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Advertisement; Records Tumble at Brightwells Elite August Sale at Addington

Friday, 28 August 2015
Brightwells August Elite Auction


The highest turnover since the Addington Sales were introduced 18 years ago was achieved last weekend. The figure of £715,200 represented a 31% increase on 2014 and was further enhanced by a clearance rate of 80% for the Saturday evening sale of Dressage Horses and Show Jumpers.

Two horses’, one Show Jumper and a Dressage Horse shared the top price of £55,000. It was a UK Vendor, Harrington Horses, who were selling at the Addington Sales for the first time, who achieved the top slot for a jumper, with the beautifully bred 3 year old stallion son of Casall, whose mother is a full sister to the licensed stallion Chippendale.

The top priced Dressage Horse went to Famoya, a 5 year old Elite daughter of Tuschinski, selling at £55,000. Famoya came from Holland and was beautifully produced by the same vendors who sold Donna at the new March Elite Dressage Auction for £120,000.

The next highest priced lot was the stunning 3 year old daughter of Jazzmate – Jazz Queen, selected in Germany and purchased for £35,000 for Tracy Woodcock, who was celebrating her 25th Wedding Anniversary.

Gentleman, a 3 year old son of Fantomas De Muze impressed with his wonderful and consistent loose jumping technique. He was selected in Belgium and sold for £28,000.

Maarten Kamphius, a regular vendor at the sales continued his success, selling three of his four horses for over £20,000, including Herzliya a 3 year old daughter of Carrera VDL, who was sold on the evening for £25,000.

Terry Court, Brightwells Director of Equine expressed his delight with the sale; “There was a fantastic atmosphere at the sale and the demand from buyers, whose confidence in the quality of horses offered at Addington continues to grow as past graduates keep competing with success for their new owners.

We would like to thank our vendors for their continued support and now look forward to the Blenheim Sale of Event Horses and the December Elite Auction back here at Addington.”   

Richard Botterill who was selling at Addington for the last time said; “It was wonderful to finish my last auction at Addington with a record sale. The past eighteen years building the Sport Horse Sales at Addington for Brightwells has been a privilege and the friendships I have made in the UK and throughout Europe will remain with me for life.

My fondest memory and greatest achievement was to select and sell Vindicat W, who went on to take the Olympic Team Gold at London for Great Britain with Peter Charles. Peter purchased him at the Addington August Sale.

There is a brilliant and dedicated team at Brightwells, who will take the Sport Horses Sales to even higher levels in the future, as was shown last Saturday night, these sales provide the British with an opportunity that they really need to support, as proven by a UK vendor selling the top priced show jumper for £55,000 on Saturday night. “

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