By Jean Llewellyn / press release
A total of 23 three-year-old riding horses found new owners in the Westfalian online auction, when customers from around the world invested an average of €17,382 in their future four-legged partners, and a stallion named Extravagant aroused the highest desires.
The brown Escamillo son was worth €43,000 to his new owner from Spain, while the most expensive jumper was a Crack son, Crack Star, with a knockdown price of €20,000.
The 23 offered three-year-old riding horses for the dressage arena and showjumping courses sold online by the Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch turned over a total of €295,500, and eight of the sold horses will begin their careers under saddles abroad, travelling to seven different countries: Spain, Great Britain, the USA, Kazakhstan, Canada, Poland, and France.
Already when the online auction opened, head numbers one and two rose to the top of the popularity scale, and on the very first day the bids quickly increased, followed by an exciting bid-up evening. The striking Escamillo x Feedback son named Extravagant was bred by Helmut Wolfgang Eßer, exhibited by Berger Reit- und Turnierpferde GmbH, and presented himself with outstanding movement quality. He descends from the first vintage of Escamillo, who was vice-champion at the 2021 World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in the six-year-old dressage category. Extravagant saw a total of 53 bids before the virtual hammer fell at €43,000.
Interested parties in head number two also showed great perseverence. This daughter of Bundeschampion So Unique was bred by Dr. Vinzenz Bauer, out of a dam by the Thoroughbred Lauries Crusador xx. The dark bay mare impressed with elastic movements and good rhythm, securing 20 bids before a German customer secured Sambuca for €34,000... <span style="color: #008000;">To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber</span>
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