While the Auction Mechelen team is fully preparing for the 2023 edition, we like to take the time to look back at the previous editions and take a look at the future. After 15 years of absence, in 2019, in addition to the widely known final of free jumping for 2-year-old horses, an auction was once again linked to this competition for the first time. In 2020 and 2021, we were forced to allow on Auction Mechelen to continue purely online, and our collection was expanded to include 3-year-old horses. Another online and live auction took place in 2022. Auction Mechelen’s references are maximum 6 years old, but can already present an impressive record given their young age.
- Auction topper of Auction Mechelen 2019, Requiem J&F Champblanc (Quaprice Du Bois Margot X Calvaro Z), won the free-jumping competition and was then sold to Hilton Stables in Belgium. Requiem was approved for stud at Studbook Zangersheide in 2020, and was successfully competed in the PAVO stallion competition by Maxime Tips and Brent D’Haese. He will continue his sports career in America.
- Ashton DVO (Aganix Du Seigneur X Bisquet Balou vd Mispelare) was sold to Switzerland, and is active under Swiss rider Morgane Dassio. They were active at the World Young Horse Championships in Lanaken, and are successful in the international young horse trials.
- Burletta Van De Donkhoeve Z (Bingo Des Sequoias Z X Heartbreaker) is a successful mare who competes in the 6-year-old competitions.
- We have recently seen Rambo Van’t Zorgvliet (Cicero Z Van Paemel X Inshallah de Muze) under the saddle of Jordy Van Massenhove, who successfully competes him in the international classes for six-year-old horses.
- Rock N Roll MXL (Denzel Van’t Meulenhof X Elvis Ter Putte) is jumping into the spotlight under the German flag. She is internationally successful in young horse classes.
- We see Roxette Van’t Recht Eind under the saddle of Marnick Spits and with great success. These included 3rd in the 2022 Belgian Championships for 5-year-old horses, and 2nd in the consolation at the World Championships in Lanaken.
- Ricardo Vd Veldbalie (Eldorado Vd Zeshoek X Thunder Vd Zuuthoeve), meanwhile, goes by the name RMS Rooney, was sold in 2019 to Ireland, where he was also approved in 2020. Ricardo is one of the most popular breeding stallions of his year.
- Rockstar V (Flamenco de Semilly X Cablo Z) was one of the tastemakers at the auction of the Westphalian Studbook in early 2021, and will continue his sporting career in America.
- Auction topper of Auction Mechelen 2020, Quintino Royal Z (Quabri de L’Isle X Orlando) remained in Belgian hands and was approved for breeding at Studbook Zangersheide in 2021. He has since been successful in the young horse trials and stallion competition under the saddle of Olympic rider Dirk Demeersman.
- In addition to Quintino Royal Z, Sugar Daddy VD Axelhoeve (Amadeo Van’t Vossenhof X Cumano) was also approved for breeding at Studbook Zangersheide. Sugar Daddy was sold to the Netherlands in 2020.
- Ricardo de W&S (Echo Van’t Spieveld X Plot Blue) was one of the tastemakers of the 2020 collection, and is living up to those expectations with flying colors. He is the hope for the future of Ecuadorian rider Anna Carolina Sandoval.
- Cortez Blue Vd Bisschop (Chacco Blue X Darco) moved to Switzerland after Auction Mechelen 2020, and was approved for Studbook Zangersheide in France.
- Crispello V.V. Z (Colman X Cornet Obolensky) left Belgium for Hungary and was also approved as a breeding stallion there.
- Auction topper of the 2021 edition, Nemerald Op Den Hout (E-Ginton Z X Furiel) already showed his rideability during the auction, and also confirms it in the ring. He is internationally successful in international young horse classes under the Polish flag.
- Toronto M , meanwhile, was approved as a BWP breeding stallion, and was active in the Belgian stallion competition.
- High-light Hazelarenhoekje Z (Heartbeat X Pikeur Lord Fauntleroy) also passed his stud test, and is approved for SBS.
- Absolute tastemaker of the 2022 collection, was Django Z (Dourkan Hero Z X Captain Fire) This impressive stallion was purchased by Stoeterij Zangersheide, and belongs to one of their promising breeding stallions.
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