The 29th edition of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag was a very successful auction. Except that it was nice to meet each other in person again, the foals were sold to full satisfaction. Auction chairman Arjan van der Waaij: ‘We are very satisfied with the course of the auction and had a fantastic evening. Of course we hope that the buyers will be very successful with their purchases. References are very important to us as an auction. With them we can underline our vision: ‘The Power of Performance’.
The list of references has recently been completed with the approval at Studbook Zangersheide of Nostalgisch VDP (Heartbreaker x Quidam de Revel, bred by VDP Horses in Bathmen) and Kartouche (For Pleasure x Stakkato, bred by Mr. Nijhof from Haaksbergen) who was successful in young horse classes under top rider Jérôme Guery.
The average price for the dressage foals amounted to 13,000 euros, with as highlight the Dutch Champion Rosatrichta van de Westen (Le Formidable x Apache) bred by C. Kikkert from Den Burg. This fantastic filly came in the hands of Atze Hartog, who bought four other striking foals besides Rosatrichta. It is our goal to buy foals with good movements, a nice blood structure and of course a correct veterinary report. After a good rearing and a fine training it is the intention that Dominique Filion trains the horses properly for the final sale. Although the temptation is always there not to sell a very good horse to see where the adventure may end,” said Atze Hartog.
Besides Rosatrichta, Rainman Texel (Glock’s Toto Jr. x Negro, breeder Stoeterij van der Linde, Texel), Res Non Verba (Le Formidable x Florencio, breeder Mrs. Lammertink, Lochem), Ralph Lauren (McLaren x Vitalis, breeder Mrs. Radstake, Voorst) and Rossi (Vivino x Apache, breeder Mr. Loeters, Didam) found their way to the stables of Mr. Hartog. The sport has our clear preference, but it is not inconceivable that we will try with a very good stallion at the stallion approvals. Meanwhile, the purchased foals have been delivered and we hope that they all grow up healthy.’
Two of the foals purchased by Atze Hartog were born on Texel and may stay there for the time being. Wim van der Linde: ‘Rosatrichta and Rainman Texel, bred by us, will be reared with us. We did the same 3 years ago with Rainman’s full sister, Nouvelle Feniz Texel, the auction topper at the time, and it worked out very well. We think it’s nice that foals that represent such values can grow up in slightly smaller flocks.’ This year, Van der Linde sold no less than three foals at Prinsjesdag. ‘We are very satisfied with the auction. It’s a lot of work for us to come over from Texel with three foals, but this has definitely been worth it. I think you can say that Prinsjesdag has the right clientele for our foals,’ says Wim van der Linde.
The price of the showjumping foals reached an average of 14,500 euros. The Sleutels family of Keystud in Roggel saw their beautiful Ceasaria Key SR Z (Chacco Blue x Bentley van de Heffinck) – a filly from the renowned Usha van ‘t Roosakker line – leave for France.
Mr. Sleutels: ‘We sold four foals at the Prinsjesdag Auction this year and we are very satisfied with the result. Of the four, two are going to Schockemöhle, so then you know, if they stay healthy and do well, they will come up again.’
Diarado & Dominator Z
One of the foals bred by Sleutels will stay in the Netherlands and that is Dominator Z daughter Dominatrix Key SR Z (out of a dam by E.T. Cryoozootech from the line of Querly Chin). For 32,000 euros Stal Van der Haar from Terwolde is the happy buyer.
Barry van der Haar: ‘We bought the Diarado daughter Roselina (Diarado x Emilion, breeder Mr. Lohuis, Nijverdal) and Dominator. The Diarado was actually not planned, but my wife found her so beautiful when she entered the ring. That was a spontaneous action! The Dominator I have seen as a young foal and I am totally crazy about. In addition, I find the sire of the dam, the clone of Hugo Simon’s topper E.T., very interesting.’ Van der Haar bought the fillies with an eye on the sport, but also for breeding. We have bought fillies at several auctions this year to increase our breeding. In addition, we have bred seven foals ourselves this year. A few of these homebred foals we have sold again. The purchased foals we want to sport ourselves, preferably at the highest possible level. And who knows, there may be beautiful foals from the foals we have purchased, which we may then sell at Foal Auction Prinsjesdag,” said Van der Haar.