A two-year-old half brother to Woodlander Farouche has sold for £30,000 at auction in Britain.
Hanoverian colt Woodlander Freddie M (by For Compliment [Florestan I]) is out of Woodlander Dornrochen, the dam of Woodlander Farouche (by Fürst Heinrich, by Florestan I), who won the 2012 FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden with the highest marks ever recorded. She scored 9.88%, the highest in the 15 years of the competition. She also won the five-year-old title at Verden in 2011. She is also the only mare to have won the competition for both age groups.
The sale of the two-year-old for £30,000 Brightwells December Elite Auction in Buckinghamshire is the highest price paid for a British Bred horse at Brightwells in the UK. He was bred by Lynne and Dave Crowden’s Woodlander Stud and the Eilbergs.
Freddie will stay with Woodlander Stud under new ownership, with the view of licensing him in Germany next year.
Two-year-old German-bred colt First Class (Furstenball / Weltmeyer) sold for £20,000 to a leading UK Stud, with the view to also licensing him next year.
The highest priced show jumper at £25,000 was three-year-old mare Funnycan (by Zavall VDL), who was offered for sale by Maarten Kamphuis & AW sportpaarden from Holland, a regular vendor at the sales.
The top price for eventing horses was £13,500 for a three-year-old filly by Vivaldi, selected in The Netherlands and from first time vendors the Van Der Vlist family, who specialise in selling and producing eventing horses.
Graduates of the sale took out Champion and Reserve at the Burghley Young Event Horse Championships last year, attracting buyers from China and Ireland, for the first time.
The sale’s clearance rate was 74%, and Brightwells said it would maintain the new format of less horses and selling on the one evening.