As another Auction draws to a close it also feels like another step forward on the journey for The Billy Stud. With every Auction we strive to improve and learn as much as possible so that we can keep innovating and moving forward for the future.
For this Autumn Auction we saw a top bid of £96,000 for the 5yo mare Billy Off-Piste (Billy Du Montios x Winnigmood) who was sold to the Keysoe International team. Huge congratulations to them on their purchase which is made even more special by the fact that they already own the mother Billy Geilo, we can’t wait to see this Mother/Daughter reunion. The average price for the 5YOs was £40,000 and the 4YOs hit £29,000 with overseas buyers for as far as Italy and China.
There were a number of returning customers last night such as the 5yo Billy Be Classical was sold to Chuffy Clarke Equestrian who already has the likes of Billy Pollard and Billy Majorette. Full 4yo sister Billy Be Magical went to long-time owner and close friend of the Funnell’s Lizzie Bunn, we look forward to watching her jump around the main arena at Hickstead one day. Another repeat customer with a familiar name to many, Ireland’s Shane Breen who purchased the 4yo Billy Mombasa by Billy Mexico.
We are so thankful for our fantastically hard working team that makes these nights possible, and we are so grateful to the wonderful horses we have to put in all of our Auctions, we love watching their journey with us and then in their new homes.