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Verden Auctions 2023

Verden Auction Online - Riding Horses - July

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.

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Breeders Offer - Foals - June 25

To make a marketing offer to every foal seen - this idea led to the expansion of the foal online auction offer of the Hannoveraner Verband. The result was the foal auction Breeder's Offer, which took place in addition to the usual online foal auctions with the photo and video material of the regular selection dates. The initiative of the AAZ and the marketing committee of the Hannoveraner Verband to provide further support in foal marketing - completely independent of the results of the selections for the foal auctions.

56 breeders registered their jumping or dressage foals for the auction, slightly more than 60 percent of the foals offered found a new owner. The average price of 4,730 Euros was paid. One foal bred for dressage and one for jumping stood out in terms of price. Right at the opening of the collection, the Eastwood/Apache daughter Elaine (breeder and exhibitor: Gesa Eisele, Kattendorf) aroused the greatest desire. After 57 bids, the virtual knockdown was made at 28,000 Euros to a Swedish dressage stable. A buyer from Hesse paid 13,000 Euros for the most expensive jumping foal, Dorfjunge by Diarado/Stakkato (breeder and exhibitor: Svenja Lehmann, Bad Münder), whose dam Shalimar was awarded two stars in the Hannoveraner Jumping Breeding Programme due to her sporting success.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - June 8

The colt Symphatico was at the top of buyers' favourites. With a knockdown price of 26,000 Euros, he led the price statistics of the fifth online auction of the Verden Foal Spring. On average, the 35 foals of the online auction cost 7,685.71 Euros. 

47 bids were placed on the Segantini/Don Martillo son Symphatico (breeder: Frank Grobe, Wendeburg, exhibitor: ZG Grobe, Wendeburg) before the virtual knockdown was made at 26,000 Euros. A new customer from Hamburg is the happy new owner of this son of a Bundeschampion. The performance is also secured via the dam's side, as dam's sire Don Martillo was not only Bundeschampion, but was celebrated as World Champion of five-year-old dressage horses in 2017. Six minutes later, Bonds Black by Bonds/Fürst Romancier (breeder and exhibitor: Hubertus Poll, Gilten) was sold for 22,000 Euros. The expressive black stallion is already the second foal of the 2018 born double champion mare Hann.Pr.A. Fashion Week, who found a new via a Verden foal auction.

The lot of jumping-bred foals closed with the colt Duktus, who advanced to the highest paid foal in this section. At 11,500 Euros, the Duplexx/Nobre xx offspring (breeder and exhibitor: ZG Hahne, Intschede and Werder) with a clear disposition for eventing outdid the previous foals and was sold to an eventing stable from Great Britain. 

Verden Auction Online - Foals - May 25

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The Fourth Online Auction of the Verden Foal Spring was an Eldorado for dressage lovers. 27 powerful moving foals with the very best dressage genes achieved an average price of 9,388 Euros. The black Tonja B danced to the top price of 30,000 Euros.

Even before the final bid up of the online auction, it was clear that the Total Hope/Finest Selection daughter Tonja B (breeder and exhibitor: Friedrich Busch, Emden) would achieve the top price. Eight bidders were interested in the filly from the Theresia line, who has the highest quality of movement. The black beauty was accepted and filmed at the decentralized foal selection tour of the Hannoveraner Verband in Timmel (East Frisia). The virtual knockdown was at 30,000 euros to southern Germany.

Two other black foals were highly favored by the buyers. The very first foal in the top-class collection, Starlight BT by Secret/Millennium (breeder and exhibitor: Bärbel Tretau, Steinburg), found a new owner in Spain for 20,500 Euros. Delight by Despacito/Secret (breeder and exhibitor: Jürgen Schult, Osterbruch) was virtually knocked down at 19,000 Euros. But Hannover's chestnuts were also at the top of the price scale: Viva la Nuvola by Viva Gold/Fürst Nymphenburg (breeder and exhibitor: Jacqueline Handt, Friedland) sold for 17,500 Euros to France, while the Shu Fu/Quaterback daughter Scarlett (breeder and exhibitor: Ulrike Hiestermann, Faßberg) made 17,000 Euros for her breeder.

It was the third to last online auction of the Verden Foal Spring, the outstanding online auctions end June 22 and July 6.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - May 11

After the successful start a fortnight ago, the second online auction of the Verden Foal Spring ended with a moderate result. Customers from Germany and abroad had to pay an average of 7,060 Euros for the 21 foals.  

