A New Zealand buyer has gone to nearly $80,000 to secure a young Oldenburg stallion prospect at the breed’s sale of elite foals in Vechta.
Born on March 27, the rising three-month-old dressage-bred foal Fynn the Great sold for €47,000 ($NZ77,700) at the 7th Oldenburger Special Edition Auction on Saturday. Bidding started at €6000.
Bred by Andreas Kamphaus in Lohne, Fynn the Great is by Bundeschampion Fynch Hatton, and out of Feel Free (by Florenz / Bordeaux).
The youngster is described as a “strong-moving stallion prospect”, and “a typical Fynch Hatton stallion”.
Feel Free is out of Raskya, who has produced three elite auction foals in Vechta: Florieux and Floribeaux, both by Florenz, as well as Viteaux by Vitalis. Raskya is a sister of the Intermediaire I-winning Salisbury Hill by Serano Gold with Catharina Brüser.
Chesterfield (Chacoon Blue / Cascadello I / Heraldik xx), bred by Günther Fielmann in Schierensee, topped the sale for jumping foals, fetching €23,500. He was bought by a German show jumping stable. Chesterfield’s dam Festel was the 2016 Champion Mare in Holstein and is sister to the 1.40m mare Viktoria by Cristo (Gerd Geyer) and Tim Price’s 4* eventer Vitali, by Contender.
In total, the 34 foals were sold at auction generating a total turnover of €573,500, with an average of €15,000, and 16 bought by buyers from several European countries as well as Colombia and the USA.
Blue Hope (Bordeaux / Sandro Hit / De Niro) topped the sale of riding horses, with buyers from Spain securing him for €41,000. Blue Hope was bred by Karin Rinnen in Duisburg, and ridden at the auction by Linda Erbe.
The sport horse average was more than €23,000, with 19 horses selling for a total of €447,750. Most remain in Germany, but five were bought by offshore buyers; two from Australia (Velvet Black, €25,000 and Da Carta €22,750), and one each from Spain, Switzerland, and the USA.
» Elite foal sale result (PDF)
» Riding horse sale result (PDF)