Price Highlights All Over the World
The top-priced horse at the 100th Fall Elite Auction was D'Elegance by D'Egalite - Sandro Hit - Riccione, bred by Gestüt Bonhomme in Werder. D'Elegance is the sister of the stallion Fidelity. This powerful and agile ballerina was sold to a renowned stud farm in Austria for 146,000 euros.
The second highest-priced horse was Breaking News, a licensed stallion by Bonds - Desperados - Brentano II, bred by Mirjam-Mathilde Drenth Netherlands, and presented by Heinrich Giesselmann from Barver. The dam, Destina, is the sister of the Grand Prix-successful Fiodora/Sabine Egbers and the Olympian Destano. This ultra-modern young talent was sold to Poland for 101,000 euros.
Escala Gold OLD, bronze medal winner at the Bundeschampionat, by Belissimo M - Rohdiamant - Ex Libris, bred by Heinz Ahlers in Hatten, was sold to a Grand Prix rider in the USA for 90,000 euros. Forgio by For Dance - Sergio Rossi - Wolkentanz II, bred by Egon Wichman, Edewech, and owned by Gerd Sosath, Lemwerder, was sold to Great Britain for 82,000 euros.
The top-priced show jumper Bella Rose by Balou du Rouet - Corlensky G - Landor S, bred by Harm Oncken, Sande, sold for 60,500 euros. Harm Oncken has presented 90 auction horses for the Vechta auctions in recent years and was honored during the Welcome Evening.
The top-priced elite foal, sold for 73,000 euros, was the charming Viva Moon by Vitalis - Zack - Fürstenball, bred by Dr. Rolf-Peter Schulze in Tiddische. This king of movement was sold to a renowned dressage stable in Bremen. The third dam, Donnerlady, is the sister of the Grand Prix-successful Lord of Loxley by Lord Sinclair I/Hans Peter Minderhoud (NED), and the licensed stallion Charme by Condor M. Customers from Poland paid 50,000 euros for the elite foal Fairlas by Fair Deal - Totilas - Donnerhall, bred by Karsten & Tammo Zech, Wardenburg.
Roland Metz, the auction manager and CEO of Oldenburger Pferde-Vermarktungs GmbH, commented on the anniversary in Ankum: "The 100th Elite Auction was a complete success – we were able to relive old times and celebrate a fantastic auction weekend with a wonderful Welcome Evening in Ankum. We would like to thank all breeders and customers for their years of loyalty and we are looking forward to many more successful auctions."
"A special highlight of the 100th Elite Auction was the charity auction on Saturday during the Welcome Evening. The exclusive jump in memory of Uwe Heckmann was auctioned by former Vechta auctioneer Fabian Kühl in support of the charity initiative 'Reiten gegen Hunger' (Riding Against Hunger). After an exciting bidding duel with U.P. Sporthorses from Bad Oldesloe, Anne Haase from Fischerhude secured the jump for 50,000 euros following an emotional speech in honor of Uwe Heckmann. The jump will find its place in the Oldenburger Horse Center Vechta."
Almost half of all riding horses will bring joy to Oldenburg enthusiasts abroad. Specifically, these quality horses will make an impact in Sweden (3), Poland (2), Switzerland (2), the USA (2), Belgium (1), Denmark (1), Great Britain (1), Colombia (1), the Netherlands (1), and Austria (1).
In the foal collection, six of the young Oldenburg talents were sold to Poland (3), Sweden (1), Ukraine (1), and the USA (1).
The average price for the excellent riding horse collection settled at over 37,500 euros, with a total turnover of 1,238,000 euros. The foals achieved an average price of over 16,500 euros, with a total turnover of 398,000 euros.
Photo above: Price highlight D‘Elegance v. D'Egalite - Sandro Hit - Riccione. (OLD Art)
Photo below: Price highlight of the elite foals Viva Moon v. Vitalis - Zack - Fürstenball. (OLD Art)
Photo below: Most expensive jumper was Bella Rose v. Balou du Rouet - Corlensky G - Landor S. (OLD Art)