Eleven lots at Global Dressage Auction were auctioned last night. The auction organisation’s new initiative of a guarantee scheme for non-transferred embryos proved to be a hit. As did the pregnant broodmares. The price highlight of the first auction of the year was the charming pregnant grey mare New Daula of Stoeterij Renken. She was sold for 17,500 euros.
Koos Poppelaars: “We have been looking for a way to make it more attractive to invest in an unplaced embryo. We have lowered the buyers risk to a minimum and now we have noticed that the prices of these embryos are considerably higher than in the first auctions. So this extra service is definitely paying off.”
The most expensive non-transferred embryo was the embryo of Dante Weltino out of the full sister of Vamos Amigos. For 14,000 euros, an American new customer bought this embryo. “Almost all the lots were sold to new bidders this time. Also previous customers bid along, but were outbid each time. It is good to see that we manage to reach new people every time. There is a real demand for better dressage genes”, explains Koos Poppelaars.
The mare New Daula (by Painted Black), in foal to Toto Jr., proved to be of interest to many people. In the end, a German buyer turned out to have the highest bid. For 17,500 euros, she goes to our eastern neighbours. “There was a lot of interest from abroad this auction. We welcomed bidders from Belgium, Germany, America, Canada, Poland, England, Sweden, France and even Colombia.” Two-thirds of the lots will cross the Dutch border.
The next auction is already scheduled. A collection of dressage foals will be auctioned from 20 to 23 July. Registration is already possible via the website. The photo and video day will take place on Saturday 1 July. For more information about the auction, please contact Koos Poppelaars: 00316 52 46 64 47