Hanoverian Stallion Licensing

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Two-and-a-half-year-old, pre-selected stallions are presented at the main Stallion Licensing. A selection committee organizes selection dates throughout the whole breeding area and chooses approx. 100 stallions, showing up in front of the Licensing Commission on the last weekend of October.
No pre-selection is required for the second licensing event in December or the licensing under the rider.

Stallion Licensing 2018

Stallion Licensing

Stallion Licensing on March 3, 2018

[] Name Abstammung Besitzer Ergebnis Bemerkung
Charlston Cascadello - Cantus Gestüt Fohlenhof gekört
Checkter Cellestial - Lord Pezi Böckmann Pferde GmbH gekört
Del 'Arko d'Henvet Tsunami de Hus - Quartz de Frely AA Holsteiner Verband gekört
Denver Dinken - Lennon BG Ahlmann & Lass gekört
Diamant de Quidam Diamant de Semily - Quidam de Revel Johannes Heinrichs gekört
Kanndarco Kannan - Darco Paul Schockemöhle gekört
Jovian Apache - Tango Helgstrand Dressage gekört Deckerlaubnis 2018 erst nach erfolgreich abgelegtem Veranlagungstest
Frascino Fürst Wilhelm - Don Frederico Dressurpferde Leistungszentrum Lodbergen gekört
Don Royal Don Juan de Hus - Rubin-Royal Neustädter Gestüte gekört
For Gold Franziskus - Zack J. Hinnemann & S. Wolf gekört
Baron Benicio - Sir Donnerhall Gestüt Westfalenhof gekört
High Motion Saint Cyr - Summertime Gestüt Hämelschenburg / Gestüt Schäplitz gekört Zuchtbuch Rheinland

Stallion Licensing on January 23th

LN Abstammung Besitzer
Da Vinci Code DE 431310460714 v. Dancier - Sandro Hit Wilhelm Holkenbrink gekört
DE 431316860214 v. Florentinus V -Ratzinger Gestüt Letter Berg nicht gekört
Quiwi Capitol DE 421000010814 v. Quiwi Dream - Cero Deckstation Maas J. Hell GmbH ausgefallen
DE 441411154814 v. Cachassini - Adelante Mykola Ivanovsky ausgefallen
Uston DE 421000012414 v. Uriko - Clarimo Deckstation Maas J. Hell GmbH gekört
Central Park DE 421000024813 v. Casall - Contender Deckstation Maas J. Hell GmbH gekört
Conditus DE 421000534312 v. Casall - Contender Deckstation Maas J. Hell GmbH gekört
DE 431310573309 v. Quaterback - Gloster Maja Wieczorek nicht gekört
DE 431316591412 v. Goldfever I - Pit I Hylanderhof gekört
DE 431316749812 v. Don Carlos - Dasching Blade xx Jens Kvist nicht gekört
Diego de Semilly DE 421000263910 v. Diarado - Colman Deckstation Maas J. Hell GmbH ausgefallen
Darwin DE 431315403809 v. Dancier - Laur. Crusad. Xx Ernst & Johanna Mayr nicht gekört
Hopkins DE 409090100711 v. Hofrat - Artistic Rock Gestüt Letter Berg gekört
Zonik One DE 433330776213 v. Zonik - Depardieu Wilhelm Holkenbrink gekört
Thiago DE 433334029513 v. Totilas - Warkant Gestüt Schafhof gekört
United Touch S DE441411292012 v. Untouched S-Lux Hengststation Schult gekört

Archiv Hanoverian Stallion Licensing and Sales

Dates and figures! The archive features statistics of preceding stallion licensing and stallion sales. Sorted by years, it will provide information on the number of sold horses and price structure.

Stallion Licensing and Stallion Sales 2017

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The Verden stallion licensing and stallion sales were eagerly awaited. The convincing quality of the youngsters born in 2015 became already obvious at the preselection with the result that 108 stallion prospects in total – 24 more than last year – applied for the title “licensed” in the Niedersachsenhalle. 78 two-and-a-half-year olds were accepted for breeding, 18 of them were nominated premium stallion.
„The stallions developed well after the preselection,“ Heike Kemmer said, member of the licensing commission. “I was impressed to see such an excellent quality and such a variety of top horses, particularly against the backdrop of the frequently criticized decline in breeding figures.” 53 stallions with a dressage pedigree were licensed, 13 of them also honoured with a premium award. 25 of the 37 show jumping stallions were decorated with the popular title, five of them nominated premium stallion. Jörg Münzner was member of the licensing team for the first time “The presentations of the two-and-a-half-year-olds were very impressive. They still display excellent performances, even after three days,” the successful show jumping rider and trainer said.

