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Verden Auctions 2021

2nd Verden Auction Online

At the second online auction of the Verden Foal Spring, the 26 foals were sold at an average price of 9,875 Euros. The highest price was achieved by the Sezuan daughter Sahara, for whom the bid up ended at 36,500 Euros. About half of the foals found international buyers.


The filly Sahara by Sezuan/Sandro Hit (breeder and exhibitor: Willem Klausing GbR, Diepholz) was the top-priced foal at 36,500 Euros. The most expensive colt was the Bon Courage/Rotspon son Bon Ludwig (breeder: Hans-Ludwig Dittmer, exhibitor: Zuchtgemeinschaft Dittmer, Rhade), for whom a renowned stallion station from Brandenburg paid 16,500 Euros. The jumping foals were also well represented in terms of quantity and price. Dubai by Dallas VDL/Lordanos (breeder and exhibitor: Axel Baumgartner, Kamern) left Germany for the U.S.A. for 13,500 Euros.


14 foals found new owners in Germany. The international interest ranged from Europe to Chile and the USA. Two foals each travel to Belgium, France and Great Britain.

Verden Auction Online - April - Foals

April, 22th, 2021

Eventing is the trump card: Full brother of fischerChipmunk FRH tops the price list

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The leader of the opening event of the Verden Foal Spring was none other than the full brother of Michael Jung's top horse fischerChipmunk FRH. Born on February 5, Charly was auctioned online for 40,000 Euros to an eventing enthusiast from the Rhineland.


The Contendro/Heraldik xx son Charly (breeder and exhibitor: Wolfgang Lutz, Völkersen) was bred for the x-country. His full brother fischerChipmunk FRH, born in 2008, is one of the best eventing horses in the world with double Olympic Champion Michael Jung. Charly is already the fourth Contendro offspring of the mare Havanna, Hannoveraner Mare of the Year 2019, to be sold into champion hands via a Verden auction.


The Chacoon Blue/Stakkato son Coldplay (breeder and exhibitor: Hans-Henning Hagemann, Pattensens), whose dam had already produced a sensational top priced horse by Quality H by Quaid ten years ago at the Elite Auction in October, led the field of foals with a show jumping pedigree. Quaid. The knock down price for the colt, who will move into a box with a stallion raiser from Braunschweig, was 26,500 Euros. The best paid foal with prospects for the big dressage arena was the filly Dear Rose by Dancier/Fürstenball (breeder and exhibitor: Gerda Stein, Westerende), who found a new owner from the Trier area for 18,000 Euros.


The result of this year’s first foal auction was impressive. An average of 10,482 Euros had to be paid for the 28 representatives of the 2021 vintage. The international interest was particularly high, exactly half (14) of the collection ended up in foreign ownership. Four foals will travel to Great Britain. Four colts were auctioned to a well-known breeding farm in the Ukraine. Two each found new owners in France and Mexico.

Verden Auction Online - April - Sport horses

April, 17th, 2021

Sympatico sold to Hesse for 105,000 Euros.

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The Verden auction online in April developed into a lively market place. The 67 talented riding horses cost an average of 25,634 Euros. The statistics were immediately led by the head number one. Sympatico was auctioned off for 105,000 Euros to a dressage trainer from Hesse.


105 bids were placed until the son of Secret/Don Crusador, Sympatico (breeder: Dr. Elke Standeker, Stübing/AUT, exhibitor: Carsten Johansen, Bastad/SWE), found a new owner in Hesse for 105,000 Euros. From the first day on, the black three-year-old out of the dam line of Anitschke was the most popular horse in the collection and impressed at each of his presentations with auction rider Heiko Klausing. He is accompanied on his journey by Totilas Erbin by Top Gear/Benetton Dream (breeder and exhibitor: Harald Wildhagen, Wennigsen), who found her way to the same stable for 75,000 Euros. The gorgeous liver chestnut mare was presented by Jacob Schenk during the auction time.


Chumany by Cornets Iberio/Stanley (breeder: Antonius Schulze-Averdiek, Rosendahl, exhibitor: Schulze-Averdiek Sportpferde, Rosendahl) flew to top price of the jumping horses. The five-year old, ridden by Roman Duchac, is at the beginning of a promising career and was sold for 65,500 Euros to a customer from Lower Saxony, who has already successfully brought numerous young horses into international sport.


Three other horses cleared the 50,000 Euro hurdle. Two of them were masterfully presented by rider Heiko Klausing. Sir Arthur Carrus by San Amour/Davignon II (breeder and exhibitor: Helena and Jukka Niiranen MTY, Ypäjä/FIN) found a new owner in France for 73,500 Euros. Fantastica by For Romance/Franziskus (breeder: Berthold Schoemaker, Emlichheim, exhibitor: Gisela Kappelhoff, Beckum) was sold to Austria for 56,000 Euros. In Austria, Baronderry by Baron/Londonderry (breeder and exhibitor: Jan Crome-Sperling, Lutter a. Bbg.) will also be trained further. The knock down price for the chestnut, masterfully ridden by Sascha Böhnke, was 67,500 Euros.


"Everyone can find the right horse in Verden", the renowned dressage trainer Marcus Hermes had already praised during the presentation of the auction candidates. Buyers from all over Europe and North America appreciated the high-class offer. 36 horses will stay in Germany, 31 have a further journey ahead of them. The average price of 25,634 Euros meant an increase of over 3,000 Euros compared to the previous year. The largest contingent was bought by customers from the USA (eight horses) followed by France and Spain (four horses each).

