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Sorensen Stables‘ THE HUNT European Hunter Auction Celebrates First Anniversary

Maastricht, NED – Nov. 13, 2018 – Can you believe it has been a whole year? The inaugural THE HUNT European… Artikel lesen

Louisa Trippe
14.11.2018 3 min lesen
Sorensen Stables‘ THE HUNT European Hunter Auction debuted November 13, 2017 to rave reviews.
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.
Champion at WEF – 1st Year Green Hunters
Resold during WEF for profit
Championships with new Amateur-Owner in the Younger A-O division
Champion at WEF – Adult Amateur Hunters (first show in USA!)
Top result in first National Junior/Amateur Hunter Derby
Championships in the Pre-Green Hunters and Children’s Hunters
Champion in Kentucky – Baby Green Hunters (first show in USA!)
Consistent under saddle winner
Reserve Champion at Capital Challenge
Champion at WEF – Pre-Green 3-4 Yr Old Hunters (second show in USA!)
2nd place in first National Hunter Derby
Championships in Junior Hunters
Equitation wins
Reserve Champion at HITS Thermal – 1st Year Green Hunters (second show in USA!)
Won first under saddle in the USA
Championships in Children’s Hunters
Top ribbons in equitation
Champion and Reserve at WEF – Baby Green Hunters (first two shows in USA!)
Championships in Ocala – Pre-Green 3′ and 3’3 Hunters
Won first USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Class
3rd place in first National Hunter Derby in Lake Placid
Championships in 1st Year Green Hunters
Championships in Pre-Green 3′ Hunters
Top 3 ribbons in first Pre-Green Incentive classes
Multiple Championships in Adult Amateur Divisions
Consistent under saddle winner
Championships in Children’s Hunters
Championships in Pre-Green 3’3″ Hunters
Reserve Champion in Pre-Green 3′ Hunter (first show in USA!)
Top Ribbons in Adult Amateur Hunters
Championships in Pre-Green 3′ and 3’3 Hunters

Reserve champion at first North American show

Champion in the Pre-Green 3-4 Yr Old Hunters
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!
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(press release)