Albuquerque, NM—Following in the tradition of the finest registries in Europe, Eurosport Auctions, Ltd. presents the Horses Unlimited Sport Horse Auction on Sunday, October 18, 2009. The event will offer almost 30 quality young prospects, current show competitors and breeding stock, the talents of which have been proven not only in the international dressage arena, but in jumping and equitation as well. These represent some of the finest Hanoverian, Oldenburg, RPSI, Holsteiner and Westfalen bloodlines available anywhere in the world, including those of Rohdiamant, Weltmeyer, Wolkenstein II, Sandro Hit, Pik L, Leonberg, Stakkato, Capitol and Quebec. This sale offers incomparable opportunities to acquire star quality and FEI competitive ability, without crossing the Atlantic.
The Horses Unlimited’s Sporthorse Auction has a history of sending clients home with the type of horses that go on to make news. Sirena, whose half-sister Athena Divina HU and dam Dusty are currently available, was the 2006 Young Jumper Championships winner on the West Coast. Novia Mia HU, by Noble Champion, has been High Point Horse in two out of three shows in which she has competed with scores through 73%. And Pikachu, by Pik L, has proven herself as a hunter champion. All were purchased at auctions in prior years. “We believe that we’re making dreams come true by providing such quality horses for purchase,” says Horses Unlimited CEO Anne Sparks.
This year, the offerings are equally spectacular. For example, Gitana HU, a gorgeous 2006 chestnut RPSI mare by Olympic dressage stallion Galant du Serein and full sister to the young, approved RSPI stallion, Galante HU, is for sale. Also available is Pikko de la Luna HU, full sister to Pikko del Cerro HU, who was recently crowned the 2009 USEF/Markel National Six Year Old Young Horse Dressage Champion; and their dam, Rohweena, currently in foal to Pik L, an 11-time winner at Dressage at Devon and a USDF Horse of the Year at Intermediaire I. Dusty, dam of the above-mentioned Young Jumper Champion Sirena, as well as the 2008 USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage Champion competitor, Noble Destiny HU, is also for sale, and she is in foal to Noble Champion, winner of 17 European Grand Prix. Dusty’s daughter by Argentinus, Athena Divina HU, is also offered n the sale. The sale of the jet black 2006 Westfalen gelding Semper Fi makes it possible to take home a grandson of the legendary Sandro Hit. There are also numerous colts and fillies by confirmed international Grand Prix RPSI stallion Leonberg, proven producer of Gold Premium award foals. Photos and lineage of each available horse is included on the auction website, www.nmsporthorseauction.com.
Eurosport Auctions has gone above and beyond to make purchasing a horse at the auction as convenient and comfortable as possible. Vet check reports and X-rays are available for every horse, and a veterinarian will be on site for consultation. Purchasing options are many. Bids will be accepted in person and by phone during the live auction. For the first time ever, on-line bidding will also be possible through the website. For qualified buyers, financing will be available and those spending $10,000 or more will be offered a $500 travel refund.
Horses Unlimited has grown into one of the most respected sport horse breeding and training facilities in North America. Their mission to produce modern sport horses with an emphasis on temperament, athletic ability and superior movement is constantly proving successful as Horses Unlimited-bred horses earn top honors such as USDF Horse of the Year and USDF All Breeds Horse of the Year awards, as well as win numerous classes at Dressage at Devon. In addition, horses sold by Horses Unlimited have won the Young Jumpers Championships. They stand a minimum of eight impressive, international stallions for breeding as well as regularly offering about 20 horses from weanlings to proven competitors for sale. “Our goal is to bring together the best bloodlines from a variety of disciplines,” says Sparks, “so that we can produce horses that excel in multiple arenas.”
As if acquiring a potential world-class horse weren’t reason enough, Albuquerque itself is a delightful autumn travel destination, easily reached via non-stop flights from dozens of North American cities. The stunning Horses Unlimited Rancho de los Sueños is a short ride from the airport. In addition to information about each horse, the online auction catalog (www.nmsporthorseauction.com) includes complete travel and financial information as well.
The event begins on Wednesday, October 14 with horse trials and inspections that continue through Friday, October 16. The sale preview takes place on Saturday, October 17 when young stock and broodmares will be presented from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and horses under saddle will be presented from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Sunday, October 18, gates will open at 11:00 a.m. and the auction will begin at 12:30 p.m.