SCOPE Auction Announces New Bidding Procedure
Ireland's elite auction, is introducing a new bidding procedure
to enhance transparency and integrity for the benefit of local and
international buyers. SCOPE has agreed this new bidding procedure
with every vendor offering foals for sale at the next auction on
to Tom Reed, the managing director of SCOPE, "Every foal owner
has agreed the minimum bid for a foal that will be accepted by the
auctioneer is euro 3,000 (equivalent to approximately US$3,500 or
£2,100). And at euro 3,000 the foal is 'on the market' and
available for purchase. This new procedure is designed to be transparent
and fair to all parties, and to get foals sold at prices fair to
both buyers and sellers."
has introduced a variety of innovations to Ireland: an elite auction
with horses selected by a panel that includes three Olympians; strict
health exams on the day of inspection; x-rays for all horses other
than foals; x-ray evaluations by a leading continental veterinary
surgeon employing the same criteria he uses for the Hanoverian Verband
and Danish Warmblood Society stallion inspections; and the SCOPE
Breeders Code, designed to encourage breeders and producers to use
state-of-the-art feeding and management practices with their foals
and young stock.
second SCOPE elite auction will be held on Tuesday 4 November at
the Kill International Equestrian Centre in Kill, County Kildare.
Twenty-three foals and six
older horses (2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds) will be on offer including
Newmarket Vasco One, the Dublin Horse Show Loose-Jumping Champion.
catalogues may be downloaded free at http://www.scope-auction.com
or for euro 5 SCOPE will send a catalogue in the post. Further information
obtained on +3188.8.131.5201