Hanoverian Stallion Licensing and Stallion Sales

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Verden. At the Hannoveraner stallion sales all boundaries broke. A premium stallion by Vivaldi/Dancier was auctioned off for the sensational top price of 2,010,000 Euro. The 2016 offsprings sparked a firework of prizes. An average price of 130,960 Euro had to be invested for the 50 licensed stallions.

 

The spectators in the sold-out Niedersachsenhalle could no longer stand on their seats when auctioneer Frederik De Backer after a 20-minute bidding duel auctioned the premium stallion by Vivaldi/Dancier off to the stallion owners Schockemöhle/Helgstrand for a fabulous price of 2,010,000 Euro – a top price that has not yet been reached at any auction organized by a breeding society in Germany. The modern liver chestnut with breathtaking movements was bred by Ulrike Buurman, Greifenstein, and exhibited by Hengsthaltung Kemper, Heiden. Previously, the two stallion owners had already invested 800,000 Euro for a typey stallion by Lord Leatherdale/Boston (breeder: ZG Pleines, Uedem, exhibitor: Sabine Rüben, Würselen), the first premium stallion to enter the auction round. The premium stallion by Dimaggio/Sir Donnerhall showed how well the Verden marketing system works. As a foal, Ernst Kemper discovered the athletic liver chestnut bred by Dieter Hilz, Spiegelau, in the same place. Two years later, the stallion caused his exhibitor cheers for the second time on this memorable day. A Norwegian stallion owner secured the exceptional talent for 570,000 Euro.

 

The show-jumping stallions were outstanding as well. After the convincing appearances at the free jumping, it was a premium stallion by Kannan/Stolzenberg bred and exhibited by Ulrich Heuer, Bienenbüttel, who was the best young stallion with a show jumping pedigree and flushed 150,000 Euros into his breeder's pockets. The dark bay with his enormous ability over the jumps moves into Olympic hands. As at the 135th Verden Elite-Auction 14 days ago, Ireland‘s Cian O'Connor had acquired the top horse – now the Olympic bronze medallist from London has bought another Hanoverian at the Verden auction.

 

"This stallion licensing set new standards for breeding and marketing and is the result of the continuous development work in the Hannoveraner Verband", summarized breeding director Dr. Werner Schade. Even before the stallion sales, the outstanding quality of the 2016 vintage was evident at the licensing on the triangular track, during lunging and during free jumping and free-running. 93 high-calibre two-and-a-half-year-olds had faced the licensing commission. A total of 46 dressage stallions were licensed, twelve of which left the Niedersachsenhalle as premium stallions. Of the 14 licensed show-jumping stallions, seven were awarded a premium. "The quality was very high. The vintage presented itself with diverse bloodlines and very modern horses," Heike Kemmer, member of the licensing commission said. And Hans-Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen added: "The very high average quality has increased even more every day". The internationally successful show-jumper Jörg Münzner, also a member of the licensing commission, was also full of praise: "We can be very satisfied with the quality of the jumping stallions. The vintage were top class, but all the stallions showed themselves well!

 

The unlicensed stallions also aroused a lot of interest. Above all a brown stallion by Le Vivaldi/Rotspon (breeder: Elizabeth Kapp, Clüversborstel, exhibitor: Heiko Klausing, Eydelstedt). He was sold for 54.000 Euro to a Hanoverian breeder from the Lüneburger Heide – also a former Verden auction foal. The average price of the 32 horses was 18.758 Euro. This meant an increase of more than 1,000 Euros compared to the previous year.

 

The Golden Badge of Honour of the Hanoverian Verband was awarded three times during the show program before the stallion sales. For many years Klaus Bünger, Oetzen, Willi Koppelmann, Freiburg/Elbe and Rudolf Rehkamp, Bersenbrück, have decisively shaped the image of the Verden stallion licensings as successful breeders and stallion exhibitors. A special highlight is the selection of Hanoverian stallion and mare of the year 2018. Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year is Belissimo M by Beltain/Romadour II  (breeder: Dieter Niesar, Kranenburg). Dorina v. Drosselklang II/Grannus (breeder: Wilhelm Leymann, Bassum) can adorn herself with the title "Hannoveraner Mare of the Year".

Verden Auctions 2018

Verden Auction January

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The Verden January Auction was an amazing warm-up at the beginning of the 2018 auction season. And, once again, it was a jumper that became highest-priced horse of the day: Pure Boy was sold at 87,000 Euro. An average auction sales price of 18,590 Euro underlines the quality of the 90 riding horses.

 

He was already rewarded with applause the day before the auction: Pure Boy by Perigueux/Acorado (breeder and exhibitor: Rolf Trute, Cremlingen) convinced with scope and potential and a modern conformation. “Vive la France,” declared auctioneer Bernd Hickert when accepting the bid at 87,000 Euro.  Bids for this youngster rapidly changed between the left and the right side of the stands. The bay horse was sold to the French show jumping rider Pascal Fatien who lives and trains in Portugal. He had already purchased a horse at the Verden Elite Auction in autumn last year.

 

The Don Frederic/Escudo-son Dujardin (breeder and exhibitor: Henning Schulze, Tiddische) changed owner at 55,000 Euro. The eagerly moving black futurity prospect became the highest-priced dressage horse of the Verden auction in January. 

 

It was the first time that a high-quality collection of ten three-year-old stallions complemented the January collection. They were sold at an average price of 11,050 Euro.

 

Approx. one third of the horses will leave Germany. Customers from Spain and Switzerland purchased each seven riding horses, customers from France five youngsters. “It was the first time that the collection featured more jumpers than dressage horses. The dressage horse breeders still have all opportunities at the other Verden sales events in 2018,” said Auction Manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener. “Apart from that, many top-class German show stables successfully acquired futurity prospects with the result that many of the Verden auction horses will show up again at future sports events.”

