The elite auction saw 32 horses with very promising pedigrees put to sale in the Neumuenster Holstenhalls. The average price was 32,671 euros.
Already in the run-up, the auction horses carefully selected by auction manager and executive director Roland Metz and his team had seen a lot of interest and demand. Among them numerous horses with experience in competition, as well as several mares already bred and shown. And also some of the three-year-olds attracted a lot of interest from the customers. “Same as last year, the focus of the worldwide interest has been on the three-year-olds. We are particularly pleased that this high-profile platform for young horses has been so well accepted“, says auction manager Roland Metz. In the run-up to the auction prior to the worsening of the Corona situation, the customers had made extensive use of the opportunity to try out the horses unhurriedly at Elmshorn. The hybrid auction format has been standing the test repeatedly this year, with one third of the horses sold online. The battle of the bids saw Combat SR by Cornet Obolensky, a top 10 finalist at the National Championships, knocked down at 150,000 euro. Second most expensive horse was the Zuccero daughter Zamantha, with her new owners splashing out 67,000 euros for the three-year-old. Three other horses realized 50,000 euros or more: Casablanca, a Charleston daughter born in 2017 was knocked down at 58,000 euros, Cool Celeste by Colman changed hands for 50,000 euros and Allegro DKG by Adagio de Talma sold to another stable for 55,000 euros. “With so many things beyond our control in the run-up, we are all the more grateful for the way it has been received by the customers and the smooth running of the auctions. Many horses were knocked down to sport horse producers in Germany and abroad”, says Roland Metz.
Results Elite Auction Sale
Three-year-old Zamantha by Zuccero was knocked down at 67,000 euros. (Photo: Janne Bugtrup)