Recipe For Success…


Addington Elite Sport Horse sale report

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Recipe For Success…

57 carefully selected Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing prospects, combined with a worldwide audience of prospective buyers, were the two ingredients which made the 2016 December Elite Auction at Addington Manor, another successful event at which to buy and sell.

Once again, the catalogue of selected entries attracted global interest to this premier event, with an ever-increasing participation from international buyers. Social media and live streaming both the presentations and auction on the Saturday evening, are clearly playing a big part in reaching overseas clients.

In the days leading up to the sale, a flurry of enquiries had been fielded from France, Holland, Germany and Ireland, with also further interest expressed from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.

Three horses found new homes over the water; Lot 14 I Am Special by Dannebrog – a 3-year-old dressage bred mare was sold to Ireland. Lot 19 Bounty Hunter – a 3-year-old gelding by Bugatti is on his way to Australia and Lot 30 Ivar SS – the talented 3-year-old stallion son of Cassini Gold is off to New Jersey in America.

Ibiza is hot property…
The combination of a faultless loose jumping display and a strong performance pedigree was enough to secure a top price of £31,000 for Lot 38 Ibiza at this year’s December 2016 Elite Auction at Addington.

Ibiza, a 3-year-old daughter of Cardento was consigned by Brink Stables in Holland and showed a glimpse of her future potential, when putting in eye-catching loose jumping performance’s in both the presentation, earlier in the day and during the auction itself.

After a hard fought battle in the auction the hammer eventually fell in favour to Melanie Davies of Worcestershire.

On the night, 5 horses exceeded the £20,000 barrier and the average price showed an uplift to £12,803 compared to the 2015 equivalent, demonstrating the ongoing upward curve in values for horses at these sales.

Top priced dressage horse was Lot 12 For You, a striking 3-year-old son of For Romance, who achieved £26,000 and has found a new home with Mrs Knight in East Sussex.

Brightwells would like to thank their vendors for their support and producing such quality young horses for the auction. Huge thanks also goes to our purchasers and we wish you every success!

We are already looking forward to next year’s auctions, and hope to see you all there!

Top Ten Prices; Sterling Euro
Ibiza 2013 Mare by Cardento 31,000 36,742
For You 2013 Gelding by For Romance 26,000 30,816
Idefix VD Crumelhaeve 2013 Gelding by Emir R 26,000 30,816
Giovanni BM 2011 Gelding by Apache 25,000 29,631
Ivar SS 2013 Stallion by Cassini Gold 21,500 25,479
Inouk 2013 Mare by Desperado 20,000 23,701
Boss Z 2013 Gelding by Bisquet Balou VD Mispelaere 19,500 23,109
Iomie 2013 Gelding by Zavall VDL 18,500 21,924
Indian Girl G 2013 Mare by Dantos 15,500 18,369
I Am Special 2013 Mare by Dannebrog 15,000 17,778