Foal Auction Prinsjesdag possibly a two day event
In order to offer even better service to buyers and sellers, the management of National Foal Auction Prinsjesdag is considering to extend the auction with another day. The intention is to auction showjumping foals on Tuesday 13 September and to reserve the next day, Wednesday 14 September, for the dressage foals.
This new format would remove a lot of pressure from the time schedule, which will offer more time and a more relaxed atmosphere for the presentation of the foals and the ever more important veterinary assessment.
Arjan van der Waaij, chairman of Prinsjesdag Foal Auction, believes that extending the auction with another day offers many advantages. “The fact is that on the Prinsjesdag auction day we have to fight against the clock from early morning to late at night. The time interval between the dressage foals auction in the afternoon and the showjumping foal auction in the evening is rather short, giving visitors little time to look at the showjumping foals which are at that time presented outside. When we were to spread the auction over two days, we could possibly also accept a few extra foals, provided that they meet the high selection criteria, of course”, he explains.
The intention is that on both days the foals will be presented to the buyers in the middle of the afternoon and the auction will start at the end of the afternoon. “The disadvantage is that people who are interested in the showjumping and the dressage foals have to come to Ermelo for two consecutive days, but we believe that this is a relatively small group. It is a choice we have to make, but we have grown enormously over the past few years precisely because we made clear choices. For the breeders this is also a clear signal: both for the dressage and the showjumping foals Foal Auction Prinsjesdag offers a worthy platform where top-class quality is offered to an international public”, says Van der Waaij.
National Foal Auction Prinsjesdag is very curious about the opinion of the participants and visitors and the Foal Auction Prinsjesdag team in the stand at the KWPN stallion selection would gladly hear their reactions.