Sensational price of 590,000 euros for Escamillo son
Three horses cracked the 100,000 euro mark at Westphalian Autumn Auction
Münster: The Westphalian Autumn Auction shone with a lot of young riding horses of outstanding quality. 42 dressage and 16 show jumping horses were for sale at this auction. A total of three quarters were successfully sold to new owners. To the unprecedented, sensational top price of 590,000 euros trotted a three-year-old son of Escamillo. The bay gelding will be trained further at the stable of family Werndl. In total, the Westphalian Stud Book generated a total turnover of 1.9 million euros.
"I'm lost for words," was the first sentence Christoph Hess mentioned when commenting on Embolo during the training videos of the auction candidates. The son of Escamillo (breeder and exhibitor: Andrea Krehenwinkel, Neuenkirchen) impressed every spectator with his above-average quality of movement and lightness. A horse that is made for the higher tasks of dressage sport! His dam St.Pr.St. Dressed in Black by Detroit also produced the Westphalian Champion and Bundeschampionat participant St.Pr.St. For Joy. The quality of this young horse was also recognized early on by the Westphalian auction customers. Already on the first day of the bidding phase, the bids cracked the 100,000 Euro mark. Before the final BidUp, the bid stood at over 400,000 euros. Then it got exciting once again. In the end, it took 144 bids from 26 customers before the virtual hammer fell for the beautiful bay gelding. Customers from Korea fought against customers from Germany to win the bid. With a sensational hammer price of 590,000 euros, he reached the highest price ever achieved by a riding horse at a Westphalian auction. The winning bid was won by a bidding group of owners including the Werndl family from Aubenhausen. The second most expensive horse of this day is a direct stable neighbor of this top priced horse. With the head number 13, Ernesto comes from the Ulmker family's breeding stable. Also trained by the daughter of the house Andrea Krehenwinkel, the tall gelding impressed customers from near and far from day one. In the final BidUp, the bids came fast. It took 14 bidders and 75 bids before the virtual hammer fell at the hammer price of 141,000 euros in favor of customers from Germany. He will move into a box at Marcus Hermes' stable for further training.
Champion mare in supportive hands
Also high on the buyers' list was the head number 4 Baroness. The Benicio/Van Vivaldi daughter (breeder: Heinz Schütte, Spelle; exhibitor: Sportpferde Beckmann, GmbH Co.KG, Wettringen) already shone at the end of August during the Westfalen Week. Here she first advanced to the title of Champion Mare of this year's Elite Show and then secured the bronze medal in the Westphalian Championships. The bay mare passed her broodmare test with a final score of 8.78 and received the highest score of 10.0 for rideability. The talented mare was sold at a hammer price of 108,000 Euros to supportive hands. She will remain in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The most popular riding pony in the lot was the full brother of the 2021 Bundeschampion George. Glückspilz WE by Hesselteichs Golden Dream/FS Cocky Dundee (breeder: Tanja Schalkamp, Münster; exhibitor: Willi Flaßkamp, Warendorf-Hoetmar) with the head number 15 is already successful in competitions. He has been placed in both show jumping and dressage competitions. He was sold to Belgian owners for 41,000 Euros.
From Westphalia to the world
The show jumpers at this year's fall auction attracted great interest from international customers. Bids came in from all over the world. Nine of the horses sold ended up being owned by customers outside of Germany. The most popular bid in the jumping lot was Campino with the head number 55. The son of the popular sire Cornet Obolensky was bred by Kai Baumgartner, Kamen, out of Caipirinha by Cassini II (exhibitor: Agrar Handelsgesellschaft Salzfurtkapelle, Zörbig). The gray gelding always showed the necessary overview, combined with heart, riding quality and special jumping power. Best basics of a jumper for a successful future. At the hammer price of 60,000 Euros, a customer from Canada secured this young show jumper.
The lot of this year's Westphalian Autumn Auction shone with riding horses of outstanding quality. Five of the horses sold cracked the 50,000 euro mark, three cost more than 100,000 euros. In total, the Westphalian Stud Book generated a turnover of 1.9 million euros from the horses sold. On average, international customers invested 44,674 euros in their new horse from Münster-Handorf.
Youngster and broodmare auction
At an average price of 16,875 Euros, 16 youngsters and six broodmares in foal changed hands last Monday at an average price of 10,375 Euros. It took almost 100 bids from 15 different bidders before the virtual hammer fell on Savant SKS by Secret (Ausst.: Sportpferde Beckmann GmbH Co. KG, Wettringen). The colorful chestnut was bred by Pferdezucht SKS GbR, Bad Arolsen, out of the Verb.Pr.St. Sidney RA by Soliman de Hus. At the hammer price of 71,500 Euros, German customers are delighted with this young talent, who will certainly be heard from in the future. Zoerien H-E Z jumped to the top of the price list among the youngsters with a jumping pedigree. With the head number 10, the daughter of Zento (breeder: Antonio Hassing, Netherlands; exhibitor: Sportpferde Beckmann GmbH Co. KG, Wettringen) was one of the few two-year-old mares the lot inhabited. Her dam, Koerien H-E by Emilion, is a half-sister to Dindependent Z, who is successful in CSI competitions with Lukasz Koza of Poland. This young talent will also start his career in Germany. The virtual hammer fell at 19,000 euros. The most popular broodmare of the auction was the head number 9 Fabula by Fürsten-Look/Rotspon (breeder: Hermann Röpkes, Südbrookmerland; exhibitor: Caroline Durema, Wallenhorst). The chestnut mare is expecting a foal next year by the 2021 Westphalian Champion Stallion Extra Gold from the Hinnemann station. At the hammer price of 16,000 euros, customers from Germany are looking forward to the birth of this foal.