Highest-priced foal – Fantasy (Foundation) Photo: Feldhaus

The special auction held at the Oldenburg Horse Center Vechta was very international and successful, with both sport horses and the foal collection of the 64thSummer Mixed Sales recording excellent average prices.

Foals

It was the elite, chestnut filly, Fantasy (Foundation x Blue Hors Romanov x Sandro Hit) who shone and attracted the highest price of €107,000. This beauty queen was bred by Lilian Sanktjohanser. Meanwhile, VIP, a colt by Vitalis, bred by Gerold Karlovatz from Austria, will be moving to a new home in Scandinavia for €53,000.

In the jumping collection, Conan (Cornet Obolensky x Kannan x Cassini I) sold for €25,000 as the most expensive youngster. He was bred by Ferdi Hinners-Krogman.

In total, the 46 foals generated a turnover of €702,500, with the average price settling at €15,500, with 16 moving to foreign homes: Sweden (three), Australia, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland and Spain (two apiece), with one each going to Austria, Belgium and the USA.

Sport horses

In the sport horse collection First Vision (First Choice x Blue Hors Romanov x Donnerhall) triumphed with the top price of €80,000. This extraordinary dancer, bred and exhibited by Weihegold OLD's breeder Inge Bastian, was sold to a dressage stable in Norway.

Second in the price stakes was the showjumper Calimero (Contefino x Loredo x Grannus), bred by Nadja Steininger and exhibited by Lieneke Brouwer from the Netherlands, who changed hands for €70,000 to Swiss customers.

The turnover for 20 sport horses reached €525,000 – an average of around €26,500. Nine of these Oldenburgs will be starting their international careers abroad, with two going to Spanish homes, plus one apiece to Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Sweden and Switzerland.