Top Young Dressage Stars Up for Auction at 2015 Van Olst Sales

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:18
2015 Van Olst Sales

Renowned Dutch horse breeder and stallion owner Gert-Jan van Olst and his wife Anne, a Danish Olympic team rider, are offering a lovely collection of talented and highly promising home bred or reared youngsters up for auction at the 2015 Van Olst Sales on Friday 3 April 2015.

The 2015 Van Olst Sales offers a collection of 25 stricly selected young, talented, mainly 3-year olds which have recently been saddle broken. These blooming youngsters are still in full development and improving each day with more training and under saddle experience. All horses in the collection are either home bred or reared at Van Olst Horses in Den Hout, The Netherlands.

Van Olst prides itself in having a very high standard when it comes to breeding and rearing dressage stock. The Van Olst Sales collection boasts young prospects which have been hand picked based on their talent, gaits, health and character.

This is a very unique opportunity to buy a young dressage star who has been given the best start in life by being professionally managed from birth to being saddle broken. The beautiful Van Olst Sales' collection includes horses aged 3 to 5 with the majority being green 3-year olds who have just started their career under saddle.

Highlights in the collection:

Catalog nr 22: Hortensia

The 3-year old bay mare Hortensia is by Lord Leatherdale out of star mare Cantasia (by Negro x Sandro Hit). This beautiful mare is highly interesting for sport and breeding. She has a good conformation, three super basic gaits and comes from an outstanding dam line. Her great grand dam Fantastica is a full sister to foundation stallion Don Schufro. If preferred Hortensia can be bred this 2015 breeding season for free to stallion George Clooney (by De Niro x Wolkentanz).

Catalog nr 26: Genius

This 4-year old black gelding is by Negro out of the keur mare Chevani van Weltevreden (by Lord Leatherdale x Clavecimbel). This handsome gelding is a high quality dressage horse, suitable for many riders. He has an especially nice character and is really willing to work. With his good looks and pleasant appearance, Genius is a real mirror image of his sire Negro. He has talent for the big sport!

Catalog nr 27: Geronimo

The 4-year old bay gelding Geronimo is by Chippendale out of Elite mare Reina (by Monaco x Sultan). He has a fantastic conformation and has all the talent and potential to be a modern dressage star. He is developing really well under saddle and stands out in walk, trot and canter. Dam Reina was KWPN Mare Champion and has achieved Keur status. She was competed up to small tour level and produced Elegant, which is a young star acquired by Olympian Beatriz Ferrer-Salat. Geronimo is a true success story!

Catalog nr 28: Gina

The 4-year old black mare Gina is by Lord Leatherdale out of Cantasia and is the full suster to catalog nr 22, Hortensia. Gina is a real sensation. She has superb movement potential with a very good technique, which makes her highly interesting for sport. Besides her qualities as a sport horse, she also has a dream pedigree. Gina did the KWPN Mare Performance Test (IBOP) and scored 80.5 points. She is an Elite Mare. Gina will produce 2 foals by embryotransfer this year by the stallion George Clooney. She is a real opportunity to buy!

Time Schedule

  • Horses can be viewed on appointment on Thursday 26 March (13h-17h) and on Friday 27 March (13h-17h).
  • The first presentation is on Wednesday evening 1 April at 19h30
  • The second presentation is right before the auction on Friday 3 April 2015 at 16h00.
  • The 2015 Van Olst Sales auction starts Friday 3 April 2015 at 19h30.

View the complete collection at: