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Diamonique dances to top price ranking at €220,000

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Price hightlight – Diamonique (Don Nobless x Laudabilis)

By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Reckimedia

The 62nd Westfalian Elite Auction was a complete success. With an overall turnover of around €1.6 million, a total of 55 horses changed hands (92%) – almost half to overseas owners representing some 16 foreign countries.

The price ranking was led by the dressage mare Diamonique (Don Nobless x Laudabilis daughter), who sold for €220,000 to a buyer from Luxembourg, while Quasi Plus led the field of showjumpers with a knockdown price of €68,000.
The auction candidates of this 62nd Westfalian Elite Auction were stabled at the Westfalian Horse Centre for almost three weeks, with great interest being shown by international customers during the entire auction period. Their enthusiasm resulted in especially exciting bidding, with three parties battling for the top price seller, the strong-moving, chestnut Diamonique, bred and exhibited by Maria Leusmann, Rheine. She had, in fact, achieved the fourth best result of the year in her mare performance test with a final score of 8.41, and it wasn’t the first time that the quality of this dam line was recognised by Westfalian customers. A year ago, her half-brother changed hands for €106,000 at the Westfalian Elite Auction. While two years ago another son of La Bella Luna sold for €126,000.
Quarkbällchen, a promising horse for the big arena is the large-framed Quantensprung x Belissimo M son, bred by Bernd Schulze-Tomberge, Senden and exhibited by Kathrin Bücker, Senden), who attracted attention not only with his name. With a lot of impulsion from the hind leg and a very good rideability, the dark bay will find his way into upper dressage sport having changed hands for €75,500. On average, the 42 dressage horses sold went under the hammer for €28,452... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber

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