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Lesson with Laura Kraut and Nick Skelton, Private Yacht Cruise and More Headline JustWorld Live Auction

Written by: Emily Riden
Client: JustWorld International
Release Date: 2015-01-14

Wellington, FL – January 14, 2015 – This Friday, attendees at the 12th Annual JustWorld International Gala could get ready to ride with Laura Kraut and Nick Skelton at Belle Herbe Farm or prepare to set sail on a private yacht with some of their closest friends. Both opportunities are available as part of this year’s incredible line-up of live auction items.

The ancient Greek themed party, presented by Caryl Philips and Frank Zeiss, kicks off at 7 p.m. at Belle Herbe Farm in Wellington, Florida, with the live auction held midway through the night.  

Featured live auction items include:

BBQ Gaucho Style
This Gaucho style barbeque was generously donated by Cilantro’s, polo players Nic Roldan, Brandon Phillips and Carlitos Gracida, and singer/guitarist Tom Blake.

The night will featured a catered Asado and cocktails for 40 people with celebrity guests Nic Roldan, Brandon Phillips and Carlitos Gracida as well as musical entertainment from Tom Blake.

Viva la West Palm Beach!
Donated by Rocco’s Tacos and the Hyatt Place West Palm Beach, this live auction package includes a tequila pairing and dinner for ten people at Rocco's Tacos accompanied by four double guest rooms at the Hyatt Place in West Palm Beach. Who said you needed to go far for a getaway?

Monday Funday Cruise

A luxurious Hatteras 61-foot yacht will take up to 10 people including a captain, first mate and chef on a private day cruise complete with a catered meal, all right here in Palm Beach and all made possible by the generosity of Gary and Donna Duffy.

VIP Package in Las Vegas
Enjoy three nights at The Bellagio Resort and Casino with VIP check-in, limousine service to and from the airport and two tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s “O” Show, all compliments of the Bellagio.

Private Clinic with Laura Kraut and Nick Skelton
Get ready for a once in a lifetime riding experience for you and three horses with Laura Kraut, USA Olympic Show Jumping Team Gold Medalist, and Nick Skelton, Great Britain Olympic Show Jumping Team Gold Medalist. Enjoy jumping on the beautiful Belle Herbe Farm field in Grand Prix Village and finish the day with catered lunch, all donated by Laura Kraut, Nick Skelton and Maria Newman.

Weeklong Moroccan Getaway

Enjoy a seven-night stay at the tremendous Selman Marrakech Hotel, donated by the hotel. Guests will enjoy a sprawling Henri Chenot spa, rooms with French designer flair, a palm-tree flanked Olympic-size swimming pool and Arabian horse shows.

Transatlantic Roundtrip Airfare for One Horse

Take advantage of a tax-deductible donation for your horse’s travel needs. This package, donated by the Dutta Corporation, includes a round trip ticket for a single stall and for three-day USDA quarantine upon return.

Five Night Guatemalan Experience for Two

Spend five nights at the luxurious Casa Santo Domingo Hotel Museum, donated to the live auction by Juan Andres and Michelle Rodriguez. The package includes daily breakfast surrounded by nature, art and culture, a thrilling canopy ride in the Parque Cultural Efrain Recinos, a relaxing massage by internationally trained therapists, transportation to and from Guatemala City and a personal visit to Los Patojos with Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes, founder and director of Los Patojos and a 2014 CNN Top 10 Hero. 

In addition to the live auction, more than 90 top of the line silent auction items will be up for grabs. A sampling of the featured live auction items:

  • One custom pair of Fabbri boots, up to a $2,000 value
  • A table for eight people in the VIP tent at the American Gold Cup
  • An EquiFit half pad, ear bonnet and D-Teq open front boots, all with the Just World International logo
  • A fine art print by Shelli Breidenbach
  • Five custom jumper training course designs by 2016 Rio Olympic Games course designer, Guilherme Jorge 

For more information on the 12th Annual JustWorld International Gala please visit

About JustWorld International  

JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization that funds life-changing education, nutrition, health and hygiene, and leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala, and Colombia.   JustWorld International is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States and a registered Association 1901 in France. Tax-deductible donations are accepted in Switzerland and JustWorld's supporters may send their donations to Fondation Philanthropia, a Swiss public-benefit umbrella foundation. Tax-deductible donations are also accepted in Canada. Canadian donors please visit: JustWorld International has no political or religious affiliation. 

12th Annual JustWorld International Gala Fast Facts:

When: Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Where: Belle Herbe Farm, 3206 Old Hampton Drive Wellington, Florida, 33414

After Party:  The Grille Fashion Cuisine,12300 South Shore Boulevard, Wellington, FL 

Charitable Beneficiary: JustWorld International, Inc.

Gala Chair:  Maria Newman

Gala Co-Chair:  Hillary Oswald

Gala Committee: Heidi Greene, Aly Beaumont, Carole Clarkson, Arlette Rigby, Kristen Carollo, Kathryn Quirk, Jennifer Santana, Michelle Rodriquez, Marcia Holzer, Cathy Zicherman 

Ticket Price:  $250 per person

Event and Table Sponsorships Still Available

For more information, please visit 

Contact: +1.561.333.9391 or

If you are unable to attend the event, please consider making a donation to JustWorld in commemoration of their 12th year of supporting children in the developing world. Donations can be made online by visiting


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