Ireland’s only elite horse auction, The Monart Sale, has once again delivered record sales figures despite global economic pressures.
The 2022 average sale price was up 10.5% on previous years, with an average of €16,896, and six lots breaking the €30,000 mark.
“Once again, the sale has exceeded expectations and grown more than we could have expected. This year we’ve had buyers from around the world, in addition to strong Irish sales.” confirmed sale Director, Niall Griffin.
Top sales lot include:
Lot 50 – Unnamed – a good-looking blood mare with three excellent paces and scopey jumping technique.
- Vivant Van De Heffink x KEC Maximum Joe
- Vendor – Brandonview Stud
- Buyer – Pat Kavanagh (IRL)
Lot 80 – Oldrock Amy – a very tall 17hh filly, who is both careful and courageous in her jump.
- Sligo Candy Boy x Master Imp – A very tall 17hh filly, who is both careful and courageous in her jump.
- Vendor – Don Coen
- Buyer – Dag Mosvold (NOR)
Lot 61 – MBF Flagstaff Flyer – a very attractive gelding with the movement and jump to match.
- CMS Gunfire x Courgar
- Vendor – MBF Sporthorses
- Buyer – Robert Sirch (GER)
Lot 2 – Monbeg Crystal Clear – from bloodlines producing very good jumpers and eventers.
- HHS Cornet x The Echo Factor
- Vendor – Monbeg Sporthorses
- Buyer – John Bell (UK)
In a new development for 2022, this year’s sale was presented by Sprenger, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bits, spurs, and stirrups.
“We’re delighted to have Sprenger on-board and look forward to working with them into the future. I’ve personally used Sprenger bits in all 3-phases of competition for the past 20-years, including at Olympic and World Championship level. Sprenger have always done the job, with no gimmicks, and supported horses from the young ones, to the very top of the sport” confirmed Niall.
This year’s sale again attracted buyers from across the world including the UK and Ireland, Mexico, Belgium, France, the USA and Canada, Germany, and France. Notable buyers include Ireland’s Aoife Clark, Lucienne Bellissimo (USA), Noor Slaoui (MOR), Harry Dzenis (UK) and European Junior Gold Medallist, Ibble Watson.