Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony online charity auction is up and running!

Christa Dillon’s BLACKHILL EVENTING Presents –

A fundraiser for Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony. The entire equestrian community has been simultaneously saddened and inspired by event rider Hannah Francis and her mascot, Willberry. Hannah received a terminal osteosarcoma diagnosis in 2015, at just 17 years of age. Instead of accepting her fate, Hannah has fought hard. She was given a small stuffed toy pony called Willberry as a mascot to support her when she began chemotherapy.

Christa has pulled together an amazing prize list which will all be auctioned to the highest bidder, including lessons with many top riders, commissioned art work, a luxury getaway, cross country walks at Burghley and Blenheim with leading riders and many many others.

The auction closes at 9pm on Saturday 16th July site, so don’t delay…go to and place your bids NOW!

The name of the event is the ‘Blackhill Eventing Charity Fundraiser for Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony’. Get bidding!

Full prize list as follows-
~ A 5* 4 night mid-week stay in Somerset with thanks to
~ A lesson with international event rider Luke Drea
~ Two lessons with international showjumper Tom Slattery
~ Schooling vouchers for The Field EC
~ A week’s schooling livery with international event rider Lindsay Graham
~ A pet portrait from artist Nessa O’Sullivan
~ A two night stay for two horses,use of facilities and beach riding from Stracomer Stables
~ A rug from Bluegrass Horse Feeds
~ Advertising vouchers from
~ A pair of MOS Equitation stirrups and a voucher from
~ A morning on the gallops with trainer Evanna McCutcheon
~ A lesson with international dressage rider and Olympian Heike Holstein
~ A lesson with international event rider Sarah Ennis
~ A lesson with international event rider Katie O’Sullivan
~ A Hamper from Cydonia EOP
~ A voucher for a pet portrait from artist Em Mayman
~ A goody bag and a lesson with international event rider and Olympian Joseph Murphy
~ A hand made whip from Ruth McGovern
~ A mare insemination or a covering from any stallion belonging to Keith and Kate Murray
~ An assessment and treatment from equine veterinary Physio Michelle O’Connor
~ A coffee connoisseur hamper from Lulu Lambe/The Green Sheep
~ A lesson from international rider Billiejean O’Neill
~ Prizes from Whitstone Bedding and Animal Feeds
~ A voucher for €150 from Equine Engineering
~ A set of shoes from farrier Miley Dunning
~ A hamper from Mother Bee
~ Five sets of shoes from farrier Mark Hester
~ A lesson with Robert Murdy from Gaughan Painting and Decorating
~ A lesson with international event rider Jim Newsam
~ A commissioned painting from artist Gina Hawkshaw
~ Two lessons and two nights stabling from Canadian international event rider and Olympian Kyle Carter (to be auctioned/raffled State side)
~ A lesson with international eventer Jen Hyland
~ A lesson with International showjumper and coach Johnny O’Connell
~ A Gatehouse Chelsea riding helmet from Midland Hardware Ltd/ Sally Ryan
~ A treatment from equine osteopath Kitty Shanahan
~A set of shoes from farrier Alex Bonnet
~A lesson from international event rider Sam Watson
~ A personalised belt from Rachael Fairbrother
~ One mare inspection and one foal registration from the Warmblood Studbook of Ireland
~ A lesson with HSI coach Sue Byrne
~ A goody bag from Toggi
~ A photo shoot with Liz Freeman
~ A ladies polo shirt signed by the Irish Olympic event team
~ A mans polo shirt signed by the Irish Olympic event team
~ A lesson with 4* international event rider Louise Harwood
~ A days hunting plus horse with the Surrey Union senior master,4* international event rider Alice
~ A lesson with dressage rider Rachel Dowley
~ A week’s livery or a lesson with showjumper Vicki Sherwood
~ A course walk for two around Burghley 4* on the Friday,with Jonty Evans
~ Four cross country schooling vouchers from Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre
~ A nights B and B for two and a morning on the gallops at Alne Park
~ A lesson with Irish international event rider and Olympian Trevor Smith
~ A lesson with Irish International event rider Steven Smith
~ A lesson at Quob Equestrian Centre,Southampton
~ A pair of signed FreeJump stirrups and a course walk on the Friday at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials with New Zealand Olympic event team rider Jock Paget

Please contact Christa to ask a question or donate a prize on 087 6648795. You can also email






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