DEN HOUT – Tonight the sixth Van Olst Sales took place at the accommodation of Gertjan and Anne van Olst. There were 30 horses, most of them recently broken in, under the hammer that raised an average of €34,000.
The auction offered a strong collection. The prices prove that people were also willing to pay for this quality. No fewer than eight horses were sold above €40,000. The horse that received the most bids was the black Loverdale W (Glamourdale x UB40). This full brother of the NRPS-approved stallion Gladiator is leaving for € 210,000 to a dressage stable in the Czech Republic. Gertjan about the auction topper: “It is an exceptional amount for a three-year-old. But it is also an exceptional horse. We are therefore very happy that our regular customers have been able to buy it. In general, we can say that the good quality was well paid.”
The wild card that joined the collection two weeks before the auction, turned out to be a good move. The stallion of Fürst Romancier named Fürst Romantico, who has already been competing at Intermediair I level, is also leaving for the Czech Republic for € 145,000.
There was lots of interest for the George Clooney son Legolas T prior to the auction. A large number of bidders raised the price to € 52,500. A large number of young horses such as Lucky Star (Everdale x Sonique – € 34,000), Laptop (George Clooney x Lord Leatherdale – € 42,500), and Jaguar (Lord Leatherdale x Negro – € 42,500) exchanged owner for great prices.
The first auction piece, a cover of world champion Glamourdale, was auctioned for charity. Bidders in the crowded grandstands and VIP area raised a nice €1,700 for the Brooke Hospital for Animals Netherlands foundation.
A number of the horses auctioned tonight will give an appearance this Sunday during the annual stallion show. It starts at 3 P.M. and admission is free.
Photos & text: Newmore