2018 Bolesworth Elite Auction Raised the Roof

Many of the best bloodlines from around the world came to the fore at another glittering Elite Auction at this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show.

Leading the way was the Untouchable sired Up in the Air Z, a grey filly that fetched £24,500 and brought the fuel-charged finale to a climax at the end of the evening.

Sourced from the best show jumping horse breeders and producers in Europe, the 17 lots presented, made £280,500 averaging £16,500 on the Thursday evening of the show.

Another to cause much interest and reach a sales price of £24,000 was Funky Zoetedaele Z a chestnut filly by the legendary For Pleasure out of Cover Queen H, a mare competed at 1.50m level.

The brown colt, Carrera GT3 VH Reukenis Z, by Cornet Obolensky, also sold for £24,000 as the bids came thick and fast for this stunning moving foal.

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 floodlit evening.

The auction once again included foals and yearlings and was run in partnership with Luk van Puymbroeck and Gerald Lenearts, organisers of the successful Flanders foal auctions, based in Belgium.

The unique concept of selecting youngstock with ‘Black type’ dam lines continued with the strict criteria followed for selection ensuring that every lot was by a top commercial show jumping stallion, with close relations on the dam side that have competed internationally at 1.50m level or above.

Bolesworth International President Nina Barbour said: "We had some of the very best bloodlines across the world represented, and I was delighted with the quality of the foals and yearlings in the Elite Auction. It was a wonderful evening with keen interest from some of the leading names and stables looking for future stars and talent."

Lot 1 - Witch One - Bay Filly - Casall x Witch. Sold for £16,000 to Belgium.
Lot 2 - Millfield Cor Blimey - Grey Colt - Cornet Obolensky x Caught in Action. Sold for £13,000 to Isle of Man.
Lot 3 - Millfield Eminence - Grey Colt - Emerald x Outshine. Sold for £14,500 to United Kingdom.
Lot 4 - Carvalho vd Molendreef - Grey Colt - Comme II Faut x Esprit Van 'T Zorgvliet. Sold for £19,500 to United Kingdom.
Lot 7 - Christian's Son - Chestnut/Grey Colt - Christian x Le Beau. Sold for £22,000 to United Kingdom.
Lot 8 - Doursin FZ - Bay Colt - Ard Vdl Douglas x Irsina. Not sold.
Lot 9 - Mazzeltov - Brown Colt - Cape Coral RBF Z x Wiske O. Sold for £15,000 to United Kingdom.
Lot 11 - Cooper vd Bergheove Z - Brown Colt - Comme II Faut x Casqa Van de Berghoeve. Sold for £15,500 to Belgium.
Lot 12 - Malus LVP Z - Grey Colt - Malito De Reve x Quinta LVP Z. Sold for £10,000 to United Kingdom.
Lot 14 - Now or Never - Chestnut Colt - Casall x Benevita. Sold for £17,000 to United Kingdom.
Lot 15 - SFS Arrano - Bay Colt - Canturano x Lady Arko. Sold for £14,000 to United Kingdom.
Lot 16 - Midnight - Brown Colt - Comme II Faut x Imira. Sold for £21,000 for United Kingdom.
Lot 17 - Diadoro van Overis Z - Brown Colt - Diarado x Cibelle Van Overis. Sold for £12,000 to Belgium.
Lot 18 - Caragh Angren MS - Brown Filly - Cornet Obolensky x Cestia. Sold for £18,500 to USA.
Lot 19 - Funky Zoetendaele Z – Chestnut Filly - For Pleasure x Cover Queen H. Sold for £24,000 to Italy.
Lot 20 - Carrera GT3 VH Reukenis Z - Brown Colt - Cornet Obolensky x Katinka III. Sold for £24,000 to United Kingdom.
Lot 21 - Up in the Air Z - Grey Filly - Untouchable x Telysette. Sold for £24,500 to United Kingdom.