Sport Horse Sale
will be a unique opportunity this January to purchase a quality
sport horse just before the start of the Florida winter circuit.
On January 24th and 25th, the Ridge Farm and Dobber Stables will
present The Intercontinental Sport Horse Sales at the Ridge Farm
in Palm Beach Point East in Wellington, Florida. This exceptional
auction is fashioned after the Holsteiner sales in Germany, and
is a type of sale seldom seen in the United States.
is a really nice way to present high class horses," said Nona
Garson, owner of the Ridge. "The auction is coming at an opportune
time, just at the beginning of the Florida circuit. Buy your show
horse at the auction on Sunday and go to the horseshow on Wednesday."
horses will all be high-caliber sport horses, primarily hunters
and jumpers. This is a select sale. An elite panel of horsemen will
examine horses submitted for the auction. They will select horses
for the auction that satisfy their standards for confirmation and
performance. In addition, a panel of veterinarians will pre-vet
and x-ray all the horses and reject any horses they judge unsuitable
for the discipline. People who want to have their own veterinarian
exam a horse can do so prior to the auction.
will be a mixed group of between 30 and 40 horses including stallions,
geldings and mares, ages three and up. These select horses are the
top-of-the-line and ready to show at all levels, from green broke
through grande prix. Arnold Dobber will ship specially chosen horses
from his farm in Holland for the auction; the committee will select
other horses from the United States. Only a few horses will have
a reserve price. Prospective bidders can view and try the horses
at the Ridge Farm for 10 days prior to the sale. These quality horses
are all ready to show and win ribbons in the Florida Winter Circuit.
Ridge Farm and Dobber farms are patterning The Intercontinental
Sport Horse Sales after large breed auctions such as the Holsteiner
auctions in Germany or the Arabian auctions in Scottsdale. This
sale will present horses of proven superior performance ability
regardless of breed. Like the breed auctions, there will be a party
and entertainment for the bidders on both days of the sale. At a
lavish cocktail party for registered bidders on Saturday, January
24th, there will be a formal showing of the horses. Staff will ride
the horses and demonstrate their abilities over fences and on the
flat. They will individually present each horse to the assembled
Sunday, auction day, the Ridge will serve brunch to the assembled
bidders during the sale. Successful bidders will be able to show
their new horses that same week just down the road at the Nutrena/Western
Hay Wellington Classic.
event will be televised nationally and internationally. If you would
like to join Triple Crown and Stadium Jumping as a sponsor, call
Bryan Cytryn at (610)346-6658.
more information or to register as a bidder, call Nona Garson at
(908)500-0996 or George D'Ambrosio at (914)841-3751.