£45,000 Top Price as demand grows for Quality Horses


Elite August 2014 Sale

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£45,000 Top Price as demand grows for Quality Horses

Brightwells 2014 Elite August Sale once again recorded impressive increases in turnover, average prices and a very healthy 75% Clearance Rate.

A stunning three year old stallion son of Fidertanz, aptly named Final Highlight, became the top priced horse of the evening selling for £45,000 after spirited bidding from a number of clients. In essence he was a high quality horse, with wonderful movement combined with an exceptional temperament and rideability.

The second highest priced dressage horse was a 3 year old gelding called Bellucio, a son of Blickpunkt out of a State Premium Coriando mare, who sold for £25,000, and this was followed by a price of £22,500 for another 3 year old gelding called Furst Crusador by Furst Nymphenburg out of a Lauries Crusador xx mare.

All but one of the dressage horses were selected in Germany and purchasers included new clients from Dubai.

Holland stole the show with this year’s show jumpers achieving the top two prices, with both horses coming from Maarten Kampuis. Maarten had also celebrated earlier in the day, with an auction horse he sold last year becoming the Champion 4 year old at The British Young Horse Show Jumping Championships staged alongside the sale.

The top price of £36,000 was for an amazing son of the Grand Prix show jumper Lansdowne, the three year old gelding named Gezellig was out of a Tjungske mare and seemed to be on everyone’s list. The second highest price was for another grey and this time a 3 year old mare by Bugatti VDL out of a Numero Uno mare named Geoniki, who after a long bidding battle was secured for new clients from Canada for £35,500.

The third top price for a show jumper was £24,500, which was offered by Mathieu Beckman’s stables in Germany, Cassina Royal a beautiful and highly talented 3 year old daughter of Cassini I. Who also provided her lucky buyers with the fantastic opportunity of being covered by the world acclaimed Cornet Obolensky.

Auctioneer Richard Botterill commented “Once again we are delighted with these fantastic results which cannot be achieved without the consistent support from our vendors. It is to their credit that we continue to increase our client base of purchasers both nationally and World Wide and offer future high class horses.“

Average Prices Sterling Euro (1.25)
Dressage Horses 17,666 22,083
Show Jumpers 13,352 16,690
Foals 2,915 3,643


Top Prices Sterling Euro (1.25)
3 year old stallion by Fidertanz – Don Frederico – Lauries Crusador xx 45,000 56,250
3 year old gelding by Lansdowne – Tjungske – Pythagoras 36,000 45,000
3 year old mare by Bugatti VDL - Numero Uno – Ahorn 35,500 44,375
3 year old gelding by Blickpunkt – Coriando – Phantom 25,000 31,250
3 year old mare by Cassini I – Calippo – Cicero Cover by Cornet Obolensky 24,500 30,625
3 year old gelding by Furst Nymphenburg – Lauries Crusador xx – Gardeulan 22,500 28,125
4 year old gelding by Belissimo M – Mont Du Cantal – Absatz 18,000 22,500