Flanders Foal Auction is preparing for the 'grand final' on Thursday evening 13 September at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek. After the embryo auctions in Sharjah (UAE) and Ocala (USA) and the foal auctions in Bolesworth (GBR) and Bonheiden (BEL), Luk Van Puymbroeck and Gerald Lenaerts have found something special for the last FFA auction of 2018. It is an embryo sired by For Pleasure out of the full sister of Cornet Obolensky, two Olympic stallions who belongs to the best showjumping progenitors ever.
"This mare was almost infertile. She gave a few young horses who are now in sport, but she was no longer in foal. Thanks to the ICSI method, she will now becomes a mom once again and it remains to be seen whether she will become pregnant again. We are proud to auction the embryo that will be born in April", the auction organizers say.
Flanders Foal Auction makes name worldwide as a transparent auction organization with high quality jumping foals out of the best performance damlines from Belgium and abroad. Just a great pedigree is not enough nowadays, the foals are also critically selected for their type, conformation and canter. "We have been able to continue this tendency in our selection for Opglabbeek," says Van Puymbroeck.
40 in catalog
The catalog contains 39 foals and one embryo. Among the sires are the famous Big Star, Casall, Darco, Diamant de Semilly, Cornet Obolensky, For Pleasure, Kanann, Levisto Z and Quabri de L'Isle. Also on auction will be a Taloubet Z out of the full sister of Air Jordan Z, two Malito de Reve’s out of the same damline as the famous Narcotique de Muze II and Vigo d'Arsouilles, a Kashmir van Schuttershof out of the full sister of 1.55m GP showjumping horse Aragorn van Schuttershof, a Cicero Z van Paemel out of the full sister of EC-silver winner Conrad de Hus, an Emerald N.O.P. out of the half-sister of Grand Prix horse Fananka A and a Bamako de Muze out of the half-sister of Berlin.
The auction will start at 8.30 pm on Thursday, 13 September. The presentation of the foals starts at 6 pm and will be live streamed by www.clipmyhorse.tv. The successful start in Bonheiden of real-time online bidding via our website is also continued at Sentower Park. Meanwhile there has been a lot of interest for the foals from all over the world with help from the new Flanders Foal Auction agents Ann Christin Rihm (Scandinavia), Kristine Semrau (Canada) and Sarah Owen (USA).
Author: Wendy Scholten