The Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch experienced a highly exciting bidding duel at their recent online auction, with the striking colt, #1, proving to being in great demand. Veuve Clicquot (breeder and exhibitor: Michael Menke, Steinhagen) convinced with his type, appearance, outstanding movement quality, and an interesting pedigree. His sire is Blue Hors Viconte, whose dam is a full sister of the never-to-be-forgotten World Champion Poetin.
Bidders from Germany and Sweden were particularly interested in the dark bay colt, but following a bid of €36,000 new customers from Slovenia joined the duel. Finally, it was the German clients who didn't blink, securing the colt for €46,500 and providing a new home in a dressage stable in the Oldenburg region.
The second most expensive foal of the evening was also a colt from the dressage collection. The son of Viva Gold x Fidermark (breeder and exhibitor: Rebekka Aicher Koch, Switzerland) sold to a stallion owner from Lower Saxony for €19,000. The most popular filly in this same collection was Vive ma Belle by Vitalis x Sir Heinrich (breeder and exhibitor: Thomas Schulze-Austrup-Streyl, Senden). The chestnut filly changed hands for €10,000 and will remain in Germany. Her full sister also changed hands a year ago at a Westphalian online foal auction.
A filly claimed the top spot among foals with a jumping pedigree. Once again, it was a descendant of the grey stallion Cornet Obolensky that aroused the most enthusiasm desires among Westfalian customers. Costa Brava (breeder and exhibitor: Bernd Kröger, Dinklage) eventually sold for €12,000 to an international showjumping stable in Bavaria. Her dam has produced two offspring by the Cornet Obolensky, including her son Comme il faut NRW who sold for a high price at a competitor's auction.
The most expensive colt with a jumping pedigree however was Konsequent (Kassander van't Roosakker x Comme il faut NRW, bred and exhibited by Hubert Wiesmann, Rosendahl, sold for €11,500 to a stallion farm in Westphalia.
Of the 27 foals offered for sale, almost 80 percent changed hands, with investments averaging €9,940, and five will soon occupy their new homes on foreign soil.
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