Sport horse sales 2012

The auction was amazing!!!

Holger Hetzel’s eighth auction at his equestrian centre in Goch attracted some of the big names in international show jumping - not just as spectators but also as bidders. When the auction ended at around midnight, 24 top quality horses had been sold for a total of EUR 2,863,000. The highest bid of the night of EUR 330,000 bought this year’s Bundeschampion Captain Sparrow.

 

Auctioneer Volker Raulf brought down his uncle’s surgical hammer on the wooden desktop for the 25th and last time at around midnight. It was the final sale in an impressive auction that has evolved into something of an annual family event - not for people who want to be seen, but for people who enjoy seeing each other every year. 24 first rate show jumping horses went under experienced auctioneer Volker Raulf’s hammer. It’s actually a medical implement that used to belong to Volker’s uncle.

 

He borrowed it one day and liked it so much that he never gave it back. He took bids from the auction attendees in the jam-packed indoor school on 24 excellent show jumping prospects which changed hands for a total of EUR 2,863,000. The average price was EUR 119,291. As expected, this year’s Bundeschampion Captain Sparrow sold for the highest price of all. The Equi Future Champions asset management company from Luxembourg paid EUR 330,000 for the brown Holstein gelding by Cormint I who turns six on 1 January 2013 and they also paid EUR 80,000 for Snickers (6) by Stakkato.

 

He borrowed it one day and liked it so much that he never gave it back. He took bids from the auction attendees in the jam-packed indoor school on 24 excellent show jumping prospects which changed hands for a total of EUR 2,863,000. The average price was EUR 119,291. As expected, this year’s Bundeschampion Captain Sparrow sold for the highest price of all. The Equi Future Champions asset management company from Luxembourg paid EUR 330,000 for the brown Holstein gelding by Cormint I who turns six on 1 January 2013 and they also paid EUR 80,000 for Snickers (6) by Stakkato.

 

It’s a tradition at this “rendezvous of old friends“ at Holger Hetzel’s place to support a good cause. Nations Cup rider, trainer and auction host Holger Hetzel (52) donated the auction proceeds for a foal with an impressive pedigree (Numero Uno x Waitaki) to the UNESCO Education for Children in Need Foundation. There was a small hiccup in the bids at EUR 12,000. But before portly former football manager Reiner Calmund, who’s also UNESCO representative, had time to get up and do his talk show routine, Ludger Beerbaum put up his hand, raising the bid of EUR 12,000 to EUR 15,000. Now the German four times Olympic gold medal winner and record-holding Nations Cup rider is the proud owner of a new foal. He and his friend, Norwegian championship rider Geir Gulliksen, also put in the highest bid for Dutch gelding Perfect Choice (5) by Numero Uno, whose impressive bloodline includes Libero H and Ramiro Z as grandsires. Ramiro also sired Beerbaum’s famous mare Ratina who is immortalised as a bronze statue outside Ludger’s home in Riesenbeck.

 

The Hetzel auction had many members of the equestrian high society in attendance. They included President of the German FN Breido Graf zu Rantzau, Olympic team silver medallist in Montreal in 1976 Sönke Sönksen, European Champion, German Champion and chef d‘equipe Lutz Gössing, Olympic bronze medal winner in eventing at the Munich Games in 1972 and current sponsor, national trainer for juniors and young riders Lars Meyer zu Bexten, stewards Liane and Hansi Wallmeier, Belgian ex-World Champion Jos Lansink, former Swiss medal winners Willi Melliger and Thomas Fuchs, who brought along his highly talented son and Junior European Champion Martin, Team European Champion in 2009 Clarissa Crotta, gold medal winner Steve Guerdat, US Olympic champion Chris Kappler and famous Emile Hendrix from the Netherlands. They all joined in the bidding. Chris Kappler bought chestnut Holstein gelding Copperfield (6) for EUR 75,000, Willi Melliger put in the winning bid for six year-old Dutch gelding Verdi`s Nabucco (EUR 85,000) and for the chestnut Hanoverian gelding Perfect Jumper (EUR 75,000).

 

Alfa Jordan, the four year-old stallion by Air Jordan, went to Russia for EUR 260,000. He’ll be trained and competed by Clarissa Crotta in future. Björn Nagel (Friedrichskoog) bought the Holstein gelding Graf Conrad (EUR 180,000), and Steve Guerdat kept his hand in the air until the hammer went down for grey Oldenburger Cedric (5). The London Olympics champion paid EUR 220,000 for the Catoki offspring, who also has Come On and Baloubet du Rouet blood running through his veins. Mario Stevens will be taking brown gelding Limited Edition (7) with him to Molbergen near Vechta after paying EUR 110,000 for him. Former German national trainer for juniors and young riders Dietmar Gugler bought chestnut Oldenburg-bred The Crown (7) by Balou du Rouet for EUR 200,000. He’s going to be ridden by one of Gugler’s riders, David Will (Pfungstadt). And auction organiser Hetzel also got to keep one of the horses at livery after the auction. The waste management company Lankes in Brüggen-Bracht paid EUR 180,000 for the Dutch-bred mare Everybody`s Darling (4), and they’ve decided to let her stay on in Goch.

 

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