With an average sales price of 73,000 euro the first edition of the Excellent Dressage Sales was a great success. Hosted at Bartels Academy on 13 April 2014, the Excellent Dressage Sales featured a collection of top dressage horses. Thirty-seven were sold by auctioneer Koen Olaerts, assisted by international dressage rider Richard Davison.
The most expensive horse turned out to be Fellini, a KWPN approved stallion by Ampère. He changed owners for 380,000 euro. The Collins family bought the black stallion in cooperation with an American business relation of the family. The Collins family also sold their share in Edy Rava (by Lord Leatherdale) to American Grand Prix rider Arlene Page via the auction. Page paid 210,000 euro to obtain full ownership of the horse.
The Indian Mallika Shankar, with connections to Bartels' Academy, bought the second most expensive horse of the auction, Citho (by Johnson x Florestan), for 245,000 euro.
The Grand Prix stallion Wup, who has been very successful in international dressage events with rider Joyce Heutink, sold for 230,000 to Dutch FEI Pony rider Romee van Paassen. The full brother of KWPN licensed stallion Tango (by Jazz x Contango) sold for 75,000 euro and will stay in Holland.
There was a lot of international attention for the EDS horses. The 2 KWPN licensed stallions Five Star and Foundation sold to Singapore. National champion Andy sold to Russia for 60,000 euro and the 3-year old mare Grazia (by Totilas) moves to Asia for 80,000 euro. The small tour horse Sting (by Sunny Boy x Rosier), which won a team medal for Holland at 2013 European young rider championships, sold for 90,000 euro to Luxemburg.