Three foals achieved prices over 10,000 Euros. A renowned rearer and discoverer of numerous top talents bought the Dynamic Dream/Brenetton Dream daughter Double Dream (breeder and exhibitor: Jacqueline Tenambergen, Mettingen) for 11,000 Euros. Franco's Poldi by Franco Nero/Lord Leopold (breeder and exhibitor: Stefan Hermann, Northeim) and the St. Atheltique/Don Nobless daughter Sweet Dream (breeder and exhibitor: Ulrich Heitmann, Hagenah) found a new owner for 10,000 Euros. The most expensive jumping foal, Comme Ci Comme Ca by Comme il faut NRW/Baloubet du Rouet (breeder and exhibitor: Hof Brüning GbR, Ochtmannien), was purchased by a customer from Argentina, who can call the bay mare his own for 9,000 Euros.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - April 27

With number one, the Damsey FRH/Deveraux son Deetlef (breeder: Hans-Henning von der Decken, Stade) kicked off this year's foal auctions. For 23,000€ and against another ten bidders, a dressage trainer from North Rhine-Westphalia came out on top. The 2023 crop attracted attention with 33 foals and achieved an average price of 7,871€.

The best-paid jumping foal was Carnegia by Chacoon Blue/Balou du Rouet from the breeder Gerd Janssen, Neuschoo. The filly, whose full brother Carnegie is the obvious namesake, fetched 15,000€. In recent years, other full siblings also found a way into promoting hands via the Niedersachsenhalle arena.

Five foals achieved a hammer price in the five-digit range. One third of the foals will most likely leave Germany.

Verden Auction Online - Sporthorses - April

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At the Verden Auction Online in April, Salt Lake City achieved the top price of 82,000 Euros. On average, the 54 young talents were worth 20,740 Euros to their new owners.

With already summery temperatures, the collection of the Verden Auction Online entered the hot phase: the bid-up. An international bidding duel flared up for number 7, the Secret/Sandro Hit son Salt Lake City, from whose dam line a top price was also achieved at the last Elite Auction "Sound of Music". Salt Lake City (breeder: Leon Karsten, Neustadt) thus returned to the Verden auction site, where he changed hands to Johann von der Decken at the 2021 Elite Auction.  Mexico prevailed among the international bidders, who also secured the Benicio/Le Primeur son Brilliant (breeder: Hermann Jürgen Rump, Gilten).

Desfaction by Diaron/Satisfaction I (breeder: Ingrid Wollner, Schöneck) had already emerged as one of the favorites in the jumping lot. The grey gelding was touted as a prime example of attitude, caution, energy and ability, and was worth 42,000 euros to a tournament stable in southern Germany.

Eleven of the top talents brought their exhibitors 25,000 euros and more. Just under half of the auction lot will advertise Hanoverians abroad. Five times customers from Finland placed the last bid, three times both buyers from Spain and France won the bidding duels.

Those interested in young talents from the current foal crop will have the chance to secure their future hope among a selection of 24 dressage and nine future show jumpers next Thursday.

Verden Auction - Sporthorses - January

With a week's delay, the talented young sport horses at the Verden auction in January have found new owners. The auction in the Niedersachsenhalle was preceded last Saturday by a system error in the online auction. The customers took it calmly and honoured the quality of the collection with the average price of 20,317 Euros.

Where the online bids had left off last Saturday, the bidders in the Niedersachsenhalle and on the customer advisors' telephones continued seamlessly. Erna Emilia by Emilio Sanchez/Dancier (breeder and exhibitor: Carsten Nancken, Loxstedt) entered the Niedersachsenhalle with a blue and gold parade blanket. A French top dressage rider bought the expressive movement talent for 38,000 Euros.

The highest bid at the Verden auction in January was for the Diacontinus/Carry Gold daughter Deltina (breeder: Heinrich and Arne Clüver, Völkersen, exhibitor: Gestüt Eichenhain GmbH, Varste). Auctioneer Bernd Hickert accepted the final bid at 50,000 Euros.

