By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Courtesy Oldenburger Pferdezuchtverband
Oldenburg’s 97th Fall Elite Auction turned into a six-hour marathon, which saw their vice state champion, Frontman OLD dancing to the price highlight, with the 37 riding horses securing an average price of €44,000, and a total turnover of just under the €2 million mark.
It was Frontman OLD (For Romance I - Cantaletta x Don Romantic x Rubinstein I), bred by Otto Langemeyer from Visbek, who trotted to the top of the price list, when the strong-moving chestnut sold for €220,000 to a customer in Germany. The sire Don Cardinale (Donnerhall) also descends from this bloodline.
The five-year-old Casper (Chacoon Blue - Christina x Christian x Catoki), bred by Harm Oncken from Sande, achieved the second highest price, and was also the most expensiver showjumper. This ultra-modern jumping star was knocked down to the Tebbel jumping stable from Emsbüren for €125,000. His dam Christina is a sister to the 1m40 successful Westfalian Cara/aka Charlotte, and from this same line the internationally successful Super Girl, ridden by Mohamed Mansour (EGY).
The top price for the elite foals at €24,000 was the charming Verano (Valdiviani - Weniga's Queen x Quattro B x Andiamo), bred by Gerd Pigge from Lastrup. This movement king was acquired by a renowned German stud. His second dam Weniga sired the Grand Prix winner Lord (Laurentio) ridden by Kathleen Kröncke, and Queeny (Quattro) with Viktoria Nielsen.
According to auctioneer Thorsten Castle: “The 97th Fall Elite Auction celebrated a successful premiere with the new Oldenburg auction manager Roland Metz. And what makes me particularly happy – the Vechta feeling is back with an auction hall filled to the last seat and the best atmosphere.”
Euphoria and enthusiasm – these were the first words of auction director Roland Metz after the event. “My expectations have been far exceeded with the great auction days I was able to experience in Vechta. The top result at the auction rounds off my first days in Vechta excellently. I would especially like to thank the breeders and exhibitors for their trust, as well as our customers and our highly motivated auction team, who made this success possible in the first place,” he said... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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