Verden Auction March

Verden Auction on March, 24th

Sport Horses and Foals

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The Hannoveraner Verband presented a versatile selection of different horses, appropriate to spring time. 70 riding horses and 31 foals found a new owner at the Verden Auction in March. The first auction horse, Bonjour, came out top-priced horse of the sales event, sold at Euro 53,000.
 
The impressively moving grey Bonjour by Belantis/Sandro Hit (breeder: Sabine Portner, Jork – exhibitor: Heinz Katt, Stade) convinced with his super rideability and outstanding basic gaits. Bids soon reached the magical mark of Euro 50,000. Auctioneer Frederik De Backer finally accepted the bid of Euro 53,000 of a customer from Baden-Württemberg. The many visitors did not have to wait long for the next top price. Bonjour had hardly left the Niedersachsenalle when the Fürst Romancier/Londonderry-son Fiorello KJ (breeder: Klaus Jürgens, Sehnde-Bolzum – exhibitor: P & C Sportpferdezucht, Isernhagen) had his grand entrance. The impressive five-year-old chestnut stallion had already won riding and dressage horse ability competitions last year. He was sold at Euro 50,000 to Hamburg.
 
Euro 43,000 had to be invested in the best-priced jumper. The only four-year-old Charlotta by Cascadello/Fighting Alpha (breeder: Lotta Aalto, Bargstedt – exhibitor: Ulf Plate – Oldendorf) out of a performance-tested damline can look forward to a sparkling future. She was sold to a successful Dutch show jumping stable after an exciting bidders duel.

 

The riding horses were sold at averagely Euro 17,904. There was a huge interest from abroad. 34 horses will leave Germany. The biggest number of horses was sold to Belgium (six horses), followed by Spain (five horses) and the US and France with each four purchased futurity prospects.  

 

The collection was complemented by the first foals born in 2018. The 31 foals were sold at an average auction sales price of Euro 6,339. The foal with catalogue no. 1 also turned out to be the best-priced foal of this collection: Samour d’Or by San Amour/Donnerhall (breeder: Helmut G. Heidmeyer, Rahden – exhibitor: Gestüt Fünfhausen GmbH, Rahden) was sold at Euro 32,000 to the Danish stud Blue Hors. 

 

The collection of the Verden Auction in March resembled a blooming spring meadow. The offer was interesting and versatile when it comes to pedigree and disposition. “The outdoor season is just about to start. We are happy having been able to present the riders high-quality horses for sports purposes,” Auction Manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener said.

Verden Auction May

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A filly upstaged the riding horses at the Verden Auction in May: Vanellope was sold at Euro 62,000 whereas the 36 riding horses achieved an average auction sales price of Euro 15,361.

 

The Vitalis/Don Romantic-daughter Vanellope (breeder and exhibitor: Gerda Stein, Westerende) was considered favourite for the highest price. The eagerly moving chestnut mare became a star at the photo and video shooting. Each bid was celebrated during the thrilling auction until auctioneer Bernd Hickert finally accepted the bid of Euro 62,000 of a Lower Saxonian raiser. The foals were sold at averagely Euro 6,975. 

 

The collection of riding horses featured a variety of horses for the different demands. Monsieur Lazhar by Metall/Weltruhm (breeder and exhibitor: Hedy Lynen, Unna) became top-priced dressage horse. The excellently to ride bay horse was sold at Euro 30,000 to France. Sailor Moon by Stolzenberg/Graf Grannus (breeder and exhibitor: Heinrich Beutner, Meinersen) turned out to be the best-priced jumper. A well-known Canadian show jumping rider invested Euro 27,000 in the bay horse out of the dam line of the Celle state stud stallion Perigueux. 

 

Hanoverian horses are popular all over the world. 20 of the 36 horses will leave Germany. Eight of them will travel to the US, each three to Spain and Belgium. “The Verden May Auction collection was small, but convinced with its variety,” auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener said and was happy about the huge international interest.

Verden Auction July

Verden Auction on July, 13/14

Sport Horses and Foals

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A breath of summer blew through the Niedersachsenhalle at the Verden Auction in July. For the first, time the riding horses and foals were auctioned separately for jumping and dressage horse pedigrees. The top price of 36,000 Euros achieved Bossa Nova. After two lively auction days, an average of 15,108 Euros had to be invested for the 74 talented riding horses.

On Saturday, the dressage horses came to the auction. Bossa Nova by Bordeaux/Fürstenball (breeder and exhibitor: Wilhelm Klausing, Diepholz) not only danced into the hearts of the audience, but also to the top of the price list. For 37,000 Euros he will start his successful career in a Dutch dressage stable. The day before, Friday the 13th proved to be Commander's lucky day. The son of Chacco Gold/Contendro (breeder: Erdmann Ohlrogge, Büchen, exhibitor: Ursula Schäfer Köchingen) achieved the top price of 36,000 Euros for the show jumping horses. The five-year-old will travel to Sweden. Customers from 13 different bought 30 horses, among them both price peaks.

 

The average price of the 47 foals was 6,630 Euros.  The best paid offer was Sun of Secret by Secret/Fürstenball (breeder and exhibitor: Dirk Vierke, Wallstawe), for which the bid was accepted at 14,500 Euros to North Rhine-Westphalia. A look at the statistics shows a sound price structure. "The result was achieved without an outlier at the top price. Numerous horses achieved a price of around 20,000 Euros. The same applies to the foals. Many belong to the highest price category", breeding and managing director Dr. Werner Schade said.

For two years now, the Verden auction in July has been embedded in the national championships of the region Hannover. Breeding and sport are inseparable in Verden. "We have received a very positive response to the division of the auction lot into dressagehorses and showjumpers. On both days the interest of the specialists was very good," auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener said.

However, the secret star of the auction was Prince Unicorn. The inflatable unicorn was auctioned in favour of „Lebenshilfe Verden e.V“. To the applause of the audience, it was sold to Great Britain for 2,500 Euros.

