The November attracted a record number of visitors, and the KWPN approved stallion It’s Otto was the cherry on top. The 10-yr-old son of Etoulon VDL, who has been competing up to the 1.35m level with Dutch rider Albert Zoer, will go to Canada for 65,000 euro.

The auction catalogue described It’s Otto as, “so easy for a girl to ride it. All the buttons are there. In addition to being a wonderful jumping horse, it can also be a fantastic equitation horse. It’s Otto stands out with its light-footedness and caution and also has promising offspring. It’s Otto descends from the 1.50m jumping stallion Etoulon VDL, who gives his offspring a lot of jumping quality. Seventeen children from Etoulon VDL are already jumping at 1.50-1.60m level.”

Auction organizer Mario Everse was pleased with the proceedings of the November auction. “Absolutely great; with the KWPN stallion It’s Otto we had, of course, a very special offer and, as expected and hoped for, he was the auction topper of the evening. There was a lot of interest anyway for this collection, the number of visitors on the website broke all records!”

The three-year-old gelding Pablo the Best (Aganix du Seigneur x Cupido Flamingo Z) was claimed for 45,000 euro by a reputable Irish rider/dealer. Carin Z (Canturano I x Harley VDL) changed hands for 30,000 euro. The five-yr-old mare is one of the six horses that will cross over to the USA. The three-year-old Pierre (Kannan JR x Indoctro) was knocked down for 26,000 euro and will go to Sweden.

Ten horses will stay in the Netherlands, France and Germany each bought five talents and four will travel to Italy. A buyer from Cyprus claimed three promises for the future and two horses will get a stable in Latvia. Other auctioned horses will continue their careers in Saudi-Arabia, Mexico, Morocco, Turkey, Croatia and Israel.

The organization is now occupied with the preparations for the final Christmas edition of 2023 on Tuesday, December 19th. The video/selection days for this auction are November 27 & 28; anyone with a remarkably talented horse to sell can register via

~ with files from Wendy Scholten, PR & Marketing