By Jean Llewellyn (press release)
Photography: Pferdezuchtverband Baden-Württemberg e.V.
The Pferdezuchtverband Baden-Württemberg e.V. recently celebrated the second edition of the DSP Eventers auction in Marbach. Integrated into the CCI4* tournament, the event was very well received by participants and offsite customers who were able to join and bid online.
Inside the historic riding hall of the Marbach Main and State Stud, seated, customers and guests could first strengthen themselves with a buffet before the horses were then presented in-hand and auctioned by Hendrik Schulze Rückamp.
The highest price of the auction was achieved by Kronprinzess, a highly talented mare who descends from the combination of Kasanova de la Pomme, who won the 1m60 class, and a Thoroughbred mare by Goofalik xx. The five-year-old dark-bay, bred and exhibited by Ronny Voigt, Neustadt/Dosse, had a foal last year and has therefore not yet competed in sport, but developed into the most sought-after horse over the course of the auction week. At the end of an exciting bidding duel, new customers from the USA prevailed for €38,000.
Aaron Copland (Asagao xx x Caretello B; bred and owned by Haupt- und Landesgestüt Marbach) was the second most expensive offer at €30,000. The chic, large-framed stallion has every chance of a great career with his new owner Andrew Hoy, an Olympic veteran and one of the most successful eventing riders in the world.
Number three in the price ranking was the four-year-old Askari x Diarano son Abydos (bred by Bernd Dieter Fabian, Zehrental) at €27,000. In the future he will relocate to an English training stable which has already secured several young horses from the DSP breeding areas, and which are highly successful in Britain... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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