By Sonja Grob
Photography: DSP/Björn Schroeder
The first lot at the auction of the DSP (Deutsches Sportpferd) were the jumping foals, who reached good prices. But it was the auction of dressage foals that motivated the highest bids and produced the price toppers.
It was Hans-Peter Langhammer’s Manapi (Mumbai van de Moerhoeve - Contiki x Con Spirito), a lovely dark-bay colt, that reached the highest price from the lot of showjumping foals who sold for €21,000 (US$21,448) and found a new owner in North Germany.
Another stallion with Chambertin in his bloodline was bred by Karl and Dagmar Ederle; Jumper (Hasper - Chambertine E x Chambertin EH) sold for €15,000 (US$15,320) and will shortly move to Canada. The average price of the 26 showjumping foals sold was €9,032 (US$9,224).
Highest prices for dressage foals
Three foals from the dressage collection topped the €50,000 (US$51,066) mark. Hendrik Schule-Rückkamps hammer went down at €55,000 (US$56,172) for the beautiful black Tanzmeister (Taurus - Rena x Dante Weltino). Bred by Christin Boekhoff and presented by Syha/Winkler the stallion was sold to regular customers from the Schöffner Dressage stable in Australia. The Australians were certainly in shopping mode as they purchased two further foals, including Vantastisch (Va Bene - Gondelfahrt x Florestano) bred by Helmut Feigl.
Meanwhile, My Girl (Monte Carlo TC - Dolly Hudson x Dresemann) changed hands at the second highest price of €54,000 (US$ 55,151), adding another peal to the Greim studfarm of Ludwig Fischer who made a convincing bid.
The average price for the 50 dressage foals in Kranichstein was €13,178 (US$13,459).