding how to pay for and obtain your item.
How to Bid
- Bid on an item by entering a comment on this post.
- Include the item you're bidding on and the amount of your bid.
- You'll need to select a profile to enter a comment:
- If you have a Google login, you can provide your Google email address to enter a comment. (Don't worry, the email won't be displayed for others to see.)
- If you do NOT have a Google login, you can chose Name/URL and enter a name for yourself (don't enter your email address).
- Please DO NOT choose "Anonymous" as we'll have no way to associate your bid with you.
- You'll be prompted to enter a word verification before your comment can be posted. Type the displayed letters or numbers to continue with posting.
- You can include bids for multiple items in one comment. Just be clear about which amount goes with which item.
- If you're outbid by another bid, you can enter a new comment with a higher bid.
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|1.||4 Red Sox Tickets
Winning Bid $150 Liz Groff Colgan
|2.||4 Boston Bruins Tickets
Winning Bid $250 Cool Joe
|3.||Photo Session with John Mottern
John Mottern is the photographer who takes such wonderful pictures of Pony Farm campers and their ponies! He is also the photographer of the stunning images we are using for Operation Horse Power.
John will meet you at any location within reason and photograph your horses, kids, family, fashion, etc. Session includes DVD and two prints. Bid high on this one!
Winning Bid $160 Linnea
|4.||Lake Umbagog, NH, Getaway Weekend (with Boo!)
Boo will escort you in on her float boat and help with the cooking and clean up. Swim, relax, and enjoy great conversation around the campfire. Canoes and kayaks are available for you use as well. (You bring your food and drink.) Maximum of 6 people.
A “priceless” opportunity.
Winning Bid $300 Regina Kelleher
|5.||One Special Night for Two at the Equinox Resort, Manchester Village, VT
luxury resort and spa includes a deluxe room, use of the resort amenities, free valet parking, and free wireless internet (although we recommend the hot tub instead).
The “catch” – this night needs to be used before 12/20/14! Do some Christmas shopping or go for a complete “chill” weekend before the hectic holiday season.
Winning Bid $160 Hope Rupley
|6.||Inflatable Kayaks for a Week
No bidders - auctioned live at the benefit.
|7.||A Pickup Truck to Go
Full tank of gas included!
Winning Bid $75 Frades Frades
|8.||Professional Tax Return Preparation
Est. Value $250 (each).
1 Winning Bid $60 Shilo Porter
|9.||Peterborough, NH, Getaway at the Jack Daniels Inn
The Jack Daniels Inn is located right on the Contoocook River and within easy walking distance of the beautiful and bustling downtown. Great shopping and restaurants are there for you to enjoy. Can be used any time of the year.
Winning Bid $50 Lori Ratchelous
|10.||One Week at Pony Farm Summer Camp
Winning Bid $800 Hope Rupley
|11.||SoWine, Case of Wine, and Reidel Wine Glasses
Winning Bid $300 Erin
|12.||Signed “Gossip Girls” Series Books
A new paperback set retails for around $140 but bid high on this set, which is autographed by the author.
Value = priceless!
No bidders - auctioned live at the benefit event.
|13.||A Week of Carriage Driving “Immersion”
Winning Bid $510 Sue English
|14.||Birthday Party with Ponies and 10 of Your Child's BFFs
Winning Bid $50 Cindi Connolly
|15.||Mother-Daughter Weekend at the Farm
Winning Bid $375 Catherine Lyle
|16.||Signed Annie Leibovitz Photo
Value – Priceless.
We had to pull this item from the online auction due to unforeseen circumstances. We will have two archive prints from Ms. Leibovitz to auction in 2015!
|17.||Fly-Fishing Lesson from a Pro
Winning Bid $175 Bandusian
|18.||Authentic Amish Quilt
Winning Bid $100 Shilo Porter
|19.||Unique Glass Sculpture
www.liquidglassarts.com to see more of his work.
No bidder - auctioned live at benefit event.
|20.||“Gruffy’s Herd” Handmade Quilt
Winning Bid $225 Shilo Porter