Verden Stallion Licensing with Stallion Sales - Dressage

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Three eventful days of the Verden licensing of dressage stallions ended with the exciting stallion sales.

Deputy President Carsten Leopold congratulates breeder Kai Ehlers, exhibitor Thomas Berger and handler Pascal Kandziora on the premium stallion by Rock Springs/San Remo (photo: Hannoveraner Verband)

Three eventful days of the Verden licensing of dressage stallions ended with the exciting stallion sales. In the packed Niedersachsenhalle, 31 of the 55 young stallions were licensed. Nine of them were awarded premium stallions for their outstanding quality. The top price of 300,000 Euros was achieved by a bay by Rock Springs/San Remo. The statistics report an average price of 101,826 Euros for the licensed stallions. 

"It was a licensing year with a broad top. The atmosphere was very special from the very first moment," said breeding director Ulrich Hahne. Six of the nine premium stallions were for sale and found a new owner via the stallion sales. The highest price of 300,000 Euros was achieved by a Rock Springs/San Remo son (breeder: Kai Ehlers, Freiburg, exhibitor: IB Berger Reit- und Turnierpferde GmbH, Sulzbach-Rosenberg). The last bid for the powerful bay, whose granddam is the Champion  mare St.Pr.St. Waitaki, was placed by Helgstrand Dressage. He is accompanied on his journey to Denmark by a beautiful Secret/Don Darius son (breeder: Johann and Dorothea Schröder, Kirchlinteln, exhibitor: Schachtmann GbR, Nürtingen) out of the valuable dam line of the century stallion Weltmeyer. He cost 120,000 Euros. The State Stud Celle and the North Rhine-Westphalian Hengststation Hoffrogge joined forces for a premium stallion by Valdiviani/Belissimo M (breeder and exhibitor: Ulla Katzorke, Essen). At 266,000 Euros, auctioneer Frederik De Backer accepted the bid for the bay stallion with great dynamic in his movements. Furthermore, head number 1, a Bon Courage/Compliment son (breeder and exhibitor: Heiko Bormann, Winsen) will move into the State Stud Celle. The State Stud Manager, Dr. Axel Brockmann, spent 191,000 Euros for the typy and strong moving chestnut out of the Nolita line. A Bon Courage/Lauries Crusador xx son (breeder: Leon Meier, Diepenau, exhibitor: Heinrich Ötting, Diepenau) was sold to a young British dressage rider for 135,000 Euros. A customer from Baden-Württemberg paid 161,000 Euros for the sixth premium stallion, a Le Formidable/Destano son (breeder: Johann Martens, Uplengen, exhibitor: Willem Klausing GbR, Diepholz). Besides his outstanding basic gaits, his concentration and his inner calmness distinguished him on the three licensing days. Premium stallions by Bonds/Dante Weltino (breeder: Marietta Kappelhoff-Doernkamp, Beckum, exhibitor: Blue Hors ApS, Randbol/DEN) and by For Romance/Franziskus (breeder: Berthold Schoemaker, Emlichheim, exhibitor: Helgstrand Dressage, Vodskov/DEN) were not for sale. As well as a Bonds/For Romance son (breeder: Friederike Pelzer, Steinhorst, exhibitor: Allerhop Stud, Hambühren), who will move into a box at the State Stud Celle.

An average of 28,783 Euros had to be paid for the 23 unlicensed dressage stallions. The most popular unlicensed two and a half year old was a Floriscount/Ampere son (breeder and exhibitor: Frank Moormann, Wettrup). For 86,500 Euros he was sold to a new customer from North Rhine-Westphalia.

During the varied show programme, Arend Kamphorst, Zuchthof Dree Boeken, Prieros, was awarded the Fritz von der Decken Prize. He is the most successful stallion breeder of the past ten years. A painting by the artist Manfred Busemann was presented, showing the Escolar/Lauries Crusador xx son Eventyr. Meanwhile, the young Celle state stud stallion personally made his rounds in the Niedersachsenhalle. Another award went to the breeders of successful dressage horses that had competed at the World Championships of Paraequestrians in Herning/DEN. With Dancing Brave, Fusionist and Segantini, three Weltmeyer-Award winners made their grand entrance. President Dr. Hinni Lührs-Behnke and Breeding Director Ulrich Hahne also thanked Heike Kemmer, who has been a member of the Hannoveraner licensing commission for exactly 25 years. The festive finale was the presentation of the Hannoveraner Mare of the Year, St.Pr.St. Reverie by Rubiloh/Ehrentusch, who was flanked by her two licensed sons, Fiderloh del Roncone and For Dance.

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