“This time it got a bit out of hand," says Dennis Swennen about the ongoing European Sport Horse Auction that ends on Sunday evening at 8 p.m. "More and more breeders have found their way and are confidently selling their horse online. At the same time, people know that our stories are correct, as we say, even if you are 500 kilometers away as a buyer. "
No fewer than 52 auction items are offered these days. A few items are very special and particularly for the enthusiast: a young Alpaca stallion and a champion ostrich, perhaps the one Kees van den Oetelaar spoke about earlier. "We have ten exclusive brood mares, such as a pregnant Chacco-Blue mare, twenty top young show jumpers, ponies, there really is something for everyone, people should take a good look around. We believe that there are many unique opportunities for people to take off with talent. Anyone who opens their eyes can really make a profit! ", Dennis Swennen sums up easily.
Sometimes things don't go that well: "Last week, that was less good, that should not have happened. We had problems with the server when there were 500 or 600 people watching and bidding at the same time. That turned out to be a bit too difficult, so that the bidding did not go smoothly enough. On the other hand: people shouldn’t wait until the last minute, technically you don't have everything under control, especially when the website is so packed with people. If you want to bid in the last 20 seconds, you may be just too late. "
Dennis Swennen would like to emphasize again that his auction is not one of the playing games kind: "People can really buy from us with confidence. When sellers themselves bid, we immediately tap them on the fingers. Of course, you can hear that people say yes, but the owner is also bidding. I often think: as the host is, he trusts his guests. It is also the people who ask: can we not bid in advance, because I can do that in such and such places. Then I have to make it clear again that it really doesn't work that way for us. We don't let horses go for the double price of what they were actually sold for. Our mission is to support trade, especially in these difficult times. "