Verden Auction Online - Sport horses- January
A poet for France: Friedrich Schiller sold for 81,500 euros.

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Friedrich Schiller lived up to his namesake. With head number 1, the son of Finest achieved the top price of the Verden online auction in January at 81,500 Euros. At the first Verden auction event of the year, the 53 riding horses achieved an average price of 19,519 Euros. It was the second spectacular performance of Friedrich Schiller by Finest/Desperados (breeder: Henning Schulze, Tiddische, exhibitor: Aldrie Consultants AB, Sweden), named after the German poet, in the Niedersachsenhalle. Already as a foal, the powerful black stallion aroused desires and was sold to Sweden. Six years later and equipped with successes in tests for young dressage horses, the gelding was auctioned off for 81,500 Euros to a customer from France, who had already secured numerous top horses in Verden that later caused a stir in the international dressage arena. There was a double top among the show jumpers. Two show jumping talents achieved a knock down price of 35,000 Euros. The name Lucky Luke is also part of the programme. The stately, 1.76 metre tall son of Lord Pizarro/Callistus (breeder: Hans Ahlers, Twist, exhibitor: Eckhard Witthake, Recke) is already seven years old and has top placings in tests for young show jumpers up to medium (M*) level. He was worth 35,000 Euros to a regular customer from the United States. The same result was achieved by Cornet XL by Cornet Obolensky/Lex Lugar (breeder and exhibitor: Pferdezucht Dr. Rowold, Haselünne). The powerful dark bay half-brother of the Celle state stud Colougar by Codex One towers over Lucky Luke by three centimetres. Although he has not yet been shown in competitions, he looks forward to a bright future in the stable of a successful young female show jumping rider from Lower Saxony. The positive auction results at the beginning of the year were already apparent during the ten-day training period. Even shortly before the start of the bidding for the online auction, the horses were diligently tried out in the Niedersachsenhalle, observing all the necessary hygiene rules due to the COVID-19 pandemie. The statistics reflect the great interest. The average price was 19,519 Euros, which was more than 2,000 Euros higher than in January of the previous year. 25 horses will stay in Germany. With 28 horses, the export rate is over 50 percent. Buyers from France (seven) as well as Russia and the USA (five each) secured the largest contingents. "The customers feel comfortable in Verden, even though the final took place on the computer and without spectators. There were certainly many emotional moments at home with the buyers again," said Managing Director Wilken Treu.

Verden Auction January

Verden Auction on January, 25th, 2020


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At the first auction of the year, a show jumper jumped to the top price. In the Niedersachsenhalle, Darunee was the best paid horse for 45,000 Euros. On average, 17,203 Euros had to be invested for a Hannoveraner talent.

Already during the ten-day training period it became apparent that there was a great deal of interest in the 71 auction candidates. One show jumper led the statistics. The Hannoveraner premium candidate Darunee by Diacontinus/Comte (breeder: Ingo König, Großenwörden, exhibitor: Dagmar Scharffetter, Bremen) has already been successful in tests for young show jumpers up to 1.20 meter. There was great jubilation among the buyers from Switzerland when the six-year-old was sold for 45,000 Euros.

Fürstiano by Fürst Nymphenburg/White Star (breeder and exhibitor: Heinrich Ehlers, Helmste) was the most sought-after dressage horse to leave the Niedersachsenhalle with seven-league boots. Equipped with impressive basic gaits, the five-year-old chestnut marched from the auction ring towards Bavaria for 39,000 Euros.

"I am delighted about this successful start to the year for the Hannoveraner Verband. Right from the beginning of the auction training, the great interest of our international clientele was already apparent," Wilken Treu concluded the first auction, which he led as Managing Director of the Hannoveraner Verband. A glance at the statistics shows that the price structure was stable. The average price has improved by around 1,500 Euros compared to the previous year, it was achieved without "outliers". 36 horses cost more than 15,000 Euros. The export rate was a good 40 percent, 29 horses will leave Germany and advertise the Verden Autions from Hungary to the USA.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - May
Successful start on the web.

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The very first foal of the top-class collection of the Verden Online Auction brought the top price. For 51,000 Euros So One was auctioned off to a buyer from the USA. Altogether the 22 offered foals achieved an average price of 10,364 Euros.


The son of So Unique/Diamond Hit So One (breeder:Willem Klausing GbR, Diepholz, exhibitor: A. Hartley, Moscow/RUS) comes from one of the best dam lines. Successful stallions, awarded mares and numerous dressage and show jumping horses can be traced back to the foundation mare Pension. Equipped with the very best genes and impressive movements, this expressive colt will remain in Germany. The chestnut will grow up with Eva Möller, who won the Bundeschampionat and the FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Championships for young dressage horses with his sire, So Unique.


The foal after next already achieved another top price. Viva Las Vegas by Viva Gold/Foundation (b. a. e.: Reinhard Baumgartner, Kamern) was worth 20,500 Euros to a breeder from Bavaria. The big framed bay is already the third foal that the mare Formidable has sent over the Verden catwalk at a considerable sales price.


Blue Star by Big Star/Diacontinus (b. a. e.: Eggerk Groenewold, Weener) has a top class jumper pedigree. This was also appreciated by Bavarian buyers. They invested 14,000 Euros in the bay, who was born in East Frisia.


