By Jean Llewellyn (press release)
The recent Westfalian Youngster Auction put 31 three-year-olds on the auction block, achieved an average sales price of €14,100. The most popular showjumping talent was Burberry (Baggio), who sold to American customers for €44,500.
Following a period of technical challenges that caused several online auctions to be postponed in January, the Westfalian Youngster Auction finally took place following a ‘live’ sale of riding horses at the Westfalian Horse Centre. Just three years of age, promising futures certainly await these young talents who aroused a great deal of international interest from customers around the world. In the end, nine of the horses changed hands and will move to new stables outside of Germany.
The auction candidates with a jumping pedigree were particularly popular among the customers, with the top price being achieved by Baggio son Burberry (breeder: Carsten Rohleder, Dortmund; exhibitor: Ugur Sirrin, Neuötting). After a long BidUp, customers from the United States had the most staying power and bought the grey stallion at the hammer price of €44,500. Burberry’s dam is the Verb.Pr.St. Colicola (Cordess [KWPN] - Lore x Linton [Holst]) – a line that has already produced several successful showjumpers – Burberry convinced with his attitude and excellent power at the jump. Curt, a Comme il faut x Stolzenberg son (breeder: Ivo Werner, Hamburg; exhibitor: Ludger Inholte, Hamburg) also cracked the €40,000 mark, with long-time customers from the Netherlands and Belgium fightying to acquire the youngster. He will now move to a new home in the Netherlands at €41,500. Curt’s dam, L.St. Sonntagsfrische, was also successful in jumping competitions up to advanced level and, overall, international customers invested an average of €16,861 in the nine sold jumping auction candidates. A total of 11 youngsters with a dressage pedigree changed hands at an average price of €11,841, with Just in Motion changing hands for the highest price of €16,000... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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