Buyers from home and abroad have shown optimum appreciation for the rock-solid collection of jumping foals of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag by buying into their pockets. High-quality foals with the very best bloodlines achieved a wonderful average of more than € 14,300 and the interesting filly New Usha van 't Studutch yielded the top prize of € 52,000. With an absolute top auction, Foal Auction Prinsjesdag has shown that quality and potential are still well paid.
Chairman Arjan van der Waaij looks back on a fantastic auction. “We had a very good feeling about the collection beforehand, but it all has to happen at the auction. You need the right buyers and several interested parties per foal. Tonight everything came together and our fine collection has been greatly appreciated by buyers from home and abroad.” Many prominent buyers were present in Ermelo, and several foals were also sold via telephone bidding and real-time live bidding via the internet. “The foals were pulled from all sides and that resulted in a great auction. We have some very good outliers but we are also very happy with the high average. Two-thirds of the foals have been sold for a price of more than 10,000 euros, which means that the breeders have received good prices for their interestingly bred foals.”
The most expensive foal sold was New Usha van 't Studutch, bred from the Van 't Roosakker line. This Cavalier Royale daughter, bred by Sjaak van der Lei, will remain in the Netherlands. The second most expensive foal was also an extremely interesting filly, namely the Cornet Obolensky daughter Next Meta. This full sister of the KWPN champion stallion Kannan Jr. earned her breeders Wobbe and Marietje Kramer 44,000 euros and she will continue her career with top rider Cian O'Connor. This rider also purchased the Aganix du Seigneur foal Athletico Z out of the full sister of Big Star. Other highlights were the Cumano daughter Nanalotte ES, who leaves for England for a price of € 44,000, the Opium JW van de Moerhoeve daughter Summer van den Bisschop, who moves to Miami for € 36,000 and as the most expensive colt the striking wildcard Unterwelt from the Gerendal Z (by Untouchable) with a prize of € 32,000. The latter was one of the foals sold through the online bidding.
a lot of confidence
For the first time this year, each foal started at 5,000 euros. “As an organization we have a lot of confidence in the foals and that is why we have increased the opening bid this year. That worked out well because no one got stuck around this amount. Quality is paid for, which has fortunately been proven again today.” The foals have been sold to countries such as America, England, Colombia and Germany, yielding an average price of €14,338. “Certainly in view of the large number of 65 foals auctioned, that is a very good average. This auction has made a lot of breeders happy and we hope to see them again next year with their foals. It is also very positive that many foals have been sold directly to good riders and stallion owners. With this we have not only ensured sales and good prices, but hopefully also a great future for the foals. Now on to tomorrow, hopefully the auction of the dressage foals will also be such a success”, concludes Van der Waaij. The filly Velleza-S Z, auctioned for charity, came into the hands of Jan Vink and Siem Kat for € 13,000. Half of this will go to the Support Casper Foundation.