Foal Aution during the Westphalia Week
Show jumping foals kick the auctions off
Münster: 42 foals predispositioned for jumping were offered for sale this evening in Münster-Handorf. At an average price of around 9,000 euros, almost 90 percent of the foals on offer changed hands. The most popular offer of the lot was the first foal in the ring. The son of Cornet Obolensky/Dominator Z cost 30,000 euros.
In Münster-Handorf, everything revolves around Westphalian horse breeding this week. In addition to the riding horse championships and the Elite Show of the best mares in the state, the youngest Westphalians also make their first big appearance in front of the public crowd. The two foal auctions were kicked off this evening with 42 foals predispositioned for jumping. The auction took place as an OnLive auction. This meant that bids could be placed both online and live on site.
The first foal in the ring was also in the end the top-priced foal with the head number 111. Cornet's Domain (breeder and exhibitor: Friedrich-Wilhelm Feldhaus, Breckerfeld) is a son of the exceptional sire Cornet Obolensky. The successful gray stallion already showed his desirability at the Westphalian Youngster Auction earlier this week. With the young talent of this foal lot, he once again provides a stallion prospect par excellence! The dam of the colt, St.Pr.St. Dolce Vita Z by Dominator Z, passed an excellent mare performance test. The judges awarded the black mare the highest score of 10.0 for free jumping. Customers seized the opportunity and purchased this young star at a price of 30,000 Euros.
Customers on site and at home had to wait some time for the most expensive filly. High Energy entered the auction round with the head number 140. The daughter of Hickstead Blue/Cornet Obolensky convinced with outstanding type brilliance. Auctioneer Thomas Münch asked the expert audience for a special round of applause for breeder and exhibitor Peter Kersting, Delbrück, who had brought this excellently developed filly to Münster-Handorf. The brown mare descents from the successful line of the CSI successful Dembelé, Colincor and Lancor. Her dam, Verb.Pr.St. Chilie K, already produced a foal by Chacco-Blue by embryo transfer this year, which was sold for a high price at the Westphalian Foal Auction in Mannheim. With High Energy, the name says it all. Bursting with power, she trotted in the auction round at Münster-Handorf. In the end, Thomas Münch knocked down the hammer on the auctioneer's desk at 20,000 euros.
One pony foal was up for sale in this auction lot. With the head number 132, the son of the two-time Bundeschampion Nuno entered the auction round. His dam is the St.Pr.St. Vencedora by Vincenzo SH, who was the celebrated champion mare of the Westphalian Elite Show of jumping riding pony mares last year. At the hammer price of 4,750 Euros, Nunos-Junior (breeder and exhibitor: Bernhard Große-Hokamp, Ostbevern) found his new owner online.
After almost two and a half hours, Thomas Münch ended the auction with the last knock down. A total of 37 foals changed hands that evening. With a total turnover of 324,000 euros, the sold jumping foals cost an average of 8,757 euros. Nine foals sold cracked the 10,000 euro mark. Five of these foals found a new owner outside of Germany. The customers on side were great with bidding. In the end, 13 foals were knocked down online.
The auction of the dressage foals will continue tomorrow afternoon at 3 pm. 100 foals for the dressage ring will then also be up for sale in an OnLive auction.