Dutch Sport Horse Sales supplied over 30 Grand Prix jumpers

13 September 2013

September 13th 2013

The Dutch Sport Horse Sales auction in The Netherlands guarantees, this year again, a collection of young, talented, top-quality show jumping horses . The high- class auction will be organised for the 10th time. This year’s  collection  consists of 29 horses that will be auctioned on Tuesday September 24th in Weert, The Netherlands.

The auction is organised by Paul and Emile Hendrix, Neil Jones and Yves Houtackers. In 10 years, the Dutch Sport Horse Sales has provided over 30 horses that are now competing at 1.50m  or Grand Prix level.

In the course of years, the Dutch Sport Horse Sales has managed to gain a splendid position in the international jumping sport. Riders from all over the world come to Limburg to purchase their future winners. Last year, 94% of the collection was sold abroad.

One of the many Grand Prix jumpers that was sold via the Dutch Sport Horse Sales is Uryadi (Duidam x Amaretto I). Uryadi was bought in 2006 by American rider Jennifer Crooks. This duo now competes at the very highest level. They were very successful in Grand Prix and Nations Cups in Copenhagen, Spruce Meadows, Wellington and Lummen.

Jennifer Crooks (USA) and Uryadi

Cupido Z (Caridor Z x Lord Z) was sold during the Dutch Sport Horse Sales in 2009. This horse has won many competitions since then. The 19-year-old Pippa Allen won the Grand Prix in Eschweiler (Germany) with Cupido Z this year. Allen was also successful during the European Championships 2013 in Vejer de la Frontera (Spain).

Pippa Allen (GBR) and Cupido Z 

Another horse that does a terrific job at Grand Prix level is Alban (Cavalier x Voltaire). At the beginning of May this year, Canadian rider Alex Grayton won the Grand Prix of the May Classic Tournament at Spruce Meadows. Alban was bought at the Dutch Sport Horse Sales in 2010.

Alex Grayton (CAN) and Alban

But not only the older show jumpers draw attention to themselves. Also the younger horses that were auctioned last year are doing extremely well in the international jumping sport. Irish rider Ronan McGuigan is very successfully riding the horse Chapeau (Indoctro x G. Ramiro Z). This combination won, amongst others, the six-year-old finals in Wellington (USA) this year.

The horse Cloe changed owners at the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2012. In the meantime this Harley VDL x Lucicor son has changed name and is now called Constable II. Constable II stood out during the Global Champions Tour in Valkenswaard under American top rider Laura Kraut. This combination was very convincingly placed. This did not go unnoticed by the top international riders.