A six-month-old filly by Cascadello I has topped the inaugural International Foal Auction of the Maas J. Hell Stallion Station in Germany, fetching €30,000.
The holseiner filly out of the Cagliostro mare Tinka III, was sold by breeder Dirk Hell of Klein Offenseth, and purchased by a German buyer.
A total of 13 foals were sold for five-figure sums. Buyers came to the auction premiere from the USA, Belgium, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, the Netherlands, France, Poland and Switzerland, as well as Germany. The average price of the foals over 34 lots was €8,800.
The second most expensive foal was sold to a German buyer for €21,000. The colt by Spartacus (Hanoverian), from Valeska (by Carinjo) was consigned by breeder Jörg Harder of Wewelsfleth.
The auction was jointly organised by station owner Herbert Ulonska and showjumper Björn Nagel from Friedrichskoog.
The auctioned foals all came from tried and tested, successful sporting lineages of all the warm-blooded breeds. These included foals of French and Belgian stallions, as well as the offspring of established Holsteiner stallions.
Star sire Calido I had four foals in the auction, the same number as stallion Casall, who achieved international success with former European Champion Rolf-Göran Bengtsson.