The 52nd Spring Elite Auction for Oldenburg sport horses on April 1st was again an elite sale of talented youngster which will make headlines in the near future. Like last year the American Nancy Gooding from Plum Creek Hollow Farm, Colorado, USA, acquired the price highlight of the auction. For 300,000 Deutsch Marks she purchased the top quality show jumper Anchorman (Argentinus x Goldstern x Abraham). Gooding's first price highlight from Vechta, Weltissimo (Welt Hit II x Barsoi xx),is staying in Germany for the 100-day stallion test at Neustadt/Dosse later this year. Anchorman will reside in the country as well for further training.
Even though a jumper was able to set down a top high price, it were the dressage horses which sold the best. The parents of Ann Kathrin Ehlen, Peron's former rider, bought the gorgeous chestnut Rose la France (Rubinstein x Inschallah x Volturno xx) which descends from the same line as the 1988 Grand Champion of Devon, Via Mala. Ann Kathrin Ehlen paid 130,000 DM for the chestnut pearl. Olympic rider Isabell Werth received a new potential for the future. Her trainer Dr Uwe Schulten-Baumer Sr. acquired Andre Rieu (A Jungle Prince x Rubinstein; pictured right) for 90,000 DM. The PSI-Team consisting of Dr Ulf Moeller and Ulrich Kasselmann saw a nice future in James Dean, a Justinian x Donnerhall get, which they believed worthy 118,000 DM. The average price per horse at the 52nd elite auction was 57,543 DM.
Complete Auction Results' Report
Weltissimo, stepping stone in Vechta
Plum Creek Hollow Farm