By Jean Llewellyn / press release
The Covid-19 pandemic has created a new norm for studbook auctions, as the 92nd Spring Elite Auction went online for Oldenburg. The digital option allowed customers to purchase conveniently and easily from the safety of their armchairs and, in fact, inspired bidding duels to the last second for a quality collection of young talents.
The four-year-old licensed Movie Star (Morricone I x Bentley x Rubinstein I), bred by Ines Lohmann from Extertal, and exhibited by Friedbert Schaul attracted the top price at €250,000. The black stallion is a son of champion stallion Morricone I and Toscana OLD – a successful Grand Prix mare under the saddle of Hubertus Schmidt. In the future, this movement artist will delight a new customer in Great Britain.
The second most expensive dressage horse at €112,000 was the five-year-old Flor Dressage Royal (Finest x Dressage Royal x Sandro Hit), bred by Paul Rode and exhibited by IVM Horse GmbH from Warendorf. The mare began her career as a champion of the German foal championships in Lienen and also paraded at the Elite Broodmare Show in Rastede. She descends from the same dam line as Anky van Grunsven’s Olympic champion Bonfire.
For €111,500, the six-year-old Selle Français champion Danseuse Royale (Don Juan de Hus x Rubin-Royal x In Extenso), bred by Xavier Marie, France, and exhibited by Star Horses, France, sold to a young dressage rider from Hessen, Germany... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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