The 2013 revamped December Addington Sale attracted large crowds
Brightwells decision to take fewer horses and hold the December 2013 Sale on one evening instead of the two traditional days attracted a large and diversified crowd of dressage, show jumping and eventing clients.
Top price of the evening was the 2 year old stallion half-brother to Woodlander Farouche, Woodlander Freddie M was sold for £30,000, making it the highest price paid for a British Bred horse at Brightwells Addington Sales in the UK. He will stay with Woodlander Stud under new ownership, with the view of licensing him in Germany next year. Another high quality 2 year old stallion was First Class, a son of Furstenball out of a Weltmeyer mare. He was selected in Germany and after much interest was sold for £20,000 to a leading UK Stud, with the view of also licensing him next year.
The highest priced show jumper at £25,000 was the talented 3 year old mare Funnycan by Zavall VDL and was offered for sale by Maarten Kamphuis & AW sportpaarden from Holland, a regular vendor at these sales.
Following the success of last year’s event horses sold at this sale, with graduates taking Champion and Reserve at the Burghley Young Event Horse Championships, many new faces were in attendance, with buyers from China and Ireland attending for the first time. The top price was £13,500 for a beautiful 3 year old mare by Vivaldi, selected in Holland and from first time vendors the Van Der Vlist family who specialise in selling and producing Dutch Event horses.
Richard Botterill commented “We are delighted with this year’s sale. The clearance rate of 74% was exceptional and we will maintain the new format of less horses and selling on the one evening. It was pleasing to welcome new clients to the sale not only from the UK but from China, Poland and Ireland and we will endeavour to build on increasing international interest for 2014.
|Average Prices||Sterling||Euro (1.20)|
|Top Prices||Sterling||Euro (1.20)|
|2 year old stallion by For Compliment – Dimaggio – Caprimond||30,000||36,000|
|3 year old mare by Zavall VDL – Monaco – Amethist||25,000||30,000|
|2 year old stallion by Furstenball – Weltmeyer – Royal Dance||20,000||24,000|
|3 year old gelding by Stenograph – Escudo I – Singular Joter I||20,000||24,000|
|4 year old gelding by Furst Romancier – Ehrentusch – Laurioes Crusador||19,000||22,800|
|3 year old mare by Rascalino – Stedinger – De Niro||17,000||20,400|
|5 year old gelding by Tolan R – Eusebio – Sit This One Out xx||16,000||19,200|
|3 year old mare by Edward – Waikiki – Sherlock Holmes||15,000||18,000|