By Tobias Hemken/Oldenburger Pferde Photography: Feldhaus
Golden prices in Vechta as brilliant horses shone during the 89th Fall Elite Auction in Vechta. Customers from around the world purchased their future champions for a total that touched €2.5 million. The most expensive horse was Vivat Rex (Vivaldi x Samarant x Rubinstein I), bred by Heinrich Gerriets from Wilhelmshaven.
This dancer with awesome movements was sold to customers from the Netherlands for 200,000 Euro. The second most expensive horse Silver Black OLD by Sandro Hit - Donnerhall - Classiker, bred by Georg Sieverding from Emstek, was knocked down by Fabian Kühl for 150,000 Euro. The Brillantring Mare Tara by Tomahawk - Hotline - Rubinstein I, bred by Maike Krause from Hameln, changed hands for 110,000 Euro to Switzerland.
The showjumping collection also achieved an amazing result. Customers from Switzerland paid €80,000 for Levi (Lordanos x Luxano xLandor S), a bay gelding who was born at the Zuchthof Bauer in Emmerthal and who has already been successful up to advanced level in showjumping. The beautiful Cinderella (Christian x Balou du Rouet x Landgold) was also knocked down for €80,000, when this Oldenburger jewel, bred by Markus Rump from Drantum, was purchased by German customers.
The price statistics of the foal collection was led by Vardy (Vitalis x Florencio I x Feinbrand), bred by Hans and Britta Scherbring from Visbek. This highly noble colt was sold to a well-known stud in Lower Saxony for €120,000.
“Apart from long-term customers, we were able to win many new Oldenburg friends who secured their future champions in Vechta”, rejoiced auctioneer Fabian Kühl.
Around half of the riding horses were sold to foreign countries and will be heading off to Sweden (five), Switzerland (four), the United States (three), Great Britain (two), as well as one apiece travelling to Australia, the Netherlands, Spain and Turkey.
Nine of the talented colts and fillies from the foal collection will be leaving Germany to the United States (four), Spain (three), Austria (one) and Great Britain (one).
In general, the average price for Oldenburg sport horses and foals was significantly higher than last year, while the average price for the riding horses of this outstanding collection was €49,000. This means an average increase of €10,000 compared to last year. The total turnover for riding horses was €1,950,000.
The foal collection scored an average price of around €16,500, some €2,500 more than last year, with a total turnover of €558,000.