Record breaking trade sees an unbelievable Clearance rate of 91% and increases all round


Addington Elite December Auction

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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”

  Offered Sold Turnover Average Euro (1.26)
Show Jumper 30 28 292,500 10,446 13,161
Dressage Ridden 19 17 291,700 17,158 21,619
Dressage 2yolds 3 2 16,000 8,000 10,080
Eventers 5 5 42,700 8,540 10,760
Broodmare 1 1 5,000 5,000 6,300
  58 53 647,900 12,224  


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