By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Oldenburg elite foals are in great demand worldwide – the Brits especially were in a buying mood and secured no fewer than 10 Oldenburg youngsters at the 31st Elite Foal Auction at the Oldenburg Horse Center in Vechta.
On average, Oldenburg fans paid €13,000 for their Oldenburg young talent, with more than one-third of the auction foals being knocked down to Oldenburg friends around the globe.
The nephew of Dante Weltino OLD, Las Cruces (Las Vegas x Vivaldi x Welt Hit II) stood out as the top-priced foal. with a knockdown price of €67,000. This movement-genius colt was bred by Olaf Bahls from Voigtsdorf, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and the stallion prospect was sold to an international dressage stable in Great Britain. His dam Ronja is sister to the top sire and Swedish championship horse Dante Weltino OLD/Therese Nilshagen, SWE. Granddam Rihanna is sister to Riwera de Hus, Olympic participant in London under the saddle of Jessica Michel (FRA).
Valentin (Va Bene x Sir Donnerhall I x Depardieu), bred by Ulrike Finck-Deichner, Homberg, Hesse, and exhibited by Gestüt Wäldershausen, Homberg, was the second most expensive foal in the collection. For €26,000 the picture-perfect dancer will remain at a dressage stable in Germany. Dam Escapade is sister to Ennigaldi, who already brought auction price topper Marco Polo (Marc Cain) at €110,000, as well as former auction horse Egalina de Luxe, who is successful in Great Britain. From the renowned mare line of Egale/Egatine; the Grand Prix horses Elisienne/Nicki Grandia (USA), London Eye OLD/Simone Kruse, and Oldenburg champion stallion Don Deluxe... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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