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Final Days To Prepare For Sorensen Stables’ Inaugural THE HUNT

Updated: Feb 13, 2019

Maastricht, NED – Nov. 12, 2017 – With only one day remaining to wait until Sorensen Stables’ debut THE HUNT, the first ever European Hunter Auction, the final details are in place to make for an unparalleled experience featuring a unique venue, fine dining and extraordinary horses. Both in-person guests and online viewers can prepare for THE HUNT, held this upcoming Monday, November 13, 2017, using the released schedule and evening details.

Sorensen Stables invites guests to partake in the excitement, heightened even further by the renowned names orchestrating the night’s activities. The infamous ringmaster himself, Pedro Cebulka is known as the colorful character leading riders to the ring at some of the most prestigious equestrian events in the world, but come Monday he will offer his large personality to THE HUNT as announcer. Andrew Nolan, the seasoned auctioneer for the world-renowned Goffs Orby Sale out of Ireland, will commit his quick-tongued talents to the auction of 15 elite hunter horses, curated from all corners of Europe by the Sorensen team.

Guests can anticipate to be wined and dined courtesy of Erik Stevens, a local caterer who is always searching for unique dishes. Stevens strives to create one-of-a-kind dishes which empower the purpose of every event and give the audience a taste of the Burgundian lifestyle. THE HUNT’s exclusive menu will feature an amuse-bouche of two hearty lollys, a winter-styled antipasti with wild boar coppa, duck rillette, pate and fresh figs, a cup of pumpkin soup with almond and spring onions, and a softly garnished bavette of beef in a stew with celeriac and crispy winter vegetables. Dessert will be offered in a preserving jar with a choice of panna cotta with cinnamon and stewed pear or chocolate mousse with mango and tiramisu.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017 *Times are Central European (EST +6 hrs.)

Doors Open 6:30 pm – VIP Guests Only 8:00 pm – General Admission

Schedule 6:30 pm – Dinner and Cocktails 7:30 pm – Horse Presentation 8:30 pm – Entertainment 9:00 pm – Auction 11:00 pm – After Party 1:00 am – Good Night

For those who can not attend the auction and previously requested phone bidding, you can expect to receive a call one hour before the auction begins, and then again five minutes before the horse you are interested in enters the auction arena. Your personal THE HUNT representative will make the bid in your name according to your wishes. Luckily, the event is publicly available to all interested parties via a live stream video on the Sorensen Stables Facebook page, so everyone from potential buyers to everyday horse lovers can readily view the auction and experience the spectacle that is THE HUNT. Make sure to join the private Sorensen Stables Facebook group, [LIVESTREAM] THE HUNT 2017, and then tune in to the live stream at 1:30 p.m. EST for the initial horse presentation, and stay online for an entertaining pony race and the main auction, slated to commence at 3 p.m. EST.

If you crave more than one evening of high-level equestrianism, consider attending Jumping Indoor Maastricht, the prestigious Longines-sponsored showjumping weekend featuring top international competition from Friday to Sunday preceding THE HUNT.  For those still seeking hotel reservations, THE HUNT recommends Hotel Van der Valk and Kruisherenhotel, both located in Maastricht only a short distance from the venue, negating any extensive transportation needs.

Though VIP tables are sold out, there are still a handful of General Admission tickets available for only 20 euros, so act fast! Whether you plan to attend in-person or virtually, THE HUNT will be an enthralling experience that you certainly don’t want to miss. Be the envy of horsemen everywhere as a part of the inaugural THE HUNT, and witness the extravaganza that is sure to become a staple in the European horse hunting market.

Elaine Wessel



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