Top Oldenburg Foal Quateron Sold for €55,000 to Spain

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Quateron by Quaterback-Stedinger. © 2010 Ulrike Beelitz
Quateron by Quaterback-Stedinger. © 2010 Ulrike Beelitz

VECHTA, Germany, Aug. 31–Quateron by Quaterback out of Urania by Stedinger and bred by Aloys and Christian Hinxlage from Garrel, was sold to an developing dressage stable in Spain after a suspenseful bidder duel for €55,000 (US$70,000) at the Oldenburg Elite Foal Auction.

Thomas Rhinow, Auction Office Manager, said after the sale, “Our visits to Madrid and cooperation in clinics have resulted in a rich harvest for Oldenburg breeders which has now spread to the foal auctions as well.”

Eighty-nine foals sold for a total of €751,600 (US$952,000) at the Oldenburg Horse Center Vechta, an average price of €8,445 (US$10,700).

Three stallion prospects were the center of attention at the auction.

Seventh Sky by Sir Donnerhall I out of Werdomella by Dormello, bred by Leenert Cornelius from Ovelgönne, went to one of Germany’s most significant patrons in equestrian sport. Servus by Sir Donnerhall I out of Wanessa by De Niro, bred by Gerold Karlovatz from Kottingbrunn, was sold to a famous stud farm in Denmark for €23,000 (US$29,000). The third, Schwarzkünstler by Sir Donnerhall I out of Aconda by Don Gregory, bred by Andrea Warnke from Stuhr, goes to the owners of a Swedish stud farm.

Buyers were from Spain, USA, Sweden, Belgium, Great Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Poland, Canada and Switzerland while German customers were more active this year than last. The owners of the Hinrichsens stables located in Quickborn bought the top filly named Finale by Fidertanz out of Casablanca by Sandro Hit, bred by Arnold Wegbünder from Nordhorn, for €18,000 (US$22,800).