The inaugural Spring Riding horse sale presented by Canadian Warmblood – Alberta Chapter and hosted by ClipMyHorse held April 23-26, 2021 was a resounding success. Twelve of the fifteen horses found new homes, including the two hotly-contested FEI competitors.
The hammer fell at well over $90,000 in the final moments on two mares, Letty Boo and Elle Carrara. The high-selling performance horse was Lot #3 Letty Boo who has a long and extensive record in both the U25 and the FEI competitions with a young rider. With the final bid of $94,000 this beautiful Lesotho x Kolibri DSP mare will be making her way to Illinois to continue her career with Scott Lisitza.
Lot #10 the stunning Elle Carrara was the second high seller with a final bid of $92,000. This Canadian Warmblood, Tempranillo x Indorado mare will be moving just a couple of hours away to Calgary, AB, to continue her Grand Prix winning ways under the ownership of Carrera Horses Inc.
Next was the handsome and chill Lot #9 Chuxerio Z who brought $43,500. This Chopin x Luxury Z Zangersheide stallion will be heading to Kelowna BC to train at Patrick Investments with Terri Cormier.
The other two horses with show miles were Lot #5 the gorgeous black CWB mare Sapphire (Emerald x Calido I) who will remain in Calgary AB with Anna Dumoulin and Lot #1 the elegant KWPN – NA mare Janieka BF (Bosch Blue x Damiro) who will head to Sorine Winther Holdings of Prince George BC.
In the prospects under saddle division, a lovely collection of ready-to-start three-year-olds to ready-to-show 4- and 5-year-olds were offered. The elegant Casparo x Quidam Blue Hann gelding Comic was the high seller of this division with the final bid of $31,000. He will be making his way to Christine Dubord of Oakville ON.
In the schoolmaster division was the phenomenal 1.60m horse Granit S who is ready to step down and take care of a very lucky rider. For a final price of $41,000 he will now be heading down to Battle Ground, Washington, to compete with Winning Time Training / Zoe Conlee.
There was a lot of buzz about the sale on social media with a reach of over 500,000 people across the world. Bids came in from all over Canada, the USA as well as Mexico and Ireland. There were 663 registered bidders with 265 of them being brand new accounts and 6,100 unique users visiting the site over the four days of the auction.
Buyers and sellers were thrilled with the process and are excited for the next edition which will be the Fall Classic Breeders sale October 1-4, 2021. Horses available in this sale will include weanlings, yearlings, broodmares, two-year-old prospects, and prospects under saddle (age 3-6), as well as riding horses.