The 11-year old Dutch warmblood gelding Bollinger became the price highlight of the 2017 Equine Elite Auction held in Weert, The Netherlands, on 28 October 2017.
The small tour level trained Johnson x Aktion offspring sold for 210,000 euro. The chestnut is originally named Bubbles.
Seven horses in total out of a large collection of 52 young sport horses and upper level trained ones sold for 100,000 euro or more.
The second most expensive horse was Excellentie ST, a chestnut Dutch warmblood by Vivaldi x Flemmingh, which switched owners for 165,000 euro.
The 12-year old Hanoverian gelding Saint Tropez, who received the auction name Skywalker (by Stedinger x Ravallo x Acapulco), sold for 150,000 euro. He has been competed at interntional small tour level by Julie Raymaekers.
The 9-year old Dutch warmblood bred D'Artagnon (by Flemmingh x Houston) sold for 140,000 euro. He is originally named Del Piero. The same price was paid for Geronimo, who is the full brother to the KWPN licensed stallion and international Grand Prix horse Apache (by UB40 x Krack C).
The international small tour horse Ellington, an 8-year old KWPN gelding by Jazz x Silvano N, sold for 105,000 euro. He was previously shown by Spanish Enrique Brewah Granados.
The 5-year old High Hopes W (by Wynton x Donnerhall) was the most expensive young horse, selling for 100,000 euro. The gelding had already sold once before via the Equine Elite auction. In 2015, a client of Laurens van Lieren paid 77,500 euro for this horse who was then a stallion.
The 6-year old KWPN elite sport mare Gold Dust (by Jazz x Samba Hit) fetched a price of 90,000 euro. Dutch horse dealer Judy de Winter acquired the 5-year old Helle Belle (by Charmeur x Krack C) for 85,000 euro. The 8-year old elite KWPN mare Et L'Amour (by San Amour x Ferro) achieved a knock down price of 80,000 euro.
Two horses sold for 70,000 euro: the 6-year old KWPN mare Gracile D.E.S (by Don Schufro x Rubinstein) and the 12-year old Aliano W (by Ferro x Donnerhall).