Lot 011 MBF Desert Dancer sold for €30,000 to World No.1 rider Oliver Townend
Top lot was Lot 011, the lovely Ramiro B 3yr old gelding MBF Desert dancer which was knocked down to World No.1 rider Oliver Townend.
63 of the 90 horses that were brought forward to auction were sold, giving a clearance rate of 70%. The average price this year was €13,000, up from €11,000 in 2018. The auction was once again officiated by auctioneer Alastair Pim.
Just a few of the lucky riders with a Monart graduate heading their way this year include: Oliver Townend (GBR), Aoife Clark (IRE), Kai Ruder (GER), Julia Mestern (GER), Emily King & Sam Ecroyd (GBR) Vicky Tuffs (GBR), Karl Slezak (CAN), David Britnell (GBR), Giovanni Ugalotti (ITA), Vicky Brake (GBR), Trish and Michael Ryan (IRE).
While the likes of Michael Jung, Astier Nicolas and Uptown Eventing were underbidders on several lots during the evening, Astier however did secure lot 108 for one of his clients.
Monart were once again delighted to see their graduates find their way to so many top riders and we look forward to following their careers closely over the coming years.
The next few days will see all the horses shipping out to their new owners.
Dates for next years sale are the 2nd, 3rd & 4th of November 2020