Valentine's Day gifts from Münster-Handorf

Westphalian Youngster Auction with successful "Matches“

Münster: 17 three-year-old riding horses found a new owner in today's online auction. Customers from all over the world invested an average of 17,382 Euros in their future four-legged partner. The highest desires were aroused by a stallion with the significant name Extravagant. The brown Escamillo son was worth 43,000 Euros to his new owner from Spain. The most expensive jumper was the Crack son Crack Star with a knockdown price of 20,000 Euros.

For today's Valentine's Day, the Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch generated numerous "matches".  The 23 offered three-year-old riding horses for the dressage arena and the show jumping course were for sale in an online auction. 17 customers found a new four-legged partner. With the horses sold, the Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch turned over a total of 295,500 Euros. The international clientele invested an average of 17,382 Euros in their future hopes. Eight of the sold horses will start their career under the saddle abroad. They will travel to seven different countries such as Spain, Great Britain, the USA, Kazakhstan, Canada, Poland and France.

Already since the beginning of the online auction last Thursday, the head numbers 1 and 2 were at the top of the popularity scale among the customers. Even on the first day, the bids on the online platform went up quickly. Things got exciting in the BidUp this evening. The striking Escamillo/Feedback son with the significant name Extravagant (breeder: Helmut Wolfgang Eßer, Jüchen; exhibitor: IB Berger Reit- und Turnierpferde GmbH, Sulzbach-Rosenberg) aroused the highest desires in the end. The brown stallion presented himself with outstanding movement quality on the auction video. He comes from the first vintage of Escamillo, who had been vice-champion at the 2021 World Championships for six-year-old dressage horses. 14 parties from different countries competed for the bid of the attractive stallion. After 53 bids, the virtual hammer fell at the price of 43,000 Euros in favour of customers from Spain. The interested parties who fought for the bid of the head number 2 also showed perseverance. The daughter of the Bundeschampion So Unique was bred by Dr. Vinzenz Bauer, Bawinkel, out of a dam by the thoroughbred Lauries Crusador xx. The dark bay mare (Ausst.: Heiko Klausing, Eydelstedt) convinced with elastic movements and good rhythm. After 20 bids, customers from Germany secured Sambuca for 34,000 Euros.

The youngster with the head number 15 should become a future star in the show jumping ring. The Crack son Crack Star (breeder: Thorsten Ladinig, Wettringen; exhibitor: Edith Lange, Belm) was particularly popular among the customers. The dark bay stallion showed his capacity and overview at the jump. A course athlete like out of a storybook. As the most expensive show jumper, he changed to French ownership for 20,000 Euros.

"The offer of our youngster auctions is well received by exhibitors and customers. We are very well positioned with the increased offer of this format and are looking positively at the three Youngster auctions still to come this spring", auction manager Thomas Münch draws a positive conclusion. The next youngsters will be up for sale at the Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch in just two weeks. The new collection contains 22 future hopes. The photos and videos of the young talents for the dressage ring and show jumping course can be viewed tomorrow at Bids can be placed from 24 to 28 February.