By: Silvia Martínez Puentes Photos: José (Tito) Meriño
With measured and elegant movements Zabriena cantered through the gateway with experienced rider Maikel Carmenate at the reins. At that moment someone in the stands was waiting to make her his. Carmenate had cherished her, ridden her and tested her strength, and was determined she would not go for less than her worth. And the bidding began. First 7,000 €, then 15,000 then, as established by the rules, the bids went up 1,000 by 1,000.