Sport horse sales 2007
A record bid of EUR 330,000 was made at the third sport horse sales by Russian Anna Guskova for Designed for You by Elmshort (now called Ginger and ridden very successfully by Lea Allen/USA). Four year old Cortina by Contender changed hands for EUR 155,000. It turned out to be a fortuitous purchase because Cortina is now called Chiara and one of the most successful horses in the world with her rider Ludger Beerbaum.
Another highlight of the 2007 auction was that the entire event was live streamed, with just a tiny time delay, on the internet. It was the first time that this kind of an event had ever been live streamed. Lagunas by Lancer III’s Italian buyer took advantage of the online bidding service. The average price paid for the 24 horses in the collection was EUR 81,000.
“This is a much better result than last year’s auction. And everyone loved the fact that it was live streamed on the internet. This event definitely has a very promising future,” said Holger, very satisfied with how the auction had gone.