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Hannoveraner Verband

Irritations during stallion sales will be clarified

Last week, the traditional stallion licensing and stallion sales took place in Verden. Hannover's vintage 2017 was the focus, 63 stallions were licensed in total, 15 of them were awarded a premium. On Saturday, 26 October, the auction of the premium stallion by Cadeau Noir/Licosto led to irritations by the auctioneer Bernd Hickert. The managing board of the Hannoveraner Verband comments this incident now.


The son of Cadeau Noir/Licosto was sold to Gestüt Bonhomme for 1,890,000 Euros in the Niedersachsenhalle in Verden on Saturday. Not the sum, but the auction itself caused irritation due to the actions of auctioneer Bernd Hickert: In the final phase, shortly before the final bid was accepted, there was a counterbid, which was not accepted at first. With reference to this, the managing board of the Hannoveraner Verband feels obliged to clarify the procedure. "We apologise not only to the public, but especially to the bidders Paul Schockemöhle and Andreas Helgstrand, who were not considered in the auction procedure, and regret that confusion occurred in the final phase," the Managing Board of the Hannoveraner Verband said. The process is currently being processed and analysed internally. "Of course, it is very important to us to clarify the points that have been rightly criticized.