This raised great expectations in the stallion sales. And the expectations were met on Saturday afternoon in the sold out Niedersachsenhalle at the auction of licensed and non-licensed stallions. Best-priced stallion was a Sezuan/Donnerhall-son out of the approved breed of Willem Klausing, Diepholz. Bidding for the big-framed liver chestnut with the impressive basic gaits already started at Euro 100,000. “Helgstrand Dressage” offered the final bid of Euro 650,000 for the premium stallion with the Rhenish brand. He does not have to travel alone to Denmark, stall neighbour will be a Finest/De Niro-son (breeder: Günter Lindwehr, Alfhausen – exhibitor: Bernhard Ruwe, Nortrup), sold at Euro 360,000. The same price was paid for a black stallion prospect by Toto Jr./Sandro Hit (breeder: J. W. Holtland, Ysselmuiden/Netherlands – exhibitor: Home of Stallions, Velen).
A stud from Rhineland-Palatinate purchased the most expensive show jumping stallion and paid Euro 85,000 for the Cascadello/For Keeps-son with the obviously endless potential. He was bred and exhibited by team Olympic champion Lars Nieberg from Sendenhorst.
The State Stud Celle purchased promising young Hanoverian stallions, just as the state studs from Moritzburg and Warendorf and a number of private stallion holders. Just as international dressage, show jumping and eventing riders. The 72 licensed stallions offered for sale at the auction were sold at averagely Euro 64.722. They were quite popular with international customers as 25 of them will leave Germany. Most of them will find their new homes in other European countries or in the US. The 31 non-licensed stallions were sold at an average auction sales price of Euro 17.862.

The presentation of premium stallions at the stallion sales was embedded in an interesting show program. The Celle state stud stallion Rotspon by Rubinstein/Argentan (breeder: Hans-Heinrich Müller, Stade) was nominated “Hanoverian Stallion of the Year”. Christine Müller from Stade accepted the valuable award. The “Hanoverian Mare of the Year” was honoured shortly before, for the first time on the occasion of a stallion licensing event: State premium mare Sarah by Sherlock Holmes/Calypso II (breeder: Adolf Feldmann, Hänigsen – owner: Christa Feldmann, Hänigsen) was honoured for her numerous offspring that are successfully competing at the international show jumping level. Sandra Auffahrt’s Federal Champion Gentleman by Grey Top/Fabriano (breeder: Annette and Detlef Schelhas, Lage – owner: Gestüt Lichtenmoor, Heemsen) was honoured with the name supplement “FRH” of the Hanoverian Supporter’s Club, much to the delight of the audience. The bay horse was discovered at the 2014 stallion sales. And this was not the last honour ceremony of the day. Manfred Schäfer who had passed his office of chairman of the Hannoveraner Verband to Hans-Henning von der decken in April, was honoured with the golden badge of honour.

Stallion Licensing and Stallion Sales 2016

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The young Hanoverian stallions, born in 2014, presented performances at an athletically high level on all three days in the sold out Niedersachsenhalle in Verden. 53 of the 84 presented stallions in total were licensed, 10 of them additionally honoured with the Premium-award. “The quality of these horses ensures Hanover’s international competitiveness,” said Breeding Manager Dr. Werner Schade.

