Verden Auction

Current information about the selection trips for the Verden auctions and the upcoming sales events

Cautiously optimistic: Hannoveraner Verband continues auctions and horse selection, taking into account the pandemic restrictions - online auctions will be carried out more frequently

Shortly before the start of the planned selection trips for the upcoming riding horse and foal auctions as well as for the riding horse auction that has been postponed to May 30th, the Hannoveraner Verband has been able to determine its plans for the upcoming dates and events as far as possible, taking into account the latest political guidelines on the Corona pandemic. Consciously, the Verband waited in order to be able to come up with concrete measures.

1.)        Selection of riding horses for the Verden auction in July 2020:
The selection will take place as far as possible along the planned route. Individual dates / locations cannot be realized. Therefore the selection dates have been moved to nearby addresses or the horses will be viewed directly at the breeder/training stable.

Please register for all selection locations under +49-(0)4231/673732 or to ensure that the number of horses per hour is limited and that there is a separate arrival and departure. Please come with a maximum of two people per horse and observe the local precautions as well as the generally applicable distance and hygiene rules. Unfortunately, spectators cannot be admitted this time. You can reach the selection committee under +49-(0)160/94173790 (Thomas Schönig) or +49-(0)171/7236836 (Anna Baden).

2.)        Selection dates for foals from April 21-25, 2020 and foal auction:
The measures described under point 1 also apply to the selection dates for foals.  Thus, the decentralised photo/video dates in the districts can be maintained.

Also for the dates in Verden - attention: on the premises of the former riding and driving school - strict precautions apply. Unfortunately, spectators cannot be admitted at the moment. You can reach the selection committee under +49-(0)170/7570800 (Wilken Treu) or +49-(0)175/2710302 (Daniel Fritz). All foal auctions, which are scheduled to take place until the end of July, will take place exclusively online.  Several dates with small collections are planned. Whether there will be a subdivision according to suitability for dressage and jumping depends on the results of the selection tour.

Four foal online auctions are initially planned: 13-16 May 2020 | 3-6 June 2020 | 10-13 June 2020 | 1-4 July 2020.

The foal selection trip at the end of June will also remain. The type of auction of these foals, which were originally planned for the Verden auction in August, will be decided at a later date.

3.)        Auction of riding horses on 30 May 2020:
The collection of riding horses originally planned for the April auction will be auctioned on May 30th. The delivery in Verden and thus the starting signal for trying out the horses will be on May 18th. In order to make it possible for interested parties to try out the auction candidates and at the same time to take all the necessary security measures, we would ask you to contact our customer advisors by telephone in advance. The Verden auction is planned on May 30th for riding horses as a so-called hybrid auction.

A hybrid auction is characterized by the fact that bids can be placed in the auction hall as well as on the phone and with a live online tool. The auction thus retains its character as a public auction and, unlike pure online auctions, our standard auction conditions apply. We are not yet able to determine the number of persons who may be present in the Niedersachsenhalle. We are waiting for the federal states to specify the number required by the federal government. However, it is important for all interested parties to be able to bid sufficiently by telephone via direct contact with the customer advisors or to use the additional online tool. We are also examining the technical possibility of placing and displaying pre-bids before the auction begins.

The Federal Government reviews its measures every two weeks. Should the above-mentioned implementation not be possible, the auction will be switched to a pure online auction.

Since all decisions on our procedure are strongly dependent on the current political guidelines, we ask for your understanding that in some cases, notifications are made at relatively short notice.

The team at the Verbands headquarters will be happy to answer all your questions by telephone or email.