When the final Bid Up of the Verden Auction Online in July started, numerous interested parties worldwide sat at their computers in time and honoured the quality of the 50-strong auction lot with an average price of 17,540 Euros. Intensive bidding led to nine horses being in the bidding at the same time. The top priced horse was Sinfonie, for which the last bid was placed at 65,000 Euros.
It took almost an hour before it was clear that the three-year-old Sinfonie (breeder and exhibitor: ZG Dittmer, Rhadereistedt) would leave Lower Saxony for France for 65,000 Euros. Behind Secret and Sarkozy, the two sire legends Donnerhall and Bolero can be found in the melodious pedigree. Already four full siblings of the black mare, who was awarded the Vet+ mare premium for her health status, have found a new owner at an auction in Verden.
With Dynamite by Diamant de Plaisir/Cornet Obolensky (breeder and exhibitor: Hendrik Schäfer, Köchingen), another top show jumper bred by the Schäfer family from Köchingen leaves the Verden auction as the top priced horse of the show jumper cadre. The Hannoveraner premium candidate, also awarded Vet+ health premium, already has a foal and will promote Hannoveraner sport horses in a renowned Dutch sport stable.
In total, the auction lot was filled with 23 mares that had been awarded the premium title Vet+ for their health status. The statistics are impressive: Seven horses cost 25,000 Euros and more. 18 times, buyers from abroad had the most staying power. Besides France (five), Italy, Spain and Austria (two each), a young talent will make the journey to Mexico.