Big names from the equestrian world went to the Flanders Foal Auction at the Sentower Park Thursday night to invest in a jumping foal from the best bloodlines of Europe. With 49,000 euro as top prize for the magnificent, very light footed galloping Quelle Dame Schuttershof (Cornet Obolensky) and an average price of 16.453 euros, the foal auction in Opglabbeek was exceptionally successful.
The selection committee consisting of Luk Van Puymbroeck, Koen Terryn and Gerald Lenaerts gathered a high-quality collection of foals and two embryos. There was satisfaction after sales despite the auctions slow start and the three foals that were not awarded by the breeders.
To organise the Flanders Foal Auction in the same weekend as the FEI World Championship Young Show Jumpers at domain Zangersheide proved to be a strong move, because most of the buying public came straight back from Lanaken to the beautiful VIP terrace. Many foals have been sold to top stables and will have every opportunity to realize the expectations of their exceptional pedigrees in the future.
Prior to the auction Quelle Dame Schuttershof was very popular. As a result the quality filly by top sire Cornet Obolensky x Dobel's Cento out of the half-sister of Kashmir Van Schuttershof went for 49,000 euros to the Muney Sunk Stables, USA.
Half-sister Quinci Qualty, a beautiful daughter of Cornet Obolensky x Crawford, was bought by the Irish couple Robert and Antoinette Bryan of the Lisbigney Stud Farm for 31,000 euros. They also invested 20,000 euros in Quasi Dolce Z (Quasimodo van de Molendreef x Caretano Z) out of the damline Hardrock Z and 11,000 euros in Casilo-K Cats Heyer Z (Cascadello I x Cassini) who is closely related to VDL Groep Cannelina.
The Russian rider Maria Madenova also captured future talent. For 28,000 euros she bought the young Get it Easy DK (Vigo d'Arsouilles x For Pleasure), the full brother of Go Easy de Muze who won the Dutch championships with rider Frank Schuttert. For 20,000 euros she purchased Quinta van de Rollebeek (Clinton x Heartbreaker).
Qerly van Schuttershof (Kashmir Schuttershof x Darco), granddaughter of Querly Chin, went to a German investor for 25,000 euros. The Belgian Paul van den Bosch paid 25,000 euros for Quickly van 't Zorgvliet (Flipper d'Elle x Skippy II), a nephew of Joy van 't Zorgvliet. For 23,000 euros Carrera VDL's half brother Quickly du Rouet (Quickly de Kreisker x Baloubet du Rouet) leaves to a British stables.
The Holsteiner breeder Manfred Von Allwörden had his eye on the grandson of Pialotta, Grand Prix DK (Vigo d'Arsouilles x Diamant de Semilly) and bought him for 18,000 euros. Trader Tall Millstein bought King Quality Z (Kannan x Clinton) for 17,000 euros and Clarissa Crotta invested in Qaboom van de Bucxtale (Kannan x Skippy II) for 10,500 euros.
With 25,000 euros each the two embryo’s by Apardi x Quintero and a full sibling of Aachen winner LB Convall (v. Colman) were also popular.