KWPN Select Sale: Click, see and buy!
The KWPN Select Sale, the crème de la crème of the KWPN auctions, has an online edition this year for the very first time in history. Online auctions are still on the rise and the KWPN has shown in the past year that it knows how to handle this. Once again KWPN Select Sale has managed to put together a top quality collection of jumping- and dressage stallions.
With sales percentages of 85%, the twentieth KWPN Select Sale was a great success last year. The online auctions of the KWPN are not much inferior in terms of sales percentages of 80%. The selection committee of the KSS enthusiastically and proudly presents the auction collection consisting of twelve dressage- and fifteen jumping stallions.
More willingness to auction
The KSS selection committee consists of Nico Witte, Jan Greve, Egbert Schep and Wim Versteeg. Nico Witte is very enthusiastic about the collection that has been formed: “The four of us looked at all the horses during the first round viewing, and from there we made the best possible selection. The entire COVID-19 situation actually had no influence on the selection procedure. We have noticed that the willingness to auction online has become much greater. Online auctioning has really taken off in the past year which has resulted in more, better horses being offered for the KWPN Select Sale. ”
The fact that owners are more inclined to offer stallions for the KWPN Select Sale is not surprising, according to Nico Witte. ‘’At the moment there are simply less buyers coming at your stable to buy horses. Foreign customer are not able to travel to Holland to see horses at the stable in real life due to the COVID-19 situation. That is one of the reasons why the participants of the stallion show would like to offer their stallions to the KWPN Select Sale and make use of the worldwide platform this auction has. The quality of the collection is certainly not inferior to other years.”
Every year the KWPN Select Sale proves to produce both good sport horses and breeding stallions. The auction topper of 2020, My Toto VDT (by GLOCK's Toto Jr.), was sold to Andreas Helgstrand last year for 175,000 euros. This black stallion has now been approved for the Danish Warmblood Studbook. Mister Maserati (by GLOCK's Toto Jr.) is also an approved stallion. During the KWPN performance test, this stallion scored no less than 85.5 points!
Former KSS horse and KWPN-approved stallion Sir Sinclair made a name for himself again last year by being noticed dressage stallion of the year in the USA for the sixth time in a row. Sir Sinclair was sold to America at the KWPN Select Sale for 360,000 euros. There he was frequently used as a sire and has produced many appealing and successful offspring.
Online with live presentation
The auction is split in two separate auctions as in previous years. The jumping stallions will be auctioned on Wednesday 3rd of February and the dressage stallions will be auctioned on Friday 5th of February. The stallions in the collection not only impress themselves, but their pedigree is also very promising and imbued with sport. Both sires and dams performance genes make this collection interesting.
A big difference compared to other years is that the KWPN Select Sale will take place online, but with a live presentation. You can therefore see exactly which stallion is in the arena and what you can bid on via the livestream. Auctioneer Frederik de Backer will sell the stallions online. This way you still get the feeling of a real auction, with the convenience of online bidding.
Check out the collection at online.kwpn.nl and register to be able to place a bid!