63 top-class young horses were part of the Verden auction in January, which ended satisfactorily with an average price of 20,317 Euros. 27 quality youngsters will leave Germany. France was particularly keen to buy with eleven knockdowns, followed by Canada (four) as well as Finland and Switzerland (two each). These results were preceded by an error in the online auction system, which became apparent at the beginning of the bid-up on the original auction day and led to a system failure. Eventually, the Verden auction was rescheduled by one week and held as a live auction in the Niedersachsenhalle instead of an online auction. "With all the excitement and surprise, it was enormously important not only to go into error analysis, but first of all to realise an orderly auction," sums up Managing Director and Auction Manager Wilken Treu. "The extension of the auction time was an additional challenge. I am all the more grateful for the perseverance of the customers and exhibitors. The same goes for the professionalism of the auction team, which adjusted to the live auction procedure swiftly in terms of thought and practice."

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Verden Auctions 2022

Verden Stallion Licensing and Stallion Sales - Jumping

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A total of one three-year-old and 32 two-year-olds were presented for the Hannoveraner jumping stallion licensing. 18 stallions received a positive result, seven of them were awarded a premium. The top price of 120,000 Euros was achieved by a stallion from the dam line of Lars Nieberg's Olympic Champion Esprit FRH.

The most expensive premium stallion was a Comme il faut NRW/Quality son (breeder and exhibitor: Tessa Pfeil, Elmlohe) with seemingly unlimited potential, who will find a new home at a stallion station in Lower Saxony for 115,000 Euros. The head number one, the already three-year-old grey by Cornado/Antaeus (breeder: Wilhelm Harling, Sottrum, exhibitor: Gestüt Eichenhain GmbH, Varste), who has already shown outstanding performance under saddle, will move into a box in the stable of his full brother Büttner's Minimax at Janne-Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann for 75,000 Euros. 107,000 Euros were invested by the Dutch station VDL-Stud for a talented bay by For Treasure VDL/Stakkato (breeder: Georg Bräuer, Elze, exhibitor: Ramona Lorenz-Bräuer, Elze). His dam was part of the reserve champion family of the Herwart von der Decken-Show 2021. A representative of the proven Hannoveraner G-blood will be stationed in Riedstadt, Hesse. The Grey Top/Ludwigs As son (breeder: Heino Henning, Hechthausen, exhibitor: Peter Dieckmann, Odenthal) was sold for 38,500 Euros.

Two premium stallions already belonged to renowned stallion stations: a dark bay by Conthargos/Contendro (breeder: Dr. Hilmer Meyer-Kulenkampff, Behlmer, exhibitor: Hengststation Hoffrogge, Dorsten), whose dam is none other than the full sister of Michael Jung's fischerChipmunk FRH, as well as a grey by Cornet's Edition/Drosselklang II (breeder: Wilhelm Leymann, Bassum, exhibitor: Holger Baum, Hofheim). He, too, has absolute world class in his pedigree, he is a half-brother of Fine Lady, Eric Lamazes bronze medallist in Rio de Janeiro. Last year, a stallion who goes back to the Drosselklang II daughter Dorina, Hannoveraner Mare of the Year 2018, was the most expensive stallion at the licensing.

Hannover's stallions were in demand. The top price was paid for an Aganix du Seigneur Z/Acorado son (breeder and exhibitor: Frank Johannsen, Daensen), who brought his successful breeder 120,000 Euros. The granddam of the powerful liver chestnut is the half-sister of Lars Nieberg's Olympic team winner Esprit FRH.

The best paid unlicensed stallion was a liver chestnut by Viscerado/Black Jack (breeder: Heinrich-Gerhard Tietjen, Bremen, exhibitor: Chris-Florian Witte, Hannover), who was auctioned off to the USA for 30,000 Euros.

After an exciting OnLive Auction, the average price of the 15 licensed stallions was 52,900 Euros. An average of 17,607 Euros was paid for the 14 non-licensed representatives of the 2020 vintage. "We saw many stallions that will present Hannover in the best way in breeding and sport in the future," said Jörg Münzner, who was part of the licensing committee together with Markus Beerbaum, Franz Bormann, Dieter Smitz and breeding director Ulrich Hahne.

Breeding and sport belonged together in the Niedersachsenhalle. The stallion licensing was framed by the Hannoveraner Jumping Masters. In addition, the Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year was presented in a show programme, the Celle state stud stallion Perigueux, who was once highly successful on the international stage. A special honour was bestowed on the Cascadello/Balou du Rouet son Oak Grove's Clown (breeder: H.G. van Wijlick, Velden/NED). The internationally successful eight-year-old will compete in the future with the name suffix of the supporters’ club of Hannoveraner sport horses (FRH).

