It’s all systems go for the inaugural New Zealand Warmblood Association (NZWA) Performance Horse Auction at EQUITANA Auckland with the release of 13 stunning equines to go under the hammer.
There is plenty of chatter around the horses, who cover dressage, jumping and eventing. They are all impeccably bred and range in age from yearlings to a nine-year-old Friesian sport horse who is competing successfully in Level 5 dressage. There are some very solid bloodlines across the horses on offer including Hold Up Premier, Landioso, Glasgow VH Merelsnest VDL and Sangster who have all made their marks in the world of jumping.
The auction is being driven by the NZWA who have been registering and promoting the New Zealand warmblood horse both here and offshore for 40-odd years. “As the leading register for sport horses in New Zealand we are delighted to be involved with the EQUITANA Performance Horse Auction,” says NZWA president Jody Hartstone, one of those behind the auction. “One goal of the NZWA is to present breeders to warmblood sport horses with a stud book system that is comparable to those in Europe and North America. We see this auction of New Zealand warmblood horses as part of that system.”
Hopes are high the auction will become a regular fixture on the New Zealand calendar for both breeders and buyers. The auction is being held on Saturday (November 23) at 2.30pm in the Hansen Products Indoor Arena. Prospective buyers must register to bid. All of the horses on offer are New Zealand bred.
For more information, head to https://www.equitanaakl.co.nz/category/auction/ .
// EQUITANA Auckland 21-24 November 2019