Next Auction will be in three weeks time. On August 3 and 4, the Verden auction of foals and broodmares offers the outstanding opportunity to secure the stars of tomorrow. While the horse show "Verden International" takes place on the grounds near the Niedersachsenhalle, 101 foals and seven broodmares from proven Hanoverian bloodlines and topgenetics will be put up for auction in the Niedersachsenhalle.

Verden Auction August

Verden Auction on August, 3/4

Foals and Broodmares

 

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The foals and broodmares presented themselves at their best at the auction in the well-attended Niedersachsenhalle. The 94 foals achieved an average price of 8,233 Euros. It was a filly that reached the top price of 28,000 Euros: Bea Birmingham.

The last but two foal was the typey and strong moving Birmingham/Londonderry-daughter Bea Birmingham (breeder and exhibitor: Kurt Thieße, Neustadt) in the well-attended Niedersachsenhalle. The bid was awarded to a renowned breeder from North Rhine-Westphalia for 28,000 Euros. Until then, the colt Roache (breeder and exhibitor: Sally Hjort Schultz, Bolderslev/DEN) was leading the price scale with 24,000 Euros. It would have been a story that only life could write: His sire Revolution became World Champion of the five-year-old dressage horses in Ermelo/NED almost at the same time. The brown colt also descends from the dam line of Dallas, from which French Kiss, who became World Champion with Katrin Burger in 2004, decends as well.

While 57 promising dressage talents were in the spotlight on Saturday, 37 foals and three broodmares with show jumping pedigrees had "started" the day before on Friday. After a lively auction, the winner of the day was certain: The Balou du Rouet/Calido son Beck's Balou (breeder: Sabine Pedrina, Teolo/ITA, exhibitor: Jürgen-Heinrich Ohlhoff, Bergen) was the most sought-after foal. The perky brown, whose dam was successful in advanced level jumping, was worth 15,000 Eeuros to breeders from Schleswig-Holstein. "There were many names in the foals' pedigrees that have proven their performance in sport. A compliment to our breeders", auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener said.

The international bloodlines combined with valuable Hanoverian dam lines attracted numerous foreign interested parties. A regular customer from Great Britain secured her 100th foal in Verden. The largest groups of buyers came from Spain (seven foals) and Sweden (six foals). Altogether 36 foals will leave Germany.

135th Elite-Auction October

135th Elite-Auction on October 12/13

Sport horses, two-year-old stallions and foals

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Once again it is a show jumping horse who achieved the top price of the Verden Elite-Auction. Quite Chacco was sold at 160,000 Euros in Olympic hands and. For the most expensive foal, Fabulosa, 62,000 Euros were invested. The two-year-old stallions, who rounded off the highly interesting offer like last year, had their highlight with 39,000 Euros for the chestnut Quick Decision.



In the sold out Niedersachsenhalle, the auction quickly picked up speed. Top prices were already paid for the first coveted talents. Nevertheless, it was only within the last five horses that the decision in the race for the top price was made. The licensed stallion Quite Chacco by Quaid/Chacco-Blue (breeder: Staj Mustang, Lucina/CZO, exhibitor: Hannoveraner Verband, Verden), equipped with unlimited potential, sparked a veritable firework of bids. The bay could hardly have hit it better: Champion rider Cian O'Connor will take the power pack with him to Ireland for 160,000 Euros. Quite Chacco will not travel alone to the Green Island. Convinced of the exceptional quality, the successful show jumper and trainer bought three more promising Hanoverians at the auction.



The Fürstenball/Windspiel As daughter Future of W (breeder and exhibitor: ZG Werth, Moers) was no insider tip. The strong-moving, well-trained five-year-old has already competed at the Bundeschampionate in Warendorf in the past two years. In the Niedersachsenhalle, the Hanoverian premium candidate from the Rhineland was the most expensive dressage horse to be purchased from a first-class breeding and training stable in Sachsen-Anhalt for 125,000 Euros. With head number one, Best Of by Bordeaux/Fürstenball (breeder: Zuchthof Neumann-Ullrich, Innermanzing/AUT, Ausst.: Heiko Klausing, Eydelstedt) opened the dance in the Niedersachsenhalle with a knock down price of 80,000 Euros.



A total of 54 highly talented riding horses were sold for an average of 34,704 Euros. Ten horses were sold for 50,000 Euros and more. International buyers secured around half of the top-class collection. The largest group of buyers came from Spain with five purchases. "We are very pleased that the majority of the young horses are coming into stables that are successful on an international level in the dressage arena and in the show jumping ring," auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener said. "In Verden breeding and sport belong closely together".



After last year‘s positive experiences, 19 two-and-a-half year old stallions were auctioned. Experts discovered a colourful chestnut with outstanding movements. Quick Decision by Quaterhall/Rotspon (breeder and exhibitor: Blanka Heier, Armstorf) was sold to a top trainer in Baden-Württemberg for 39,000 Euros, who has also already gained Olympic medals. The representatives of the 2016 vintage found a new owner for an average of 18,211 Euros. Their export quota was also around 50 percent.



The auction of the 38 foals began with a real bang. After a lively bidding duel, the first foal, Fabulosa by For Romance/Depardieu (breeder and exhibitor: Alfred Melchers, Nußloch), was auctioned off for 62,000 Euros. Hanover's hopeful offspring cost an average of 9.945 Euros and was thus about 3,000 Euros above the result of the previous year. International customers liked the youngest, more than half of them will leave Germany.



The day before the auction, the Zuchtgemeinschaft Königs was honoured with the Hans Joachim Köhler-price as the most successful exhibitor at Auctions of the previous evaluation period. Eberhard and Bartholomäus Königs have been running an extremely successful Hanoverian breeding yard with a focus on dressage at the Klosterhof Bodenstein for many years. This year a foal and a riding horse from their breeding has already entered the Niedersachsenhalle in Verden.

Already in ten days the excellent quality in Verden finds an impressive continuation. The collection of the stallion licensing (24th to 26th October) and the stallion sales (27th October) was outstanding at the preselection and video dates.