Verden Auction Online - Sporthorses - November

Until the third last riding horse had to be waited for the top price of the online auction in November. The gelding named Silence achieved the highest price of 59,500 Euros. At the last Verden auction of the year, the 55 highly interesting dressage and show jumping horses achieved an average price of 19,755 Euros. The collection was completed by eleven two and a half year olds, which found a new owner for an average of 15,364 Euros. Among the buyers of riding horses and youngsters were three Olympic riders from the three Olympic disciplines.

The bidding went on and on until it was clear that Silence by Secret/Florencio (breeder and exhibitor: Hans-Jürgen Bredemeier, Grönwohl), who has the best quality of movement, would find a new home in the very north of Germany for 59,500 Euros. An investor from Schleswig-Holstein will send him in a training stable in Flensburg. About three hours earlier, another Secret son had already provided a first exclamation mark. As an overture of the online auction, the black movement artist San Serai ZK by Secret/Don Marcello (breeder and exhibitor: Torben zur Kammer, Munster) was sold to Great Britain for 45,500 Euros.

The best paid show jumper was the Colman/Escudo son Camelot PJ (breeder and exhibitor: Pferdezucht Dr. Jacobs GbR, Bierbergen). The athletic bay has already been successful in competitions as the runner-up in the free jumping championships in Verden and has two half-siblings, Special One and Qui Rit PJ, who are successful on the international stage. A renowned trainer from North Rhine-Westphalia received the virtual knockdown at 33,000 Euros.

Twenty times the winning bid went to international clients. In addition to buyers from Europe, customers from the USA and South Africa came to the auction. 15 horses achieved prices of 25,000 Euros and more.

Among the two-year-old stallions, the Bon Courage/Honour Prize son Bon Prix (breeder: ZG Lenzen, Heinsberg, exhibitor: Willy Lenzen, Heinsberg) was ahead in the race for the top price. He was auctioned off for 30,500 Euros to a Spanish customer who has already discovered numerous talents in Verden and brought them into the Grand Prix arena.

It was the final event of the riding horse auctions this year. From December 1 to 3, however, it will be exciting once again in the Niedersachsenhalle. Then the ring for the licensing and stallion sales belongs to the young jumping stallions. In addition, the Hannoveraner Show Jumping Masters for four to eight-year-olds will be held.

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Verden Stallion Licensing with Stallion Sales - Dressage

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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139th Verden Elite-Auction - Youngster and Foals

One day after the riding horses of the 139th Elite Auction, foals were auctioned online for the last time this year. In addition, there was a group of highly interesting two and a half-year-old dressage stallions. The best-paid foal was Segantino, for whom the final bid was 16,000 Euros. The most expensive stallion, Broadway M, cost 42,000 Euros.

Nine bidders showed interest in the beautiful Segantini/De Niro son Segantino (breeder and exhibitor: Franz Sassen, Hoyerhagen) from the renowned dam line of Juggema. He promises the very best genetics: The foundation dam also can be found in the pedigree of none other than the team Olympic Champion Desperados FRH. A new customer from the Odenwald secured the colt.

The average price of the 23 representatives of the 2022 vintage was 7,457 Euros. Eight times Hannoveraner customers from abroad had the final bid. Two foals each went to France, the Netherlands and to Spain.

Six of the 25 two and a half-year-old stallions with top dressage pedigrees will leave Germany. An average of 16,380 Euros was achieved. The collection had been put together during the pre-selection for the Verden stallion licensing. The very first stallion auctioned online achieved the top price. Broadway M by Bon Courage/Royal Classic (breeder: Britta Witte, Neuenkirchen, exhibitor: Monika Peinemann, Soltau) was worth 42,000 Euros to a dressage rider from Lower Saxony.

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139th Verden Elite-Auction - Sporthorses

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In the year of the 100th anniversary of the Hannoveraner Verband, the Elite Auction also became a celebration. The price leader of the 66 exquisite riding horses was Domingo, who was auctioned OnLive for 103,000 Euros. The quality of the auction lot was rewarded, an average of 35.992 Euros had to be invested for a top-class young talents.

The online bids, which had been submitted online for a week, already indicated that the Diacontinus/Grey Top son Domingo (breeder and exhibitor: Eduard Voss, Eydelstedt) would be a hot contender for the top price. With head number 62, the spectators had to wait a long time for the appearance of the powerful jumper in the Niedersachsenhalle, who had not been shown in public before. Then a total of 118 bids pushed the price up to 103,000 Euros. Regular customers from Canada did not miss this top class talent.