After a short interruption due to technical problems at the beginning of the final phase, the first Verden online auction of the year started into an interesting final phase. "Numerous users were present during all four days of the online auction", says managing director Wilken Treu. "For the majority of the collection we had of course the most 'traffic' on Saturday.“

Verden Auction Online - Sport horses - April/May
Fulminant finale. Störtebecker sails at top price

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The Verden Aukion Online in May ended with a brilliant final. The "bird" was once again shot down by a jumper. With 95,000 Euro, Störtebecker flew to the top price. An average of 22,524 Euros had to be invested for the 67 auction horses.

When "Lot 51" was called up early Saturday evening, things got exciting. Again and again the "bid up" was extended in the last second by another three minutes. Finally the price for Störtebecker by Stolzenberg/Graf Top (breeder and exhibitor: Axel Bahn, Maasen) – named after a pirate from the Middle Ages – was fixed at 95,000 Euros. The bay will be trained at Cian O'Connor and Ashford Farms. Seven years ago his full sister Samoa was one of the pearls of the jumping collection at the Elite Auction and was sold to Sweden for 130,000 Euros.

The collection of dressage horses was also highly coveted. 14 bidders had an eye on Stella Jones by Sarotti Mokka Sahne/Brentano II (breeder and exhibitor: Dagmar Meyer, Edemissen). The four-year-old Hannoveraner premium candidate convinced at the pre-selection and during the ten-day training period in Verden with absolute nerves of steel and outstanding basic quality. The last bid was 50,000 Euros. The mare will move into a box in a renowned training stable in Lower Saxony.

Since Tuesday last week, the highly talented young horses could be tried out in the training and sales centre of the Hannoveraner Verband. Following the proven Verden system – only without spectators. A system that was highly appreciated by the numerous interested parties. "We had numerous customer groups. Several renowned show-jumpers and trainers took a close look at our youngsters," says Wilken Treu, Managing Director of the Hannoveraner Verband.

The auction carousel in Verden continues with top foals. From June 3rd to 6th, the Hannoveraner Verband will be holding another highly interesting and high-quality offering of the 2020 foals. Further foal auctions will follow in the online auction series from June 10th to 13th and from July 1st to 4th. The next riding horses will be for sale on July 18 th. These talents can be personally inspected and tried out from July 7th in the training and sales centre.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - June

June 3 to 6

Hannovers dressage foals popular. Valentin leads statistics.

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At the Verden Auction Online of dressage foals the second foal led the statistics. Valentin achieved the top price of 52,000 Euros. Whoever wanted to secure Hannover's top genes for the dressage arena had to invest an average of 10,289 Euros.

Around 60 bids were placed online for Valentin by Vitalis/Fürstenball (b. a. e.: Enrico Messelis, Kefferhausen). A customer from the USA had the longest breath, 52,000 Euros was the knock down price. For the second time already, breeder Enrico Messelis had reason to celebrate with his Hannoveraner. Three years ago the full sister of Valentino's dam had been one of the top foals at the Elite Foal Auction.

The small collection of dressage foals was in great demand. 19 fillies and colts with first-class pedigrees were part of the auction lot. "This is already the third Verden Online Auction within four weeks," said managing director Wilken Treu. "These regular events enable us to offer constant sales events under the current conditions to our breeders as well as to our existing and new customers".

Already next Saturday the Verden Online Auctions will continue. From June 10th to 13th, top-class show jumping foals will be the focus of interest. Another two weeks later – from July 1st to 4th – Hannover's top offspring are waiting for new owners for the fifth time. The next riding horses will be for sale on July 18. These talents can be personally inspected and tried out in the training and sales centre from July 7th.

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Verden Auction Online - Foals - June

June 10 to 13

Netflix led the collection.

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The Verden Auction Online of the 23 show jumping foals closed with the average price of 7,337 Euro. The colt Netflix led the collection and was the best paid future hope. The bid up for the son of Nartago/Kannan ended at 26,000 Euros.


Since last Wednesday, bids could be placed. Already then it became apparent that the colourful dark chestnut Netflix (breeder: Dirk von der Lieth, Elmlohe, exhibitor: Henning von der Lieth, Elmlohe) attracted great interest. 17 interested parties made their bids. When the clock ran down, the colt was auctioned off to Poland for 26,000 Euros. The second highest price was achieved by Finita by For Treasure VDL/Cornet Obolensky (breeder and exhibitor: Kai Baumgartner, Kamern), which a regular customer from Spain bought for 18,500 Euros.


"The auction results could not quite match the results of the two previous Verden Auctions Online," said managing director Wilken Treu. After the auction is before the auction – in three weeks another collection of highly interesting dressage foals will be waiting for new owners at the fourth Verden Auction Online from July 1st to 4th. Three days later 48 dressage and 17 jumping horses will move to their boxes in the training and sales centre. They can be tried out at any time by arrangement with the customer advisors. Carefully selected and prepared, Hannoveraner


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Verden Auction Online - Foals - June
Young stallion sets top price

For the fourth time this year, it meant "The Bid-Up is on" for the youngest Hanoverians. For an average price of 8,514 Euros the 18 dressage offers found buyers from six countries.

The solid price structure provided four hammer prices above 10,000 Euros. At the top of the statistics is head number 81, the first foal in the collection: Force Majeure by Franco Nero/San Amour I found a new owner in the USA for 23,500 Euros. Thus Franco Nero, a Franziskus son from the Verden Stallion Market, delivered the top price in his first foal year at a Verden auction. The breeder of Force Majeure, Stephan Herrmann from Northeim, is not only the breeder of the stallion Franco Nero, but has also already delivered the most expensive auction foal in Verden to date in 2017 with the dam of this foal, the state premium mare A Speciality for You.

