Champion stallion jumps to price peak: Total turnover of the Westphalian stallion sales at almost 5 million Euros

Champion stallion jumps to price peak: Total turnover of the Westphalian stallion sales at almost 5 million Euros

Münster: The stallion sales of the jumping stallions was the final event of the Westphalian licensing days. The champion stallion by Classico TN/Diamant De Semilly, who had been selected shortly before, was the top priced stallion at 350,000 Euros. All premium and final ring stallions remain at German stallion stations. In total, almost 5 million Euros were turned over at the stallion sales for dressage and jumping stallions in Westphalia.

As with the dressage stallions, the stallion market for the jumping stallions took place in form of an OnLive auction. Bids could be placed online as well as live on site in Münster-Handorf. The first stallion that came in for the auction had been well celebrated only a short time before. The son of Classico TN/Diamant De Semilly (breeder: ZG Zurich/Goldhammer, Schüttdorf; exhibitor: Hendrik Zurich, Schüttdorf) was celebrated as the champion stallion with standing ovations. The grey stallion was worth 350,000 Euros to an Austrian sport stable. He will move into his box in the Rhineland at the Schult station. The first Reserve Champion moves to Riesenbeck. The stallion station Beerbaum bought the Untouchable/Balou du Rouet son (breeder and exhibitor: IB Berger GmbH, Sulzbach-Rosenberg) for 180,000 Euros. Another promising offer will also be at home at the Beerbaum station. For the Emerald v.h.Ruytershof/Ahorn son (breeder: Lukas Enting, Netherlands; exhibitor: BG Sportpferde Beckmann GmbH & Co. KG and Hendrik Zurich, Wettringen) with the head number 78 the auction hammer fell at 70,000 Euros. The second Reserve Champion, head number 89 by Stakkato Gold/A la Carte NRW (breeder and exhibitor: Heinrich Ramsbrock, Menslage) will also be available to breeders on German soil. He will move into his box at his sire's side at the Sprehe stallion station for a knockdown price of 120,000 Euros.

Two premium stallions will move into their boxes at one of the German state studs. For 140,000 Euros, the State Stud Moritzburg secured the son of Untouchable/Lux (breeder and exhibitor: Didier Jacquemin, Belgium) with the head number 92. In the direct neighbourhood of Münster-Handorf, the son of Golddiger/Clinton (breeder: Gerard Oosterik, Netherlands; exhibitor: Sport-Horses-Sirrin, Neuötting) with the head number 80 will be at home in the future. The State Stud Warendorf secured the grey stallion for the kncokdown price of 77,000 Euros.

The most expensive licensed stallion, who had not been awarded a premium, made for an exciting bidding duel. The visitors in the auction hall in Münster-Handorf had little to say in the gripping bidding duel. Online, this battle for the head number 73 was settled between customers from Georgia and Colombia. In small steps, the parties fought their way up to 80,000 euros. Then auctioneer Thomas Münch's hammer fell on the desk. The winning bid for the son of Cornet Obolensky/Quality Time went to the bidders from Georgia. The sold licensed and non-premium stallions made a total turnover of 242,000 Euros. On average, customers had to invest 48,400 Euros. Of the non licensed stallions offered for sale, four changed hands. With a total turnover of 78,500 Euros, the customers invested an average of 19,625 Euros. The most popular offer was the beautiful A la Carte NRW/Arpeggio son with the head number 61 (breeder: Hans-Dieter Göhner, Melle; exhibitor: Dressurstall Sandbring GmbH, Meinersen). For the knockdown price of 26,000 Euros he moves to Hessen.

Of the 20 jumping stallions offered for sale, 16 changed hands this afternoon. The sold jumping stallions turned over a total of 1,357,000 Euros. For a licensed jumping stallion, an average of 106,583 Euros had to be invested. With a total turnover of the two stallion markets of almost 5 million Euros, this was increased by almost 1 million Euros compared to last year. "I am particularly pleased that our german customers place so much trust in us and our stallions. Nine of the licensed stallions will be stabled at stallion stations within Germany," Auction and Breeding Manager Thomas Münch is pleased to say. "I would like to thank all breeders, exhibitors, customers and our entire team of the Westphalian Stud Book for these successful licensing days, which found a very special end in the two stallion sales!"

Source: Press release 

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