Flanders Foal Auction ready for Equestrian Cup: ‘Even stronger pedigrees’
Highway Z (Heartbreaker x Cornado I), grandson of Marcus Ehning's Anka Photo: Flanders Foal Auction

Flanders Foal Auction ready for Equestrian Cup: ‘Even stronger pedigrees’

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Flanders Foal Auction always aims for the highest quality, but when you are invited to organize a foal auction during the brand new CSI4* show the Equestrian Cup in Moerzeke, you certainly present something exceptional. The Equestrian Cup will be all about class and luxury for riders and visitors and this will also be reflected in the auction evening on Saturday, July 22 at the showgrounds of Sea Coast Stables of Gudrun Patteet and Alain Cloet.

Flanders Foal Auction has selected 37 jumping foals with all the right ingredients from A to Z. A promising pedigree, fantastic conformations and an athletic way of moving. “We expect a lot from this collection”, Luk Van Puymbroeck and Gerald Lenaerts state. “The organization seeks quality and the breeders have presented us their very best foals.”

Many stallion prospects

During the first Flanders Auction of the 2023 season, the collection was rewarded with an average price of 24,300 euros. “The first collection consisted of fantastic foals, but I believe this time the pedigrees are even stronger”, Gerald Lenaerts assures. “One thing is certain: if a stallion stud owner can’t find anything in this collection, they can’t find it anywhere.” Among the collection are all kinds of stallion and top sport prospects, including some exclusive sons of Heartbreaker. For example, one Heartbreaker colt was bred from the dam of multiple medal collector H&M All In; another was bred out of the same dam as the world-famous Emerald van ‘t Ruytershof. And what about the Chacco Blue colt out of 1.50m showjumping mare Kirby de Muze (sired by Nabab de Rêve). “We auctioned two embryos out of Kirby already; sold for respectively 90,000 and 82,000 euros. In September, an Emerald daughter out of Kirby de Muze was auctioned in an another auction for 300,000 euros.”


The fillies will also demand plenty of attention. The 1.60m Grand Prix mare Sterrehof’s Ushi for example; she produced a filly by Comme Il Faut, representing the fabulous line of Narcotique de Muze II. Other fillies are leading back to world famous families, such as Van ‘t Roosakker, Klapscheut, Van ‘t Merelsnest and Van de Bisschop. The damlines of Fragance de Chalu, Centa de Muze, Spruce Meadows Grand Prix winner Candy and Anoeska van de Ruitershoeve – dam of six Grand Prix horses – are represented as well in this collection. With six foals, Emerald is the leading sire in the collection, followed by Chacco Blue (5), Heartbreaker (4), Diamant de Semilly (4) and Balou du Reventon (3).

“Beforehand we can often sense which foal will become the auction top-seller, but this time we have no clue so far. Multiple foals could become the most wanted in this auction. We are very much looking forward to the auction and are especially looking forward to organize the auction at such a fantastic location. The first sneak peeks we have seen online, the show seems to be nothing short of perfection. It will be a spectacular event at the Equestrian Cup!”

The foal collection has been launched and can be viewed at www.flandersfoalauction.be. After checking out all the foals for the Equestrian Cup edition, feel free to continue and view the foals for our Flanders Foal Auction on Saturday, July 29 in Germany. For the second year in a row, Flanders Foal Auction will present a foal collection at the premises of Holger Hetzel in Goch.

Are you interested in attending the auction(s)? Please feel free to contact us. Online bidding and bidding by phone will be available as well.