Winter dreams in Vechta
For the top price of 68,000 Euros, a regular customer from Switzerland found an unique Christmas present in Vechta: the four-year-old high flyer Christiano by Christian - Recaro Brillant, bred by Diedrich Fick, Buxtehude. "A four-year-old with all possibilities, top technique as well as a lot of scope and the highest motivation make this very interesting youngster so covetous”, emphasizes auctioneer Fabian Kühl.
Second price peak for 48,000 Euros was the beautiful Summer Air by Spartacus - Numero Uno, bred by Bernhard Moss from Meppen, and exhibited by Yvonne Trojahn from Meppen. This brilliant mare comes from a sportive dam line. In the future, she will be moving to the international jumping stable Lindelöw in Sweden, where the young owner will be trained for top-class sport.
The third rang on the price list was the strong-moving Focus by Follow Me OLD - Statesman - Dream of Heidelberg I, bred by Marcel de Wilde from Belgium. Dam Soraya is the sister of the Grand Prix winning Renaissance Tyme by Royal Diamond under Evi Strasser and her daughter Tanya Strasser-Shostak from Canada. The magnificent gelding moved to a prestigious dressage stable in Northern Germany for 45,500 Euros.
Wilhelm Weerda, president of the Oldenburger Verband, resumees: "The Oldenburger Verband can look back on a successful breeding and sport year 2018. Quality is crucial - that's our golden rule, which has been impressively proven again this year. The extremely successful auctions throughout the year and the growing international customers have shown that we are on the right track. The origin of this are our successful breeders who combine the best with the best. On behalf of the Oldenburger Verband, I wish you, dear Oldenburg breeders and friends, a Merry Christmas and good luck, success and health in the new year for you, your family and your horses."
Oldenburg fans from abroad purchased 19 of the 32 horses. The Oldenburg horses will bring joy to their new owners in USA (4), Spain (3), Sweden (3), Switzerland (3), Belgium (2), Chile (1), Denmark (1), France (1) and the Netherlands (1). The Oldenburg Winter Mixed Sales shone with an average price of around 25,000 Euros and total sales of about 800,000 Euros.
Photo above: Christiano by Christian was the most expensive horse at the Winter Mixed Sales 2018. (gr. Feldhaus)
Photo below: Auctioneer Fabian Kühl fascinated the audience in the Oldenburger Horse Center Vechta. (gr. Feldhaus)