Verden Auction November

Verden Auction November

Sport Horses

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The Verden Auctions said farewell to the auction year 2018 with a remarkable result. Once again it was a show jumper who achieved the top price: Carissima was sold to Great Britain at 79,000 Euros. The average price for the 74 riding horses is also impressive: With 18,784 Euros, it is around 3,000 Euros higher than in the previous year and is the highest average price to date at a Verden Auction in November.   After three jewels of the show-jumping collection had already been auctioned off at 37,000 Euros each, it was Carissima by Contendro/Graf Top (breeder and exhibitor: Karsten Asendorf, Thedinghausen) who released a lively bidding duel. Three renowned and successful international show jumping stables quickly submitted their bids. At 79,000 Euro, the bid was awarded to a loyal auction customer from Great Britain. He has already paved the way for numerous young show jumping talents from Verden to top-class sport. The dam Gardefrau Top has thus developed into a true guarantor of success for her breeder Karsten Asendorf. Carissima is already her fifth offspring, who found a new owner at a top price in the Niedersachsenhalle. At the end of the auction, the audience cheered again when auction rider Julia Plate, who has already celebrated international sport successes, bid from the saddle herself and won the bid for "her" Ulando by Ustinov/Graf Top.The dressage horses were also very popular. On the phone, a top dressage stable from Austria bought Dante's Daiquiri by Dante Weltino/Avagon at  70,000 Euro (breeder and exhibitor: Nicole Nemitz, Garlstorf). This expressive and tall black mare could already celebrate successes in youn horse dressage tests.The groups of buyer were as colourful as the pedigrees oft he horses. 32 horses will leave Germany. Beside the European countries a buyer from Chile and a buyer from the United States got the bid. The statistics show 27 horses which achieved prices between 15,000 and 24,000 Euro. For eleven youngsters 25,000 Euro and more were paid. "We are very happy with the result of the auction, which is an impressive last point to an excellent Elite-Auction and a spectacular stallion sales," auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener said. "A big compliment to our breeders and exhibitors, without whom this impressive success would not have been possible!“

Verden Auctions 2017

Verden Auction January

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The Verden auction year of the Hannoveraner Verband started with a sensational peak price. Darjeeling, auction no. 1, was sold to a dressage stable in Luxembourg. “The Verden auction business already returns to full speed at the beginning of the year,” Auction Manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener happily said. 87 riding horses were sold at averagely 18,879 Euro.
 
The Don Darius/Royal Blend-son Darjeeling (breeder: Klaus Kropp, Bremen – exhibitor: Filjan Müller, Nienburg) displayed all qualities a modern dressage horse requires. He already shined during the auction training period with his “Hanoverian attitude”, as auctioneer Bernd Hickert emphasized. The bid was accepted at 200,000 Euro, an auction price never achieved before at a Verden auction in January. He will be trained by the same experts than formerly Federal Champion Quizmaster. It will be a pleasure to meet Darjeeling again at future Championships.
 
The big-framed Sam XL by Stanley/Conteur (breeder and exhibitor: H. & W. Wilking GbR, Stemwede) became best-priced jumper of the day. The five-year-old with the impressive height of 17.3 h.h. already successfully participated at tournaments before and was sold at 33,000 Euro to a show stable in Lower Saxony.
 
Particularly international auction customers were in buying mood. 43 riding horses will leave Germany. Customers from Spain purchased 10 auction horses, followed by France with 9 and Switzerland with 6 acquired horses.
 
„The interest in our auction horses was already tremendously high at the beginning of January. The collection was impressively versatile, featuring a huge selection of horses for the different demands,” said Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener. Breeding and Business Manager Dr. Werner Schade added: „The attractive offer is a powerful message, highlighting the confidence breeders place in the Verden auctions.”

Verden Auction March

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The Hanoverian Vice Champion Spotlight shined in the Verden auction arena, right on time for early spring. The number one of the auction was sold at Euro 185,000, the highest price achieved at this auction. An average auction sales price of Euro 21,351 for 77 horses is the result of a brilliant auction. The 2017 average price is Euro 3,000 higher than the one achieved last year in the Niedersachsenhalle. The 28 foals were sold at averagely Euro 6,000.

The Sir Donnerhall/Wolkentanz-son Spotlight (breeder: Carsten Müller, Neustadt – exhibitor: Helmut Freiherr von Fircks, Munich) was considered to be the auction favourite. The Italian purchaser cheered with joy when auctioneer Frederik De Backer accepted the bid of Euro 185,000 for the eagerly moving black stallion. The five-year-old who already represented the Hanoverian colours at the Bundeschampionate and who was nominated 2016 Hanoverian Vice Champion of four-year-old stallions, was perfectly presented by auction rider Andreas Möller. The customers from Italy were in buying mood, they purchased three more riding horses and one foal.

The most popular jumper will also leave Germany. Quadis (dam’s sire Chacco-Blue) was sold at Euro 55,000 to a breeding and show stable in the Netherlands only shortly after his sire, privately owned stallion Quaid, was honoured with the Grande-Prize. Voitech Csabi of Staj Mustang, Lucina/CZE, had double reason to be pleased. He is not only owner of Quaid, but also breeder and exhibitor of Quadis. Two more Quaid-progeny were sold at above average prices. “The quality of the jumpers highlights the popularity and high standard of the Hanoverian show jumping breed,” said auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener.

Hanoverian qualities are very popular among international customers. 33 more horses will set off for longer journeys apart from the two top-priced horses. The largest groups of buyers came from Belgium, Italy and Switzerland. Customers from China were as successful as buyers from South Africa, Mexico, Russia, Canada and the US. 

Each career starts as a foal. The first representatives of the age-group born in 2017 complemented the interesting collection of the Verden Auction in March. A well-known stallion raiser from North Rhine-Westphalia purchased the eagerly moving Mr. Moonlight by Martinez/De Niro (breeder and exhibitor: Hinrich Krentzel, Lilienthal) at Euro 21,500. It was a fascinating auction debut for his sire Martinez who presents an impressive first crop of foals.

