On a beautiful late summer day, Foal Auction Prinsjesdag had a wonderful auction day yesterday in Ermelo. With an average price of more than 11,000 euros for the dressage and jumping foals, Foal Auction Prinsjesdag can look back at another successful edition. The Cornet Obolensky colt Chic Philyra V.V. Z became the auction top-seller for 40,000 euros; this son of the Olympic mare Gibrouille du Lys was sold to an online bidder from Poland.
There was lots of interest for the high quality showjumping and dressage foals of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag, both on site in Ermelo and via the online bidding system of ClipMyHorse.TV Auctions. Bidders from all over the world showed there interest in the Prinsjesdag foals and eventually the foals were sold to clients from the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Australia, Poland, Sweden, Great Britain, Hungary, the United States and Austria.
30,000 euros for son of Chacco Blue
Auction top-seller Chic Philyra V.V. Z was one of the favourites from the start for his unique pedigree, fantastic conformation and strong canter. This Cornet Obolensky son was bred directly out of Gibrouille du Lys, who participated in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the European Championships in Aachen ridden by Spain’s Pilar Lucrecia Cordon. After a thrilling bidding battle between interested parties in the arena and online, Koen Olaerts’ hammer eventually fell to 40,000 euros and Chic Philyra V.V. Z to an online bidder from Poland.
The second highest prize was paid for another jumping foal: the special Chacco Blue colt Umano de W&S. This half-brother of former world number one Halifax van het Kluizebos was purchased by Dutch investors for 30,000 euros.
Texel foals in the spotlights
The exceptional foals of Wim van der Linde from Texel turned out to be the most appreciated dressage foals. For 24,000 euros, the magnificent colt Poleposition Texel (Glock’s Toto Jr. x Negro) became the most expensive dressage foal, while from the same stud Princess Lady Texel (Daily Diamond x Ferro) was sold for 22,000 euros. Both foals stay in the Netherlands.
12,000 euros for charity foal
Quality of Darena WD Z (Quabri de l’Isle x Celano) of Stal Dekker was auctioned in benefit of the research into the treatment of melanoma cancer and was purchased by Egbert Schep for 12,000 euros. 6,000 euros of this will be donated to the research of Prof. Dr. Van den Eertwegh.
More than 11,000 euros on average
The average price for the Prinsjesdag foals ended up more than 11,000 euros; 11,650 euros was paid for the jumping foals, while the dressage foals were sold for nearly 10,000 euros on average.
“We are pleasantly surprised that we have had a good auction despite the current times. Although we were not able to match the top prices of last year, we can look back with great satisfaction at this year’s edition, ”says Foal Auction Prinsjesdag chairman Arjan van der Waaij. “We have welcomed a good number of guests and we have received many positive reactions regarding the adjusted setting. It was a beautiful day and the weather conditions certainly helped. There was lots of international interest for the auction, both on site and online and we received bids from all over the world.”
Looking forward to 2021
“The entire team of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag would like to thank the breeders for their enthusiasm and loyalty to the auction. In addition, a special thank you to the buyers – both the loyal, long-standing customers of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag and the new customers. Congratulations on your investments and we are already looking forward to 2021! ”, Arjan van der Waaij concludes.