By Ellinor Andersson / SWB
Photography: My Häger
Anticipation has reached its peak as the Swedish Warmblood selection team unveils their top picks for the 16th annual SWB Elite Foal Auctions in 2023. With over 200 foals showcased at 10 different selection venues across Sweden in early August, the competition was fierce.
Amidst this remarkable gathering, 32 exceptional showjumping foals and 25 exquisite dressage foals have emerged as this year’s finalists.
Continuing the tradition, the Elite Foal Auctions will once again captivate enthusiasts through hybrid auctions. Enthusiasts from around the globe will have the opportunity to place bids both online and in person at the prestigious Flyinge Kungsgård during the SWB Equestrian Weeks. The curtain rises on September 29 for dressage foals, followed by the climactic showjumping foal auction on October 6.
Andreas Jönsson, a longstanding member of the Swedish Selection Team, enthused, “The week has been full of excitement, graced by a plethora of extraordinary foals.” He continued by saying; “I must emphasize the astounding variety we’ve witnessed this year – a true showcase of excellence. Our Swedish breeders can take immense pride in their splendid contributions.”
A fresh perspective was brought in by newcomer Helena Torstensson, currently working at Helsingborgs Riding and Veterinary High School, former rider for Paul Schockemöhle in Germany, and former site manager for PS Flyinge & Partners, a subsidiary of Schockemöhle’s German operations. “We’ve had the privilege of encountering numerous foals with impeccable maternal lineages. The assignment itself was an absolute joy, and I’m truly appreciative to have joined the well-established and professional SWB Elite Foal Selection Team,” she exclaimed... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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