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Recipe For Success!

Friday, 09 December 2016
Advertisement by Brightwells Elite December Auction 2016

Lot 30 Lot 30 Ivar SS – the talented 3-year-old stallion son of Cassini Gold is off to New Jersey in America.

A worldwide audience

57 carefully selected Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing prospects, combined with a worldwide audience of prospective buyers, were the two ingredients which made the 2016 December Elite Auction at Addington Manor, another successful event at which to buy and sell.

Once again, the catalogue of selected entries attracted global interest to this premier event, with an ever-increasing participation from international buyers. Social media and live streaming both the presentations and auction on the Saturday evening, are clearly playing a big part in reaching overseas clients.

In the days leading up to the sale, a flurry of enquiries had been fielded from France, Holland, Germany and Ireland, with also further interest expressed from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.


Ibiza is hot property

Three horses found new homes over the water; Lot 14 I Am Special by Dannebrog – a 3-year-old dressage bred mare was sold to Ireland. Lot 19 Bounty Hunter – a 3-year-old gelding by Bugatti is on his way to Australia and Lot 30 Ivar SS – the talented 3-year-old stallion son of Cassini Gold is off to New Jersey in America.

The combination of a faultless loose jumping display and a strong performance pedigree was enough to secure a top price of £31,000 for Lot 38 Ibiza at this year’s December 2016 Elite Auction at Addington.

Ibiza, a 3-year-old daughter of Cardento was consigned by Brink Stables in Holland and showed a glimpse of her future potential, when putting in eye-catching loose jumping performance’s in both the presentation, earlier in the day and during the auction itself.

After a hard fought battle in the auction the hammer eventually fell in favour to Melanie Davies of Worcestershire.


An ongoing upward curve

On the night, 5 horses exceeded the £20,000 barrier and the average price showed an uplift to £12,803 compared to the 2015 equivalent, demonstrating the ongoing upward curve in values for horses at these sales.

Top priced dressage horse was Lot 12 For You, a striking 3-year-old son of For Romance, who achieved £26,000 and has found a new home with Mrs Knight in East Sussex.

Brightwells would like to thank their vendors for their support and producing such quality young horses for the auction. Huge thanks also goes to our purchasers and we wish you every success!

We are already looking forward to next year’s auctions, and hope to see you all there!


Top ten prices Brightwells Elite December Auction 2016

Ibiza 2013 Mare by Cardento      €36,724
For You 2013 Gelding by For Romance €30,816
Idefix VD Crumelhaeve 2013 Gelding by Emir R €30,816
Giovanni BM 2011 Gelding by Apache                     €29,631
Ivar SS 2013 Stallion by Cassini Gold       €25,479
Inouk 2013 Mare by Desperado                  €23,701
Boss Z 2013 Gelding by Bisquet Balou VD Mispelaere      €23,109
Iomie 2013 Gelding by Zavall VDL €21,924
Indian Girl G 2013 Mare by Dantos €18,369
I Am Special 2013 Mare by Dannebrog   €17,778


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