2019 Audrey Grace Auction to be the Best Yet

The team at PleasureHorse.com and Show Horse Today is so happy to host the 2019 Audrey Grace Auction! The online Auction will run Monday, December 9th through 5:00 pm EASTERN time Sunday, December 15th.

For the past seventeen years, the Backes Family has organized this annual Audrey Grace Auction to help benefit New Horizons and the Audrey Grace House. This effort was started to memorialize their daughter, Audrey Grace, and to help give hope and help to children who need a little extra care and compassion.

Each year, the auction raises more than $40,000,  every penny of which going DIRECTLY to the Audrey Grace House.  “Our daughter’s memory will be long lived helping children in hard times find nurturing and therapeutic care, in the home named after her. Please know it takes a team effort to accomplish this.  Not one donor or bidder, but a family of caring individuals coming together for a common goal – putting children first!!” said Jane Backes.


This year the Audrey Grace auction will run on an online auction platform hosted by Show Horse Today rather than the forum to allow bidders easier access, proxy bidding and a more simple bidding process. All items will be displayed in the Online Catalog as they are donated!

PleasureHorse.com would like to thank all donors, bidders and everyone else involved in this very worthy cause. We ask you to once again participate in making this year’s Audrey Grace Auction a success!

 Helpful Links

Click here to read the letter from Jane and Leon Backes, with detailed information about the Audrey Grace Benefit Auction.

Click here for the 2019 Audrey Grace Auction donor form.

Click here to send an email to Jane with questions on donating or bidding.

2 thoughts on “2019 Audrey Grace Auction to be the Best Yet

  • December 9, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Quick question.

    The fee that is the winning bid, is that the price you will pay for the stud fee and not include chute fees?

    Or do we have to pay what we bid, plus there typical stud fee listed for each horse?

    • December 10, 2019 at 11:34 am

      Hi Zac,

      The winning bidder will only pay the chute fee/shipping fees in addition to their bid. You are bidding on the stud fee.



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