Quality Always Sells Well!


Addington December Elite Sport Horse Sale Report

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Quality Always Sells Well!

The final Elite Sport Horse sale of this year took place at Addington Manor EC on Saturday 2nd December and produced the best average price to date, showing an increase of £4,300.

The freezing cold weather did not deter anyone and we were pleased to see lots of eager prospective purchasers arriving at Addington from Friday morning, with trial rides and viewings taking place throughout the day.
Isobel Wessels and her riders, Daniel Bremner and Lucy Cartwright joined us on Friday evening and provided a very informative demonstration, talking about producing young horses and buying at auction, a process she is familiar with. Isobel also kindly bought along Frederico, a 4-year-old gelding by Franziskus, who she purchased at Addington last year.

The presentation of the dressage sale horses was again hugely popular and the number of online viewers was fantastic, reaching nearly 1100 from all over Europe. Prospective buyers were able to see the dressage sale horses under saddle and make their selections prior to the sale the following night.

On the night of the auction the VIP dinner tables were sold out, with almost 400 people sitting ringside and many more taking to the grandstand seating, creating a great atmosphere in the sale arena. Along with the familiar faces there were many new, with more dressage, show jumpers and event riders joining us.

Jumping horses came out on top again! The highest price achieved was £37,000 for Lot 34 Chatoon S, a striking grey 3-year-old gelding by Christian, out of Sensation (who herself jumped at 1.30m level). Chatoon S showed unbelievable scope and technique, which caught the eye of an international Irish rider.

The second highest price of £33,000 was achieved for Kensington W, the 2-year-old colt by Zavall. Kensington W showed all the qualities a stallion should have, and we look forward to seeing him out on the jumping circuit in a couple of years’ time. He was secured by New Priory Stud, who also own Funnycan, the 7-year-old daughter of Zavall, who was sold at Addington and was produced by the same stables as Kensington W; Stal Kamphuis.

The highest price Dressage horse, selling for £24,000, was Lot 27 Dark Diamond, a 3-year-old gelding by Desiderio out of State Premium mare, Samera.

International interest has grown year on year at the Addington sales. Last Saturday night, the jumping horses had interest from Poland, France, Australia, America, Switzerland and Russia, with three of the horses finding new homes overseas.

Lot 6 Gracia, the 2-year-old gelding by Grey Top is making his way to America, Lot 29 JB Ursina, the 3-year-old stallion by Eldorado, will be joining his half-brother Calgary XI in Switzerland at the home of Sandrine Berger, and Lot 40 Supersonic who had multiple phone bidders is heading to Texas in America.

Brightwells are delighted with the December 2017 results. Of course, we could not achieve it without the support of Addington Manor and our loyal vendors and purchasers, huge thanks go to them.

Top 10 Lots Sterling Euro
Lot 34 Chatoon S – 3yo gelding by Christian  £37,000  42,199
Lot 19 Kensington W – 2yo stallion by Zavall £33,000 37,637
Lot 40 Supersonic – 2yo stallion by Cascadello £27,500 31,364
Lot 7 Jappeloup – 3yo gelding by El Salvador £27,000 30,794
Lot 30 Dennis – 2yo stallion by Diamant De Semilly £25,000 28,513
Lot 27 Dark Diamond – 3yo gelding by Desiderio £24,000  27,372
Lot 15 Scala Davina – 3yo mare by Scuderia £21,000 23,951
Lot 41 Jefferson Airplane – 3yo gelding by Triomphe £18,500 21,099
Lot 8 Lady Angeles – 3yo mare by Los Angeles  £17,500 19,959
Lot 29 JB – Ursina – 3yo stallion by Eldorado  £17,000 19,389