Verden Auction in January


Online on the internet became live in the Niedersachsenhalle

Erna Emilia (photo: Beelitz/Gerstenkorn)

With a week's delay, the talented young sport horses at the Verden auction in January have found new owners. The auction in the Niedersachsenhalle was preceded last Saturday by a system error in the online auction. The customers took it calmly and honoured the quality of the collection with the average price of 20,317 Euros.

Where the online bids had left off last Saturday, the bidders in the Niedersachsenhalle and on the customer advisors' telephones continued seamlessly. Erna Emilia by Emilio Sanchez/Dancier (breeder and exhibitor: Carsten Nancken, Loxstedt) entered the Niedersachsenhalle with a blue and gold parade blanket. A French top dressage rider bought the expressive movement talent for 38,000 Euros.

The highest bid at the Verden auction in January was for the Diacontinus/Carry Gold daughter Deltina (breeder: Heinrich and Arne Clüver, Völkersen, exhibitor: Gestüt Eichenhain GmbH, Varste). Auctioneer Bernd Hickert accepted the final bid at 50,000 Euros.

63 top-class young horses were part of the Verden auction in January, which ended satisfactorily with an average price of 20,317 Euros. 27 quality youngsters will leave Germany. France was particularly keen to buy with eleven knockdowns, followed by Canada (four) as well as Finland and Switzerland (two each). These results were preceded by an error in the online auction system, which became apparent at the beginning of the bid-up on the original auction day and led to a system failure. Eventually, the Verden auction was rescheduled by one week and held as a live auction in the Niedersachsenhalle instead of an online auction. "With all the excitement and surprise, it was enormously important not only to go into error analysis, but first of all to realise an orderly auction," sums up Managing Director and Auction Manager Wilken Treu. "The extension of the auction time was an additional challenge. I am all the more grateful for the perseverance of the customers and exhibitors. The same goes for the professionalism of the auction team, which adjusted to the live auction procedure swiftly in terms of thought and practice."

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