Verden Auction May 2017

Verden May Auction with a sound result

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The Verden May Auction featured 37 riding horses and 44 foals who attracted great interest from German and foreign customers. The four-year-old Delawarp turned out to be top-priced horse of the day and was sold at Euro 44,000. Euro 20,000 was the highest price paid by Bavarian customers for the foal Flambeau.

Euro 44,000 was the winning bid amount submitted for the shiny Don Index/Laurentiano-son Delawarp (breeder: Christiane Rötter-Voß, Winsen – exhibitor: Karl-Heinz Fischer, Wittorf), the first riding horse after the first group of foals put up for auction. The highest auction sales price of Euro 48,000 was achieved for a horse that was repurchased by its exhibitor.

The Hanoverian show jumpers were as popular with the buyers. A Dutch training stable paid Euro 24,000 for the big-framed, bay Quintano by Quintender/Glenfiddich (breeder and exhibitor: Margret Brauch-Rohe, Hitzacker).

The auction management was satisfied with the result of the Verden May Auction and its sound price structure. There was a huge interest from foreign customers in the collection. 17 horses found new owners abroad. One customer from Belgium purchased even five futurity prospects. Half of the collection (20 horses) was sold at Euro 15,000 and more, five of them at prices of more than Euro 25,000 which resulted in an average auctions sales price of Euro 17,635.
The foals born in 2017 exhibited high quality. Euro 6,620 was averagely paid for the youngsters with 12 of them being sold abroad. Spectators had to wait quite a long time for the most expensive foal to show up in the Niedersachsenhalle. No. 95, the For Romance II/Hohenstein-son Flambeau, born with Alexandra and Wilhelm Siekmann in Emmerthal, was sold at Euro 20,000 to a stallion raiser from Bavaria.

Verden Auction July 2017

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A spectacular horse became top-priced horse at the Verden auction in July. The shiny black stallion Soul convinced all along the line. He was sold at Euro 85,000, the peak price of the day. 84 riding horses were sold at an average auction sales price of Euro 16,319, one day after the foal auction.

He was no personal tip: Shortly before the Surprice/Wolkentanz-son Soul (breeder: Johann Duis, Uplengen – exhibitor: Dressurstall Sandbrink GmbH, Meinersen), auction no. 65, showed up in the auction arena, more and more spectators dropped by and filled the stands in the Niedersachsenhalle. The highly-gifted, eagerly moving three-year-old stallion danced into the arena with a drum-roll. And bids rose quickly. Auctioneer Bernd Hickert accepted the bid of a Belgium customer at Euro 85,000. Soul is well-known in the auction ring. Stefan Sandbrink had discovered him at the 2014 Foal Auction, and he was licensed here in Verden last year.

Q7 by Quaid/Stakkato (breeder: Manfred Schäfer, Köchingen – exhibitor: Hendrik Schäfer, Köchingen) was as popular with the customers. A couple of international customers placed bids at the telephone. The chestnut horse was sold at Euro 55,000 to a successful show jumping stable in Great Britain from where already numerous Hanoverian horses have started their successful international careers.

Hanoverian horses are very popular worldwide. Some 60 percent of the riding horses will leave Germany. They were particularly popular with the neighbouring European countries. 10 horses were purchased by French customers, nine will find their new homes in Belgium, each five in Spain and Switzerland. A horse sold to Mexico has to travel the longest way. The price level was excellent: 10 futurity prospects were sold at Euro 25,000 and more, 24 at prices between Euro 15,000 and 24,999.

There was a constant coming and going during the riding horse auction, just like with the foal auction. Riders and spectators who attended the Lower Saxonian championships HA.LT, held at the same time on the premises around the Niedersachsenhalle, dropped by in the Niedersachsenhalle. This made the run of the auction quite interesting. “The quality of the riding horses has got around at the tournament so that a number of buyers who originally wanted to only attend the competitions found their way to us. Now they discovered a suitable young horse in our collection,” said Auction Manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener.

The Verden Broodmare and Foal Auction will radiate international atmosphere on August 4 and 5 when the best ones born in 2017 will be put up for auction on the occasion of the tournament „Verden International“.

 

Traumtänzerin dances to the top - Hanoverian futurity prospects in great demand


It was the first time that a Verden auction in July was held on two days. 70 foals were put up for auction on Friday evening, 96 riding horses waited for new owners one day later. Highest-priced foal, born in 2017, was the Totilas-daughter Traumtänzerin who earned her breeder Euro 32,000. Euro 7,494 was the average price invested in the foals.

The pedigree of Traumtänzerin features two world-class dressage horses: sire Totilas and dam’s sire Desperados, a combination, hard to find elsewhere in this quality. The typey black filly (breeder and exhibitor: breeders’ alliance Schmidt, Naumburg) majestically entered the well-crowded Niedersachsenhalle and delighted the audience. Emma Bundell from the British stud Mount St. John in North Yorkshire won the bid at Euro 32,000. Traumtänzerin will meet the Fidermark/Donnerhall-daughter Freestyle at her new home, the futurity prospect of Charlotte Dujardin who is still in the beginning stages of her international career and who was also discovered at a foal auction in Verden.

The show jumping foals were as popular, particularly the ones with international pedigrees. The Kannan/Calido-son Kreuz Bube (breeder and exhibitor: Prof. Dr. Karl Heinz Böhm, Hanover) was sold at Euro 11,500 to a stallion raiser in North Rhine-Westphalia. His dam, state premium mare Calida out of a successful dam line will enrich the collection of the Foal and Broodmare Auction in the Niedersachsenhalle at the beginning of August.

