Maastricht, NED – Nov. 13, 2018 – Can you believe it has been a whole year? The inaugural THE HUNT European Hunter Auction, organized and managed by the team at Sorensen Stables, brought equine enthusiasts from around the world to The Netherlands on November 13, 2017, each hoping to conclude the night with a new sport horse or two in tow. In addition to the on site attendees, more than 700 individuals from 20 countries tuned in to the live stream to witness the debut event. The hotly-anticipated evening featured an elegant horse presentation, fine dining, a competitive auction and a festive after-party that concluded a memorable night for all, but the true triumph has come in the form of top ribbons in North American show rings over the course of the past 12 months.
“I am so proud of all of the horses that were sold last year at THE HUNT. We had high hopes for each of them, and to see them winning in the ring as we had envisioned is a wonderful testament to the success of the event,” said Chris Sorensen, owned of Sorensen Stables. “We are already hard at work preparing for the auction next year and can’t wait to share an even more spectacular event with the equestrian community in 2019.”
During the thrilling auction of the horses last November, the auctioneer’s gavel rang for winning bids that collectively totaled €1,120,000, with the average sale price resting at €80,000 and the highest amount concluding at €204,000. Since being sold to lucky buyers at THE HUNT, the elite group of curated horses, hand-picked and fine tuned by Sorensen, has proven itself in competitions across the United States and Canada.
The inaugural auction in 2017 was met with such a strong reception, both from the local community and international buyers, that the Sorensen Stables team has made the HUNT a biennial event in order to increase its scale and broaden its reach, with its next installment coming in 2019. In the meantime, prospective buyers are invited to subscribe to the newly-launched Pinch Punch, a monthly online catalog of exquisite hunter, jumper and equitation horses meticulously curated by Sorensen Stables. Don’t wait until 2019 to start looking for your next superstar!