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€750,000 sold Viper Z tops exceptional edition of Dutch Sport Horse Sales

Thursday, 30 September 2021
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Viper Z Viper Z (s.Vigo d'Arsouilles) was sold for €750,000 to Martin Fuchs' stable.

An evening that can only be described with superlatives. That is in to what the record-breaking 17th edition of the Dutch Sport Horse Sales turned out last night. Not only did the seven-year-old Viper Z secure an extremely high top price of €750,000, with which he leaves for the stable of Martin Fuchs, the average price of €196,000 also exceeds all expectations.

The selection committee of the Dutch Sport Horse Sales knew that they were dealing with an outstanding collection, but an auction is always a fascinating interplay of supply and demand. During the 17th edition of the Dutch Sport Horse Sales yesterday at the Peelbergen Equestrian Centre in the Netherlands it was proven that exceptional quality leads to exceptional prices.

Above expectations

It was an evening full of highlights. “This success is based on a combination of factors, and this evening really exceeded all our expectations”, tells Paul Hendrix immediately afterwards. “We have an international network of clients to be proud of, which we have built over the past 40 years. Our clients have great confidence in us and this is also underlined by a large number of successful horses sold by us. In addition, we auctioned an exceptional group of horses tonight, from which we will definitely hear a lot in the future.” Great riders took their chance during this edition of the Dutch Sport Horse Sales.

Great future

For example, Viper Z (s.Vigo d'Arsouilles) leaves for a top price of €750,000 to Martin Fuchs, the French champion mare Freya d'Ambel (s.Padock du Plesis) ends up with a student of Thomas Fuchs for €315,000, the scopey Zirocco Blue VDL daughter Kavaliers Blue continues her career with the Crooks family in the States for €365,000 and the athletic Jackson Paulowna (s.Numero Uno) is leaving to California for €285,000. Top rider Brian Moggre secured the ride of the high-quality Kallistos (s.El Salvador), which was sold for €195,000. “With this collection, we have selected closer to international sport than ever. The majority of the horses have already achieved very impressive results and they are ready for the next step. Moreover, with riders such as Pieter, Oda and Michel, we have fantastic riders at Stal Hendrix and they make sure all these horses are very well produced.”

Charity

All records were broken at the auction night. In 2018 Immanuel R was the most expensive horse in the Dutch Sport Horse Sales ever with a price of €450,000, a record that was completely smashed last night. As in previous years, the Dutch Sport Horse Sales will donate five percent of the proceeds from the most expensive sold horse to the Interplast Holland Foundation. This impressive amount of money was doubled on the spot by Ivo and Ellen Campagne of Stoeterij Sterrehof, bringing it to an outstanding total of €75,000.



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