The 2018 Oldenburg Elite Foal Auction at the Oldenburg Horse Center in Vechta, Germany achieved a phenomenal result on Saturday 25 August 2018. The prize highlight was Marco Polo (by Marc Cain x San Amour I x Depardieu).
This colt, bred by Ulrike Finck-Deichner from Hessian, sold for 110,000 euro to a renowned dressage stable in North Rhine Westfalia, Germany. The colt comes from the well-known Egale dam line.
Inspirado (by Ibiza x Fürstenball x San Amour I), bred by Marcel de Wilde from Belgium, sold for 68,000 euro to a famous stud. Dam Finest Dream also started her career in Vechta.
Zara (by Zackerey x Bretton Woods x Donnerhall), bred by the Blue Hors Aps stud from Denmark, changed hands for 59,000 euro to a well-respected dressage stable. Zara comes from the famous Finnländerin dam line. Grand dam Fabina, Champion mare of the Oldenburg Elite Mare Show in Rastede 2003, is the sister of Olympic Champion Don Schufro.
Danish Lone Boegh Henriksen purchased the black filly Vallauris (by Vitalis x De Niro) for 50,000 euro, while the bay colt Victory Royal (by Vitalis x Stedinger) sold to Austria for 24,000 euro. Viva Vechta (by Vitalis x Welt Hit II x Nobel roi xx) stays in Germany for 23,000 euro, while Serbian clients purchased Vision (by Vitalis x Sandro Hit) for 14,000 euro.
Dressage Performance centre Lodbergen bought Dante Weltino's full brother, the dark bay colt Da Vinci (by Danone I x Welt Hit II x Noble Roi xx), for 40,000 euro. Danny Boy (by Dante Weltino x Royal Diamond) moves to the U.S.A. for 26,000 euro.
Austrians bought So Sweet (by Sir Donnerhall x Don Schufro) for 38,000 euro. American clients also bought Feiner Tanz (by Feinrich x Wolkentanz I) for 20,000 euro.
Filly Waldrose (by For Romance x De Niro) switched owners for 33,000 euro. Faro (by Furstenball x Sandro Hit) sold for 32,000 euro, while Follow My Dream (by Finest Selection x Sir Donnerhall) stays in Germany for 40,000 euro. Feine Queeny (by Feinrich x Danone I x Quattro B) achieves a knock down price of 38,000 euro.
The demand for jumper foals was also very positive. The champion of the Vechta Foal Championship Don King (by Diamant de Quidam - Contender - Cassini I), bred by Johannes Heinrichs, sold for 55,000 euro to a top-class jumping stable. Sire Diamant de Quidam was the OS Champion Stallion 2015. Quaresma (by Quabri de L’Isle - Carembar de Muze - Calvaro), bred by Hartwig Schoof from Schleswig-Holstein, sold for 48,000 euro and the foal sold to a stallion keeper.
“The meticulous selection of the Elite foals was worth it. Our breeders were rewarded for the quality of their international highly requested foals," concluded auctioneer Fabian Kühl.
Customers from abroad showed great interest in Oldenburg quality foals. In total, 28 of the 93 auction foals were sold abroad to United States of America (5), Austria (3), Belgium (3), Russia (3), Sweden (3), Switzerland (3), Netherlands (2), Argentina (1), Australia (1), Brazil (1), Denmark (1), Estonia (1), Serbia (1).
The average price for a foal at this auction was approximately 18,102 euro.