Brightwells the UK’s Leading Equestrian Auctioneers, who stage Elite Auctions of Dressage Horses and Show Jumpers at Addington and high profile National Hunt Sales at Cheltenham, have teamed up with Blenheim Palace to launch a new Elite Event Horse Auction at this year’s Blenheim International Horse Trials (Sept 11- 14).
A selection of high quality four, five and six year olds, plus a limited number of intermediate and advanced event horses will be stabled on site from Tuesday September 9. Competitors and owners will have the facility to view and try the auction horses on the days leading up to the auction, which will be held in the Churchill Arena on Friday afternoon. A catalogue and video footage of the auction horses will also be available three weeks prior to the auction.
Richard Botterill from Brightwells commented “We are honoured to have been chosen as Blenheim Palace’s official auctioneers to stage the first Elite Auction of Event Horses. Blenheim International Horse Trials are world renowned and will provide the most exclusive shop window to showcase an outstanding collection of future talent. Selection days are currently being organised in the UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe.
“Horses accepted for the auction will have passed stringent veterinary and x-ray assessments, which will be available for prospective purchasers to view while at Blenheim. Alternatively x-rays can be emailed to clients Veterinary Surgeons .“
Event Director Mandy Hervieu added:”Many of the overseas three day events such as Pau and Boekelo have event horse sales and with the UK being the home of eventing we should have one too. We are delighted that Brightwells want to partner with us and we think this will add yet another interesting activity to the event.”