By Jean Llewellyn
Photography: OLD Art
At over €1.3 million, customers from all around the world secured their future Oldenburg star in Vechta shortly before Christmas, demonstrating that the Oldenburg breeding philosophy shines, and the celebrated 2017 champion stallion Benefit presented the two price toppers.
For €190,500, a young customer from Germany bought herself a Christmas present at the online auction in Vechta. The magnificent three-year-old Big Bang OLD by Benefit x Fidertanz x Rubinstein I, bred by the renowned Woldsee Stud in Bad Zwischenahn, Lower Saxony, comes from the world-famous Kateste dam line, as do numerous Grand Prix horses and the Olympian Volturno.
The second price highlight with a knock-down of €99,000 was the three-year-old Bon Amour by Benefit x San Amour I x Ravallo, bred by Johannes Heinrichs from Heinsberg, North Rhine-Westfalia. Her dam, the Brillantring mare Mon Amour, was also discovered here in Vechta and is sister to the Intermediaire I winning Mondlicht by Sarkozy x Aline Bregenzer. Bon Amour will now shine in an Olympic stable in Switzerland in the future.
The top-priced youngster at €32,500 was the Dominator grandson Calvin Klein by Casithargos-H x Dominator Z x Catano, bred by Horst Schlüsselburg, Stuhr/Lower Saxony. His dam Dorina S is sister to the successful 1m45 jumpers I'm Infinity/Niclas Baule and Casino/Thomas Brandt. Also from the same damline comes the European champion and Olympian Livius/Peter Luther. The powerful two-year-old jumper will move into the stable of a jumping enthusiastic rider not far from the Oldenburg Horse Center in Vechta... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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