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Zoom son dances to top of Westfalian auction price list

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Top priced youngster: No. 7 Zaraphino (Zoom x Florestan I)

By Jean Llewellyn
Photography: Reckimedia

At the recent Westfalian auction in Münster, 27 youngsters and four broodmares with a dressage predisposition were offered for sale – with the highest price being paid for a stallion son of Zoom who changed hands for €40,000.

Shortly before the main licensing in three weeks, youngsters and broodmares predispositioned for dressage shone in the spotlight in Münster. Already in the days leading to the auction, head number seven, Zaraphino aroused high interest in the social networks of the Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch. The Zoom x Florestan I son (breeder and exhibitor: Christine Rethemeyer, Lengerich) attracted the attention of the customers with his extremely eye-catching markings and generous movements. In an exciting Bidup between Germany and the USA, customers from Germany had the most staying power and secured the winning bid of €40,000.
Almost cracking the €30,000 mark at the end of the auction was head number 27 – Vanderbilt, a stallion from the first vintage of the sire Vaderland. His dam Donna Wenita (Fidertanz) is a full sister to the licensed Founbdation – Grand Prix successful. Vanderbilt changed to Dutch ownership at the hammer price of €29,000.

Most expensive broodmare: No. 10 Soraya (Sir Heinrich x Jazz Rubin) in foal to Vision

Three-quarters of the youngsters on offer found new owners, with 10 whose dressage careers will be launched in seven different countries outside of Germany. On average, the international clientele invested €15,363 in their young stars for the dressage ring. Thus, the youngsters sold turned over a total of €307,250. Four of the two-year-olds sold cracked the €20,000 mark... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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