Aug 27, 2021 · Wendy Scholten · Digishots · Young & ridden September.
Did you know that nowadays some fifty to sixty horse auctions each month, live and online, are organised in Europe? On the first Tuesday of the month the online meter of Youhorse.auction ends and on 7 September this will happen for the already 14th edition. Which tells you a lot about the successful proceedings.
So far bids were received from all over the world to acquire foals, embryo’s, broodmares, youngsters, sport horses and stallions, and Youhorse.auction noticed an increasing number of good references about auction horses in training and in the sport.
The last breeding auction with foals and broodmares in July was also successful. Clients who do not want to wait that long before the horse can be ridden, can grab their chance from 4 to 7 September. The new collection consists of 2-yr-old and older showjumping horses, carefully selected by Alan Waldman and Mario Everse. Variation is the magic word. Some of the horses are fit for various disciplines, for amateurs and professionals and there is even an ample choice of colour.
Skewbald and palomino
The 3-yr-old skewbald Agakan van Erpekom Z (Aganix du Seigneur) is a real eye-catcher and he comes from the same damline as KrisKras DV, which Bart Bles will start this week in the European Championships in Riesenbeck. Or you can steal the show with Macchiato (Ice Cream HDH), a 4-yr-old palomino with talent for the showjumping sport or as a hunter. His dam Anastasia (1.60m Grand Prix level) already produced two international showjumping horses at 1.55m and 1.35m level.
Other interesting onces are, for example, the 4-yr-old Macardento DMH (Cardento VDL) out of the 1.60m Grand Prix mare Audi’s Cierania Z on which Vincent Voorn was so successful, the 3-yr-old Nickname (Zirocco Blue VDL) out of a 1.45m level mare and the 5-yr-old La Belle D (Caretino Gold), half-sister to two 1.50m level horses.
“There are a couple of very good ones”, says Mario Everse. “Several 4- and 5-yr-olds are still very green, but we still had them jump a line of fences under the rider, so that people can assess their rideability and see how they jump under saddle. I believe that this is a good way to assess such horses and that is important. ‘What you see is what you get’, we always say. We auction horses that are not yet trained or are presented in a natural manner. They always turn out well for the buyer!”