The Innovative A.D. Auction Brings Quality Event Horses to Your Living Room

From September 11 to September 14 on www.theadauction.com the innovative online auction “The Alex Delazer Auction” will launch its first edition. The Celtic Collection is a unique opportunity to enter the stables of Cooley Farm, Wrenwood Stables and Babes Horses, who will present 20 horses in the showjumping, eventing and American hunting disciplines.

Countess Cooley (ISH, 2015 by Ramiro B), one of the top horses available at the innovative A.D. Auction. Photo courtesy of The A.D. Auction.

The A.D. Auction is a new and innovative way to connect sellers and buyers. From September 11 to September 14 on www.theadauction.com Cooley Farm, Wrenwood Stables and Babes Horses will kick off the first edition of The A.D. Auction with the Celtic Collection. This exclusive online auction brings together show jumping and eventing horses and American hunters from two Irish stables and one Scottish stable of ages 0 to 7 years. They have top-level pedigrees with very important mare lines that have produced several international 160 jumpers.

“The collection is really exclusive and presents some very important horses,” says Alex Delazer, entrepreneur, organizer of the CSI4* Dolomites Horse Show, a horse lover and creator of The A.D. Auction. “Among these is a descendant of the legendary Centa de Muze, who has produced various international 160 jumpers, such as Freestyle de Muze, Horizon de Regor, Kerly de Regor and the current mare of Edwina Tops-Alexander, Latisha de Regor, to name a few. Among the eventing horses, the most promising one is a full sister to Cooley Earl, who was placed at the top of the international rankings, including the Badminton Horse Trials and Hickstead’s CSI5*.”

Alex Delazer. Photo courtesy of The A.D. Auction.

“The idea of The A.D. Auction came to me during lockdown. I realized that it would no longer be possible for potential buyers to travel to look for horses. That’s why I thought of creating an online platform that would act as a showcase for breeders and dealers, allowing customers to virtually enter their stables.”

For the first edition of The A.D. Auction, three stables will open their doors for us, two in Ireland, one in Scotland: Cooley Farm, Wrenwood Stables and Babes Horses.

Cooley Farm is world-famous for its Irish eventing horses. They are best known for producing to the top level and selling Cooley Master Class, who under the saddle of Briton Oliver Townend won the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event for two consecutive years. At The A.D. Auction they will present seven horses. Among them the most promising one is definitely Countess Cooley (ISH, 2015 by Ramiro B), Cooley Earl’s full sister. In 2020 she placed fourth in the finals reserved for 4-year-old horses of the Cavan Winter Show Jumping Championships. Bred and produced by Cooley Farm, she has demonstrated tremendous promise from the beginning, showing great potential both in the show jumping discipline and in eventing.

Wrenwood Phoenix (2020, ISH, Chacoon Blue x Quidam de Revel II Z). Photo courtesy of The A.D. Auction.

Two foal stallions and two geldings are the horses presented by Wrenwood Stables. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Dan Walsh and Stacey Babes have produced and sold many horses that have competed successfully at the top level in both show-jumping and eventing. One of these is Peder Fredricson’s H&M Sibon, who competed successfully at the highest level, including the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy. With their combined passion for the sport and love of horses, their breeding program was born. Through this, there are offspring from mares that are currently competing in today’s top sport, along with mares from proven 1.60m families, including the mother of H&M Sibon and two wonderful daughters from super mare Centa de Muze, who is recognized as one of the most influential mares in modern breeding. Wrenwood Phoenix, born on July 17, 2020 by Chacoon Blue x Phia de Regor, and a grandson of the legendary Centa de Muze is definitely a very special future star presented at the auction by Wrenwood.

The Babes family has been breeding and dealing high quality horses for over thirty years, from world-class horses to ponies. Babes Horses was established with the aim of breeding and selling top level horses that can take their riders to the top of international rankings. To do so, they have set up a breeding program based on the use of the best bloodlines in the world. For The A.D. Auction, their selection is the most exclusive: we will find sons of Big Star, Balou du Rouet, Zirocco Blue, Goodyear VDL and Stakkato.

“I expect the first edition of The A.D. Auction to be a great success. With the Celtic Collection, we present the horses of three very important stables that have selected some of the best they have. I’m very proud that we will be the first online auction in the world to also include eventing horses and that these three stables have decided to rely on us to auction their horses. While the first edition is only weeks away, I am already thinking about a second edition in a couple of months. The A.D. Auction is the first online auction conceived by Italians and as such I would like to take this opportunity to make Italian breeding known abroad. So why not dedicate an auction exclusively to Italian breeders?”

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