Photo: Franklin x Scandic son

The first sale of young stallions by TM auctions concluded with an impressive average price of €16,656 for the 32 under-three-year-olds. The decision of Thomas Münch to create a marketplace for these unridden youngsters has been questioned in advance of the auction, but there was no doubting the quality of the stallions offered. In fact, a number of training stables showed their enthusiasm in the bidding, with €67,000 being paid for the sensationally moving son of Franklin, out of a Scandic dam (bred and exhibited by Watermolen’s Jan Greve from the Netherlands). His new home will be in Sauerlach, near Munich, with Grand Prix rider Uwe Schwanz being responsible for his ongoing training.

The Sessler training stable in Minchtrachin acquired the handsomely erect and good moving son of Prince Wilhelm, from a Rohdiamant dam, who scored a price of €42,000. Likewise, the dressage stable of Heiko Matthes on the Swabian Alb in Tochtelfingen added a Rock Forever x Londonderry son, bred by Heinrich Kampmeyer, to their string for €38,000.

Pleased with his successful premiere, Thomas Münch said, “Many customers found their way to Kreuth. With the ZfDP licensing and an agility competition, a varied programme was offered daily from morning till night. Only six stallions did not achieved the price desired by their owners which, in my opinion, is a very good result.”