Jumping youngsters popular all over the world

Successful dam lines arise desires

Münster: 21 youngsters with jumping pedigree were for sale at the Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch today. The interest of customers from all over the world was great. Of the 19 horses sold, 17 will be based outside of Germany in the future. Youngsters from performance-tested dam lines were particularly popular. The BidUp for the two most expensive horses was held for more than an hour. The Up to Date/For Pleasure son Unicat advanced to the top price of 37,000 Euros.

In the third part of the Handorf Advent Auctions, 21 youngsters predispositioned for jumping were for sale. Already since the start of bidding last Thursday, the international interest in the future show jumping aspirants was high. The highest desire was aroused by the head number 16 Unicat (breeder: Lukas Enting, Netherlands; exhibitor: Hendrik Zurich, Schüttorf). Customers from the United Arab Emirates and Luxembourg fought in an extended bidding duel to win the bid for the attractive grey stallion. The Up to Date/For Pleasure son descents from the successful family of the Nations Cup Champion Fabrice DN, who was successful for Mexico. For 37,000 Euros, he changed hands after a good hour in the BidUp to the customers from the United Arab Emirates. Also owned by Hendrik Zurich from Schüttorf was the head number 20 Oreo STR (breeder: T.A.M Steppel, Netherlands). The son of Jenssen VDL/Landor S is a half-brother to the internationally successful Imposant by Verdi. The bay stallion sparked a bidding duel that also lasted very long. For more than an hour, Luxembourg and the Ukraine fought for the winning bid. In the end, the customers from the Ukraine had the most staying power. The virtual hammer fell at a price of 35,500 Euros.

With the head number 14, Balou Buster also aroused high desires. Customers from Bulgaria and the Ukraine were especially interested in the son of Balou du Rouet/Cornet Obolensky (breeder and exhibitor: Hubert Warning, Vreden). The dam of the bay stallion is none other than the dam of the internationally successful premium stallion Blockbuster with Marco Kutscher. At the knockdown price of 30,000 Euros, customers from Bulgaria finally won the bid.  With the head number 7, the Central Park/Con Air son Cavendish (breeder and exhibitor: Thomas Sagel, Brakel) was also high on the popularity scale. The brown stallion, who is out of the performance line of Catoki, changed hands at the price of 24,500 Euros. His dam Wanda was victorious up to advanced level jumping competitions and produced Cassata, who was internationally successful with Marco Kutscher. Cavendish will be introduced to show jumping in Mexico.

Two other promising show jumping prospects broke the 20,000 Euro mark. Both will be based in Luxembourg in the future. One of them is the head number 11 Crack son by Crack-Cassini II (breeder: Kirsten Roll, Struvenhütten; exhibitor: Christin Wagner, Emmerich). The half-brother to Tornado MT, who is successful in advanced level jumping competitions with Sandra Auffarth in the saddle, was worth 20,000 Euros to his new owner. The customer from Luxembourg paid 23,500 Euros for Divertido. The Diamant de Semilly/Balou du Rouet son (breeder and exhibitor: Ignaz Berger, Sulzenbach-Rosenberg) entered the Westphalian auction with the head number 13. His dam Baroness is a half-sister to four successful advanced level sport horses.

The first offer of the evening was secured by the Dutch Olympic rider Jur Vrieling. He already sat in the saddle of the sire of Glenfield Glasgow van't Merelsnest. The grey stallion was bred by Melanie Lehfer, Telgte, and exhibited by Felix Schäfer, Paderborn. His dam is the performance mare jumping Carlotta by Cassus, who was successful in advanced level jumping competitions with Hans-Thorben Rüder and already produced four internationally successful offspring. For the knockdown price of 17,500 Euros he changed into the possession of the Dutch.

The 19 Youngsters sold will be based in nine different countries besides Germany. Customers from Luxembourg were particularly successful, securing seven youngsters. Two young show jumpers will travel to Mexico and two to the United Arab Emirates. In total, the youngsters sold this evening turned over 346,250 Euros. Those who wanted to secure a future top athlete for the show jumping course had to invest an average of 18,224 Euros. "With the conclusion of tonight's auction, we have successfully sold over 800 horses and foals this year. We are looking positively towards the final auction in 2021, which is coming up in exactly one week," sums up auction manager Thomas Münch. The end of the Westphalian auction series will be marked by the online auction for pony youngsters. 16 young riding ponies will be for sale online. Among the auction candidates are licensed and premium stallions from the finest dam lines. The lot is already available for viewing online. Bids can be submitted from 16 to 20 December.