Donnamita (breeder: Nicole and Friedrich Sievers, Giffhorn, exhibitor: BG Sievers/Liekefett, Gifhorn) danced to the top price of the dressage horses. The pedigree of the fourth placed horse at this year's Bundeschampionat includes two World Champions of young dressage horses, Don Martillo and Dimaggio. The dark bay Hannoveraner premium candidate will move into a stable in Lower Saxony for 91,500 Euros. Another top price on Saturday afternoon was achieved by the Secret/Sir Donnerhall son Sound of Music (breeder and exhibitor: Günther Blöthe, Neustadt). After an exciting bidding duel and the applause of the audience, the chestnut with great movement left the Niedersachsenhalle for Austria for 87,000 Euros. There he will be prepared for a great career by master hands. Only 2,000 Euros less was the price for Ben Amour by Bon Benicio/San Amour (breeder: Thomas Kaufels, Apenburg-Winterfeld), who was exhibited by the State Stud Celle at Verden’s showcase. The licensed and performance tested stallion will continue his still young career in France.

About 50 percent of the collection of the 139th Elite Auction will leave Germany. The USA (five horses) and France, Great Britain and Switzerland (four horses each) were the most eager buyers. 37 auction horses found new owners in Germany. 15 future hopes "cracked" the 50,000 Euro mark.

On the eve of the Elite Auction, the auction horses and their guests in the sold-out Niedersachsenhalle brought 100 years of Verband’s  history to life. Hendrik Schäfer, Köchingen, was awarded the Hans Joachim Köhler Prize as the most successful auction exhibitor of the past years. With Franziskus by Fidertanz/Alabaster (breeder: Elisabeth Albers, Löningen), who won team bronze at the World Championships with Germany’s Ingrid Klimke, his son Final Dream (breeder: Karin Storkamp, Ibbenbüren), who won the Bundeschampionat for seven-year-old dressage horses with rider Kira Goerens-Ripphoff, and Highlight by His Highness/Rodgau (breeder: Karl-Werner and Heike Heimrich, Hünfeld), with whom Chiara Congia and Justin van Gerven vaulted to the World Champion title in Pas-de-Deux, three Hannoveraner horses have been awarded the coveted FRH title by the supportors’ club of Hannoveraner sport horses.

Future Horse Auction

With the "Future Horse" auction, the Hannoveraner Verband started a special project. It met with great interest. On average, 16,583 Euros had to be paid for a pregnancy. The top price came from the renowned dam line of Oböe. Zonik/Prince Thatch xx/Donnerhall/Pik Bube: Ullrich Kasselmann and Paul Schockemöhle invested 35,500 Euros in the full sibbling of the 2019 World Champion of six-year-old dressage horses, Zucchero OLD, who was offered by Hof Brüning GbR, Ochtmannien.

The pregnancies of the show jumping mares were hardly inferior to this. The bids ended at 30,000 Euros for the number one, which was secured by a long-standing regular customer from the Lower Saxony/Westphalia border region. Best international performance bloodlines are combined in the pedigree of the still unborn foal: Chacco-Blue/Nabab de Reve/Tenor Manciais/Furioso II (exhibitor: Stevens De Stoove, Delfzijl/Netherlands) - this promises top performance in the show jumping course. Dam Sissi van Schuttershof herself was successful up to 1.60 metres with Dutch Jur Vrieling. In addition, there is the valuable dam line of Norm, which has already produced so many highly talented show jumpers such as the stallions Checkter, Carridam, Qualito, Kashmir van Schuttershof or Firth of Lorne as well as Carsten-Otto Nagel's Elwood.

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For the first time in two years, a foal auction took place in the Niedersachsenhalle. Driven by the positive mood of the numerous visitors, Belle Amie trotted to the top price of 41,500 Euros. For the 100 representatives of the 2022 vintage, an average of 11,085 Euros had to be invested in the hybrid auction.

