Incredible knock down prices were produced at the 2005 Klosterhof Medingen elite auction of young sport horses and foals. The top knock down price for foals was a record price of 99,000 euro.
Jacques Albeck, treasurer of the International Dressage Riders Club (IDRC) paid this amount of money for Delegate, a colt by De Niro out of Greffina (by Graf Lehnsdorff x Disput). The bay colt has marvellous movements and caused quite a stir at the auction for achieving such a high sales price. Delegate's grand dam is a full sister to Donnerwetter, the famous sire of the legendary Donnerhall. Albeck also invested into Dream of Paradise, a Depardieu x Hohenstein colt.
The auction of the Klosterhof Medingen riding horses was also very sensational. The top knock down price for a riding horse was 250,000 euro. Karolinger, the 2005 Swedish warmblood licensing stallion, the 2005 Trakehner Riding Horse champion and the 4th placed horse at the 2005 Bundeschampionate, sold for this amount of money and will got into training with Grand Prix rider Peter Koch.. Karolinger is by Latimer x Hohenstein.
The second highest price of 140,000 euro was paid for the superb liver chestnut Divertimento (De Niro x Walt Disney), who already showed a breath taking piaffe at the auction. This horse sold to a stable in Hamburg, Germany.
Nadine Capellmann and Martin Schaudt bought the 4-year old Darjeeling, a De Niro x Kennedy/T. The grand dam of this horse competed at the European Championships in Goodwood. This bay gelding is still very much in development but is a real prospect for FEI classes.
The average price for a riding horse at the 2005 Klosterhof Medingen auction was 56,000 euro.
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