Saturday evening was the debut for Woodland's International Sales, in Koningshooikt, Belgium. The group around 2 Belgian Champions, Niels Bruynseels and Nick Vrins presented a collection of 21 horses, including 1 foal, 2 two-year olds, 6 three-year olds and 12 under saddle.
The highest price of the evening was given for Back-Up, a 5-year-old mare by Kashmir van't Schuttershof, now owned by Radovan Silo from Slovakia. But she was not the only horse to leave Belgium. Gamine (Cassini I) moves to Colombia for 55.000€ and so does Joyce van den Bisschop. England welcomes Detroit (Numero Uno) and Herciro (Cicero Z) shifts to South Africa at 60.000€.
The most expensive loose jumper was the Z-approved stallion Jaguar, who joins the Meynaerts family at 44. 000€, and so does the 5 year old Dior (Indoctro). The beautiful Estefania was sold at 44.000€ and Krismar Horsetrucks invested in 2 horses at Woodland's. The total price was 577.000€.
"Yes, the auction lives up to the expectations. We are very happy with these prices, knowing that it is not an easy market these days. The owners of the horses placed many of the horses with us in training over the last months, so we knew these horses very well. Knowing their strengths allowed us the stand behind their qualities by 100% and that give a lot of confidence and trust."
"It is remarkable to see that the riding horses got sold easier than the loose jumpers. That shows that our clients and the market is looking for a 'finished' product. But don't be mistaken, looking at the prices of the loose jumpers it is clear that we had great quality."
Stijn Van Campenhout
"An auction is a double organisation. On one side you have an event that hosts different zones and areas like catering, parkingfacilties etc. Those have to run very smooth and that's a tough task. But on the other side you have to keep the focus on the commercial aspect of the evening, you need to sell the horses. Luckily our team hosts different strengths and talents and we learned a lot from our showjumping event Winter Equestrian Nights."
Nick Van Turnhout
"It is great to see that the work and effort we invested pays of. It is a wonderful feeling of satisfaction, of succeeding. Confidently we look forward to 2013 for the next auction, but the preparations start already on Monday!"
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Source: Press release from Woodland's International Sales.
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