Ann Kitchel Breeds the Top Priced Foal at the 2010 Oldenburg Summer Auction in Vechta, Germany!

Sunday, June 20, 2010
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The colt, Future Star, bred by Ann Kitchel of Huntington Farm in Vermont was astounding with very expressive and elastic gaits, and it is the international Grand Prix rider Ann Katrin Linsenhoff who will be taking him home after winning the bid for him at the Oldenburg Summer Mixed Sales Auction held on June 5th in Vechta, Germany. Ann was thrilled with how well this colt was received by the judges at the Gut Füchtel foal inspection/show held in the spring. Out of 34 foals from a very competitive area around Vechta, Germany her colt sired by Floriscount (Florencio x El.St. Arkona by Donnerhall) and out of VP Frieda (Dormello x St.Pr.St. Farnessa by Silvio) stole the hearts of the judges and the 300 people in attendance!

The judges were Jens Meyer, Hans H. Bruening, and Uwe Heckmann who is the Auction Director of the Oldenburg Verband. They were unanimous in deciding that the colt should be the champion of the inspection and be awarded the premium title. He was also selected to be sold at the June Summer Mixed Sales Auction as an Elite Foal, and was later given the auction name 'Future Star'.

Ann reports that this was Floriscount's first foal crop and "they were all super. One after the other...beautiful heads, necks and uphill movement." Foals sired by Statesman who Ann bred were also presented. She said the three foals by him were very nice, and she is "very proud to have bred such a spectacular stallion!"

Ann has been keeping a few mares in Germany at the Gut Fuechtel in Vechta for many years now, and is very thankful to Clemens von Merveldt and his team for their help with her mares and foals. For videos and more, please visit - News.