NVK champion Rosatrichta van de Westen for 44,000 euros auction topper

NVK champion Rosatrichta van de Westen for 44,000 euros auction topper 29e edition Foal Auction Prinsjesdag

With a turnover of more than one million euros and an auction topper for 44,000 euros, the 29e edition of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag as successful
know in. The champion of the KWPN National Foal Inspection Rosatrichta van de Westen was also popular at Foal Auction Prinsjesdag and remains in Dutch hands for 44,000 euros. Among the jumping foals it was Ceasaria Key SR Z (Chacco Blue x Bentley van de Heffinck) who brought in the most money with 36,000 euros and left for France.

Dressage toppers stay in the Netherlands

The dressage collection had several highlights this year; In addition to the Le Formidable daughter Rosatrichta van de Westen, bred by C. Kikkert from Den Burg (Texel), who sold for 44,000 euros, Roluciënne STMT (Bordeaux x Ampère) and Rainman Texel (Glock's Toto Jr x Negro) both exchanged for 30,000 euros owner. More than 20,000 euros was also paid for promising foals such as Royal Class (Franklin x Gribaldi) and Rain Beau (So Perfect x Krack C). The more expensive dressage foals mainly stayed in the Netherlands, while the jumping foals mostly left for abroad.

Breeding success for the family Keys

Ceasaria Key SR Z (Chacco Blue x Bentley van de Heffinck), a filly from the famous Usha van 't Roosakker line, was one of the successful breeding products of the Keys van Keystud family from Roggel. This Chacco Blue daughter is leaving for France for 36,000 euros. The second most expensive foal also comes from the breeding of the Sleutels family; Dominatrix Key SR Z (Dominator Z x ET Cryoozootech), a filly from the lineage of Qerly Chin, will stay in the Netherlands for 32,000 euros. A British buyer won the very striking colt Cognac van 't Gebergte Z (Chacco Blue x Diamant de Semilly), a grandson of Niels Bruynseels' Ilusionata van 't Meulenhof, for 30,000 euros. Furthermore, Conthargos daughter Cavalluna STS Z goes to Belgium for 26,000 euros and a third key breeding product yielded 24,000 euros, namely the striking Grandorado TN son Glory Key SR Z, who is leaving for Germany.

'Live auction gives extra charm'

The average price of the dressage foals was 13,000 euros, while the jumping foals fetched almost 14,500 euros. The final average was 13,600 euros. A painting by artist Jan Peeters was sold for 5000 euros for the Ambulance Wish Foundation. “With such an average price and a sales percentage of more than 90 percent, we are proud to be back as an auction”, says Prinsjesdag chairman Arjan van der Waaij. “We enjoyed this 29e edition and it was nice to be able to organize a live auction again. Guests in the hall and a nice ambiance give an auction such as Foal Auction Prinsjesdag extra charm; this provides additional motivation for the future”, Van der Waaij looks back and ahead.

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