DELFT – The catalog of the first edition of the EDS-Prinsenstad Foal Auction, held on Sunday, 1 September 2019, at Manege de Prinsenstad in Delft, includes 84 foals. Among them are 15 interesting jumper foals. Assembled by Tim Coomans, Eugene Reesink, Joep Schellekens, Joop van Uytert and Nico Witte, the collection bears the stamp of the top stallions Vivaldi and Totilas. “A high-quality, broad collection that has been distinctly selected for movement and sport,” states Eugene Reesink.
The Excellent Dressage Sales team has partnered with Manege de Prinsenstad. After three successful EDS summer editions with the KWPN, the summer foal auction of 2019 will be held at the Duijndam family’s beautiful 5-star facility, Manege de Prinsenstad in Delft.
“We expressly chose De Prinsenstad. They have a lot of experience with organizing large events on their expansive grounds. Also, there are no foal auctions in the west, though a lot of riders live there. It’s a nice addition to our program. We think that this auction offers breeders new opportunities,” explains Eugene Reesink, who selected the collection of 84 foals with his EDS colleagues. “We’ve put together a high-value collection. There was a large supply; we selectors are on the road a lot and go to the properties of the best breeders. That helped us find this varied group of foals.”
“We really selected the dressage foals for movement. The fillies are out of high-value dam-lines so that they also can be used for breeding. We also have a broad selection for jumping, and we evaluated the foals in a sport-oriented way.” Reesink is satisfied with the quality of the foals: “There are foals that have already been selected for the National Foal Inspection. There’s also a young For Romance I x Christ who received an Oldenburg elite premium.”
The top sire Vivaldi, who boasts an immediate daughter in the collection, is putting his stamp on the first EDS-Prinsenstad Foal Auction. Ten foals by his sons Vitalis, Desperado, Dream Boy, Geniaal and grandsons Dettori, In Style and Valverde will go under the hammer of auctioneer Matthijs Brouwer. Vivaldi and his son Dream Boy also appear in the foals’ dam’s side.
Totilas and Gribaldi
Fans of Totilas offspring can indulge themselves at the EDS-Prinsenstad Foal Auction. The collection includes two colts and a filly by the former world champion. In addition, his good breeding stallion sons Glock’s Toto Jr. and Governor as well as his grandsons Kingston Blue Hors and Fürst Toto also each bring a foal to this auction. Totilas’s sire Gribaldi frequently graces the dam-line of the dressage collection. In the sire-line, we see his influence through Millennium, Painted Black and Ebony.
F-line and Donnerhall
Besides the stallions mentioned above, the names Jazz, Ferro, Krack C and Flemmingh regularly appear in the pedigrees of the selected foals. Breeders have combined the best of Dutch breeding with influential sire-lines from Germany. As a result, we see the F-line of Florestan I in the collection with foals by Fürstenball, For Romance I, For Ferrero, Fürst Toto, Fürst Jazz, Feinrich, Ferguson and the young sire Fontaine. As for Donnerhall, his influence in the collection comes from Daily Diamond, Just Wimphof and Deparon U.S.
Fifteen Jumper Foals
For the first time, the EDS-Prinsenstad Foal Auction is offering jumper foals. Successful international stallions such as Casallo Z, Codex One, Dallas VDL, Quabri de l’Ilse and A’Lee Springpower bring foals to the collection for true jumping enthusiasts. Among the proven sires, Balou du Rouet, Elvis ter Putte and Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve are names which capture the imagination. Furthermore, show jumping connoisseurs will be interested in the offspring of the young talents Cohinoor VDL, Luigi d’Eclipse, Mosito van het Hellehof, Nixon van ’t Meulenhof, Jardonnay VDL and Kitt SB. This is a varied group of jumper foals out of exclusive dam-lines with which we are delighted!