Ronja Räubertochter impresses

Raven tops the price list at Westphalian Foal Auction

Münster: In the second Westphalian foal auction of the year, 20 of the youngest Westphalians were for sale. 75 percent of them found a new owner. A daughter of Raven danced to the top price. Ronja Räubertochter changed hands at a hammer price of 17,000 Euros. On average, the foals sold that evening cost 8,950 Euros.

An exciting bidding duel took place between customers from Germany and the USA for the number 8 Ronja Räubertochter. The Raven/Fidertanz daughter (breeder and exhibitor: Norbert Horstmann, Lüdinghausen) descents from the dam line of Abegglen FH NRW, who celebrated great successes with Victoria Max-Theurer. With her typey appearance and her movement quality, the young filly convinced especially the customers from Germany in the end. For the hammer price of 17,000 Euros, she changed hands to regular customers from the Münsterland. They also bought the head number 1 Fantastic Boy by For Romance/Everdale and the head number 11 Sungino Perfect de Pad by So Perfect/Dimaggio. The virtual hammer fell at 14,500 Euros for head number 3 Sir Kunterbunt (breeder and exhibitor: ZG Könnemann, Rhede). The chestnut colt already enjoyed great popularity in advance. On YouTube his video was by far the most viewed of this auction collection. The son of Sir Donnerhall I/Fidertanz found his new home with regular customers from the Oldenburg region.

Among the young potential jumping horses, with his striking face, the head number six, caught the eye. Also the pedigree of the colt is impressive: His dam C'est la vie by Cayetano L is the half sister of the highly successful show jumper Lektor ridden by Jessica Kürten/Ireland. Henry by Hickstead Blue (breeder and exhibitor: Ludger Hellkuhl, Dülmen) changed hands for 10,500 Euros.

Of the 20 foals offered for sale, 15 changed hands that evening. On average, the customers of the Westphalian Stud Book invested 8,950 Euros in their young horse for dressage or jumping. A total of 134,250 Euros was turned over. Four of the foals sold cracked the 10,000 Euro mark. Customers from abroad were also very active during the five-day bidding period. In the end, two of the foals sold found their new owners outside of Germany. For many foals, the foreign new and regular customers placed the pre-bid.

The collection for the next Westphalian online foal auction has already been selected. The lot consists of 30 dressage foals including six pony foals. As usual, the lot will be available in one week at Bids can then be placed from 26 to 30 May