Eighth International Horse Auction Results
Eighth International Horse Auction ResultsMoscow Stud Farm No. 1 held its traditional spring saddle horse auction on May 21, 2008 at its riding hall in Gorki 10.
A total of 36 lots of Trakehner, Hanoverian, Budenny, Tersk and Purebred Akhal-Teke horses were up for auction. The horses were raised at the Moscow Stud Farm, the Sokoros equestrian sports club, the Budenny Stud Farm, the Stavropol Stud Farm and the Shamborant Stud Farm.
Seven horses worth RUB 1,075,000 were sold at the auction. The cream Purebred Akhal-Teke stallion Shaar Shael (starting price of RUB 35 million) was the most expensive lot. While all buyers showed keen interest in that particular lot, it did not sell. The most expensive lot to sell was the bay Trakehner gelding Propusk (2003), which went for RUB 200,000. Propusk demonstrated good movements in the Moscow Stud Farm Cup show-jumping and dressage competitions on May 17-18. Other sold lots included the bay Budenny stallion Bubnovy (RUB 150,000), the bay Hanoverian gelding Pripev (RUB 100,000) and the bay Trakehner gelding Sekundant (RUB 175,000).
According to Yury Prokhorov, Director General of Moscow Stud Farm No. 1, the bidding and the final auction results show that there is demand for this type of horse auction. “In order to further increase sales, we intend to continue promoting horses among potential buyers. I was interested to see that most of the horses that sold today participated in the competitions the day before, where buyers could see and evaluate the horses’ good training and potential.”
In addition, representatives of the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Horse Breeding and the Rosplemkonzavod association who attended the auction noted that it was well planned and organised.