Horses sell for average of €8,100 at monart
Some 45 elite event horses went under the hammer at the recent Monart Sale, achieving an average of €8,100.
Among the buyers at the sale were top riders Bill Levett from Australia, British riders Nicola Wilson, Tom How, Laurence Hunt and Emma Humphry (GBR), Canadians Jordan and Shandiss McDonald and Irish buyers Carol Gee of Fernhill Sport Horses and the Monart Event team themselves on behalf of owners.
Of the 45 horses offered for sale, 34 were sold on the day and the top price paid was €22,500 for lot 33, a four-year-old bay mare by Ramiro B (BWP), out of a Zangersheide mare.
Consigned by Terry White, the mare was sold to Britain's Valentine Fishlock. She competed at Intro level and placed first and third at events in Monart, third in Grove and second at Kilmanahan.
Australia's Jenny Levett paid €20,000 for lot 6, Lassban Diamond Lift, a five-year-old chestnut gelding by Easy Lift (TB), out of Lassban Chow Bella (ISH), herself by Diamond Chin (ISH).
The 17hh gelding had been placed third in the National Event Horse Discovery class at Millstreet and won a pre-novice class at Kedrah Castle in Tipperary.
Next year's Monart sale has already been pencilled in for November 5 and 6, 2014.