The first four online auctions with a total of 82 foals were created at short notice during the Corona crisis as a replacement for the originally planned May foal auction, at which 79 foals were auctioned last year. Compared to the previous year, both the average price and the volume of sales could be increased in 2020. The average price over the first four foal online auctions from 2020 is 9,088 Euros (previous year May auction: 7,197 Euros); the total turnover is 745,250 Euros (previous year: 547,00 Euros).

After the auction is before the auction - 48 dressage and 17 show-jumping horses are already waiting for new owners on July 18th. Carefully selected and prepared, they can be observed in training and individually tried out from Tuesday, July 7th in Verden.The presentation on Wednesday, July 15 can be followed via livestream. The online auction starts on Saturday, 18 July at 2 p.m..
The next circa 100 foals will come to Verden on August 8th and 9th for the online auction. On Friday, August 7, the auction foals will be presented live in Verden for the first time in 2020. At 5 p.m., a limited number of prospective buyers will be able to take a live look at the youngsters in Verden - of course with the appropriate distance. It's worth being quick, because registration is mandatory for the foal presentation, the number of places is limited. In addition, the presentation will be broadcasted via ClipMyHorse.TV in the livestream. Registrations for the live presentation will be accepted until July 31st exclusively by sending an e-mail to stating the number of participants and their names. A confirmation of registration from the Hanoverian Association is obligatory.

Verden Auction Online - Sport horses - July
La Jolie leads the field

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On your marks, get set, go: The 57 horses of the Verden Auction Online in July crossed the finish line at a rapid pace. In the final spurt La Jolie carried off the top price of 53,500 Euros. The 57-strong main field crossed the finish line with an average price of 16.605 Euros.

As a filly, Gestüt Gerkenhof, Kirchlinteln, discovered the outstanding potential of La Jolie by Libertad/Davignon (b.: Hans-Joachim and Lydia Muth, Leuderode) and purchased the strong moving chestnut mare at the auction in July 2016. Four years later she was worth 53,500 Euros to a new customer from North Rhine-Westphalia.

As the best paid jumper, the already five-year-old Descara by Diancontinus/Escudo (b. a. e.: Hendrik A. Könemann, Thomasburg) finished the race. This wealthy grey mare was born to perform. Her dam Escada already produced advanced (S) level show jumpers with the internationally successful My Kiwi, the licensed stallion Conquest Boy and the half siblings Coco, Cicero and Chanel. Descera will be eating her oats in Switzerland for 22,000 Euros in future.

"During the ten-days of the training period in Verden, the horses were partly ridden on site and partly only inspected online – that is the phenomenon of online auctions," summarized Managing Director Wilken Treu. "For many customers, bidding from the comfort of their own home or on the road with a computer is very convenient. Over half of the horses (30) will leave Germany. Switzerland (six) and France (five) secured the largest contingents. Three auction horses will travel to Panama, two were auctioned off to Uzbekistan.

Those who don't want to wait until the next auction of riding horses on October 9/10 can secure a young talent for tomorrow at the beginning of August The next circa 100 foals and one brood mare will come to Verden on August 8th and 9th for the online auction. On Friday, August 7, the auction foals will be presented live in Verden for the first time in 2020. At 5 p.m., a limited number of prospective buyers will be able to take a live look at the youngsters in Verden - of course with the appropriate distance. It's worth being quick, because registration is mandatory for the foal presentation, the number of places is limited. In addition, the presentation will be broadcasted via ClipMyHorse.TV in the livestream. Registrations for the live presentation will be accepted until July 31st exclusively by sending an e-mail to stating the number of participants and their names. A confirmation of registration from the Hanoverian Association is obligatory.

Verden Auction Online - Foals - September
Top price for Enjoy the Show de Hus

A spectacular top price of 41,000 Euros was achieved at the online auction for 16 French and British Hanoverian and Rhineland foals, which was held in cooperation with the British Hanoverian Horse Society BHHS and the French Hanoverian Horse Breeding Club AFEACH. The top foal was bred in France and comes from the high quality breeding of the well known Haras de Hus stud farm, which is located just outside Nantes. Enjoy the Show de Hus was the name of the Escolar son out of a dam by Don Juan de Hus/Wanderbursch II, who comes from the Hanoverian mare line of Jutta. His granddam St.Pr.St. Wyella by Wanderbursch II/Grande is one of the foundation mares of Haras de Hus. After a spectacular bidding duel, in which interested parties from Germany, USA and Australia took part, a regular customer from Spain acquired this talented mover. Another French foal will be on its way to the United States.

The British foals will remain on the island throughout. The most sought-after foal was a filly by the dressage horse sire Franklin out of a dam by Dannebrog/Weltmeyer. This is the successful Hanoverian mare line of Pille, which has already produced successful sport horses such as the team Olympic Champion in jumping Walzerkönig (rider: Franke Sloothaak). Exhibitors of the foal were Court Farm Stud and Half Moon Stud from Herefordshire. The powerfully moving filly, which was one of the best Hanoverian foals of its year in England, was purchased for 10,000 Euros by a well-known English dressage rider. Close behind in the price range were the Baron/Dark Rubin colt Bolero with a knock-down price of 9,750 Euros and the Viva Gold/Totilas daughter Visionize, which changed hands for 9,500 Euros.

