Oldenburg Girls for the World (press release)
At the 88th Oldenburg Elite Auction two top mares were knocked down for premium prices. The brilliant dressage mare Karabella and the jumping mare and Champion of Rastede La Marron will start their journey to the Mediterranean.
Future star Karabella by Zack - Sunny-Boy - Donnerhall was the most expensive horse with a price of 185,000 Euro and will change into the dressage stable Dos Lunas Dressage Sotogrande in Spain. This beautiful four-year-old mare will move in the box next to WC bronze medal winner and auction star Sir Olli OLD. This beauty queen was bred and exhibited by Johann Kiep from Surwold, Germany.
The second most expensive horse at the Oldenburg Horse Center Vechta was jumper star La Marron by Christian - Landor S - Argentinus. The Champion Mare of the Elite Broodmare Show in Rastede, bred by Elke & Franz Josef Herff from Herzogenrath, Germany, and exhibited by Helmut Osterkamp from Lindern, Germany, was sold for 141,000 Euro to a jumping stable in Italy.
The hammer fell at 82,000 Euro for the Champion Stallion of the Oldenburg Saddle Licensing Zac Efron by Zack - Don Larino - Duntroon. The noble Champion Stallion bred by Hermann Schildt from Ovelgönne, Germany, and exhibited by Blue Hors Aps from Denmark was sold to a world class dressage stable in Austria.
Oldenburg is not only international in the pedigrees of the horses, but also the breeders, exhibitors and buyers are from all over the world. Foreign customers showed great interest in quality horses from Oldenburg. More than half of the collection was sold to international Oldenburg friends. Customers from the USA (7), Sweden (4), Austria (3), Switzerland (3), South Korea (3), Italy (2), Serbia (1) as well as Spain (1) will be taking home talented Oldenburgs to ride in the future.
The total sales reached 1,922,000 Euro. The average price of the horses ranged around 44,000 Euros. Licensed stallions cost around 62,000 Euros on average.