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How much is the most expensive horse in the world?

It is well known that horse riding or keeping horses is an expensive passion. From accommodation, care, riding equipment, veterinary costs to the initial purchase price, all this costs a lot of money.

The layman wonders: How much does a horse cost?

Or even more exciting:

How much was the most expensive horse in the world?

Probably the most valuable horse in the world, "Galileo" was previously an Irish thoroughbred racehorse, also a stallion, and died in 2021 at the age of 23. The total value of the horse was estimated at 210 million euros during his lifetime. According to media reports, a gallon (3.8 l) of his semen cost 49 million euros.

The highest purchase price for a sport horse was paid in 2013 in the amount of 13.5 million euros for the French show jumper "Palloubet d'Halong" and sold to Qatar. There, it ran successfully in show jumping until the retirement age of 16 years.

The previous most expensive horse in the world was the Dutch dressage horse "Totilas" with a purchase price of 10 million euros in 2010.

The English racehorse "The Green Monkey" changed hands for $16 million in 2006 and has been considered the most expensive horse at auction ever since.

So, as you can see, we are talking about high amounts in the millions here.

Undoubtedly, a solid purchase contract is required for corresponding horse purchases, which should be checked and secured by experienced lawyers. When buying a horse, however, it is generally advisable to conclude a written horse purchase contract and to seek legal advice.

A written document is not necessarily a prerequisite for the conclusion of an effective horse purchase contract. However, it is particularly advisable to record horse-specific features, e.g. the condition, in writing. This facilitates the solution of subsequent warranty problems. However, caution is also advised before signing written contracts. A signature should always be made only after concrete examination of the agreement.

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