The fine art of equestrian riding and breeding has long been a part of Russian culture.
The fine art of equestrian riding and breeding has long been a part of Russian culture. And recently, at the village of Uspenskoye, near Moscow, pedigree trotters were paraded for prospective buyers. At the action, more than 600 horses raised at many of the Soviet Union's finest stud farms were sold to new owners. Buyers came from as far away as Italy, France, West Germany and Finland to admire and purchase the noble steeds.
SYNOPSIS: This stud farm in the village of Uspenskoye near Moscow was the site of the Soviet capital's international horse auction. The art of horse breeding and riding has long been a part of Russian history and the horses paraded for buyers at this auction proved that Russian horses are some of the world's finest.
The horses at the Moscow International Horse Auction have been bred at the best stud farms throughout the Soviet Union. Each autumn the auction features a fine assortment of proud and noble pedigrees. Earlier this year, buyers from around from around the globe had the opportunity to appreciate and purchase featured saddle horses. But now the buyers' eyes were set on possible bargains among the trotters.
The Troika team of nobler steeds were also put on display. Complete with the leading trotting horse and two saddle horses flanking it, the Troikas were selected by buyers in accordance to the horses' hair... grey, chestnut, bay, or black.
This is the famous Kvadrat. She was three times champion for the breed and has bred many offspring that have shown their worth world-wide.
As the auctioneers anticipated the competing bids, the horses were paraded. Buyers have come to the Moscow Horse Auction from as far as Italy, France, West Germany and Finland. They were able to place over 600 orders for houses specially trained to race, ride, or parade in circuses.