The auctions are already behind us, but the December month is a perfect moment to look back on the successful Foal Auction Prinsjesdag days. At the regular auction in Ermelo, Olympic rider Cian O’Connor invested in the future with the purchase of Orange Peel van ‘t Studutch for €70,000 and the average price for the jumping foals exceeded the magical € 15,000 limit.
At the auction of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag during CSI Ommen, the season kicked off with ten jumping foals that yielded an average of € 12,500. The For Pleasure offspring O’Pleasure Ice, bred by Ton van Tilburg, turned out to be the most expensive foals with a price of € 19,000. He is sold a prominent stable in Germany.
The international interest was great for the 63 carefully selected foals. Buyers from Sweden, Italy, America, Great Britain, Denmark, Ireland and South Africa, among others, made their moves at this leading Dutch auction. Olympic top rider Cian O’Connor made several investments in the future, and with that very promising foals are leaving for Ireland, including the excellent auction topper Orange Peel van ‘t Studutch. This colt by For Pleasure out of the full sister of Quickly de Kreisker underlines the auction’s motto ‘The power of performance’ in a fantastic way and was sold for the record price of € 70,000. “It is great to be able to look back on such a successful auction tonight, where we had outstanding outliers, but also the overall quality and the high average price of more than 15,000 euros are remarkable. This proves that our vision is the right one. We’ve selected excellent foals with a good canter, a good conformation and a lot of performance in the dam lines. At this auction it has been proven that such foals are very well paid”, says chairman Arjan van der Waaij.
For a good price of € 40,000, the promising O’Neil T (Desperados FRH x Vivaldi, breeder J. Tissingh) leaves to 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. The average price of the foals turned out to be more than € 10,300. “We look back on two wonderful auction days. With the jumping foals, all our expectations were exceeded and 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.