A page from another book …
There’s a really well-known bloke round the finance/media world, who goes by the name of The Barefoot Investor.
He has a column in the Sunday Telegraph, a really famous book called, not surprisingly, The Barefoot Investor … his name is Scott Pape and he has developed a bit of a cult following in the world of money. Normal people think he’s great, as he tells them how to be free of debt in today’s world.
What’s that got to do with Auction of the Stars, you ask?
Well, he has some really common-sense advice on how to manage that money successfully. And we have some really common-sense advice on how to manage your performance horse dreams successfully.
He suggests that you invest your money in an index fund, then ignore it, then check it 30 years later and count the mozza you’ve made. He is pretty critical of people who stress out, checking the stock market day after day for miniscule changes, be they positive or negative. He recommends that you don’t lose sleep and do it yourself, trying to keep track of which shares you should buy and when you should sell and what is the latest fashion in any one week. Sit back and enjoy your cocktails, he says, let someone else do the hard grind, and reap the rewards.
Welcome to Auction of the Stars. That’s us! We have done the hard yards for decades. We know what the winning bloodlines are, we’ve checked the pedigrees. There is no need to be continually chopping and changing, wondering if you are missing out on the latest, greatest young horse when every year more stallions are presented for stallion testing all over the world, or reading up on every frozen stallion semen available, trying to decide what is missing in your breeding program.
We have the statistics on which stallions are producing the most international Grand Prix stallions, we check the international results; we breed and match genetics and experiment for you and present to you at our auctions the results of those years of work.
Stick with what is proven to work, just like The Barefoot Investor, and watch it grow to success. No short cuts, no magic wands or coaches, just proven potential to get to where you want to go, whether that be all the way to Grand Prix or just enjoying a happy horse capable of performing the movements you want.
There are bloodlines almost guaranteed to piaffe and passage and make it to Grand Prix, just as there are blue chip shares. Ultimately they will float to the top no matter what setbacks occur along the journey. There are bloodlines that MIGHT make it if everything goes well, and there are absolute long shots about as likely to do GP as your kids’ pony.
Make your journey as easy as possible. Use our experience to pave the way.