Katy Holder-Vale, Chairman of the British Hanoverian Horse Society, drew a satisfied initial conclusion: "All in all, this was a good experience. At the same time we saw that such an auction is also a learning process. All in all, the breeders were happy that such an offer for sale was made in these times of Covid-19". Also Edouard Dewez, Chairman of AFEACH, emphasized the learning effect of these first auctions exclusively for international breeders and added, "for the first time, this was a good result, especially considering that the decision for this auction was only made in June". Dr Ludwig Christmann, who is responsible for the foreign breeders in the Hannoveraner Verband, comments the result as follows: "The international Hanoverian breeders run their breeding according to the high standards of the German Hannoveraner Verband. This result shows that their qualities are absolutely competitive and internationally coveted".

Verden Auctino Online - Foals - September
Classy Art auctioned off for 16,000 Euros

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For the seventh time, the Hannoveraner Verband announced "Bid Up runs – Sold" for 30 first-class foals. The highest price was achieved by Classy Art, who found a new owner for 16,000 Euros. The total turnover amounted to 220,000 Euros. On average 7,333 Euros had to be invested for a foal.


The top priced foal is equipped with an exquisite pedigree, which goes back to the foundation mare Algave. Classy Art by Conthargos/Werther (breeder and exhibitor: Vetart GmbH, Dägeling) is a daughter of the performance mare show jumping Wertherröschen. She has not only been successful in sport herself, but is also the dam of the privately owned sire Stakkato Gold. The son of Stakkato was Champion Stallion Jumping at his licensing in Verden, celebrated international top placings with Germany’s Jan Sprehe and was Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year five years ago. His half-sister Classy Art was auctioned off to a customer from Germany for 16,000 Euros.


Nine bidders placed 29 bids for the son of Bon Voyage/Sandro Hit, Belmondo (breeder an exhibitor: Udo Hoppe, Zobbenitz) and made the strong moving dark bay from the dam line of Dallas the best paid dressage offspring. He will travel to Southern Germany, where he has found a new owner for 13,000 Euros.


The interest in the foals of the 7th Verden Online Auction was also very high internationally. About half of the foals will leave Germany: four will grow up in Great Britain, two each in France and Spain. One foal each was sold to customers from Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, Austria and Ireland.

137. Verden Elite-Auction online

October, 10th

St. Felice in luck

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The exciting final of the 137th Elite Auction had a spectacular result. After the "Bid Up" which lasted over 90 minutes, the mare St.Felice was sold for 205,000 Euros. The auction lot of the 40- dressage and 20 jumping horses brought the average price to 29,900 Euros.

190 bids increased the auction time for St. Felice by St. Schufro/Fürstenball (breeder: Patrick Seefeld, Neustadt) by three minutes again and again. Finally, the finalist of the Hannoveraner Riding Horse Championships, who received the optimum score of 10 for rideability at her mare performance test, was auctioned off at 205,000 Euros. The impressive Hannoveraner premium candidate will move into a box in Austria.

While the bidding duel for St. Felice continued, Cornflake PJ by Carridam/Loredo (breeder and exhibitor: Pferdezucht Dr. Jacobs GbR, Bierbergen) moved up to the top position among the show jumping talents. The licensed and tested chestnut stallion was worth 41,500 Euros to a renowned training stable in Lower Saxony.
20 horses will leave Germany. Four Hannoveraner horses will travel to the USA, two each to France, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Saffron by Secret/Hohenstein (breeder and exhibitor: Peter Bösch, Rhade) had a special bidding duel at the two and a half year old stallions. As a final offer, the athletic black stallion, who is equipped with outstanding basic gaits, was auctioned off in a separate auction, because of a lack of clarity about the biddings. In future, he will be trained in France for 52,000 Euros. Whoever wanted to own one of the 24  representative of the 2018 vintage had to spend an average of 18,458 Euros

The Verden auction offered the right horse for every buyer. After the riding horses and the young sports stallions, foals were auctioned off in the Niedersachsenhalle for the last time this year. The performance of Dream of Heart was fantastic. The son of Damsey/Quaterback was born in Hessen (breeder: Pferdezucht Vilhard GbR, Brombachtal) sold to the Danish stallion station Blue Hors for 51,000 Euros. The average price of the 21 foals was 10,107 Euros.

Verden Auction Online - November
Danony sold for 39,500 Euros

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It was the last riding horse auction of the year in Verden. After ten days of training, the 65 top-class talents achieved online an average price of 16,254 Euros. Above all, the Hannoveraner premium candidate Danony was auctioned off for 39,500 Euros.


The daughter of Danone/Fürst Nymphenburg, Hann.Pr.A. Danony (breeder and exhibitor: Jochen Meyer, Allwörden), impressed with her enormous movements. The chestnut mare from the proven dam line of Norodina, which has already produced Heike Kemmer's former top horse, Borsalino, inspired eight interested parties to an exciting bidding duel. The last bid was 39,500 Euros, submitted by a buyer from Baden-Württemberg.


The most expensive jumper was Seppl by Stakkato/Contendro (breeder and exhibitor: Thomas Vauth, Bückeburg). The four-year-old dark bay, who goes back to the foundation mare Eckernförde II such as Hannover’s top sire Argentan, was worth 23,500 Euros to a buyer from Mexico. With the best performance attitude he is predestined for a successful career in show jumping.


"The collection of the auction in November was smaller than in previous years. The proportion of foreign sales is to be seen positively under current conditions," said managing director and auction manager Wilken Treu. Almost half (31) of the horses will leave Germany. The greatest interest was shown in Finland with seven purchases, followed by France with six and Spain with four.


