Saturday, March 25, 2023
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Viva España – Top priced foal sold to Spain

Versaille by Vitalis/Don Romantic. Photo: Hannoveraner Verband.

Verden. After an exciting bid up, the Vitalis son Versaille was sold to Spain for 40,500 Euros. Thus he was the top price of the 3rd edition of the Verden Foal Spring. The result is impressive. An average of 11,100 Euros was paid for the 25 representatives of the 2021 vintage.

Regular customers from Spain and Denmark fought it out for the coveted top foal Versaille by Vitalis/Don Romantic (breeder and exhibitor: Gerda Stein, Großheide). After 45 bids, the final price was 40,500 Euros. This little dark chestnut is already the second offspring of Hann.Pr.St. Delilah, who found a new owner in Verden at a top price. His full sister Vanellope was sold almost exactly three years ago for 62,000 Euros. The stallion breeder from Denmark still found what he was looking for in the high-quality collection and achieved the second son of Vitalis, Vis A Vis (breeder and exhibitor: Sabine and Jan Feuerbach, Dornum). As the last offer of the evening, the chestnut was sold for 28,000 Euros.

The best paid foal with a jumping pedigree was Coeur de Cornet by Cornet Obolensky/Tlaloc la Silla (breeder and exhibitor: Pferdezucht Dr. Rowold, Haselünne). The bay was worth 12,500 Euros to a breeder from Lower Saxony. Only a few days before, her full brother, the former Verden auction horse Cornet XL, qualified for the Bundeschampionat for five-year-old show jumpers.

Apart from Versaille, twelve of the 25 foals will leave Germany. The average price of 11,100 Euros is the highest of the three completed auctions of the Verden Foal Spring so far. 

The Verden Foal Spring continues in a two-week rhythm. The next online foal auctions with approx. 20 foals each are: 31 May to 3 June, 14 to 17 June and 28 June to 1 July.