Sport horse sales 2011
The seventh sport horse sales of Holger Hetzel was a great success. All 17 youngsters have found a new owner and were sold for the fantastic amount of 2 Million Euro in total. The average price was 117.000 €- this means it was the most successful auction till now, because last year the average price was 4.000€. The most expensive horse was the seven year old gelding “Mojito”, bought by Jürgen Stenfert (IRL) for 300.000€.
At 5.30 p.m. Carsten Soestmeier and Holger Hetzel presented the auction horses for the last time. The horses were ridden by rider of the stable and commented by the two horsemen. At 9 p.m. auctioneer Volker Raulf went to his auction-desk and opened this year's event.
In order to give potential buyers a little warmup, Holger Hetzel has made a special auction candidate again. And like last year a colt (Numero Uno x Waitaki) was sold for UNESCO- “Education for Children in Need”. The colt was auctioned for an exceptional amount of 14.000€, so Dr. hrs. Ute-Henriette Ohoven was very happy when she received the cheque for the foundation.
In her acceptance speech she said, the money was meant for needy children in Africa, "and this will also save lives”
A lot of famous persons from all over the world attend the auction personally, like Clarissa Crotta, Markus Fuchs, Willi Melliger (SUI), Denis Lynch (IRL) and Mario Stevens.
Two more vicitours have been very successful at this evening- the sponsors of Janne-Frederike Meyer (Gold-medal winner during the WEG 2010 with the team and team European Champion 2011) bought the horses Ready to win and Tinka’s Queen and Chris Kappler (USA, Winner at Olympic Games), got the horse Peter Lustig.
Three horses were bought by people from the Switzerland, two Luxembourg, two Russia and one Turkey.