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Westfalian stallion son of Total McLaren fetches €700,000

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Top priced licensed Westfalian dressage stallion, a son of Total McLaren sold for €700,000

By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Reckimedia

Thirty-seven stallions were presented at the Westfalian Stallion Sale, of which 25 had earlier received a positive licensing approval. Among them were the two first reserve champions as well as both second reserve champions.

The son of Total McLaren x Florenciano trotted to the phenomenal top price with great performances over both days. The black stallion sold for €700,000 to the Schönweide Stud.
Following the first two licensing days at the Westfalian Horse Center, the Westfalian Stallion Sale for dressage stallions took place. Alongside the first and second reserve winners, five premium stallions were on the auction block.
However, it was the first reserve winner that caused extreme excitement after the Total McLaren son (bred by Heinz and Elisabeth Schulte, Ahaus) convinced the licensing committee with his sporty appearance and powerful canter. The ensuing bidding duel, both in the auction hall and over the telephone, created a fitting finale, with the Gasser family finally securing the beautiful black stallion for €700,000. He will now begin his career as a sire at their Schönweide stud farm.
The second most expensive stallion of the evening will remain in the direct neighborhood of the Westfalian Studbook. The son of Confess Color (bred by ZG Dr. Nordhausen and Rayber, Suhlendorf) sold for €310,000 to the North Rhine-Westfalian state stud in Warendorf together with the state stud in Moritzburg. A little earlier the bay stallion, bred out of a dam by Sir Donnerhall x Rubin-Royal, had been named second reserve champion of the licensing by the Westfalian commission. He descends from a highly successful dam line, with Don Schufro, bronze medal winner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong with the Danish team, also representing this line... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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