Record breaking trade sees an unbelievable Clearance rate of 91% and increases all round
The 2014 Elite December Auction at Addington recorded a turnover of £647,000 for 53 horses sold, with increases in average prices and an unbelievable Clearance Rate of 91%.
Brightwells decision to live stream the presentation of the Dressage Auction Horses with Michael Klimke on the Thursday evening prior to the sale proved very popular and enhanced our ability to reach many new clients. New clients were actively bidding from USA, Switzerland, Ireland and The Netherlands as well as many new and existing clients from the United Kingdom.
The demand for high quality dressage horses was evident and Germany had the honour of selling the top five priced horses, with the magnificent 4 year old chestnut gelding Bonfire Heart, a son of Bonifatius, selling for £47,000 (59,220 euros). The second highest price came from a stunning 4 year old Oldenburg Licensed son of Blue Hors Romanov, called Blue Hors Rudisha. He sold for £45,000 (56,700 euro) and his dam is a full sister to Don Schufro.
Livingstone a unique 4 year old coloured stallion, by the three times Bundeschampionate – Lissaro van Helle out of a Fidermark mare, sold for £38,000 (47,880 euro) and Convince Me, a stunning daughter of Conteur out of a State Premium mare by Wolkentanz, sold for £33,000 (41,580 euros).
Demand stayed strong throughout the evening and the sale was well supported by the Show Jumping fraternity, with 28 of the 30 two and three year old show jumpers finding new homes. The two top prices once again came from horses selected in Germany. G Star a beautiful grey 3 year old stallion, by Up To Date out of an Indoctro mare, sold to the USA for £20,000 (25,200 euro) and another grey 3 year old called Cool Boy by Coco Jambo sold for £18,000 (22,680 euros).
Richard Botterill of Brightwells stated “We are delighted with the trade, which was strong throughout all levels of the market and overall the group of horses selected this year were of a very good standard. We would like to thank all our vendors for their continued support and to our buyers both new and old for their trust in these sales, which are building a worldwide reputation as a place to buy quality young horses for future sport”
|Top Ten Prices||Sterling||Euro (1.26)|
|Bonfire Heart 2010 gelding by Bonifatius||47,000||59,220|
|Blue Hors Rudisha 2010 stallion by Romanov||45,000||56,700|
|Livingston 2010 stallion by Lissaro VD Helle||38,000||47,880|
|Convince Me 2011 mare by Conteur||33,000||41,580|
|G Star 2011 stallion by Up To Date||20,000||25,200|
|Romanovs Crack 2010 gelding by Romanov||20,000||25,200|
|George Clooney 2011 stallion by Lancet||19,550||25,200|
|Cool Boy 2011 gelding by Coco Jambo||18,000||22,680|
|Carpe Diem 2010 gelding by Contendro I||16,000||20,160|
|Cacharel 2011 mare by Cachas||15,500||19,530|