The first edition of the Borculo JST Foal Auction turned out to be a success. Five foals were auctioned and they achieved a fantastic average of € 16,000. The most expensive foal was Dubai Z. This appealing colt by Diamant de Semilly out of the interestingly bred dam Dylandra (s. Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve) was hammered at an amount of 20,000 euros. Dubai Z came in the hands of Alex Postma and his daughter Cynthia Overmaat-Postma and will stay in the Netherlands.
Tension could be felt on the Friday evening of CSI3* Jumping Schröder Tubbergen, where one wondered if this new auction concept would work and for what amounts the top foals would change ownership at this first Netherlands foal auction of the year. It soon became clear that the buyers appreciated the quality of the collection. The bidding process went smoothly and prices varied from € 13,000 to € 20,000. Next to Dubai Z two others foals will stay in the Netherlands. This applies also to the second most expensive foal, Noah W (s. Quabri de l’Isle). Marc Houtzager and Sterrehof Stud had at € 18,000 the last bid for the niece of their number one Sterrehof’s Calimero.
The other two foals have Italy and the US as their new destination. The latter goes for the colt Night Manager (s. Comme Il Faut), who was sold for €16.000,-. The BWG Stables from the Schröder brothers acted as intermediary here.
One foal from the collection was missing in Tubbergen. This Connor de la Vie (s. Cumano) will appear at the end of August during the main auction of the Elite Foal Auction Borculo at Paardensportcentrum Lichtenvoorde in Vragender. Last year the jumping foals realised a record average of € 15,259 there. The first edition of the Borculo JST Foal Auction already broke this record.
We also had an eye for charity at the Borculo JST Foal Auction. A beautiful bronze horse sculpture offered by Gallery Erna Visser in Ootmarsum was auctioned for € 4,000 and this amount will be donated to the Manegefonds ‘t Roessing Foundation. At Manege het Roessingh in Enschede people with a physical or mental impairment are able to ride. Young Isa Verbeten is one of the riders who enjoys riding at Manege het Roessingh. She attended the auction together with her parents and received the cheque.
Picture (from right to left): Wim Schröder/Jumping Schröder Tubbergen, Cynthia Overmaat-Postma/new owner Dubai Z, Jan Markink/president Elite Foal Auction Borculo, dam Dylandra with Dubai Z and breeder Marcel Borger with daughter.