As the quality of the foals born in 2017 presented at the pre-selection was that convincing, the decision was made to offer such a huge number of foals and to change the auction schedule. The foal auction benefited from the fact that “HA.LT”, the championships of the Lower Saxonian equestrian federation, were hosted at the same time on the premises around the Niedersachsenhalle. There was already a lively interest when the foals were presented the first time on Friday afternoon. “Purchases were quite satisfactory with a wide range of foals sold at top prices,” said Auction Manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener. 15 foals earned prices of Euro 10,000 and more. The successfully purchasing customers came from 16 different countries. One third of the horses will leave Germany. It was the first time that two Hanoverian foals were sold to the United Arab Emirates.

Verden Auction of Foals and Broodmares

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A storm of applause arose from the stands in the crowded Niedersachsenhalle when Be my Beauty Queen was sold at Euro 160,000. Never before in the course of history of the Verden auctions has a foal been sold at such a record price. The top-class collection of 106 foals was not only celebrated, it was also the reason for the new average price record of Euro 11,506.

The Hannoveraner Verband compiled an attractive and broad selection of foals for all demands for these two auction days. And the news about the outstanding quality spread quickly among visitors and participants at the simultaneously held horse show “Verden International”. The stands were filled when the foals that ran as favourite for the highest price showed up in the auction arena. There was a constant coming and going and a pleasant atmosphere all the time. The spectators didn’t have long to wait on Saturday. The Bonds/San Amour-daughter Be my Beauty Queen (breeder and exhibitor: Stefan Hermann, Northeim) was the number two of the day. Following an exciting bidders’ duel with skyrocketing bids, auctioneer Bernd Hickert finally accepted the bid of a Danish customer at the incredible sum of Euro 160,000. The enthusiastic audience celebrated the foal with standing ovations while breeder Stefan Hermann took the opportunity and accompanied his foal on its lap of honour.

Show jumping breeders also benefited from the foal auction as the collection featured foals with popular, international pedigrees. The filly Balou for Fun by Balou Peggio/Darco (breeder and exhibitor: Jan Crome-Sperling, Lutter am Bbg.) achieved the highest price. A top-class youngster for future sports purposes: Her dam, Hanoverian state premium mare Dark Side Up is half sister of Fit For Fun who finished second with Luciana Diniz in the Aachen Grand Prix two weeks ago. Balou for Fun was sold at Euro 29,000 to Hessen.

Hanoverian foals were in great demand all around the globe. The list of purchasing countries included all five continents, from Australia to Argentina, the US to South Africa and South Korea. Customers from Switzerland purchased the largest number of foals (five), followed by Great Britain, Spain and South Korea (each four).  

 The seven broodmares were as popular with potential customers and were sold at averagely Euro 13,623. Three mares will leave Germany. Hanoverian premium candidate Be my Love by Benicio/Stedinger (breeder and exhibitor: Michael Siekiera, Brühl) has only a short distance to travel: She was purchased at Euro 22,500 by customers situated between the cities of Oldenburg, Bremen and Osnabrück.

 „The collection convinced with top pedigrees and amazing quality and already attracted a lot of attention, also among riders, during the first presentation in the Verden dressage arena. Many people seized the opportunity on the occasion of the horse show to also look for the top horses of tomorrow. I am happy about this fantastic result for the Hanoverian breeders as this is a sign for the outstanding importance of the auction venue Verden,” Auction Manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener said.

134th Elite-Auction

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There was an excellent atmosphere in the crowded, festively decorated Niedersachsenhalle in Verden when the Elite Riding Horse Auction started with price highlights. The two best-priced horses were among the first ones to show up in the auction arena.

 The highest price of Euro 240,000 was paid for a jumper. The six-year-old Lord Pezi/Stolzenberg-daughter with the impressive name “Luftwaffe” (transl. air force) was bred by Manfred Schäfer vom Vechelde. The young mare was exhibited by his son Hendrik Schäfer and already successfully competed at tournaments. She was very popular with international show jumping riders and finally purchased by a regular customer from Great Britain who is pretty satisfied with the futurity jumpers he had already acquired at Verden auctions before. Many of them are meanwhile successful at the international level. Second most expensive horse was the five-year-old show jumping mare Carrisma by Carrico/Eiger I, bred by Henrik Plass, Neustadt, and exhibited by Dr. Fredi Stampfli, Switzerland. She was sold at Euro 75,000 to the highest bidder from Lower Saxony.

The three-year-old stallion Elitär by Escolar/De Niro, a dressage horse without any ifs and buts, was sold at Euro 190,000. He carries the Rhenish brand and perfectly combines big-framed conformation, wonderful appearance, extraordinary basic gaits and potential. The stallion was bred by Ulla Katzorke, Essen, exhibited by Gerkenhof, Kirchlinteln, and he will now return to North Rhine-Westphalia to a successful dressage show stable. The five-year-old Don Easy by Don Frederico/Rubinstein out of the successful breed of Dagmar Meyer, Edermissen, was second most expensive dressage horse. He was sold at Euro 120,000 to France.

The 76 Elite riding horses were sold at averagely Euro 34,947. 35 of them will leave Germany and were sold to 10 different European countries, the US and the United Arab Emirates.

 

The auction of two-and-a-half-year old stallions, presented in-hand, was a successful experiment. The 26 offered stallions were sold at averagely Euro 17,077. The impressive Finest/Ricardos-son Firenze, bred by Konrad Böth, Weimar, was sold at the highest price of Euro 38,000 to a regular customer from France.

It was the first time that the auction weekend was introduced by the Verden Foal Gala. The foal auction was combined with show acts. One third of the 63 foals offered for sale will leave Germany.

 

The foals were sold to eight different countries at an average auction sales price of Euro 6,267. Destination countries are Chile, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Iran, Italy, Austria and Spain to which seven foals in total will be exported.

