By Jean Llewellyn
Photography: OLD Art
The 100th Anniversary Elite Auction was a great success, with customers from all around the world securing their future Oldenburg stars in Ankum, and saw the top-priced horse sell to an Austrian studfarm for €146,000.
The top-priced horse at this 100th Fall Elite Auction was D’Elegance by D'Egalite x Sandro Hit x Riccione, bred by Gestüt Bonhomme in Werder. D’Elegance is the sister of the stallion Fidelity, and this powerful and agile ballerina sold to a renowned stud farm in Austria for €146,000.
The second highest-priced horse was Breaking News, a licensed stallion by Bonds x Desperados x Brentano II, bred by Mirjam-Mathilde Drenth in the Netherlands, and presented by Heinrich Giesselmann from Barver. The dam, Destina, is the sister of the Grand Prix-successful Fiodora/Sabine Egbers and the Olympian Destano. This ultra-modern young talent was sold to Poland for €101,000.
Escala Gold OLD, bronze medal winner at the Bundeschampionat, by Belissimo M x Rohdiamant x Ex Libris, bred by Heinz Ahlers in Hatten, was sold to a Grand Prix rider in the USA for €90,000. Forgio by For Dance x Sergio Rossi x Wolkentanz II, bred by Egon Wichman, Edewech, and owned by Gerd Sosath, Lemwerder, was sold to Great Britain for €82,000.
The top-priced showjumper Bella Rose by Balou du Rouet x Corlensky G x Landor S, bred by Harm Oncken, Sande, sold for €60,500. This breeder has so far presented 90 auction horses for the Vechta sales in recent years and was appropriately honored during the Welcome Evening.
The top-priced elite foal, sold for €73,000, was the charming Viva Moon by Vitalis x Zack x Fürstenball, bred by Dr. Rolf-Peter Schulze in Tiddische. This king of movement will move to a renowned dressage stable in Bremen. The third dam, Donnerlady, is the sister of the Grand Prix-successful Lord of Loxley by Lord Sinclair I/Hans Peter Minderhoud (NED), and the licensed stallion Charme by Condor M. Customers from Poland paid €50,000 for the elite foal Fairlas by Fair Deal x Totilas x Donnerhall, bred by Karsten and Tammo Zech, Wardenburg... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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