Limburg Foal Auction chooses for online edition
26 May 2020
In view of the current circumstances, the Limburg Foal Auction has chosen to make the 20th edition an online variant. The foals can be purchased by buyers from all over the world by means of an online auction with live auctioning by auctioneer Koen Olaerts. This already turned out to work successfully last year.
Last year’s extra auction proved to be a good preview of the way in which the Limburg Foal Auction will offer all foals this year. Due to the corona measures, an online auction for this year is the best option. “The current situation still gives too many uncertainties to organize a regular auction in the way we envision it. In addition, the online auctions have become more and more common and as a result we can still reach an international buyers network”, says Paul Hendrix. “We will ensure that potential buyers can make their bids well-informed and the foals will presented and sold live.” The auction is known for its good international sales and as of this year focuses entirely on jumping-bred foals.
Easy for the breeders
The corona measures also have consequences for the method of selection. Where selection days are normally organized, it has now been decided to make an initial selection based on the pedigrees. “The foals with an interesting pedigree are then invited to come to De Peelbergen on July the 27th, 28th or 29th. There the selection committee will judge the foals and the photos and videos can be taken immediately. By combining all this, the breeders only have to go out once”, explains Janou Hendrix. Also this year, no registration costs will be charged to the breeders in advance and the auction will have good conditions. From the 15th of June, the foals can be registered via the website of the Limburg Foal Auction. The online auction will be spread over several days and will take place in the week of September the 21st. In this way, the Limburg Foal Auction expects to make an important contribution to the sales of the foals from this strong equestrian area.