The Brightwells’ December Elite auction (1 December) attracted a top price of £34,000 this year, just short of the top price paid at last year’s December sale.
The top lot was De Pleasure (pictured), a smart three-year-old gelding by Diacontinus, an international showjumper by Diarado, an out of a For Pleasure mare. He will join young international eventer Eliza Stoddart at her Leicestershire base.
A second lot also exceeded the £30,000 mark, with the three-year-old Cornet Obolensky x Calvaro mare Princescornet VH Bildeken selling to the Stall Stenhaga in Sweden for £32,000. Stall Stenhaga also purchased the Dantos HBC mare Karlos for £14,000.
Third highest lot was Rubin Moon, a three-year-old gelding by Rocco Granata x Lancier, who was bought for £21,000 for another young international event rider, this time Harry Horgan.
The total figure from sales was £301,450. Twenty-two of the 43 horses offered were sold, with the average sale price of £13,711.
A host of top riders gathered for this year’s Go for Gold select event horse sale at Goresbridge
Big name buyers at the Irish elite young event horse sale included Caroline Powell, Oliver Townend and Michael Jung
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Brightwells’ December Elite Sale results
23, De Pleasure — 3yo gelding by Diacontinus x For Pleasure — £34,000
43, Princescornet VH Bildeken — 3yo mare by Cornet Obolensky x Calvaro — £32,000
1, Rubin Moon — 3yo gelding by Rocco Granata x Lancier — £21,000
50, Vitus — 3yo gelding by Viscount x Landrover — £17,500
29, Some Day DK Z — 3yo mare by Sisley De La Tour Vidal x Eldorado VD Zeshoek — £15,500
13, Daugaard’s Zee Merci — 3yo gelding by Blue Hors Zee Me Blue x Michellino — £15,000
37, Karla — 3yo mare by Dantos HBC x Veneur — £14,000
39, Karreralavsca Fortuna — 3yo mare by Carrera VDL x Kreator xx — £14,000
16, Pepito Z — 4yo gelding by Porter Junior Z x Julio Mariner xx — £12,500
46, Pele DH — 3yo gelding by Krezip DH x Caretino — £12,500
8, Kraziano — 3yo gelding by Graziano x Kojak — £12,000
25, Kamira FMA — 3yo mare by Tangelo VD Zuuthoeve x Solitair — £12,000
42, Hero — 2yo stallion by Harley x Canaletto — £11,500
51, Bella Vista — 4yo mare by Belconi x Fidermark — £11,500
38, Carrera Z — 3yo mare by Cicero Z Van Paemel x Diarado — £11,000
49, Piccanti VD Nethe — 3yo mare by Governor x His Highness — £10,650
10, Vedet DK Z — 3yo gelding by Vagabond De La Pomme x Carthago Z — £9,500
11, Quicky — 3yo mare by Quick Star x For Fashion — £8,000
20, Kyra B — 3yo mare by Cidane x Damiro — £8,000
17, Vision DK Z — 3yo mare by Vagabond De La Pomme x Quinten Van’t Merelsnest — £7,500
30, Don Carlos — 2yo stallion by De Flor 111 Z x Untouched — £6,000
48, Konnex LV — 3yo gelding by Connect x Painter’s Row — £6,000
Full report from the Brightwells’ December Elite auction will be published in 13 December issue of Horse & Hound magazine