This year’s Pride of Poland Sale, which took place on Sunday, marked a new price record: the bidding representative of Switzerland (with a French passport) outbid the offers from Saudi Arabia and Qatar and threw in an amount of one million and four hundred thousand Euro for Pepita (Lot 1). The previous record belonged to Kwestura, for whom her current owner, Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi from Ajman Stud, paid one million one hundred and twenty five thousand Euro in 2008.
Everyone is asking who is this mystery buyer, unknown up to now in the Arabian horse world.
Perhaps he bid not for himself, but for an undisclosed client, something that his talking over the phone during the sale may suggest. Sooner or later we will eventually discover Pepita’s new home.
The second highest price was achieved by Pistoria (Lot 4). An amount of 625 thousand Euro was offered by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani from Al Zobair Stud.
There was also a new price record for a privately bred and owned horse. The mare Wasa (Lot 11) from Falborek Arabians was sold to a newly formed stud in Qatar for 252 thousand Euro.
Also the Summer Sale can boast a new price record. This belonged to Melody (S/14), bred and owned by Małgorzata and Józef Pietrzak, for whom a client from Iran paid 60 thousand Euro.
The entire auction turned out to be a record-setter. Together with the Summer Sale the final outcome was 4,598,500 Euro (3,995,000 from the Pride of Poland Sale on Sunday and 603,500 from the Summer Sale on Monday).