The Collection made a name for itself in 2020 as the first major online auction to be held in the midst of a global pandemic. While things have moved in the right direction in terms of covid, the desire to remain an exceptional auction has only become stronger.
The Collection’s team, Milestone Farm (Carlos Pinto and his wife, Willemijn Poels) in association with ST Stables (Steve Tinti) have 20 years of expertise on one side and over 15 years on the other in the horse trade. It is an understatement to say that they have a great deal of skill in putting together a catalogue that meets the demands of the market. And even though the bar was set high with the quality of the first two editions, the team managed to put together a new collection that was even more impressive for the quality of the products presented.
“The Collection is an exceptional auction. This year we are once again presenting products for the great sport, that’s for sure. “says a very enthusiastic Carlos Pinto. To name but a few, products such as Corlino PS (Cornet Obolensky x Conthargos), a 6-year-old gelding, son of the grand prix mare Celine who jumped 1m60 classes under the saddle of Karen Polle (JPN).
The 7-year-old mare Ponolette (Quint van het Maarlo x Lys de Darmen x Darco), who already has more than 30 FEI international courses, will be in the catalogue. These horses are sure to be a success at this sale. And we could talk about the 14 other horses presented in the same way. A complete and high level catalogue of 16 horses, many of which have already shown their qualities on the international circuit or on the young horse circuit.
“The Collection has never been so aptly named, it really is THE collection,” says Steve Tinti. “It’s all about details, results and talent. With an impressive catalogue of 16 young Grand Prix hopefuls, internationally renowned horses and hunters, we have again exceeded the high standards we set in the first editions of The Collection! “The two men behind The Collection are confident.
The presence of hunters is also an unavoidable feature of The Collection and has been since its inception. Willemijn Poels has also set the bar high in this respect.
“The hunters presented in the first editions of The Collection have proven themselves on the competition field with top performances. The hunters selected for the 2022 edition are incredible and are sure to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors,” says Willemijn Poels.
The Collection Auction is not just an online auction. “In addition to the horses in the catalogue, the idea is to offer an outstanding service by organising, for example, the transport of the purchased horses to their new stables on request,” adds Carlos Pinto.
“We want buyers to be able to make their choice in complete confidence and to do this, we offer them the best guarantees on the horses presented with, for example, X-rays and veterinary reports that can be consulted in complete transparency,
But there is also the charity aspect of The Collection which is particularly close to the organisers’ hearts.
“This is also the DNA of The Collection and the choice of UNICEF (editor’s note: The Collection had already collaborated with them) for the Ukraine was an obvious choice in the current context,” explains Willemijn Poels.
The Collection will therefore donate €10 per auction to the international organisation to help Ukrainian children.
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The Collection Auction from 27 to 29 of May, 2022.
Carlos Pinto: +31 6 18 20 66 11,
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Steve Tinti: +32 0 483 71 60 27
Source: Press Release from The Collection
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