The 2-year old Dutch warmblood stallion Eagle became the price highlight of the 2011 Equine Elite Young Stars Auction which took place at Stable Korenbloem in Weert, The Netherlands, on Saturday 5 November 2011.
Eagle, an Apache x Cabochon offspring which is allowed to participate in the 2012 KWPN Stallion Licensing, sold to the British Libby Towers for 54,000 euro.
Sixty horses aged between 2 and 7 were offered at auction to a large crowd which gathered at the centre. The second most expensive horse was Earl, a chunky Sir Scandic x Wilawander offspring sold for 46,000 euro to Belgian Grand Prix rider Stefan van Ingelgem. The 4-year old licensed stallion Don Havidoff (by Don Schufro x Havidoff) moves to Great Britain for 40,000 euro.
The 2-year old black colt Eurolife Texel (by Rhodium x Jazz) sold for 40,000 euro and will be trained by Willem Jan Schotte.
The 7-year old Femme Fatale (by Furstenreich x Sao Paulo) sold to a sponsor of British EC team gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin. Previously owned by Dutch lawyer Stephan Wensing, Femme Fatale was trained by Wilmer Lanning and now will continue its dressage career under Dujardin in the prestigious stable of Carl Hester.
The 13-year old Westfalian licensed stallion Future (by Florestan x Apart) did not appear at the auction but has been sold as a breeding stallion to Austria. The stallion will make his moves to the Alpine country mid April.