By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Björn Schröder
Four days, four foals each day: That was the programme for the Süddeutsche Pferdezuchtverbände Vermarktungs GmbH (DSP) online foal auction that ran from June 9-12 – and it worked very well as the most expensive foal sold was a son of DSP elite stallion Quaterback out of a Donnerhall dam.
The chestnut colt delighted numerous bidders from Germany, Austria and Luxembourg who fought for Strahlemann. Ultimately, the Windhof dressage stable, which had already won the licensing during the DSP stallion days with former elite auction foal Finley, managed to hold their breath the longest. Bred by Valerie Huck from Munich, the opulently moving Quaterback son sold for €43,500.
Another exquisite offer became the most expensive jumping foal: the filly Forever ET. Bred by Paul Scheuerer, his Chacco Blue mare, from the direct dam line of Hugo Simon’s legendary ET, was inseminated by For Pleasure, and Forever ET was the result. (See cover photo). This genetic highlight was popular with bidders from the USA, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands, and the hammer finally fell at €28,000 in favour of the USA.
The influx of cosmopolitan customers to this online auction was hugely gratifying, with a second foal selling to Luxembourg, plus one apiece to Poland and Hungary. Another foal changed to Luxembourg and one each to Poland and Hungary.
An average of 12,125 euros was achieved for the 16 foals and, according to marketing manager Fritz Fleischmann; “This is a top result underpinned by a very good sales rate. The collection was very good and we were able to serve both sport riders and numerous breeders.”
Two more online auctions are schedule for July 7 (20 dressage foals) and July 14 (18 jumping foals). It is then planned to switch the elite jumping and dressage foals to July 24 and 25, respectively, running concurrently with the DSP stallion championship: www.deutsches-sportpferd.de