By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Stefan Lefrentz and Trakehner Verband
The first Trakehner hybrid auction of mares and foals during the 58th Trakehner Stallion Market was considered a complete success, concluding with a top result. Whether live in the hall, on the phone, or online via the brand new internet sales portal of the Trakehner Association, the bids came quickly and in large numbers, with one top price following another.
The absolute highlight of the auction evening was the impressive four-year-old Helia (Millennium x Induc), reserve winner of the central mare registration in Schleswig-Holsteiner 2019, bred and owned by Soeren Nissen from Skals in Denmark. After a long and exciting bidding duel, auctioneer Hendrik Schulze Rückamp brought the hammer down for the black-brown mare to the Staffelde Stud in Berlin for €105,000, where she will move into a box alongside her full brother. The young star Helium is already stationed at the renowned studfarm, and is now successful up to two-star M-level in dressage classes.
Eight other mares completed the selected collection, with the average price hitting just over €33,000.
The elite collection of 14 foals was also highly popular. Above all, the typey and extremely agile Halina (Millennium Okavango), bred by Alan Nissen from Skals in Denmark – the son of Helia’s breeder/exhibitor – sold to a Swedish breeder for €22,000 with high hopes for sport and breeding.
It was a memorable occasion for the Nissen family who will remember this hybrid auction for a long time to come. The second most expensive sale also came from their stable: Emei Soleil, by Millennium and out of a Hibiscus dam, sold for €20,000.
Overall, these youngest Trakehners achieved an average price of €10,600... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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