For over 25 years Foal Auction Prinsjesdag has proven its great value. That was reason for several anniversary campaigns in 2017, and as icing on the cake, records were broken at the 25th edition of the foal auction. The intensive efforts to put together top collections and to get the right buyers to the auction were rewarded optimally.
At the auction of show jumping bred foals, two fillies were sold for the top price of €48,000,-. The Nixon van ‘t Meulenhof-mare Rosie van het Netehof was sold to Iran, while Riante VDB (by Cicero Z) came into the hands of the Schuttert family. Other outliers of this collection were sold to countries as America, France, Canada, Estonia and Germany. More than ever it became clear that there is being paid for pure quality and sky-high expectations, or like we call it the ‘power of performance’. In 2017, the magical one-million-euro limit was broken for the first time for the total turnover of the jumping foals.
Record breaking party
The next day Foal Auction Prinsjesdag again ended in a party. An average price of €12.725,- per dressage foal, also proved to be a new record. The outstanding Marilyn-Dine (by Daily Diamond) was the best paid foal with a price of €70.000,-. She was a fantastic highlight of the evening and looks forward to her future at RS2 Dressage. Also remarkable was the high percentage of new buyers that showed that they had found the way to Foal Auction Prinsjesdag last year.
It is certain that the 26th edition will again be a highlight. Because of the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, Foal Auction Prinsjesdag deviates from the tradition to organize its auction on the third Tuesday of September. The new data are 11th and 12th of September, with the auction of the show jumping foals on the first day and the dressage foals on the second days. The auctions will be organized at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo.