Liberty advances to top price

Most expensive colt by Westphalian ambassador Escolar NRW

Price list of the 66 Westphalian Online Auction

Münster: 25 dressage foals were for sale this evening at the Westphalian Online Auction. Particularly popular, with a hammer price of 16,000 euros, was a filly descended from the dutch Las Vegas. The most expensive colt was a son of the popular Escolar NRW, who was worth 10,500 euros to his new owners.

The Las Vegas daughter Liberty, bred by Bernd Richter, Ladbergen, led the price structure this evening. In both 2021 and 2022, the Dutch stallion Las Vegas participated in the final of the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses. In 2021, he stood at the top of the podium in various stallion competitions in the Netherlands. The dam of this filly is Damedream by Damon Hill. She is a full sister to Damon's Davian, who was victorious in PSG and Inter I dressage competitions under the saddle of Hendrik Lochthowe. As the most expensive foal of the evening, the talented mare will remain in Germany for 16,000 euros.

Among the colts, Escalerio MO was highly favored by the customers. The handsome chestnut stallion (breeder and exhibitor: Monica Orlando, Selm) is a son of the successful Escolar NRW. The stallion has made a name for himself both in sport and as a sire of riding horses. Escalerio MO's dam is First Promise FB by First Selection, who was successful in dressage competitions up to elementary level under the saddle of the foal's breeder. It is the dam line of Sole Mio, who once cost 195,000 Euros at the Westphalian Spring Auction and was subsequently victorious in advanced S*** dressage competitions with Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier.  Escalerio MO changed hands that evening at the hammer price of 10,500 euros.

A promising pony foal completed this auction lot. Domspatz convinced with his beautiful type and good movement quality. The son of Weidners Dream Date/Amazing Star (breeder and exhibitor: ZG Wichmann-Haarlammert, Ladbergen) aroused international interest. At the hammer price of 5,000 Euros, he changed to British ownership.

In total, 13 of the 25 foals offered changed hands. Five of these will start their careers abroad. With a total turnover of 97,750 euros, the dressage foals sold tonight cost an averaged of 7,519 euros. "In fact, we have to reconsider the direction we have taken in the foal selection for the coming year. For the moment, however, we also want to stick to the line of giving many breeders the opportunity to offer their foals for marketing at our platform," summarizes auction manager Thomas Münch.