Ars Aurelia (Floriscount) Photo: Reumann
Ars Aurelia (Floriscount) Photo: Reumann

The ‘Last Chance’ auction of the Süddeutsche Pferdevermarktungs GmbH (German Sport Horse Association) took place recently, when two foals changed hands for the highest prices. It was the first time that this auction was held at the Hofgut Liederbach facility, and it was the host himself who purchased Easyrider (Easyrider - Donna Bella x Damon Hill) for his daughters. The young stallion was bred by Bernd Eisenmenger from Bubenheim, and went under Hendrik Schulze Rückamp’s hammer for €12,000 (US$ 13,167). The second highest price was paid for the lovely looking Ars Aurelia (Floriscount - Ars Amandi x Ars Vivendi) bred by the Funk family from Tanna. Both of these foals are destined for the dressage arena. The most expensive jumping foal was Halston (Hickstead White - Quinta x Quidam de Revel), who sold to a telephone bidder from Belgium for €10,000 (US$ 10,972). This son of Hickstead White (Hickstead - Queentina x Coupe de Coeur) was bred by Manfred Wagner from Irsch. The average price paid for the 17 sold foals was €7,682 (US$ 8,429), which is higher than last year when the same auction was held in Darmstadt. S.G.