Two years ago a major shock wave went through the dressage world, when the 2003 World Young Horse and Bundeschampion Poetin sold for 2.5 million euro at the PSI Auction in Germany. Never before was such an amount of money paid for a young dressage horse. The new owners of Poetin were Peter and Patty van der Zwan, a Dutch couple from The Netherlands who were quite unknown in the dressage world and managed a small breeding stable called De Keizershoeve in Holland.
Two years later, De Keizershoeve Inc. has gone bankrupt and all the horses at the yard have been confiscated. The Dutch taxation company Cees Lubbers will be conducting an executorial auction of these fantastic horses on September 1, 2005, in Nijkerk, The Netherlands.
The auction collection includes the KWPN licensed stallion Troy, the PSI auction horse Livin Easy, the Regional breed Show champion Unanda, the first E.T. foal out of Poetin, and hopefully Poetin herself.
The Brandenburg mare Poetin has been reported stolen with the Dutch federal police. She literally has been kidnapped and put in hiding so that the horse will not be sold over the auction. If the police finds Poetin before September 1, she will be auctioned by Cees Lubbers.
Thursday September 1, 2005
At: Landgoed Balkenschoten
Nijkerk, The Netherlands
09.00h: Buyers' Registration
10.30h: In Hand presentation of the horses
14.00h: Start Auction