Grey Fantasy by Grey Flanell/Foundation is one of the particularly exquisite foals born with the Baumgartner-family from Kamern. They already presented the highest-priced foal at other sales events this year. A Danish stallion raiser purchased Grey Fantasy at Euro 19,000. Wolfgang Lutz from Langwedel has done everything to the letter when he decided on the breeding combination Contendro/Heraldik xx. He bred his foal for eventing purposes and sold it at Euro 12,000. The most expensive show jumping foal Vanguard by Vigo D’Arsouilles/Eurocommerce Berlin (breeder: Gestüt Eichenhain, Blender) will have all chances for a successful future international career as it was sold at Euro 10,000 to an international show jumping stable.

 

No wonder that Breeding and Business Manager Dr. Werner Schade drew a positive conclusion: “The Elite Auction was a successful autumn start. The new concepts with the first Verden Foal Gala and the auction of young stallions turned out to be successful. An outstanding collection of stallion prospects will be the next highlight in two weeks.”

Hanoverian Stallion Licensing and Stallion Sales

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Verden. The Verden stallion licensing and stallion sales were eagerly awaited. The convincing quality of the youngsters born in 2015 became already obvious at the preselection with the result that 108 stallion prospects in total – 24 more than last year – applied for the title “licensed” in the Niedersachsenhalle. 78 two-and-a-half-year olds were accepted for breeding, 18 of them were nominated premium stallion.

„The stallions developed well after the preselection,“ Heike Kemmer said, member of the licensing commission. “I was impressed to see such an excellent quality and such a variety of top horses, particularly against the backdrop of the frequently criticized decline in breeding figures.” 53 stallions with a dressage pedigree were licensed, 13 of them also honoured with a premium award. 25 of the 37 show jumping stallions were decorated with the popular title, five of them nominated premium stallion. Jörg Münzner was member of the licensing team for the first time “The presentations of the two-and-a-half-year-olds were very impressive. They still display excellent performances, even after three days,” the successful show jumping rider and trainer said.

This raised great expectations in the stallion sales. And the expectations were met on Saturday afternoon in the sold out Niedersachsenhalle at the auction of licensed and non-licensed stallions. Best-priced stallion was a Sezuan/Donnerhall-son out of the approved breed of Willem Klausing, Diepholz. Bidding for the big-framed liver chestnut with the impressive basic gaits already started at Euro 100,000. “Helgstrand Dressage” offered the final bid of Euro 650,000 for the premium stallion with the Rhenish brand. He does not have to travel alone to Denmark, stall neighbour will be a Finest/De Niro-son (breeder: Günter Lindwehr, Alfhausen – exhibitor: Bernhard Ruwe, Nortrup), sold at Euro 360,000. The same price was paid for a black stallion prospect by Toto Jr./Sandro Hit (breeder: J. W. Holtland, Ysselmuiden/Netherlands – exhibitor: Home of Stallions, Velen).

A stud from Rhineland-Palatinate purchased the most expensive show jumping stallion and paid Euro 85,000 for the Cascadello/For Keeps-son with the obviously endless potential. He was bred and exhibited by team Olympic champion Lars Nieberg from Sendenhorst.

The State Stud Celle purchased promising young Hanoverian stallions, just as the state studs from Moritzburg and Warendorf and a number of private stallion holders. Just as international dressage, show jumping and eventing riders. The 72 licensed stallions offered for sale at the auction were sold at averagely Euro 64.722. They were quite popular with international customers as 25 of them will leave Germany. Most of them will find their new homes in other European countries or in the US. The 31 non-licensed stallions were sold at an average auction sales price of Euro 17.862.

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

Verden Auction on November, 11

Sport Horses

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Sign of Freedom, number one of auction collection, trotted to the top of the price rankings with an auction sales price of Euro 57,000. The Verden November Auction finished with an average auction sales price of Euro 15,649 – some Euro 1,000 more than last year. 94 horses were sold at the end of a successful auction year.

It is a Verden tradition that the curtain of the Verden auction arena rises for a true jewel – also on November 11. The licensed and performance tested stallion Sign of Freedom by Sandro Hit/Hohenstein (breeder and exhibitor: Karlfried Rennegarbe, Brockum), born in 2009, presented fascinating performances in the Niedersachsenhalle. Auctioneer Frederik De Backer accepted the bid of Euro 57,000 of a Spanish group of buyers who already purchased two dressage horses and one foal this year.

The show jumping horses were as popular. The Casino/Grannus-son Camaro (breeder and exhibitor: Sven Graefe, Heiligengrabe), already decorated with placements achieved in elementary level jumper horse classes, was sold at Euro 44,000 to a show stable in Lower Saxony. Shortly after the grey had left the auction ring, Verden almost resembled Verona. It was a great surprise for the some 2,000 spectators when Matteo Barca entered the arena to sing Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” after having purchased the  Stanley/Graf Top-daughter Sunshine (breeder and exhibitor: Alfred Janssen, Spahnharrenstätte) at Euro 22,000. The audience celebrated the tenor with enthusiastic applause.

„Nessun Dorma – Nobody shall sleep“ – this also applied for the run of the auction. There was busy activity in the Niedersachsenhalle this November Saturday with speedy bids. 34 horses will leave Germany. The biggest groups of buyers came from Spain and Switzerland (each five horses), followed by Finland and Sweden with each four purchased horses.

The November Auction was the final chord of the Verden auction year. “The price level was well-balanced. Many horses were exhibited by their breeders which is a sign of confidence in the auction venue Verden,” auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener said. “We are happy to conclude this successful auction year with another excellent result!”

Verden Auctions 2016

Verden Auction January

Verden Auction January

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The Verden Winter Auction in January was a truly perfect start of the Hanoverian auction year. Londonfly, sold at Euro 150,000, became top-priced dressage horse in the fully crowded Niedersachsenhalle, Cinderella was most expensive jumper and sold at Euro 130,000. Customers invested averagely Euro 17,244 in the 92 riding horses.
 
