British sports horse sale sees top dressage prospect sell for £85,000
A top price of £85,000 was realised at the fourth Equilibra dressage auction held at the Towerlands EC in Essex.
High-Fashion, a three-year-old black stallion produced by international dressage riders and trainers Michel and Mette Lubker Assouline, opened at £30,000 and attracted fast bidding before being finally knocked down to Sarah Pidley from Windsor.
High Fashion created a new record price at a British auction for a non-Thoroughbred horse.
The previous record was last year’s Equilibra sale price of £39,000 – the four year old Remember Me, also produced by the same yard.
High-Fashion is by the up-and-coming Trakehner sire Hohenstein, a son of the renowned sire Caprimond by a Hanoverian state premium mare by the top dressage sire Weltmeyer.
The horse will now go into training with David Hunt in preparation for next year’s Equilibra Challenge.
David, who also trained last year’s top price horse Remember Me, said: “We have been abroad looking for a horse of this calibre for a while and we came to the sale specifically to buy him – he is something special.”
Forty-five lots came under the hammer of Brightwells, the auctioneers from Herefordshire, and the majority of horses were sold with three fetching £20,000.
The top price foal Revelation made £6,100, a colt by Rotspon, a state stud stallion at Verden who is a son of the grand prix sire Rubenstein.
Equilibra Sale Returns
Celano Star (G. Celano – Quick Star Sandro) 14,000
Dalenes Shipping (G. Lordship – Corlando Flamingo) 5,700 (not sold)
Day Dream (F. Drossan – LuckyBoy Ulex) 4,000
Feranti (G. Federball – Werbefunk Windesj) 5,200 (not sold)
Fellini (S. Fats – Allegro Derslaw) 9,000
Half Moon Don Perignon(G. Don Primero – Westwall Trapper) 20,000
Heublume (F. Heuiger – Furiosos Sohn Mars) 12,500
High Fashion (S. Hohenstein – Weltmeyer – Lugano I) 85,000
Orlando (Wolfgang – Zonneglans Luctor) 5,000 Not Sold
Moonlight (F. Vincent – Sultan Vesins) 23,000 Not Sold
Otwin (G. Havel – Weratostenes ) 10,000
Parachute (G. Pascal – Marbod – Lugano I) 6,000
Patriesstana (F. Kastello – Hugo Belmondo) 5,000
Pegasus (F. Kennedy – Sultan Doruto) 9,200
Pegasus MK (G. Elcaro – L.Ronald Courville) 10,000
Pelithius (G. Hamlet – Joost Abgar) 8,000
Perrings Vita Nova (G. Flemmingh – Lector Roemer) 6,000
Piaeta ( F. Pascal – Gandolpho Magnum) 7,500
Picobello ( Ferro – Sit This One Out) 10,000
Piroutte (F. My Jemen – Candy Suprise ) 8,000
Priska ( Ferro – Vanitas – Lucky Boy) 9,800
Pyma (Balzflug – Samber Souvenir) 5,000 Not Sold
Redpath Maid Marion ( The Outlaw ¨ Gandolpho) 8,500 Not Sold
Rhum (Regazzoni – Fein Brand Lotse) 20,000
Rico II (Rubin Star N ¨ Grafenberg) 8,000
Sansibar (Sandrissimo – Calypso IV) 7,500 Not Sold
Thor III (Zep – Strawinsky Kasper) 10,000 Not Sold
Woodlander Galliano (Grand Cru Glockenklang) Not Forward
Woodlander Italia (Woodlander Igor Onyx) 9,000
Woodlander Rio Negro (Regazzoni – Amani Gutenberg) 20,000
Yearlings Purdy (F. Pascal – Wembley Eisenhertz) 4,500
un named (F. Biotop Cocktail) 4,500 Not Soldun named (C. Flemmingh – Beaujolais Nimmerdor) Not Forward
un named (C. Wellington – Flemmingh ¨ Ariban) 3,600
Dittori (C. Di Magio – Aleksander Islaender) 4,000
Faust (C. Fats – Pik Trumpf Marino) 3,000
Redpath Georgina (F. Giorgione – Grachus Senegal) 2,800 Not Sold Renkum Rasputin (C. Renkum Valentino – Renkum Liath) 3,500
Revelation (C. Rotspon – World Cup I – Golfstrom II) 6,100
Rivale (C. Rotspon – Einstand – Argentan I) 1,800 Not Sold
Salome (F. Saskan N – Heuriger – Furiosos Sohn) 2,000
Telstar (C. Freestyle – Candyboy Pericles) 3,600 Not Sold
Tessa (F. Negro – Gracio – Sit This One Out) 2,000
Toyboy III (C. Metal – Recruut – Ufarno ) 6,000
Todays My Luck Day (C. Welt Hit II- Pion Thijs) Not Forward
Trenawin Lucca (C. Lenard – Atlantus Landgraf) Not Forward
Trenawin Monterey (C. Monte Carlo – Lenard Landgraf) 2,500
Tresor (F. Negro – Sit This One Out Formateur) 1,800 Not Sold Tumanga (F. Wellington – Enrico Beltrum) 5,000