Foal Auction Prinsjesdag confirms position with dressage foals

Buyers from home and abroad have purchased pure quality foals at Foal Auction Prinsjesdag today. The Desperados FRH son O’Neil T took the lead tonight due to a good price of € 40,000 and is therefore one of the striking future talents from this collection that is leaving for a top stable. The average price of the foals turned out to be more than € 10,300.

For a good price of € 40,000, the promising O’Neil T (Desperados FRH x Vivaldi, breeder J. Tissingh) leaves to Gestüt Sprehe in Germany. Leading buyers from Denmark, America, Germany, the Arab Emirates and Singapore also found their way to Foal Auction Prinsjesdag and invested in the future.

Overall quality

Three foals were sold for € 30,000, including the Glock’s Toto Jr. son Omaha Beach Texel (ds.Apache, breeder Wim van der Linde), half of the proceeds being donated to the charity Villa Pardoes. The striking foal was purchased by Westfort Vleesproducten from the Kruijswijk family. Ophilia (Daily Diamond x First Promise, breeder Stal Chavaleh) and Vie Romancée (Vitalis x Ferro, breeder L. Heijkoop) are also purchased for this price. First mentioned remains in the Netherlands, while the Vitalis son was purchased by Andreas Helgstrand from Denmark. “In the current market, we are very satisfied with how everything went today. We had no extreme outliers and yet we achieved almost the same average price as last year”, says chairman Arjan van der Waaij. The sold foals realised an average price of € 10,310. “A small side note is that there were no bids for three foals. We deliberately choose to use a relatively high starting price of 5,000 euros, because we believe that all selected foals are worth that minimum price. But in the end, the moment and the market determine the prices. We had a lot of buyers and visitors, good foals and overall good prices. So that is absolutely satisfying.”

Glock’s Toto Jr.

A total of fifteen foals passed the € 10,000 and the blood of Glock’s Toto Jr. proved remarkably well in demand. Such as Ovarieta Texel (Glock’s Toto Jr. x Ferro, breeder Wim van der Linde, € 28,000) and O Look At Me (Glock’s Toto Jr. x Charmeur, breeder Harold Renken, € 20,000) did well for their breeders. “We look back on two wonderful auction days. With the jumping foals, all our expectations were exceeded and today with the dressage foals we were able to maintain our strong position as an auction. Our motto ‘The power of performance’ remains leading”, concludes Van der Waaij.