The stallion licensing was a true festival of young stallions. The sires Quantensprung and Diacontinus presented their first sons. Privately owned stallion Quantensprung was represented with five of his sons, all of them were licensed, three of them also honoured with the title “Premium Dressage Stallion”. The most coveted stallion prospect of this stallion sales was also a son by the liver chestnut Quantensprung: A shiny black Premium stallion out of a Fidertanz-dam (breeder: Silke Groeneveld, Bunde – exhibitor: Heinrich Gießelmann, Barver) was sold at Euro 280,000 and was bought by Landgestüt Moritzburg and Sprehe Stud. “The dressage horses displayed movement with amazing expressiveness, a quality that the modern dressage sport urgently needs today,” summarized Dr. Werner Schade.
The Celle state stud stallion Diacontinus sent four two-and-a-half-year olds, three of them were licensed, one of them also honoured with the award “Premium Show Jumping Stallion”. The specially awarded grey youngster by Diacontinus/Silvio (breeder and exhibitor: Jörn Döscher, Cuxhaven) was sold at Euro 65,000 at the telephone to a stallion raiser from the show jumping country Belgium who has already discovered many futurity prospects in Verden. Besides their breeding career, he has also introduced them at the competition level. The jumpers shown this year were of extraordinary quality when it comes to pedigree and performances. “Not only their jumping style and scope were remarkable, but also their obvious potential as future breeding sire,” praised Peter Teeuwen, member of the licensing committee.
It was the first time that the lungeing of stallions after the presentation on the triangle was part of the licensing schedule. Team Olympic Champion Heike Kemmer praised: “Lungeing the stallions is a good thing when it comes to displaying riding horse qualities. It is perfect to already assess how the horses will move forward into the contact later on. Apart from that, it is easier to evaluate the canter than during free running. The day on the triangle in combination with lungeing was perfect. It was easier possible to get a more detailed impression of the dressage stallions.” The National State Studs from Celle, Moritzburg and Warendorf as well as a number of other stallion holders and show stables seized the opportunity to acquire futurity prospects in Verden. The licensed stallions were sold at averagely Euro 62,687. 29 stallions will stay in Germany, 19 will leave the country. There were potential customers from all over the world, the stallions were sold to European countries, but also to Argentina, the US and New Zealand.
The price for the non-licensed stallions was some Euro 3,000 higher than 2015, amounting to Euro 20,464. Highest-priced youngster was a chestnut stallion by Chatender/Stakkato (breeder and exhibitor: Dorothee Heitmüller, Nienburg) , sold at Euro 40,000 to the US.
It was the first time that the stallion sales was introduced by an amazing matinee with award ceremonies, not only of the Premium stallions, but also of successful stallions and mares of the past years. Crowning finish was the presentation of the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2016, Desperados FRH by De Niro/Wolkenstein II (breeder: Herbert Schütt, Hemmoor) who started his triumphal march towards the top of the dressage rankings with his rider Kristina Bröring-Sprehe at the 2003 stallion sales.

Stallion Licensing and Stallion Sales 2015

A Premium Stallion by Rocky Lee/Rouletto was sold at the record price of 1.2 million Euro. He will move to his new stall in Denmark with Helgstrand Dressage Stable. The sold-out Niedersachsenhalle celebrated the “Million-Dollar-Baby” with standing ovation. International customers invested averagely Euro 68.838 into the young prospects. Following the successful 132nd Elite Auction two weeks ago, the auction venue Verden impressively underlined one more time that the Hannoveraner Verband offers top quality that is appreciated accordingly.
106 stallion prospects showed up in front of the stallion licensing commission. The quality of the 2013 age-group already met a lively interest before the auction. 60 two-and-a-half-year-olds were licensed, 15 of them were nominated Premium Stallion. The Westphalian-bred youngster by Rocky Lee/Rouletto (breeder: Yasemin Yanik, Essen – exhibitor: Detlef Ruddat, Kirchlinteln) was already treated as top-priced horse after his presentation on the triangle and rewarded with applause after having been nominated Premium Stallion. When auctioneer Daniel Delius accepted the bid at Euro 1,200,000 after a long, exciting bidders’ duel, the audience erupted in thunderous applause and dressage rider Andreas Helgstrand insisted on performing the lap of honour himself with the Premium Stallion. “It is a historical event that the one-million-Euro-mark was “cracked” here in Verden,” said Auction Manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener. And Breeding Manager Dr. Werner Schade added: “It has been shown that the licensing collection included some very special dressage stallions this year.”
A young bay stallion by Comme il faut/Calido (breeder and exhibitor: Antonius Schulze-Averdiek, Rosendahl) became top-priced jumper stallion. The eagerly jumping, athletic youngster was sold at Euro 65,000 and will travel to the Netherlands. Licensing commissioner Peter Teeuwen said: “The jumper stallions had modern pedigrees that are popular at the international level.”
The audience was as international as the pedigrees. Besides German national state studs and stallion keepers, many foreign customers purchased the young Hanoverians. 23 licensed stallions will leave Germany. The non-licensed stallions were as popular and achieved an average auction sales price of Euro 17,071. Dr. Werner Schade summarized: “The premium crop was of extraordinary quality. We will be happy if these stallions will become active in breeding as they provide excellent prospects when it comes to breeding progress.”

Stallion Licensing and Stallion Sales 2014

Outstanding quality of movement and expression with the dressage horses – a show jumping collection, causing a sensation with youngsters exhibiting incredible potential, technique and brilliant types. This is the conclusion to be drawn of the 2014 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing. The Licensing Committee honoured 46 stallions with the desired licensing award, 16 of them were also nominated Premium Stallion: ten dressage and six show jumping talents.

