It's Me Sells for Mega Price at 2022 Oldenburg Elite Foal Auction in Vechta

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 13:39
Oldenburg Auctions
It's me (by Ibiza - De Niro - Florencio I) :: Photo © Feldhaus

Oldenburg elite foals are in demand worldwide. The 27th Elite Foal Auction at the Oldenburg Horse Centre in Vechta achieved a record-breaking result.  The chestnut colt It's me (by Ibiza - De Niro - Florencio I) triumphed as the top priced foal.

With a knock-down price of 154,000 euro, the stunning mover, bred by Ewald Grotelüschen, sold to a consortium of stallion owners including Lone Boegh Henriksen, Paul Schockemöhle, and Andreas Helgstrand. It's Me's dam Elfenperle excelled at the Bundeschampionat and in the Brillantring. The dam line of the Elfenblume family produced the stallions Depardieu and De Vito as well as True Love OLD/Matthias Alexander Rath, who is successful in the advanced level.

It's Me's 154,000 euro sales price is not the auction record. In 2012 Ann-Kathrin Linsenhoff purchased Total Recall, from Totilas' first crop of foals in Germany, for 200,000 euro. At the Hanoverian society in Verden, the foal auction record is 160,000 euro for Be My Beauty Queen, also bought by Lone Boegh Henriksen.

Fiorissimo (by For Romance I - Diamond Hit - Landadel), bred by Dr. Rolf-Peter Schulze, was the second most expensive foal in the collection. For 81,000 euro, the beautiful dancer changed hands to Canadian Grand Prix rider Vicky Lavoie of Nexolia farm. His dam Diamond Lady is sister to the licensed Lord of Loxley (by Lord Sinclair - formerly competed at GP level by Hans Peter Minderhoud), NED, and she already delivered two top priced foals: 2016 Floral Hit (by Florenz) and 2017 For Austria (by For Romance I).

Dressage Sales Manager Thomas Rhinow and Daniel Pophanken had glowing phone lines at the dressage lot: "The strong-moving, modern movers magically attracted customers worldwide."

Third top price was paid for the filly Flanell (by Fynch Hatton - Indian Rock - Fürst Romancier), bred by Heinrich Gerriets. For 55,000 euro, the prima ballerina from the renowned line of Große Liebe sold  to a world-renowned dressage stable in Great Britain. Brits also bought fontane (by For Romance x Bordeaux) for 44,000 euro.

Polish customers bought Mai Tai (by Morricone x San Amour) for 45,250 euro

Standing Ovation (by San Amour x De Niro) found a new owner in Portugal for 41,000 euro. 

Among the show jumpers, the charming Cleveland (by Comme il faut - Diarado - Colbert), bred by Bernd Kröger, sold for 31,000 euro

Auctioneer Thorsten Castle was thrilled by the euphoria of the bidders in the festive auction hall as well as by the online activities.

Standing Ovation
Customers from abroad again showed great interest in the Oldenburg quality foals. 24 of a total of 58 foals sold at the auction went to the USA (5), Great Britain (4), the Netherlands (4), Colombia (2), Belgium (1), Finland (1), France (1), Canada (1), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1) and Hungary (1). A turnover of 1,161,500 Euros was realised at the Oldenburg Elite Foal Auction. The average price settled at over 20,000 euro. More than a quarter of the auction foals cost 20,000 Euros and more.

Fontana (by For Dance x Dante Weltino) sold for 36,000 euro and will stay in Germany. A Belgian bought Silverstone (by Sezuan x Sir Donnerhall) for 32,000 euro. Dutch clients purchased Raphaelo (by Raven x Furstenball) for 27,500 euro.

Vivaro (by Vitalis x Fidertanz) will move to the U.S.A. for 21,500 euro. He will be joined by Figo (by Furst Toto x Ibiza) for 20,250 euro, Deja Vu (by Dynamic Dream x Florencio) for 18,000 euro and Ducati (by Dancier Gold x De Niro) for 13,250 euro, and Fitz Roy (by For Dance x Quaterback) for 12,000 euro. 

Oldenburg auctions in Vechta
De Beers (by Dynamic Dream x Future) sold for 27,000 euro to Great Britain. Swedes secured Der Tanz (by Dynamic Dream x Fidertanz) for 22,000 euro. 

Complete price list of the 27th Elite Foal Auction here.

Directly after the Elite Foal Auction, the Vechta Foal Market will take place tomorrow, Sunday, August 7, at the Oldenburg Horse Centre Vechta. Around 60 foals are for sale here:

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