Editorial - October 2018
A golden glow at sunset, that´s the image of the delightful Indian summer we had this year. A late summer which couldn´t have been better for us here at Zangersheide. After the buzz of the Z-Festivals for foals, August came with the preparations for the World Championship Young Horses in September. A WC which has resulted in a fantastic edition thanks to all our loyal and new partners and our staff; this magazine offers you a chance to discover or relive the progress of the WC.
For many of our breeders this Indian summer quite literally was of an exceptionally gold-rimmed quality. The combined auctions organised during the late summer, the ‘Zangersheide Online Auction’, the ‘Zangersheide Quality Auction’ and the ‘Zangersheide Breeders Auction’ to be precise, generated a grand total of over 3,000,000 Euros for our breeders in the months of August and September!
Clearly, the major part of these earnings was produced by the Z-Quality Auctions of September (p. 56) with top prices of up to € 72,000 and an average of nearly € 26,000. But obviously, prices like that cannot be achieved without the investments our breeders put in every single day, not just in a material sense by investing in the very best of broodmares and holding on to the best fillies, but also in a physical sense by investing so much in the care they give to their horses. The whole year long, come rain or shine. I owe my greatest gratitude to them, for it´s not Zangersheide that produces such valuable foals, the credit goes to the breeders who make this happen by entrusting their very best products into our care!
Obviously, a successful summer doesn´t mean we can afford to rest on our laurels. From 17 through to 20 November the most exclusive broodmares and embryos will go under the hammer at the Z-Online Auction, to be followed by the best 2- and 3-year-olds from 8 through to 11 December. For this purpose our photo / video day will be organised at our stud in Lanaken on November 6th. In the meantime we will continue to develop the ‘Zangersheide Breeders Auction’ into a household name and build its reputation of ultimate platform where your embryos, foals, pregnant mares and young stock will be on offer for customers all across the world in a professional way.
Our auction team has been extended and is ready to market your stock. To make use of our platform please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you soon!
Judy Ann Melchior