"It was a very difficult but also exciting auction year, which we managed with the help and trust of our breeders, exhibitors and customers," said Wilken Treu. "At the end of the year we still have a small surprise: On December 11th/12th, we will offer a small, exquisite group of two and a half year old stallions". These are young stallions that were admitted to the licensing in October, but were withdrawn and will now make their big appearance.

Verden Auctions 2019

Verden Auction January

Verden Auction on January 19th, 2019

Sport horses

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The first horse to enter the Verden Auction ring in 2019 set a mark with its price of 88,000 Euros, which should still be valid after 78 horses. With an average price of 15,801 Euro, the Verden Auction had taken a fresh course in January.With the applause of the numerous visitors in the Niedersachsenhalle, Der Keiler by Don Index/Werther was knocked down. The breeder and exhibitor of this typey bay is Carl Graf von Hardenberg, Nörten-Hardenberg, who did not miss the chance to give a package of delicacies from his distillery to the buyer. For 88,000 Euros a Belgian top dressage trainer, who has been a regular customer at the Verden Auctions for 25 years, secured the brillant moving dressage talent. Fürst Benno v. Fürst Belissaro/Worldly (breeder: Klaus Kropp, Bermen, exhibitor: Winfried Albers, Neuenkirchen) was number two in the buyer's favour and was auctioned off to Spain by telephone for 75,000 Euro.Clemens by Coupe d'Or/Drosselklang II (breeder and exhibitor: Gestüt Sprehe GmbH, Löningen) was the best paid show jumper. The bay, who already has victories and placings up to 1,30 m, will move into a box in a Spanish show jumping stable for 29,000 Euro."The price structure was solid. The average price was reached without outliers", auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener said. The audience was very competent and open-minded, was to be heard from all members of the team of the training and sales centre of the Hannoveraner Verband. 34 horses achieved prices of 15,000 Euro and more. The export rate was almost 50 percent, 37 horses will leave Germany, eight found a new owner in Belgium.

Verden Auction April

Verden Auction on April 12/13

Sport horses

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The Verden Auction in April was as colourful as the spring. The fine selection of auction horses was as colourful and varied as the numerous spotlights that bathed the Niedersachsenhalle in colourful light. The dark bay dressage stallion Zouzo set the top price with 165,000 Euro. After 70 years, the auctions have lost nothing of their attractiveness. The high-class collection convinced customers worldwide, the 77 horses achieved an average price of 25,071 Euro, roundabout 7,000 Euros more than in the previous year.

In a highly acclaimed bidding duel, Zouzo by Zack/Soliman de Hus (breeder: Günter Röhrich, Neustadt, exhibitor: Willem Klausing GbR, Diepholz) advanced to the top priced horse. Not only the audience, but also Frederik De Backer didn't keep up with the exciting bidding duel. Both bidders sat in two neighbouring blocks, and the auctioneer, supported with the applause of the spectators, lured one bid after the other from both parties at close range. When the bid for the strong moving stallion was accepted at 165,000 Euro for France, the four-year-old stallion left the arena with standing ovations.

The second horse to reach the 100,000 Euro mark in Verden was Magic Moment HRH by Millennium/Don Bosco (breeder and exhibitor: Heiner and Renate Hormann, Landesbergen). With head number one, the impressive licensed stallion created magical moments in the Niedersachsenhalle right from the start. For 100,000 Euro he will provide magical moments in France.

"Home is a feeling" – this was the theme of the Verden Auction in April. The team around auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener came up with a lot of ideas with great attention to detail and just as much passion to make this event very special. The day before the auction, the Verden Evening, which focused on the horse, was a festive start. Beside the auction horses their sires had a great appearance in the spotlight. Moreover Reinhard Baumgart was honoured with the Golden Badge of Honour of the Hannoveraner Verband. As an auction rider, trainer and member of the selection committee, he was a strong pillar in the Verden Auction team. The Celle State Stud stallion Grey Top by Graf Top/Singular Joter (breeder: Emiliano Lonzi, Fauglia Pisa/ITA) was awarded the Grande Prize.

Gala and atmosphere were well received, not only at home. 32 horses were released into the wide world, 45 will stay in Germany. "The first-class collection was rewarded accordingly by our customers - and that 70 years after the first auction in Verden," said auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener. "The mood was very optimistic and is an incentive for the foal auction in May".

Verden Auction May

Verden Auction on May 24/25


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On the last weekend of May, the first foals of the 2019 vintage were auctioned off in the Niedersachsenhalle. In the 70th anniversary year of the Verden Auctions a new concept celebrated its premiere. For the first time foals were offered on one event in spring. The front-runner in the price table was Fidus, who was sold to a breeder from Lower Saxony for 21,000 euros.

The most coveted auction candidate in the Niedersachsenhalle was Fidus by Fürst Belissaro/Dr. Watson (breeder and exhibitor: Petra Mohrmann, Wanna). He impressed the audience already during the presentation with the highest quality of movement and imperturbable uniformity in the appearance. Auctioneer Bernd Hickert knocked the elegant, modern black colt off into the direct neighbourhood of Verden to a breeder from Ritterhude for 21,000 Euros.

