With only the final selection days to go, Foal Auction Prinsjesdag can almost present you the full collection of 2016’s auction which will take place on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th of September. Prinsjesdag-selectors Bert Poppelaars and Fred van Straaten travelled all over Europe the past months to find the best showjumping and dressage foals, meeting the high standards of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag. And with great success! “I have said the same thing for five years in a row now, but I will say it again for this year: I think we have better foals this year than the years before!”, Bert Poppelaars states.
Both the showjumping and dressage collection is full of foals with pedigrees you could only dream of. Foundation sires combined to strong damlines, sensational sport stallion with exclusive genes, promising young stallions out of outstanding dams; the 2016 Foal Auction Prinsjesdag collection has it all!
Famous sires as Cornet Obolensky, Diamant de Semilly, Toulon, Kannan and For Pleasure dominate the showjumping collection, but also foals of showjumping superstars like Comme Il Faut, Quickly the Kreisker, Vagabond de la Pomme, Zirocco Blue and Aganix du Seigneur earned their place in this year’s collection. The dressage collection is also packed with excellent foals with the best pedigrees. No less than six outstanding foals by the famous Grand Prix stallion Glock’s Johnson N.O.P. were selected for this year’s auction, alongside foals by foundation sires as Negro and Florencio. Foals of the sensational dressage horses Glock’s Zonik, Desperados, Dreamboy, Apache and Capri Sonne Jr. should also not be forgotten!
‘Worth the investment’
Besides the big names, there is again a place for foals by young stallions this year. “We would also like to give young sires the chance to step into the limelight with foals in our auctions. Stallion keepers complain about their young stallions not breeding a great number of mares, but breeder nowadays think twice before they choose. The young stallions with the truly interesting pedigrees are used in breeding”, selector Fred van Straaten says. “This year we could be more strict again in our selection: foals out of dams and grand-dams who have performed in the sport themselves or have produced many sport horses, that is what we look for. And as you can see in this year’s collection, we have done fewer and fewer concessions on this matter. Besides highly interesting colts, we also offer this year some fillies out of world’s best damlines and with the evolving modern techniques, it will be more interesting to combine sport and breeding. These fillies are well worth the investment!”
‘Unbelievable dressage collection’
Selector Bert Poppelaars can already look to 2016’s dressage collection with a satisfied feeling. “After the wonderful collection of last year, we have again an amazing dressage collection! We can offer more and more foals out of true top damlines and therefore the dressage foals come closer to the Prinsjesdag-motto every year: the Power of Performance. In the dressage collection, we also offer a great number of highly interesting fillies, besides all the outstanding colts. Take for example the filly by Capri Sonne Jr. out of the dam of Giovanni, or the Dreamboy out of Zaragoza – which means it is the full sister to Ierland, vice-champion of the KWPN Stallion Show 2016. And don’t forget to mention the Johnson filly out of the dam of Dorado! If you are looking for a colt, have a closer look on the exceptional colt by Ferdinand x Citango, or the colt by For Romance out of the mare Astrid Sollenburg, which competes in the Grand Prix currently. Actually, there is a great story behind every foal in the collection!”, Bert Poppelaars speaks full of enthusiasm. “It takes a lot of energy to get all these foals together, but we will succeed again this year!”
If you are interested in 2016’s collection of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag, you are invited to have a sneak preview at the photo / video days on Friday the 22th of July for the dressage collection and on Saturday the 23rd of July for the showjumping collection at Paardensportcentrum Gert van den Hoorn the Asselseweg 35 in Kootwijk.
Keep an eye on our website www.prinsjesdag.eu and the Facebook page of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag as well to stay updated! In the coming weeks, we will present you several showjumping and dressage foals at our web pages! The board, the organization and the selection committee of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag looks forward on meeting you on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th of September!
Click for the 2016 collection until the 20th of June 2016.
For more information please contact Foal Auction Prinsjesdag through +31(0)342440100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.