Due to the policy relaxation of the government regarding the corona virus, Foal Auction Prinsjesdag sees an opportunity to organize a live auction in September. This auction will traditionally take place on Tuesday 15 September – whether the show jumping and dressage auction will be spread over two days will be announced later. “We hope to conclude a successful auction season in the familiar Prinsjesdag style with this live auction,” explains chairman Arjan van der Waaij.
After the successful online edition in June, the focus of the Foal Auction Prinsjesdag team is currently on the upcoming online auction on Tuesday 21 July. An online auction is also planned for Tuesday 18 August – after that Foal Auction Prinsjesdag aims to have a physical auction in September.
“With regard to the quality of the foals and the options for the buyers, everything remains the same – both online and with the live auction, we strive for the highest attainable level, and online bidding is also possible during the live auction”, Arjan van der Waaij looks ahead . "We hope that the live auction can take place in September for both the breeders and the customers of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag, but of course this depends on government regulations and recommendations from RIVM."
Although Foal Auction Prinsjesdag has a tradition of live auctions, the online auctions will most likely be a permanent format. “We believe 100% in online auctions and over the past few weeks we have seen the success of this at both our own and other auctions. With regard to the live auction, we will also focus more than before on the online buyers' audience – we hope to be able to appeal to an international buyers audience with both the online and the so-called hybrid auctions," concludes Arjan van der Waaij.
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