The first December auction of is in the books! The varied collection included ridden horses, young free jumping talents, several broodmares and one foal, and the 10-year-old Hamilton beat the record: the Numero Uno son was knocked down for 91,000 euros.

Mario Everse and co-organiser Alan Waldman can look back at a another successful edition. “We ran another good auction with a few highlights and a very high sales percentage. Some horses were relatively cheap, but were nevertheless sold. This again resulted in happy buyers and satisfied sellers and that is the most important thing, of course. A juicy detail is that this time I, myself, was one of the buyers,” says a smiling Everse. He bought the 6-year-old Landorado CB (Grandorado TN N.O.P. x Falaise de Muze) that set him back 22,000 euro.

Hamilton (Numero Uno x Burggraaf) managed, because of his qualities and show experience at 1.40m level, to get the most attention. Interesting to note that in the previous autumn, it was another Numero Uno product that was the top horse.

Everse already had high expectations of the grey beforehand. “This horse has the age, experience and health that appeal to many. In addition, he is a handsome, sharp horse, which is what Numero Uno products are generally known for. When you are buying on the basis of a video, charisma is extra important.”

Hamilton will go to Rumania to pursue his sport career. The 8-year-old Extremdream (Baloubet du Rouet x Carthago) who is jumping 1.30m courses, will also start under the Rumanian flag, although this full brother of Brantzau VDL was bought by another sport stables.

Canadian purchase Liodermus PP (Jos van D’Abdijhoeve x Padinus).

An Italian buyer had six purchases and where variety is concerned, a good representation of the entire collection. She bought, among others, the most expensive broodmare Philyra LVP (Plot Blue x Bamako de Muze), in foal to Emerald van ’t Ruytershof, for 20,000 euros, and the two-year-old stallion Electric (Eldorado van de Zeshoek TN x Comme Il Faut) that closed the auction with a price of 24,000 euros.

A grand prix showjumping rider from Spain also ensured himself of future talent in the form of the three-year-old Olassico Bridge KJV (Classico TN x Corland) and the four-year-old No Fear (Spiros Z x Charlie), for 24,000 and 17,000 euros, respectively. A total of five horses will ship to Great Britain, just one to the USA, and Estonia, Egypt, Turkey and Iran also made purchases.

Undisclosed buyers from Canada claimed five horses, including the 28,000-euro Liodermus PP (Jos van D’Abdijhoeve x Padinus), a six-year-old KWPN gelding; Odessa’s Prinz (Casallco x For Feeling), a five-year-old Westfalen gelding; Mister Brown (Indoctro x Contender), KWPN, also a six-year-old gelding; the four-year-old KWPN mare Nickelodeon KWS (Gaspahr x Numero Uno); and the three-year-old Lolita (Levisto x Contender), a young Zangersheide mare. have organized a fitting year-end clincher from December 17-20 — a last chance to score a special present for under the Christmas tree.

~ with files from Wendy Scholten PR & Marketing