The pre-bid for Belle Amie by Bonds/Quaterback (breeder: Dirk van der Lieth, Geestland, exhibitor: Kristiina Piironen, Breddorf), which was placed via internet, was already at a pleasing 40,000 Euros. The liver chestnut mare also attracted attention at the presentation, which took place after the Hannoveraner Show Jumping Championships in the For Pleasure Arena. The auctioneer Bernd Hickert's hammer then fell at 41,500 Euros. The strong moving filly out of the mare line of Athene will grow up with a new customer from Bavaria. The Despacito/Millennium son Dark Passion (breeder and exhibitor: Ulrich Heitmann, Hagenah), who was sold for 41,000 Euros to a master hand. He will not move alone into a new box at a stud in Ammerland. He will be accompanied by Fendi by Fürst Toto/Daddy Cool (breeder and exhibitor: Gisela Jansen, Aurich), who sold for 40,000 Euros, and Vasco by Valverde/Don Schufro (breeder and exhibitor: Hermann Peters, Barum), who cost 24,500 Euros.

The best paid future hope, equipped with an excellent jumper pedigree, was the Kannan/Cornet Obolensky son Kairo (breeder and exhibitor: Rudolf Drünert, Ahrensbök). The dark bay colt from the Walzerkönig dam line of Pille was sold to Dr. Fritz Winzer. The successful breeder from Braunschweig secured himself with Countdown GH by Comme il faut NRW/Nabab de Reve (breeder and exhibitor: Volker Heidmeyer, Marl) and Chapter One by Chacfly PS/Balou du Rouet (breeder: Thomas Wendelken, Schwanewede). Only a few hours before, he had had good reason to be happy. Six years ago, Dr. Winzer had discovered the Messenger son Moonraker at the same place, who finished third in the Hannoveraner Show Jumping Championships that morning with rider Oliver Klüsener. Two further auction purchases had been made in the four-year-old class.

Most of the foals found new owners within Germany. 19 will leave their country of birth. Besides Great Britain (four foals), customers from Argentina, Italy, the USA and Qatar purchased two foals each.

Verden Auction Online - Sporthorses - July

The collection of the Verden Auction Online in July With presented great unity on a very good level. After the eleven-day auction period and several online presentations, Serengeti led the price scale with a hammer price of 40,000 Euros. For the 50 riding horses, an average of 21,100 Euros had to be paid.

Even before the final bid up began, the Secret/Don Primero son Serengeti (breeder and exhibitor: Hartmut Struß, Elze) was in high demand. The four-year-old dark bay out of the highly successful dam line of Blenna was auctioned off for 40,000 Euros to a dressage rider from the Rhine-Main area. Only slightly below this mark two highly talented mares were sold to Switzerland: Desiree by Don Index/Don Vino (breeder and exhibitor: Bernhard and Johannes Achter, Haren) achieved 39,000 Euros and Lisann by Libertad/Rubinero (breeder: Johannes Finger, Bunde, exhibitor: Volker Neuhaus, Mühlheim) 38,000 Euros.

Equipped with a jumper pedigree, Boss Orange by Balou Peggio/Catoki (breeder: Richard Jungclaus, Drochtersen, exhibitor: Johann Rosenberg, Vechelde) convinced above all with his outstanding rideability and generous movement under the dressage saddle. A customer from Belgium invested 35,000 Euros for the colourful chestnut gelding.

The collection was characterised by great homogeneity. 38 of the 50 dressage and jumping talents brought their exhibitors hammer prices of over 15,000 Euros. 22 riding horses will leave Germany. Most of them were auctioned off to other European countries. Five Verden auction horses will be going to the USA, one found a new owner from Chile and one from Uzbekistan.

Verden Auction Online - Foals -20. June

The last of the five online auctions of the Verden Foal Spring ended with a very good result. An average of 10,320 Euros had to be paid for the 32 selected representatives of the 2022 vintage. Equipped with the right name of a well-known champagne brand, Veuve Clicquot achieved the top price with 33,500 Euros.

Ten bidders were interested in the strong moving Valdiviani/Sir Donnerhall son Veuve Clicquot (breeder and exhibitor: Hans-Dieter Erfkemper, Borken). At the hammer price of 33,500 Euros, he was sold to regular Hannoveraner customers from Spain after almost 30 minutes. It was not the first time that the breeder had reason to celebrate. A few weeks ago, Veuve Clicquot was the winning foal at the foal show in Hünxe. Veuve Clicquot did not have to make the journey alone. The second most expensive foal, Franco's Hitparade by Franco Nero/Sandro Hit (breeder and exhibitor: Stefan Herrmann, Northeim), also went to Andalusia for 24,000 Euros.

