exited 2022 with a bang when 40 horses in the Christmas collection received interest from all corners of the world. It was “a fitting closure of a successful auction year,” according to Mario Everse of the 30th organized by himself and Alan Waldman. “We managed to conclude the year with a fine collection. This time we had no special price highlights, but reached a fine average price. In addition, quite a lot of horses found new owners and that is the most important thing,” says Everse.

“We have welcomed a great deal of clients in 2022 and sell many really good horses. It is pleasant that we have gained the confidence of the better breeders who offer their stock time and again. Sometimes it is hard, for there are a great many auctions. The market decides and that is what makes auctions so exciting. Fortunately, everybody is enthusiastic, so we move into the new year full of confidence.”

Just last week the seven-year-old Dou Cati (Douglas x Couleur Rubin) won two classes at the 1.20m and 1.30m level. Canadian buyers realized her potential and placed the winning bid of 30,000 euros. Buyers from the USA also scored their last Christmas presents, no less than five horses. One of these is Ti Amigo (For Pleasure x Power Light), the full brother to Olympic team gold winner Flora de Mariposa. The three-yearr-old chestnut stallion’s free jumping qualities earned a final bid of 18,000 euros.

The six-year-old Liberty (Grandorado TN x Cantos) will also go to the USA, for 20,000 euros. In Australia the virtual auction took place in the early morning hours, but that was not a problem for the brand new owners of the five-year-old Eli’s Sister James (Epleaser van ’t Heike x Quality Touch Z).

The other auction horses will mostly stay in Europe. In foal to F One USA, the broodmare Geville (Diarado x Berlin) will go to Estonia. The seven-year-old Kenzo Buitenrust (Dexter R x Lands River) will go south to Italy for 22,000 euros and the five-year-old Manfred (Messenger x Calvaro Z) goes to Germany for 19,000 euros.

Buyers from Sweden fell for the always popular blood of Cardento and their winning bid of 22,000 euros earned them Stadento (Stakkato Gold x Cardento). Naturally, several talents were secured by the Netherlands. The three-year-old Utah (Uricas vd Kattenvennen x Casall ASK) clocked out at 26,000 euros and will start under the Dutch flag. This also applies to one of the ponies: Candy Créole (Calido-G x Cartusch) was knocked down for 19,000 euros. The seven-year-old mare has already gained a lot of experience at 1.10m level and even last Sunday claimed a champion’s title, which, no doubt, is only the beginning of a successful sport career.

“For the first time we also auctioned a few yearlings. That age may be known as not the best sales moment, but they nevertheless sold very well. French buyers bid 18,000 euro for the Tabago son Tabasco,” says an enthusiastic Everse.

With the end of the year in sight, the organization is already looking forward to 2023. “In the new year we will continue the well-known recipe. This means that on every first Tuesday of the month an auction is concluded. We are able to herald the new year with another collection of impressive showjumping horses. On Tuesday, January 3rd the first auction of 2023 will close. Behind the screen, we are already hard at work, for the collection will be online next Saturday! So, keep monitoring our website, where you will also find the agenda for the next video days for which people can enter via the special entry form. For now, we wish everyone a festive time and hop to welcome you in 2023!” Everse concludes.

~ with files from Wendy Scholten PR & Marketing