Franklin offspring peaking at the NIS- auction with a knockdown price of 56.000 EUR
Picture: Gørklintgård's Blackberry by Franklin/Gørklintgård's Santos, auction highlight with a knockdown price of 56.000 EUR
As we approached 20 o’clock Saturday evening, people started rushing in at Helgstrand Dressage, where the Nordic International Sales streaming auction was held this year. Danish Warmblood, who hosted the auction, had managed to select an outstanding collection of 14 high-quality foals from this year’s foal showings that all had to be presented this evening.
The atmosphere was extraordinary already from the beginning and it only got better as the first foal was shown in the ring; an offspring by Franklin/ Gørklintgårds Santos named Gørklintgårds Blackberry, bred by Jørgen Ravn. The feminine and long-legged mare with a spacious trot moved proudly around in the arena without sensing the audience. Her dam line is very interesting as it has produced several S level dressage horses and licensed stallions. Impressive amounts of bids came in from Denmark and foreign countries and it was no surprise that this unique Franklin mare was the highlight of the evening, as she was sold for no less than 56.000 EUR.
Picture: Gammelenggård's Galiano by GGW/Don Romantic, sold for 54,000 EUR
The most expensive stallion foal of the evening was the noble and extremely well- moving Galaxy offspring, bred by Stald Heiline og Nanna Jønsson. In the damline, we find Heilines Emmelie who had two offspring by Franklin, both sold to Grand Prix riders in the US. Additionally we find several international dressage horses, among others Lobster and Leonardo II, who went all the way to the final of the DWB Young Horse Championships. This picture-perfect Gammelenggårds Galiano by Kastel’s Grand Galaxy Win/ Don Romantic was sold for the impressive amount of 54.000 EUR.
The third most expensive foal of the evening was the stallion Jaspar by Janeiro Platinum/ Dancier, who was sold to a very loyal client of Helgstrand; Vicky Lavorie from Canada. Jaspar is bred by Lena and Ulrik Kristensen and was purchased for 50.000 EUR.
Another Janeiro offspring was a part of the top of the most expensive foals, namely Tjørnegårdens Tennessee, bred by Christina Reslow, who was sold for 44.000 EUR. Overall 13 of the 14 foals got a new owner as a result of this evening’s auction, with an impressive average price of 186.250 DKK.
Find the result of the auction by following this link.