The Top horse at the 2016 Top-Event-Horse-Auction is sold to a German client


2016_11_12_top_eventer_auktion-001From left to right: Iris Schless, Hinrich Groth, auctioneer Günther Friemel, Petra Groth, Auction Manager Elmar Lesch and auction rider Steffi Böhe // Photo: Thomas Ix

Thundering applause from the packed stands, it couldn’t have been a more exciting bidding duel. Hinrich and Petra Groth from Schenefeld, guests sitting at one of the tables in the auction arena, win with their bid of 50,000 Euro against a telephone bidder also from Germany and become the proud new owners of Cat. No. 16 Mic Mac a 5 year old gelding who attracted a lot of attention in the days running up to the auction.

For Elmar Lesch and Iris Schless, who presented their elite eventing horse auction for the first time in Bavendorf, the premiere on home ground was a huge success. Both were very happy with the results achieved.

This year Elmar Lesch and Iris Schless decided to move the Top-Event-Horse-Auction to Elmar Lesch’s yard in Bavendorf and received very positive feedback from both clients and sellers. For Elmar Lesch this was the confirmation that they had taken the right path:”The decision to have the auction at home in Bavendorf was only possible once we had given the auction a chance to develop on the larger stage in Luhmühlen, with which we certainly set a new benchmark and over the years acquired a good reputation. However, I always had the feeling running up to each auction that particularly our clients would appreciate a more familiar relaxed atmosphere which we can provide here in Bavendorf. Today, one day after our first auction in Bavendorf I am sure I made the right decision and next year will further develop this concept using the information won during this year’s event.

This year especially the German clients were in a buying mood at the Top-Event-Horse-Auction. Not only did the top horse go to a German buyer but a further dozen Top-Eventer will remain here on the German show circuit. Three aspirants will be moving to Belgium, which has almost become a tradition. Two Top-Eventers; the second most expensive horse, the National Championship finalist Valencia (Cat. No. 5/30,000 Euro) and Go Jack (Cat No. 3/25,000 Euro) will be moving to their new stables in Poland. As well as buyers from Germany, Poland and Belgium, clients from Italy and Switzerland were also successful.

Two horses weren’t sold.
The net turnover was 465,000 Euro with an average price of 22,800 Euro. Top price: 50,000 Euro/ Lowest price 11,500 Euro

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