Exciting bidding duels until the very last second comprised the 94th Oldenburg Online Elite Auction in Vechta, Germany. The four-year-old dressage prospect D‘Amour (D’Egalité – Ampère – De Niro), bred by Klaus Kotschofsky, Visbek, and exhibited by Gut Feichten Sportpferde Management GbR of Bad Tölz, was the top seller, fetching 260,000 euros. Her dam, Beauty Girl, is the sister of Intermediaire II winner Ratzeputz under Ursula Wagner. The Hamburg buyer tried out the mare in Vechta and fell in love with the beautiful prima ballerina.
The second most expensive dressage horse at 125,000 euros was the eight-year-old Toscana (Tomahawk – Welt Hit II – Ordensglanz/T.), bred by Anne Weser of Stavern, and exhibited by Pferdezucht FE René Eberz of Montabaur. The beautiful mare is a daughter of Oldenburg star sire Tomahawk and sister of the successful advanced-level Fifty Cent (ridden by Helena Bicker) and Lorenzio (Juan Manuel Vidal Testal, ESP). In the future Toscana will reside in Great Britain.
For 108,000 euros, the stallion Dovizioso by Dancier – Sunny-Boy – Rubinstein I, bred by Thaden & Tienken-Thaden of Butjadingen and exhibited by Gestüt Vorwerk of Cappeln, sold to a dressage stable in Belgium. Doviziosos brother Dan Roy is successful in Prix St. Georges under Heiner Schiergen. Granddam Romantik TS is sister of the sire Dream of Glory.
A mare also topped the price list in the jumper division. The top seller was the four-year-old OS Champion mare Only You (Ogano – Balou du Rouet – Lord Liberty), bred by Katja Schwierking of Barver and exhibited by Arndt Schwierking. Her dam, Sunshine’s Botox, produced the 1.40 m and higher successful El Balou OLD (ridden by Lillie Keenan, USA), Cirby (Romain Duguet, SUI), Channing Tatum (Katharina Offel) and Cornet’s Baloufee (Piergiorgio Bucci, ITA). The lovely mare moved to a renowned jumping stable in Mexico for 88,000 euros.
Second most expensive jumper was the grey mare Galla Hillock (Cornettino Ask – Contender – Capitol I), bred and exhibited by Stutteri Hillock of Denmark. The OS high flyer changed hands for 83,500 euros to a buyer in Hungary. Galla Hillock’s sister Cavallina was an auction price highlight two years ago in Vechta. Dam Unica VII is the sister of the successful 1.40 m athletes Cosmo de Bonnevieux (Karin Haber, SUI), Crispien (Georgia Tame, GBR), Continuum (Teddy Thellier, FR), and Corinessa (Eva-Maria Müller).
Fifteen of the 31 auction candidates were knocked down by customers from all over the world. Customers from Belgium (3), Great Britain (2), Switzerland (2), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Canada (1), Mexico (1), Portugal (1), Spain (1), Hungary (1), and the United States (1) will be taking home talented Oldenburgs to ride. The four-year old chestnut mare Biasini (Bordeaux – Fürst Romancier – Kondor xx) was sold to an undisclosed Canadian buyer for 30,000 euros.
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The total sales of the first part of the Online Elite Auction reached 1,508,500 euros; the average price of the horses was more than 48,500 euros.
On Sunday, April 11, the licensing candidates of the 10th Oldenburg Saddle Licensing that are up for sale will be published with photos, videos and information in the auction section of the Oldenburg home page www.oldenburger-pferde.com. The saddle licensing will take place on Monday, April 19. The Online Auction starts on April 19 and ends on Wednesday, April 21.
~ with files from Tobias Hemken