Online Auction 2017
Our 2017 online Auction was held over three days from 23rd October to 25th October to showcase a selection of our best 3, 4, 5 and 6 year old horses;
Eleven 3 year olds, eleven 4 year olds, three 5 year olds and two six year olds.
The bidding opened on Monday the 16th of October with the auctions closing for the horses on consecutive days from Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th of October.
All bidders were able to view 5 stage vettings and full x-rays of each horse online. Updated photos and videos of the horses were posted on our website and through social media throughout October in the lead up to the auction. The idea behind this was so that potential buyers were able to see as much of the horses as possible before they placed their bids.
The auction horses included breeding from; Billy Congo, Billy Mexico, Cevin Z, Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve along with Cover Hill, Animo, Kannan & Vechta which attracted many top names from the equine world wanting to buy British bred horses with several being won by successful producers, yards and riders.
We opened up our base at Jordans farm in Surrey to the public on Sunday 22nd & Monday 23rd of October so that they could view the horses in person.
Luckily the weather was on our side and we had two great viewing days with around 300 people attending. Each horse was presented individually – the 3 year olds being loose jumped in our indoor arena and the 4,5 & 6 year olds shown under saddle on the flat and around a course of jumps in our outdoor arena.
The auction proved extremely successful with a huge amount of interest from viewers in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Norway, France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Canada & the US. All horses were sold for good money to fantastic show jumping and eventing homes across the UK, Ireland and the US.
Highest priced 3 year old: £56,000
Highest priced 4 year old: £24,000
Highest priced 5 year old: £60,000
We would like to thank everyone that helped put the action together and more importantly to everyone who showed an interest in our horses and those bidding online.
Please see full list of all horses included in the auction below, we look forward to seeing these horses progress in their future careers;
ALL FOUR-YEAR-OLDS HAVE BEEN RIDDEN AND JUMPING A SMALL COURSE OF FENCES UNDER SADDLE
“For ability and bloodlines Billy Congo more than compares with any other stallion standing today, he is an exciting prospect for the future and I will be using him on my mares.”
“Billy Congo is an exceptional young horse about to break into the top of the sport. He also has the bloodlines to match and that is why he will be my choice of stallion.”
“Having already bred a World Cup Finalist in Flexible, I see huge potential in Billy Congo having seen him compete at several international shows. The fact that I have selected him to use on my mares speaks for itself.”
“Billy Congo is one of the most exciting young stallions I have seen. His bloodlines and the ability he is showing in the international arena makes him an ideal choice for my mares.”