Valencia As and Venezia, Top Sellers of the 2014 Westfalian Autumn Elite Auction

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:31
Westfalian Auctions in Münster-Handorf

The 2014 Westfalian Autumn Elite Auction, which celebrated its 100th edition of elite auctions in Munster-Handorf on Sunday 5 October 2014, was a great success with two price highlights selling for the same knock down price of 200,000 euro each. The offspring of Vitalis sold incredibly well at this auction, impressing with their rideability and gaits.

With the professional help of German agent Henrik Brinkmann of horsesale24, American Kathy Brosco and Terra Hills Farm (Warwick, New York) purchased the 3-year old Westfalian regional young horse Champion Venezia (by Vitalis x Royal Angelo I). After an exciting bidding duel the outstanding chestnut mare sold for 200,000 euro to the U.S.A. Venezia is bred by Ludwig Middendorf and successfully presented at competitions by Claudia Rüscher.  Brinkmann, who has established himself as a reliable agent for American customers to buy high quality dressage horses in Europe, disclosed that Venezia will be ridden by Rachel Butler in the future.

The same top knock down price was paid for Albert Schulze-Topphoff's 3-year old chestnut mare Valencia As (by Vitalis x Hotline). She is listed as having been sold to The Netherlands (editors note: in the end it turned out to be a non-sale and Valencia As sold to Gina Capellmann-Lutkemeier privately three months later.)

The second highest knock down price in Munster-Handorf was 140,000 euro, paid by a Ukrainian customer for Hermann Vogt's 4-year old bay jumper mare Satellite (by Spartacus x Lux).

The 3-year old chestnut gelding Valesco (by Vitalis x Douceur) sold for 80,000 euro to Fabienne Lutkemeier, while the 3-year old chestnut gelding Van Helsing (by Vitalis x Royal Blend) switched owners for 72,000 euro and will move to the Rhineland area.

The 6-year old black mare Sydney HR (by Sam Remo x Levados x Finalist) sold for 71,000 euro to Canada.  The 3-year old liver chestnut gelding Voltaire (by Vitalis x Arpeggio x Monte Carlo) sold for 67,000 euro to France.

Two riding ponies were offered for sale at auction The 3-year old dark bay mare Maxi (by Top Carlos Cassini x Der Feine Lord) was the top seller for 16,000 euro.

The best selling foal at the auction was Laszlo, a bay colt by Lyjanero x Carolino, which switched owners for 21,000 euro. The jumper filly Nabolensky (by Nabab de Reve x Cornet Obolensky) sold for 12,500 euro.

A total of 42 riding horses were auctioned and they achieved an average price of 36,476 euro. The average price for a pony was 12,000 euro and for a foal 6,886 euro. A total of 22 horses sold abroad with 4 horses sold to the U.S.A. and 3 to Holland, Russia and Canada.

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