The best paid foal with jumping genetics has an even longer journey ahead of him. Buyers from the USA purchased the Conthargos/Chacco-Blue daughter Candora (breeder and exhibitor: Marion Menck, Rübehorst). The bay filly out of the dam line of Naturkind cost 13,500 Euros. It is the 32nd foal of the breeder that found a new owner at a Verden auction.

The Verden Foal Spring closed with a very satisfying finale. Twelve foals achieved prices in the five-digit range. 18 of the 32 foals are expected to leave Germany. By far the largest contingent (seven foals) was auctioned to Spain.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - 6. June

43 bids were placed for Sir Colorful. At the end of the fourth online auction of the Verden Foal Spring it was clear: The chestnut colt was the top priced foal and found a new owner in Canada for 21,500 Euros. The average price paid for Hannover's youngsters was 8,146 Euros.

At the final bid up of the fourth online auction of the Verden Foal Spring, the interested parties made it exciting. When it came to the final bid up on Thursday evening at 7 p.m., there was a lively back and forth of bids. 13 bidders liked the Shu Fu/De Niro son Sir Colorful (breeder and exhibitor: Holger Dierks, Hamburg). The bid was accepted at 21,500 Euros. He will grow up together with the price leader of the previous foal auction, Status Quo II, in the Quebec area.

The highest price among the jumping foals was achieved by Haily by Hardrock Z/Vigo D'Asouilles (breeder and exhibitor: Zuchtgemeinschaft Janßen und Schubert, Niederlangen). The expressive filly was auctioned off for 13,500 Euros to buyers from Hungary, who found what they were looking for for the first time in Verden.

Overall, the international interest was very high. Apart from the two price peaks, another 14 of the 29 foals will change nationality. Three foals were auctioned to Belgium, two each to Argentina and Hungary.   

Verden Auction Online - Foals- 25. May

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Right from the start, Status Quo II by Secret/Sandro Hit advanced to the top price of the third auction of the Verden Foal Spring. The expressive colt changed hands for 40,500 Euros. In total, the 29 talented youngsters achieved an average price of 9,259 Euros.  
The typey chestnut foal Status Quo II out of a Sandro Hit dam achieved a top price of 40,500 Euros after 56 bids. The high level of interest in the long-legged and strong-moving stallion became apparent early on. Customers from Canada showed the most perseverance.  

Foals bred by Willi Sauerland from Rhade, who sadly passed away much too early last year, are no strangers to the Verden auction stage. Already in 2019, he sired the full brother Status Quo by Secret (breeder and exhibitor: the same) with the Sandro Hit mare Sound of Magic, which was auctioned for 25,000 euros.  

With his first foal year, the celebrated premium stallion Rom also presented his first foal at a Verden auction. Head No. 71 Rio by Rom/Stedinger (breeder and exhibitor: Holger Wilms GbR, Hinte) convinced a renowned dressage trainer from Hessen and will start his journey into sponsoring hands for 14,000 Euros.  

Big Future v. Big Star/Contendro I  (Z. u. Ausst.: ZG Eggerking, Brinkum) was the most expensive jumping foal to leave the Verden auction. Equipped with a top-class jumper pedigree, the impressive colt convinced customers from Argentina. As the clock ticked down, the virtual hammer fell at 15,500 euros.  

On average, interested persons had to invest 9,259 euros for a foal. 12 foals were secured by international customers from CaDenmark, France and Austria, while 17 Hanoverian youngsters continue to grow up in Germany.  

The next opportunity to purchase an excellent Hanoverian foal directly from the source in Verden will be on June 9. The last online auction of the Verden Foal Spring will take place on June 23. nada, America, Spain, Finland, Argentina, Croatia,

Verden Auction Online - Foals - 12. May

The first candidate of the second online auction of the Verden Foal Spring aroused the highest desires. The Vitalis/Apache son Vatalisation was sold at 67,000 Euros. On average, the 25 colts and fillies cost 9,490 Euros.

A colt of extra class opened the second foal auction of the Verden Foal Spring. Vitalisation by Vitalis/Apache (breeder and exhibitor: Johannes Baumeister, Kranenburg) joined the collection a little later and quickly turned out to be the favourite for the top price. Already at the foal show in Kempen he convinced as the winning foal and was directly selected for the second foal auction. A total of 15 bidders fought for the dressage foal with outstanding quality. After 65 bids, the virtual hammer fell at 67,000 Euros. A customer from Schleswig-Holstein secured this promising young chestnut colt.

