After more than 60 jumping foals were sold for an average of almost 14,000 euros on Tuesday, it was the turn of the dressage collection of Foal Safe Prinsjesdag on Wednesday. After a quiet start before the break, the buyers were well on their way. Twelve foals fetched 17,000 euros and more, of which the sensationally moving Demario W came in for 40,000 euros. Breeder Benny Wezenberg from IJsselmuiden can send the son of Desperados FRH x Painted Black off to Sweden. New owner is 2m2 Trading AB, which also bought on Prinsjesdag two years ago.
The average price per dressage foal has increased by about 330 euros to 11,330 euros compared to last year. “The first foal with 11,000 euros was sold very easily, but after that the auction was a bit syrupy. After the break, things went well again," says VP chairman Arjan van der Waaij.
“On the other hand, what is a less good price?” he continues. “If you participate in the game, you as a breeder know that you will be below or above the average price. But the price below is often also nice. I think we had a very nice collection of uniform foals with a lot of blood spread.”
Demario W was by far the price winner with 40,000 euros via telephone bidding. The Louis 14 Sollenburg (For Romance x OO Seven), sold for 32,000 euros, bred by Adrie Zekveld in Almere out of the famous Grand Prix mare Astrid Sollenburg, is going to Rockanje in South Holland. Lewis Utopia (Johnson x Metall, breeder Stal van Stokkom from Drimmelen) was purchased by Mr. Dalsem from Den Hoorn. Willeke Bos from Stal 104 invested 24,000 euros in Lafürstinels (All at Once x Hotline) from breeder AJM aan de Stegge from Enter.
The Kansas Z (Kannan x Quidam de Revel), who was auctioned yesterday for 26,000 euros, will get a stable mate in Dorado's half-sister Laguna van de Westen (Johnson x Rousseau, breeder C. Kikkert in Den Burg), which was purchased by the same Indonesian owner for 20,000 euros. Top rider and trader Andreas Helgstrand also came to do some shopping. He paid 18,000 euros for Let's Go Win (Grand Galaxy Win x Krack C) from M. van Alphen's breeding in Hurwenen. LA – Zonik L (Zonik x Goodtimes) and Lirava (Capri Sonne jr. x Scandic) were also sold for 18,000 euros.
Grand Prix dressage rider Sander Marijnissen also came shopping and put his hand on Lexington ter Selle S (Grenoble x Jazz) for 7,000 euros.
In any case, the organization of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag can look back on two very successful auction days. “We still have to evaluate, of course, but the auction in two days went very well. It gives a lot of peace. For the entrants, for buyers who can now view the foals at their leisure and for the organization. There is a good chance that we will do it again next year!” According to Van der Waaij.