The first part of the two-day Youhorse.auction was successfully concluded with most of the 2- and 3-yr-olds going to new stables abroad, but the KWPN stallion Monseigneur de la Loge (by Ideal de la Loge) stays in the Netherlands. Mario Everse and Alan Waldman, the driving force behind Youhorse.auction, bought him jointly for 19,500 euro from seller Rinus Blom.
“The idea behind it all is that we accept the kind of horses for our auction that we would like to own ourselves. Such as this stallion from the Roosakker line. To be honest, we had expected a higher price. It is a real good horse. In the last twenty seconds of the auction we decided we wanted to get him for ourselves. We are dealers, after all, so this one is still for sale,” Mario Everse explains.
Auction topper on day 1 was Maximus, a 3-yr-old grey stallion by Etoulon VDL x Berlin. A regular client of Alan Waldman and Mario Everse from the USA eventually outbid a buyer from the United Emirates for 36,000 euro. Soon after that, the Arabian bought Comme il Dame (Comme il Faut x Lancer II) for 10,000 euro.
Another highlight was the price of 31,000 euro paid for Musante (Hermantico x Tygo), which will leave for Canada. Mister Heartbreaker (Hernandez TN x Heartbreaker) will move to Great Britain for 20,000 euro, Mumba (Bubalu VDL x Iroko) found a new American owner for 18,500 euro.
The second part of the online auction, Tuesday 16 June, featured 4-yr-old and older horses, even a few international showjumping horses.
Everse and Waldman only got more enthusiastic. “I have the strong feeling that we should go on with this,” said Everse when the auction was over. His F.Termie R (by Lasino) was Tuesday-night’s auction topper, going for 60,000 euro. The international showjumping mare will move to the United Arab Emirates.
Waldman also sold a number of horses online, such as the 6-yr-old Dianett (Diarado x Irco Mena) to Germany for 36,000 euro, but other sellers did good business, too. “It was a very diverse auction with young, unbroken horses to sport horses with international results. We had not yet organised that kind of auction before and we wanted to get a feeling for what the market wants and what not. Looking back, including the auction with the 2- and 3-yr-olds, we can call it a success. Of course, not every lot got sold yet, but the majority did! Besides, the auction was visited on the website by almost 13,000 visitors from 81 different countries. There, we are also growing.”
For 37,000 euro the 7-yr-old Ilay Invictus (Namelus R x Goodtimes) went to Germany. Hertog-Jan Weering (Arezzo VDL x Lux), considered a top-class hunter, went to the USA for 32,000 euro. A buyer from Germany successfully bid 28,000 euro for Jillz (Kannan x Baloubet du Rouet). Prince of the Paddocks (by Thunder van de Zuuthoeve) is leaving for Sweden for 22,000 euro and Baladay Z (by Bamako de Muze) also went to Germany, for 21,000 euro.
“It may be clear that horses showing themselves good jumpers are rewarded with good prices. The buyers, on the other hand, managed to get good horses for realistic prices. We will certainly go on doing this. It has become a good platform, that helps the breeders with their sales and we can sell our own horses as well. We have already been offered horses for the next auction.”
The following auction from July 25 to 27 is focussed on breeding. “Then we offer embryos, foals and broodmares from our best breeding lines.” From August 15 to 18 there will be another online auction for young horses and horses under saddle. Owners can offer their horses already now via the website Youhorse.auction. Photograph/video days will always take place two weeks before the auctions.