A night to remember at Bolesworth Elite Auction as the hammer fell to a bid of £92,000 for a foal by Nick Skelton’s Olympic legend, Big Star out of Tinka’s Serenade, the former ride of Billy Twomey.
The chestnut colt, looked a million dollars in the Bolesworth International spotlights and brought huge interest from across the globe with telephone bids and VIP hospitality guests causing a flurry of excitement. It is believed the sum is the highest price paid for a show jumping-bred foal in the UK with the British-bred youngster going to Saudi Arabia.
Another to cause much interest was the bay colt, Crunch Van’t Ameldonk Z, by Comme Il Faut out of Dorina Du Domaine, a mare by Diamant De Semilly, out of Crystale D’helby, that made £62,000 and also went to the Middle East.
Leading Irish show jumper, Greg Broderick was delighted with the prices made when selling BP Golden Moments, a bay colt by Stakkato Gold out of Ballypatrick Flight, a half sister to MHS Going Global for £38,000 to the Ukraine and BP Super Kal-Ei for £23,000 to America.
“The Bolesworth Elite Auction just gets better and better and there were some great improvements this year, all credit to Nina Barbour and the team.” commented Greg.
Sourced from the best show jumping horse breeders and producers in Europe, the 18 lots presented, made £443,000 averaging more than £24,600, at an auction that was the talk of the sport horse world on the Friday evening of The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. Without doubt this year’s Bolesworth Elite Auction proved a real high spot, with the electric atmosphere projected all around the international arena on a warm, floodlit evening.