Sansvieria, Sandro Hit mare, Highest priced horse at Oldenburg
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VECHTA, Germany, June 7–Sansvieria, a Sandro Hit mare, at €80,000 ((US$95,775) was the highest priced horse at the Oldenburg Verband’s 48th Summer Mixed Sales.
The mare was bought by the Linsenhoff family, going to Schafhof in Taunus, one of the most successful dressage stables in Germany. She was bred by Engelbert Böske from Goldenstedt.
The top priced foal was Future Star by Floriscount bred by Ann Kitchel of South Stafford, Vermont, sold for €25,000 (US$30,000) also to the Linsenhoff family and it, too, will go to Schafhof.
Thirty riding horses were sold in Vechta for an average price of €16,332 (US$19,552).
“There were many new customers, particularly from abroad,” said Thomas Rhinow, head of the auction office, summarizing the results of the Summer Mixed Sales Auction.
The export quota is a whopping 60 per cent. Horses were knocked-down to buyers from the USA, Finland, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Monaco, Australia, Italy and Sweden.
“Not only the top priced horse will be leaving the Vechta auction venue to a successful sport stable; world class riders were also able to purchase promising talents – including, for example, one of Poland’s most successful dressage riders, Katarzyna Milczarek,” said Uwe Heckmann, obviously pleased.
The 17 foals in the auction brought an average price of €8,353 (US$10,000).
Future Star, aged just five days, recently won the Foal Show at Gut Füchtel in Vechta. Uwe Heckmann discovered this elegant stallion prospect at Graf von Merveldt’s farm and immediately signed him up for the Summer Mixed Sales.
Of the six horses going to the U.S., Jennifer and Jürgen Hoffmann of German Dressage in Encinitas, California, helped Liz Doherty win the bid for Sportsfreund v. Sandro Hit-Don Schufro and Rock Profoto v. Rockford-Rex Fritz. Jaye Cherry was also on hand to acquire horses for her colleagues and students.