Buyers from the Netherlands and abroad have shown an excellent appreciation for the very exclusive collection of showjumping bred foals of the Foal Auction Prinsjesdag. Quality foals with the very best bloodlines realized a beautiful average of over € 14,300 and the well-bred filly New Usha van ‘t Studutch yielded the top prize of € 52,000. With an absolute top auction Foal Auction Prinsjesdag has proven that quality and potential are still well paid.
Chairman Arjan van der Waaij can look back on a fantastic auction. “We already had a very good feeling about the collection, but it has to be done at the auction. You need the right buyers, and several interested people per foal. Tonight, everything came together and our special collection was greatly appreciated by buyers from home and abroad.” Many prominent buyers were present in Ermelo, and in addition, several foals were sold via telephone bidding and real-time live bidding via the internet. “The foals were pulled from all sides and that resulted in a great auction. We have a couple of very good top sellers, but we are also very happy with the high average. Two-thirds of the foals were sold for a price of more than 10,000 euros, and the breeders received good prices for their interestingly bred foals.”
The most expensive foal was New Usha van ‘t Studutch, bred out of the Van ‘t Roosakker family. This Cavalier Royale-filly bred by Sjaak van der Lei will remain in the Netherlands. Also the second-most expensive foal was a very interesting filly. This Cornet Obolensky-daughter Next Meta is a full sister of the KWPN champion stallion Kannan Jr. and her breeders Wobbe and Marietje Kramer received 44,000 euros. Next Meta will continue her career with top rider Cian O’Connor. This rider also purchased the Aganix du Seigneur foal Athletico Z, who is bred out of the full sister of Big Star. Other outliers were the Cumano-daughter Nanalotte ES, who is sold to England for a price of € 44,000, the Opium JW of the Moerhoeve daughter Summer van den Bisschop who flies to Miami for € 36,000 and the striking wildcard Unterwelt of the Gerendal Z (s.Untouchable). He was the most expensive colt with a price of € 32,000 and he was one of the foals sold through online bidding.
For the first time this year, each foal was started at a price of 5,000 euros. “As an organization, we have a lot of confidence in our foals, which is why we have increased the opening bid this year. That worked out well, because all foals had several bidders. Fortunately it’s proven again that buyers are willing to pay for exclusive quality foals.” The foals have been sold to countries as America, Great Britain, Colombia and Germany, and realised an average price of € 14,338. “Especially in view of the large number of 65 auctioned foals, that is a very nice average. This auction has made a lot of breeders happy and we hope to see them again with their foals next year. It is also very positive that many foals were sold directly to good riders and stallion owners. With this we have not only provided sales and good prices, but hopefully also a great future for the foals. Hopefully the auction of the dressage foals tomorrow will also be such a success”, concludes Van der Waaij. The charity foal Velleza-S Z was auctioned for € 13,000. She is purchased by Jan Vink and Siem Kat and half of this price benefits the Foundation Support Casper.