Foal Auction Prinsjesdag starts season well with online auction

The first of the series of online Prinsjesdag foal auctions had its conclusion last night. With a price of 29,000 euros, the Comme Il Faut filly Chickey Z proved to be the top seller of the auction, in which good average prices were achieved and international buyers took their chance.

The ten showjumping foals and seven dressage foals could be bid online in recent days and last night the conclusion took place through an online auction organized in the studio. Auctioneer Peter van der Waaij presented the foals once again and a follow-up could be given to the online bids during the live auction. “Many bids have already been made in the pre-auction in recent days and we saw tonight in the live auction that some foals raised the prices in the last part of the auction”, says chairman Arjan van der Waaij. Extensive videos and veterinary information were available on the website, which made sure that buyers from all over the world could make a well-prepared offer.

Performance genes
The showjumping foals Chickey Z (Comme Il Faut x Berlin, breeder Sleutels family / Keystud), bred from the prominent Van ’t Roosakker damline, and Cleopatra PB Z (Cornet Obolensky x Baloubet du Rouet, breeder Peter Bastiaansen) as a half-sister of the Grand Prix stallion Carrera VDL with prices of € 29,000 and € 28,000 clear outliers. In doing so, they continue the trend that buyers really invest in genetically interesting fillies. “We were able to achieve an average price of € 12,850 for the jumping foals and there were several highlights. There was a lot of international interest for the foals and we were able to do business with buyers from Switzerland, Italy, France, Colombia and Germany this evening.” With a price of € 19,000, Choco Blue de Melodie (Chacoon Blue x Nabab de Rêve), bred by Coen Wijlaars, was the most expensive colt. He was bred out of the brilliant line of top mare Fragance de Chalus.

Higher average
In the second part of the evening the hammer dropped for the dressage foals. Peer Gynt (Jameson RS2 x Dante Weltino, breeder Nathalie Smeets) was sold for the top price of € 22,000. He remains in the Netherlands and is purchased by Djedy and Donick Dontje from Xanthos Horses. Another three foals came out on a price of at least € 10,000, which meant that the seven dressage foals brought in an average of € 10,640. “It was quite an exciting evening, of course. We are early in the season, it is an online auction and there was a chance that buyers would be a bit hesitant. Fortunately, both selection committees did a fantastic job and we were able to present two strong collections here. We were even able to achieve a higher average price for dressage foals than in the regular auction last year. We look back on this first online auction with a very satisfied feeling. And from tomorrow we look forward to the next auction, the final of which is scheduled for July the 21th. Because we can also present very interesting and high-quality foals there”, concludes Arjan van der Waaij.