Among the jumping foals, Carlo by Cornet Obolensky/Quasimodo van de Molendreef (breeder and exhibitor: Dr. Patrick Lange, Ankum) achieved the top price. The young jumping prospect changed owners for 18,000 Euros. His half-brother Colo Rado by Colorit from the same breeder was sold in Verden last year.

Most of the foals will stay in Germany. Customers from France, Great Britain, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic will enjoy their Hannoveraner talents in the future. A total of eight foals will leave Germany.

The Verden Foal Spring continues at two-week intervals. The next online foal auction dates with about 30 foals each are May 25, June 9 and June 23. The final bid up starts at 7.30 p.m CET each time.

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Verden Auction Online - Foals - 28. April

At the start of the Verden foal spring, Be My Beauty King set the best price of 20,000 Euros. The expressive bay colt and his 31 companions of the 2022 vintage cost an average of 8,227 Euros.

The Bonds/San Amour son Be by Beauty King (breeder and exhibitor: Stefan Hermann, Northeim) was already the favourite for the top price. His full sister, Be My Beauty Queen, born in 2017, is the most expensive foal sold at a Verden auction so far with a price of 160,000 Euros. A breeder from Schleswig-Holstein secured the high-quality bay for 20,000 Euros.

The best paid foal with jumping genes was Haiti by Hardrock Z/Comme il faut (breeder and exhibitor: Hof Brüning GbR, Ochtmannien), who was worth 12,500 Euros to a buyer from Hungary. Last year, his brother Emilio by Epleaser van't Heike was also part of the lot at the opening event of the Verden foal spring.

The first online auction of foals ended with an average price of 8,227 Euros. Hanover's youngest will not only grow up all over Germany, but also abroad. In addition to buyers from Europe, customers from Argentina and the USA came to the auction.

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Verden Auction Online - Sporthorses - April

At the Verden Auction Online in April, Moonlight Sonata achieved the top price of 105,000 Euros. On average, the 52 excellent young talents were worth 28,304 Euros to their new owners.

Early on Saturday afternoon the time had come – the Verden Auction Online in April entered its final phase. After exactly 100 bids and an hour after the auction started, the virtual hammer fell for the head number 1. The black Moonlight Sonata by Morricone/Lauries Crusador xx (breeder: Dr. Carsten Haack, Freiburg, exhibitor: Dr. Erdal Yesilkaya, Odenthal) achieved the top price with 105,000 Euros. She will move into a box in a dressage stable in Lower Saxony. For the first time, the buyer found what he was looking for in Verden.

The measure of all things among the show jumping horses was the head number 4. Quinta by Qualito/Perigueux (breeder: Carsten Thies, Winsen, exhibitor: Stüvel GbR, Zeetze), who convinces with her scope and bascule, achieved a knock down price of 38,500 Euros. She will start her journey to international customers in Greece.

24 of the top talents brought their exhibitors 25,000 Euros and more. Almost exactly half of the auction lot will advertise Hannoveraner abroad. Five times customers from France placed the last bid, four times buyers from Finland had the longest breath and three horses were sold to customers from Spain.

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Verden Auction Online - Sporthorses - January

► Verden Auction in January - Results

The Verden Auction Online had a perfect start in January. For 218.000 Euro Fiadora was sold to France. The average price paid at the first auction of the year was 24,762 Euros – around 5,000 Euros more than the previous year at the same location.

From the beginning of the online auction, the Fürsten-Look/Valentino daughter Fiadora (breeder: Dr. Michael Lühs, Wagenfeld, exhibitor: Anke Tonne-Lühs, Wagenfeld) was a top candidate for the top price.  Twenty-one bidders submitted 156 bids, with France competing versus Austria in the end: For 218,000 Euros, the Hannoveraner premium candidate, who is equipped with the very best talents, will start her journey to the "Grande Nation". There, her further training for the big dressage arena with a French Olympic rider will be accompanied by her international trainer.

The high quality of the show jumping horses was also rewarded by the customers. The online auction ended at 65,000 Euros for the licensed stallion Light Up E by Light On/Embassy (breeder and exhibitor: Dirk and Lars Eggers GbR, Hamburg), who will continue his training in a renowned stable in Lower Saxony.

The high-class collection at the Verden auction in January will promote the Hannoveraner Verband worldwide. 30 of the 61 horses will leave Germany. In addition to other European countries, buyers from the USA and Mexico came to the auction.