By Jean Llewellyn (press release)
A Bonds foal and an Escamillo son were the price toppers in Münster at two lively Westfalian auctions held during June selling for €21,000 and €120,000, respectively. Another Bonds offspring, a daughter, was the top price just two weeks earlier in May during an online auction.
The Westphalian foal auction presented 23 lots – future hopes for both the dressage and showjumping arena – which sold for an average price of €7,837. Grabbing the headlines with the most expensive sale for the second time in as many weeks, a descandant of Bonds, worth €21,000 to his new owners.
Bred by Elisa Mora and Michael Menke, and exhibited by Luis Mora, the Bonds x Fidertanz colt named Bondadoso was born with a world-class dressage pedigree. He descends from the dam line of Franziskus, who is very successful under the saddle of Ingrid Klimke.
Don Diego, another dressage foal cracked the €10,000 mark. This son of Dancier Gold x Sir Donnerhall I, bred by Ludger Wigger-Pieper, and exhibited by Max Wigger-Pieper, is the full brother of Debby, who sold successfully last year at a previous Westfalian online auction. already successfully sold at a Westphalian online auction last year. Don Diego aroused the desires of several bidding parties, with lively bidding until the very end, when the young colt was sold to Denmark for €14,500.
The most popular jumping offer, and a very likeable filly, is a daughter of Cornado I, who was successful with Marcus Ehning. Competition success on the dam’s side also raises hopes for a glorious future for Cornado’s Chianti, bred and exhibited by Astrid Jerzmann-Fritzsche. Her dam, the performance mare Landy (Lissabon), was successful in international jumping class up to 1m40 under the saddle of the breeder’s daughter. This filly went under the hammer for €8,750.
After 12 bids from nine interested buyers, Casito, a son of Conthargo, sold for €8,500. Bred and exhibited by Dietmar Schmidt, Casito’s dam, Ducati (Diamant de Semilly) is a half sister to two internationally successful showjumpers... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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