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How auctions have evolved since 2019, and who to trust?

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By Jean Llewellyn

Xavier Libbrecht’s editorial column on page 5 in this issue spotlights the evolution of sport horse sales since World Breeding News launched its ‘auctions’ database five years ago. The following statistics provide insights into the changes that have occurred.

Number of auctions

2019: 145
2020: 218
2021: 219
2022: 264
2023: 190

Top auction per number of sales

2019: 136th Hanoverian Elite Auction Verden (GER) - 145 sales
2020: Hannoverian Online Foal Auction – August (GER) - 105 sales
2021: Verdener Elite Online Auction of Hanoverian Riding Horses (GER) - 79 sales
2022: FENCES Elite auction, Deauville (FRA) - 110 sales
2023: Westfalian Week – Dressage Foals - 98 sales

Top auction by sales value

2019: PSI Elite auction Ankum (GER) - €19,159,000
2020: Hannoverian Stallion Auction (GER) - $3,931,500
2021: Westfalian Auction of Approved Dressage Stallions (GER) - €3,872,500
2022: P.S.I. Auction 2022 (GER) - €22,992,000
2023: Equibreeding Live and Online Auction of Foals, Embryos and Jumpers - €7,203,000

Top auction by highest individual price

2019: 14th Westfalian Stallion Auction, Münster (GER) - D-40 (2017: Dream Boy) €1,900,000
2020: PSI XLI Auktion, Ankum (GER) - Calourina PS (2014: London) €1,600,000
2021: Westfalian Auction of Approved Dressage Stallions (GER) - Vogue (2019: Vitalis) €940,000
2022: PSI Auction, Ankum (GER) - Chyazint/aka Cinderella - €4,000,000 - (2016: Casallco)
2023: Tops International Auction (NED) - Gin Flip de Mize (2017: Gino H) - €5,000,000

Top auction by average sales price

2019: PSI Elite Auction, Ankum (GER) - €391,000
2020: WEF Sport Horse Auction, Wellington, FL (USA) - €187,460
2021: WEF Sport Horse Auction, Wellington, FL - (USA) €197,129
2022: PSI Elite Auction, Ankum (GER) - €459,840
2023: Tops International Auction - €535,167

Total number of sales per year

2019: 5,155
2020: 5,776
2021: 5,217
2022: 7,386
2023: 5,309

Total value of sales by year

2019: €130,812,866
2020: €105,688,499
2021: €116,136,080
2022: €163,910,234
2023: €126,420,158

Top stallion according to value of sales

2019: Chacco-Blue €6,138,600
2020: Cornet Obolensky €3,860,270
2021: Chacco-Blue €3,564,138
2022: Chacco-Blue €6,398,480
2023: Cornet Obolensky €6,976,610

Top stallion by average price of sales

2019: New Boy de Logerie €682,500
(2001: Baie de Villeclare)
2020: Davino VOD €500,000
(2008: Blue Hors Hotline)
2021: Marburg’s Floricello €350,000
(2008: Florencio I)
and Classico TN €350,000
(2015: Cornet Obolensky)
2022: Centurio €350,000
(2015: Comme il faut)
2023: Irco Mena €1,000,000
(1982: Irco Marco)

Top stallion by sales volume

2019: Cornet Obolensky 159
2020: Cornet Obolensky 164
2021: Cornet Obolensky 130
2022: Chacco-Blue 287
2023: Chacco-Blue 215

Notes
• All results are, of course, contingent upon which auction results are made available to us.
• Our database does not record the names of buyers or sellers as insufficient auctions are providing this information to make an analysis worthwhile.

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