Amsterdam – the first edition of the Jumping Talent Sale, held on the eve of Jumping Amsterdam on Wednesday the 28th of January, was a great success with an average yield of €116.142,85 and a total amount of €2.4 million euro was spent on the 21 young show jumping horses. Auction star Flyer B (Unaniem) was sold for €330.000 to the Greek Athina Onassis de Miranda and her Brazilian spouse Doda Alvaro Affonso de Miranda Neto. Daddy Cool (Douglas) was sold for €300.000 to the Russian rider Maria Madenova. Dakota (Carolus II) will be going to Turkey for €210.000.

In total, ten of the twenty one horses selected by Jeroen Dubbeldam, Wim Schröder, Ben Schröder and Mario Everse were sold for over €100.000. ‘’Of course we knew we had a fantastic selection and in the last few weeks interest was shown from all over the world’’ said initiator Jeroen Dubbeldam. ‘’We are incredibly happy, and the horses will go to great stables as well.’’

The opening piece, a ‘Jumping Amsterdammetje’, designed by Atelier Loeviera, was sold for €4.600. The proceeds will go to the Emma Kinderziekenhuis AMC, a children’s hospital. The five year old mare Farrah W (v. Cantos) was the first to be auctioned and went to Switzerland for €100.000. The Zangersheide approved Ermindo-W (Singapore) was sold for €170.000. Babe W X (Big Star) and Indiana van HD (Toulon) both changed owners for €150.000. Foudre F went to the Irish rider Shane Breen.

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