Lord Sunshine, Price Highlight of the 2008 CHIO Auction

Tue, 07/08/2008 - 00:00
2008 CDIO Aachen

“We have achieved a very good overall result this year and the horses that were auctioned off changed into very good hands,” commented the auctioneer Volker Raulf after the auction sale.

The organisers were able to record an overall turnover of 1,165,000 euro, the average price of the horses sold was 37,596 euro.

The graded and tested stallion Lord Sunshine (Lord Loxely x Enim Pascha/T) received the highest bid and was sold to customers from France for 190,000 €. The dressage expert Ton de Ridder was highly satisfied with the outcome of the auction: “The auction attracted a great deal of international interest this year, over a third of the collection under the hammer were sold to foreign customers.”

For 52,000 € Vom Feinsten RH (Fidermark x Weltmeyer) will be setting off on the longest journey, namely to New Zealand, Santiago Classic will be moving to a stable yard in America and the riding horse foal Cleopatra K was purchased by a buyer from Iran.

Peter Weinberg, who was responsible for the jumping horses presented at the auction, is also delighted about the destination of the show-jumping horses.In an exciting bidding duel the Russian owner of Ciro Z, also purchased two young talents this year: Celly Negra changed hands for 70,000 € and Veerle went under the hammer for 20,000 €.

“Perhaps one of them will be able to repeat the success of Ciro Z, who went on to win the World Cup Jumping in Moscow last year after being auctioned off at the debut event in 2007,” Volker Raulf commented with a wink.

The most expensive hammer price among the jumping horses was 75,000 z, which was paid for Violetta, who together with the top selling foal, Star of Dance (19,000 €) and the highest priced riding pony Delia N (25,000 €) will remain in Germany in the hands of patrons of the sport.

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