Due to the current situation, the 59th Elite-Auction of the Westphalian Studbook was also held online. Under the motto “Stay home, stay safe, trust us and bid online” an average of 28,600 Euros was invested in the horses. With 121,000 Euros Bombino Bianco was the best paid youngster.
It took two hours before the virtual hammer fell for number 1 Bombino Bianco. The approved three-year-old Benicio/Ferragamo son (breeder: Gerhard ter Duis, Nordhorn; exhibitor: Magdalene Post, Salzbergen) convinced in the training videos with type, charisma and three outstanding basic gaits. The stallion will remain in Germany for 121,000 Euros and move into the stable of Olympic gold medalist Dorothee Schneider for further training. As announced, the Westphalian Studbook will donate one percent of the knock down price, that is 1,210 Euros, to “Pony for Future”. With this initiative, Isabell Werth wants to support riding schools that are in need due to the Corona crisis. The second top prized horse also descends from the top sire Benicio, who was represented in the collection with a total of five offspring. The also licensed Bonamico out of a dam by San Amour (breeder: Georg Johannes Ederle, Bissingen; exhibitor: Sportpferde Beckmann GmbH+Co.KG and IB Berger GbmH, Wettringen) changed hands for 57,000 Euros. He will move to the Czech Republic.
The jumping horses also arose great interest among buyers. Once again it was a licensed stallion that advanced to the top price. With Dubolensky (breeder: E. van Gorp, Netherlands), the sport horses Beckmann GmbH+Co.KG and IB Berger GmbH, Wettringen, also sold their second horse at a top price. The Douglas VDL/Cornet Obolensky son, who has already been placed several times in young horse show-jumping classes, let the bids get up quickly. An international show jumping stable from Hessen won the bidding duell for 41,000 Euros.
On average the clients invested 28,600 Euros for their new youngster. Twelve horses will be based abroad in the future. “I am very satisfied with the result of our first Online Elite-Auction! Without being able to try out in the current time, it is a great sign of confidence that our customers have shown us. In addition, the quality of the horses delivered by our exhibitors also speaks for the result”, auction manager Thomas Münch sums up.