Bolesworth International had to recognise Dutch Sport Horse Sales
21 June 2016
From June 15th until the 19th, Bolesworth International took place on a 45 minute drive from Liverpool. Cheshire is the centre of world class jumping spectacle for five days. It turned out to be a show were horses that were sold at the jumping horse auction Dutch Sport Horse Sales did incredibly well. The ex-auction horses realised no less than 10 top 10 placements.
The Limburg based rider Michel Hendrix saw many of the horses in action as he was also competing at the show. He has been involved with the auction for many years because Stal Hendrix is one of the initiators of the event. Michel explains: “It is great that we can clearly see here that we achieve the goals we have set with our auction. We want to train and sell young talented jumping horses and give them a jump start in the international circuit. So you can imagine I am proud when I see so many horses out of the auction doing so excellent here.”
What horses are we talking about and what did they achieve? The most striking combination really was Brighton Bay (Ultimo x Kreator) that is being ridden by Emma Augier de Moussac (CZE). She made sure that the bay gelding was crowned best 6-year-old by winning two Young Horse classes and becoming second in the finals. Brighton Bay was bought at the auction two years ago.
The Irish rider David Simpson became winner and sixth in two 1.45m classes with his horse Unex Cognac IV (Unaniem x Kennedy).
The Larino-son Blatinka did an impressive job under the British rider Sarah Stevenson. They competed three times in the CSI Am-B class and conquered the 10th, 9th and 6th place. The grey gelding changed owners in Weert in 2011. Stevenson attended the auction multiple times and also bought her horse V.I.P. (Indoctro x Calypso) there. She also put down a top 10 placement with that horse in the CSI Am-A class in Cheshire.
The tenth top 10 placement is delivered by Zira II. The grey daughter of Zürich, that has tremendous ability, is ridden by the Irish rider Anthony Condon. The duo became fourth in the Young Horse class. Besides Zira II, the ex-auction horses Jules van den Tinnenpot (Calvaro x Major de la Cour), For the Moment (Mr. Blue x Don Juan), Kamara van ’t Heike (Epleaser van ’t Heike x Carthago) and Eretto (Vinesse x Iroko) also made a name for themselves.
The 2016 edition of the Dutch Sport Horse Sales will be held on Tuesday September 20th. The venue of this 13e auction is Equestrian Centre de Peelbergen.