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Superman takes top honours

Carl Hester and Charlotte Hughes’s Superman took the honours, and the £5,000 first prize, in this year’s Korenbloem Dressage Challenge at Addington Manor. This is the second time that Carl has triumphed in this prestigious final for young horses.

The Genus Equine show jumping honours — and a £3,300 first prize — went to the Scottish-owned Solitaire, partnered by Irish rider Roger McCrae.

Dressage horses were popular at Brightwells sale the following day, with the top lot being the three-year-old Floresdtan stallion, Fellini, who made £32,500. The three-year-old dark bay gelding, Dynastie, by Don Schufro, made the second highest price of £26,000.

Prices for showjumpers were lower with the top lot, a four-year-old German-bred mare, Gone With The Wind, sold for £11,500. The second highest price jumper was a three-year-old chestnut gelding by Hors La Loi II, Twister, who made £10,500.

Of the 51 horses catalogued, 46 were offered for sale with 27 being successfully sold. The average price at the sale was £11,344, considerably lower than in previous years, with the some show jumping buyers in particular returning home with some reasonably-priced horses.

Top prices

  • Fellini (dressage) £32,500
  • Dynastie (dressage) £26,000
  • Korenbloem Starburst (dressage) £25,000
  • Active Schwarzenegger (dressage) £20,000
  • Thunderbird (dressage) £20,000
  • Bakkely Colas (dressage) £12,000
  • Royal Otto (dressage) £11,500
  • Gone With The Wind (show jumping) £11,000
  • For the complete report on the Korenbloem Dressage Challenge, Genus Equine Challenge and the auction see the 4 December issue of Horse & Hound.
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