Price peaks of the jumping foal auction by Zinedine and Zirocco Blue cost 26,000 euros each

July 23. 2023

Price peaks of the jumping foal auction by Zinedine and Zirocco Blue cost 26,000 euros each


The auction of ten quality jumping foals under floodlight at the Longines Global Champions Tour leg in Riesenbeck was eagerly awaited. And rightly so, because the auction turned out to be a complete success.


Two catalog numbers found the highest favor with the bidders:

First, catalog number 3, Zaya by Imhoff, one of a total of five foals directly descended from Beerbaum stallions that found new owners. The filly owes her name suffix to breeder and exhibitor Angela Imhoff in Landshut. The modern bay foal has Zinedine for sire, dam Chamandra GP goes back to Chepetto-Quidam de Revel-Carneval. Chamandra is a half-sister to the licensed CSI Nations Cup winner Cassionato/Michael Whitaker (GBR). Zaya by Imhoff with catalog number 3 was knocked down for 26,000 Euros.


The same price was achieved by catalog number 10, the colt Zenturio by Zirocco Blue. The Kellermann breeding group bred and exhibited this full brother to the licensed Zinatino VDL. Dam Namika descends from Nabab de Reve, in the falling pedigree Caretino and Grundyman xx can be found. The mare line has produced notable stallions both in breeding and sport such as Cayenne WZ/Felix Haßmann, Cumano/Jos Lansink (BEL) and Casiro I and II. Again, auctioneer Carsten Lenz's hammer fell at the bid of 26,000 euros.


Also sired by a Beerbaum stallion is catalog number 9, Embalou TL. Emeron is the sire here, who was licensed 2021 in Westphalia and then moved to Beerbaum Stables. The dam of Embalou TL, who was bred and shown by Thomas Leiber in Neu-Ulm, is Balouberta, a Baloubet du Rouet-Voltaire-Almé mare. In addition, Embalou TL, who was knocked down for 25,000 Euros, is half-brother to CSI winner Caretto/Hanna Åkerblom (SWE). The third generation of the family includes Chopin by Chellano Z, a horse that was successful up to 1.60 meters under Tim Rieskamp-Goedeking.


Number 8, a colt by Cornet Obolensky, also cracked the 20,000 euro mark. Breeder and exhibitor Thomas Sagel chose the main premium mare Aurelia, a daughter by A la Carte-Colbert GTI-Pilot, for the mating. In addition, the colt named Cornet's Casper offers the direct performance genetics of the Global Champions Tour stage winner, Cornet's Cristallo/Marco Kutscher.


Christian Kukuk's top horse Mumbai is the sire of catalog number 1. The filly Madeleine was bred and exhibited by Woodlands International Sales in Belgium and comes from the successful family of Valentina van't Heike, who competed at the Olympic Games, World and European Championships under Jos Lansink (BEL). Smooth Smartie van't Heike by Cornet's Diamond-Lord Z-Nabab de Reve is dam of catalog number 1. The further mare line produces the licensed and successful sport stallion Epleaser van't Heike/Christian Ahlmann and many other sport horses. 18,000 euros was the hammer price here.


Nine of the ten show jumping foals on offer found new owners late in the evening in Riesenbeck and were sold at an average price of 21,111 Euros. The total turnover was 190,000 euros.


"We got great feedback and there was also a lot of demand from customers abroad who were not on site. I am very satisfied," was Carsten Lenz's positive summary. "The results fit perfectly into the picture for this, with the successes of Zineday and Zirocco Blue offspring in yesterday's Global Champions League."


Ludger Beerbaum was also satisfied with the course of the auction: "We have now done this for the first time, it was more the claim to take this as a showcase for our breeders and stallion station. But the fact that now the breeders are so successful with five foals from five of our stallions is of course great. I'm sure we'll do it again sometime."