A particularly sporty chestnut stallion by Don Juan de Hus/Londonderry, bred by Dorothee Heitmueller, Nienburg, and exhibited by Heinrich Behrmann, Doerverden, became top-priced youngster of the day. Following an exciting bidding duel, the specially honoured exemplary talent was sold at Euro 620,000 to long-time customers and will start his training with a Danish dressage stable. The stallion station Poll in Hoerem and the Lower Saxonian State Stud Celle invested Euro 360,000 into an awarded Totilas/Sandro Hit-son (breeder and exhibitor: Kerstin Albers-Bueker, Bueren-Ahden). The son out of a full sister to the internationally successfully competing Soliman de Hus impressed with composure and super movement. Most expensive jumper sire became a two-and-a-half-year old by Los Angeles/It’s me Mesnil (breeder: Josef Uphus, Herzebrock – exhibitor: Zuchthof Tebbel, Emsbueren). A customer from the Ukraine paid Euro 160,000 for the eagerly jumping bay youngster.

A young dressage horse by Fuerst Romancier/Dream of Glory (breeder: Katrin Lueder-Kratzberg, Hildesheim – exhibitor: K. Lueder-Kratzberg and W. Koppelmann, Hildesheim) became top-priced horse in the collection of non-licensed stallions. Customers from Belgium paid Euro 70,000 for the shiny black youngster.
The average auction sales price of Euro 72,631 for the graded stallions was almost as high as last year. Euro 22,524 was the average price achieved for the non-licensed stallions, a good Euro 3,000 more than last time. 16 breeding stallions will find their new home abroad, nine youngsters will leave Germany in the division of non-licensed stallions.

Breeding Manager Dr. Werner Schade finally concluded: “The dressage stallions completely met our expectations, and they impressed all of us with their super quality of basic gaits. The jumper sires had big-framed conformations and exhibited excellent movement.” The head of the Licensing Committee, Hans-Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen, added: “Approved bloodline combinations prevailed, and some of the young stallions presented their promising first progeny."

Stallion Licensing and Stallion Sales 2013

Top stallions, top quality, fantastic prices – after three days Hanoverian Stallion Licensing and Stallion Sales, the experts were unanimous:  Hans-Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen concluded  after the free jumping: “The brilliant free jumping presentations with some of the horses performing at the international level was due to the outstanding overall quality.” Team Olympic Champion Heike Kemmer summarized: “We saw a huge variety of upper level horses with different pedigrees, showing extraordinary movement.” The Licensing Committee accepted 53 youngsters for breeding, 19 of them were additionally nominated Premium Stallion: eleven dressage and eight show jumping horses. 

A modern and very sporty black colt by St. Moritz Junior/Don Schufro (breeder and exhibitor: Joachim Wahlers, Reessum) became top-priced horse after a tremendously exciting bidding duel the audience in the Niedersachsenhalle had never seen before, celebrated by auctioneer Daniel Delius. The stallion changed at Euro 580,000 to Blue Hors Stud in Denmark. And because the Danish appreciate Hanoverian bloodlines, the well-known and approved stud had already purchased another sports stallion before: the specially awarded brown youngster by Fuerstenball/Dacaprio (breeder: Hans-Heinrich Plate, Otterndorf – exhibitor: Dr. Kerstin Klieber, Meinersen) was sold at Euro 460,000. Another Premium Stallion by Dancier/Weltmeyer (breeder: Georg Struebig, Viennenburg – exhibitor: Heinrich Giesselmann, Barver) was sold at a top price: The stud Bonhomme purchased the impressive black horse at Euro 305,000.

Top-priced jumper became an awarded Diarado/Contendro I-son, bred and owned by Heinrich Bremer Jun. from Neustadt. The black-brown show jumping athlete will move into his new stall at the stable of Paul Schockemoehle. Eight young Hanoverians were sold at Euro 100,000 and more. International customers paid an average of Euro 76,100 for the licensed stallions, the highest amount achieved within the last five years. 21 young stallions will find a new breeding home abroad.

And the non-licensed stallions were as popular. Two stallions were sold at Euro 40,000: A Diamond Hit/Abanos-son (breeder and exhibitor: Jochen Meyer, Allwoerden) was sold to Denmark. The same price was paid for a Floriscount/Stedinger-son (breeder: Johann-Bernhard Tuitjer, Krummhoern – exhibitor: Henning Mues, Stolzenau) who found new owners in Spain. Auction Manager Joerg-Wilhelm Wegener commented after the auction: “Experienced horse people purchased top horses at top prices. The perfect basis for a fantastic future career. I am happy for buyers and breeders.”

Breeding Manager Dr. Werner Schade finally concluded: „This age-group confirmed that Hanoverians set standards. The dressage collection shined with super movement of international quality. The jumpers exhibited outstanding jumping capabilities international top riders immediately purchased without hesitation.”