Felina by Feinrich/Rousseau (breeder and exhibitor: Michael Niethamer, Weil der Stadt) had earlier left the auction ring with applause. Lively acclaimed, the dark bay trotted into the possession of a highly successful breeder from North Rhine-Westphalia, who has already secured many top talents in young years in the Niedersachsenhalle. The highest price of the foals with a jumping pedigree was achieved by Carius H v. Chacfly PS/Numero Uno (breeder and exhibitor: Hans-Henning Hagemann, Pattensen), who will follow Feline for 16.000 Euros. "The three foals have already been the focus of interest at the morning presentation," said auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener.

An average price of 7,197 Euros had to be invested for the Hanoverian offsprings. 18 foals will leave Germany, five of them to the Netherlands and four to Great Britain. "The lively auction activity shows us that the new concept is well received by our customers," said auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener. The mood was already positive on the evening before the auction. Home is a feeling – this was the motto of the well-attended Breeders' Evening to which the team of the Training and Sales Centre of the Hannoveraner Verband had invited.

Verden Auction July

Verden Auction on July, 20th - Sport Horses

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The Verden auction team had successfully put together a colourful mixture of talented dressage and show jumping horses that suited all demands. This was well honoured, for the 47 horses an average of 16,330 Euros had to be invested. While it flashed and thundered outside the Niedersachsenhalle, everything went according to plan at the Hannoveraner Verband.


It was a dressage horse that left the Niedersachsenhalle as the top prized horse. The stud Sola Nogales from Spain bought Semino JU by Scolari/Fürstenreich (breeder: Michaela Pridöhl, Grethem, exhibitor: Jürgen Uhlenwinkel, Gretehm) for 33,000 Euros. Every bid was rewarded with applause, while a summer thunderstorm raged outside the auction hall. Together with the strong moving chestnut, two other top-class rough diamonds will leave Verden for Seville.


The best paid show jumper was auctioned off over the telephone to Brussels/BEL. Cecile S by Cascadello/Contendro (breeder: Friederike Stüvel-Huck, Egestorf, exhibitor: H. u F. Stüvel GbR, Zeetze), who has already celebrated victories and placings in youn horse young show jumpimg classes, cost 26,000 Euros.


A look at the statistic shows that 28 horses were sold for 15,000 Euros and more, four of these achieved a price of 25,000 Euros and higher. The domestic/international ratio was balanced, 25 auction candidates will leave Germany.

Verden Auction August

Verden Auction on August 9/10

Foals and Broodmares

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To the cheers of the audience, Derby by Dante’s Junior was sold for the top prize of 112,000 Euros at the auction for foals and broodmares of the Hanoverian Verband. Breeding and sport – this is a combination that suits Verden. The auction was embedded in the horse show "Verden International", at which the Hanoverian Championships for riding, dressage and show jumping horses are carried out in addition to the top sport.

While the qualifications for the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal and the Piaff-Förderpreis were decided at the same time on the show grounds, numerous buyers in the Niedersachsenhalle secured the stars of tomorrow at the earliest possible time – at foal age. Derby by Dante's Junior/Fürst Romancier (breeder and exhibitor: Marion Menck, Rübehorst) stepped into the auction round with a starting bid of 30,000 Euros on the telephone. "You don´t get one like him every day," said auctioneer Bernd Hickert enthused. The bids were raised while the enthusiastic audience cheered for each of them. When the hammer fell at 112,000 Euros, the typey black colt was bid farewell from the auction round with standing ovations. He will grow up at a group of well-known stallion raisers and be prepared for future tasks.

The jumping foals had their big show the evening before. In their pedigrees everything with a big name on the international show grounds of the world met. This was also true for Chaccon du Rouet by Chacoon Blue/Balou du Rouet (breeder and exhibitor: Gerd Janssen, Neuschoo), who was the top prized horse on Friday with the knock down price of 17,500 Euros. His new owner had already payed attention three years ago. That time he acquired Starena by Stalypso in the Niedersachsenhalle, who became champion mare at the Herwart von der Decken-Show this year.

Three broodmares completed the auction collection. The best paid horse was Danciera by De Niro/Lancier (breeder: Ekke Thaden, Butjadingen, exhibitor: ZG Schmidt, Naumburg). The full sister of the Celle State Stud stallion Dancier was sold to a French stud for 20,000 Euros.

As diverse as the pedigrees were, so diverse was the clientele. 112 foals achieved an average price of 9,116 Euros. 30 foals will promote Hannover all over the world. They were most popular in Great Britain, where six representatives of the 2019 vintage will travel to.

"We are delighted that the breeders have entrusted us with the marketing of outstanding foals and that this has been rewarded by the international buyers", said auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener.

1. Verden Auction Online

Successful premiere with international biddig duels

On Saturday evening, September 14, the Hannoveraner Verband successfully concluded the first Verden online auction. In an exciting bidding duel, head number one of the foal collection advanced directly to the top price of the online premiere.


Francie Bell Boa by For Romance/Fürst Nymphenburg daughter (breeder: Jürgen-Heinrich Ohlhoff, Bergen; exhibitor: Ines Holste, Bergen) was sold at 16,500 Euros. The charming dark bay filly out of an internationally successful Grand Prix dam line already aroused the interest of international buyers before the day oft he auction.


With a final bid of 9,500 Euros, two foals achieved the second-highest price. These were the colts with head number five, Eternal Darling by Erdinger/Dancier (breeder and exhibitor: Mareike Bartels, Haren) and head number 22, Edison by Emerald van het Ruytershof/Quasimodo van de Molendreef (breeder and exhibitor: Pferdezucht P & S, Farven). A total of 30 foals were offered for auction and achieved an average price of 6,933 Euros. Seven foals will start their journey to their new owners abroad.


Auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener was very satisfied with the result of the first Verden online auction. "We are pleased that we could interest many new exhibitors and buyers by this additional auction. We can build on this result for the future". The interest in the online auction was also reflected in the number of hits. Users from 63 countries visited the online platform during the auction period, and more than 200 people registered to take advantage of the opportunity to bid on the foals.


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136th Verden Elite-Auction

Verden Elite-Auction with Gala-Show - Sport horses, two-year old sport stallions and foals

October 11/12

70 years of auctions in Verden were celebrated with a glamorours celebration. In the Niedersachsenhalle, which was sold out on two days in a row, L'Avion was celebrated as the price peak. The third in the Bundeschampionat for young horses will travel to Spain for 140,000 Euros. On average, the splending collection – the largest collection of an Elite-Auction in the last ten years – of 89 top-class talents was auctioned off for 32,561 euros.

L'Avion by Livaldon/Longchamp (breeder: Katharina Oltmann-Heemke, Kreepen, exhibitor: Steffen Brunkhorst, Parnewinkel) who was awarded the bronze medal at the Bundeschampionat for three-year-old mares and geldings, danced through the auction arena. The bids stopped at 140,000 Euros and the extraordinarily good moving and expressive dark bay became the price peak of the 136th Elite-Auction. He will be trained at the Andalusian stud, which has already bought the top priced horse of the Verden Auction in July.

"Here comes a skyrocket", announced auctioneer Frederik de Backer when the son of Diacontinus/Stolzenberg DJ (breeder and exhibitor: Manfred Kischio, Sehnde) came into the arena. A great future is promised to the four-year-old. The hammer was knocked down at 97,000 Euros and made the grey the top priced horse with jumping pedigree. In Isernhagen, he will be trained by auction rider Enrico Süßenbach.

14 horses cost 50.000 Euro and more. A total of 35 horses will leave Germany. The buyers come from all over the world – from Australia via Japan and the US to Chile. The largest group of buyers came from the USA (five), followed by Canada and Switzerland with four horses each.

In the third year now, the Hannoveraner Verband has been offering a fine selection of highly predisposed two-and-a-half-year-old stallions at the Elite-Auction. This is highly appreciated by customers from all over the world. The 16 representatives of the 2017 vintage found new owners for an average price of 19,031 Euros. Fürst Lauries by Fürstenball/Laurentio (breeder: Gesa Coordes, Aurich, exhibitor: Peter Dieckmann, Odenthal) awakened the greatest desire. The beautifully presented dark bay was auctioned off for 52,000 Euros to a top-class dressage trainer from Luxembourg, who had often found what he was looking for in Verden.

The 40 foals were also very popular with the buyers. A dark bay colt trotted away in the statistics. Dixon by Dante's Junior/Christ (breeder and exhibitor: Simone Walke, Wrestedt) was worth 19,000 Euros to a renowned stallion raiser from Lower Saxony. On average, 7,100 Euros had to be invested for Hannover's offspring.

The Gala-Evening on Friday was a splendid start to the 136th Elite-Auction in Verden. The inspiring program, which focused on horses, led through seven decades of auction history. Prominent former auction riders such as EU Commission President Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, former German national jumping coach Herbert Meyer or Bianca and Ullrich Kasselmann celebrated the Verden auctions as did Jürgen Winter, who had been a rider at the first auction in 1949. The most successful eshibitor of the past ten years was Ulrich Heuer, Bienenbüttel, who was awarded the Hans Joachim Köhler-Prize. Tim-Uwe Hoffmann and his Hannoveraner mare Casta Lee are regarded as one of the best young German couples in the course. Eight years ago, the Hoffmann family from Rhade bought the Cassus/Acorado daughter (breeder: Wilhelm Koch, Vorhop) at a Verden Auction in the Niedersachsenhalle. Meanwhile the mare has already competed three times in the U25 Cup at the CHIO Aachen/GER with her 24-year-old rider and has won over ten advanced level show jumping competitions. In the future she will start with the abbreviation of the Hannoveraner Förderverein with the name Casta Lee FRH.

Verden Auction November

Verden Auction on November 9th


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Exactly 100 horses belonged to the big lot of the Verden Auction in November. It was the last opportunity in the 70th year of the Verden Auction to bid for a Hanoverian or Rhinelander in the Niedersachsenhalle. The top priced horse was Quedez, who was sold to Baden-Württemberg for 55,0000 Euro. On average, 16,510 Euros had to be invested for the top youngsters.


With head number 89, Quedez by Quantensprung/Sirtaki (breeder and exhibitor: Marina-Mara Tranins, Wahrenholz) had the greatest desires on his side. After a brisk bidding duel, auctioneer Frederick De Backer knocked down the last bid to a buyer from  Baden-Württemberg for 55,000 Euros.
Best paid show jumper was Dahlien by Drosselklang II/Cheenook (breeder and exhibitor: Martina Zilinska, Dolni Domaslavice/CZE). The daughter of the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2001 was worth 40,000 Euros to a customer from France.


In the training time of the Verden Auction in November, the interest was already high far beyond the borders of Germany. Thus 33 auction horses will be fed outside of Germany in the future. Most of those horses secured customers from France (twelve), followed by the United Arabian Emirates (five) and Great Britain (three).


The riders of the Verden Auction Team said goodbye to Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener as auction manager with a big thank you. "Thank you Jörg" was written on the back of the T-Shirts that every rider wore during the presentation of their last horse.