"The upward tendency with the auctions continued. The result was considerably better compared to the auction in January last year," breeding and business manager Dr. Werner Schade said. The average auction sales price was Euro 2,000 higher than in 2015 when 69 horses were put up for auction. "This is by far the highest average sales price ever achieved at a Winter Auction in January," said a delighted auction manager Joerg-Wilhelm Wegener.

The big-framed and eagerly moving Londontime/Cordoba-son Londonfly (breeder: Dr. Hinni Luehrs-Behnke, Verden-Borstel - exhibitor: National State Stud Celle) was the designed favourite before the auction. When he entered the Niedersachsenhalle, bids exploded. Auctioneer Bernd Hickert finally accepted the bid at Euro 150,000 and sold the futurity prospect within Germany. The wheel turned full circle for Londonfly as his sire, Celle state stud stallion Londontime, was the unrivalled top-priced horse at the Elite Auction in October exactly ten years ago. And he himself was born in Verden, less than 1,000 metres away from the Niedersachsenhalle.

It took less than 30 minutes until the first horse of the year 2016 left the auction ring with an auction sales price of more than Euro 100,000. Cinderella by Clinton/Calypso II (breeder and exhibitor: Sven Graeve, Blumenthal) was celebrated by the audience when she was sold to French customers at Euro 130,000 at the telephone. The grey mare is seven years old and already earned victories and placements in jumper riding horse classes last year.

29other auction horses will leave Germany apart from the best-priced jumping horses. Customers from France amassed the largest contingent with eight horses, followed by the US (six) and Switzerland (five).

The collection provided many mature horses to immediately start to ride which attracted many customers who were looking for a riding horse for themselves," said Joerg-Wilhelm Wegener. Not all potential customers had the chance to attend the auction themselves. The auction office already received many bidding offers in the run-up to the auction. "Potential customers were quite motivated this year in January," the auction manager added.

The next auction of the Hannoveraner Verband will be held on March 26.  The collection of riding horses will be complemented by the first foals born in 2016. It will be a novelty that the first presentation will be on Saturday, March 19 as of 10.00 am, when interested horse enthusiasts will have the chance to not only inspect the youngsters, but to also immediately test them in the Niedersachsenhalle. Sunday will be reserved for individual training and test riding purposes.

Verden Auction March

Verden Auction March

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A beautiful Easter bag was presented to the visitors of the Verden March Auction on Easter Saturday in the Niedersachsenhalle. Top-priced horse Belaggio was the highlight of the lively auction. He was not only the number one of the collection, but with an auction sales price of Euro 62,000 also the top ranked horse of the sales statistics. Euro 17,914 was the average price to be paid for a futurity prospect from Verden.

The four-year-old bay gelding Belaggio by Belissimo M/Ehrentaz (breeder and exhibitor: Gestüt Hülsdau, Marl) already shined at the Hanoverian Riding Horse Championships last year. The outstanding dressage horse justified his reputation as the favorite and was sold at Euro 62,000. It was a perfect start for auctioneer Frederik De Backer who joined the auctioneer’s desk the first time to lead the auction with Bernd Hickert. The Belgian accepted the first bid from a customer from his home country.
 
The bidding duel for the most expensive jumper was as exciting. Voodoo by Valentino/Contendro (breeder: Werner Wegener, Wunstorf – exhibitor: Torben Wegener, Wunstorf), born in 2012, is at the outset of a fantastic sports career with his path leading him now to the Netherlands.

The riding horse collection was an appealing mixture with interesting alternatives for all demands. Prices ranged between Euro 7,000 and Euro 62,000. Almost half of the 80 sold horses will leave Germany. There was a strong demand from Scandinavian customers. Three futurity prospects were sold to Finland, four to Sweden. “The scheduling of the auction was perfect. Many potential customers used the Easter holidays to intensively observe and inspect the auction horses,” said Auction Manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener.
 
„And here they come again, the first foals,” introduced auctioneer Bernd Hickert the some 40 first representatives of foals born in 2016. The price for the first foal was not exceeded any more: A stallion raiser and regular customer from North Rhine-Westphalia paid Euro 32,000 for the dark-brown Franziskus/Soliman de Hus-son Freelancer (breeder: ZG Meyer, Walsrode). The 41 foals were sold at averagely Euro 7,085.
 
The Verden March Auction was opened by the Grande-Prize award ceremony for the Celle state stud stallion Comte by Contendro/Granulit. Verband’s Chairman Manfred Schäfer and Breeding and Business Manger Dr. Werner Schade honoured his breeder Rolf Eggerking from Brinkum in the well-crowded Niedersachsenhalle.

The next auction of the Hannoveraner Verband will be held on May 7. The collection of riding horses will be complemented by foals born in 2016. The opening presentation of the dressage, show jumping and riding horses will be on Saturday, April 30. Potential customers may not only watch the youngsters in the Niedersachsenhalle as of 10.00 am, there is also the opportunity to ride them at once. 

Verden Auction May

Verden Auction May

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The bay mare Belissaria turned out to become best-priced horse of the Verden Auction in May, sold at Euro 32,000 to the US. The 60 riding horses were sold at averagely Euro 12,358. The foal collection was well-received by customers. Highest-priced representative of the foals born in 2016 was the colt Dolomite, purchased by a stallion raiser from North Rhine-Westphalia who invested Euro 22,000.

 
The Belissimo M/Embassy-daughter Belissaria (breeder: Carsten Cohrs, Scharnhorst - exhibitor: Lena-Maria & Kerstin Klose, Burgwedel) shined in the Niedersachsenhalle with auction no. 32. The multi-talented bay mare was sold at the telephone at Euro 32,000 as hunter-jumper to an approved trainer in the US. Less than eight weeks after the Hanoverian Graf Grannus-son Mindful had been nominated "Hunter of the Year" in the US,  the same trainer also purchased Nice to Have by Now or Never/Mont du Cantal AA (breeder: Andre Vagts, Bargstedt - exhibitor: Lower Saxonian National State Stud Celle) at Euro 20,000.
 
Ferris by Fürst Romancier/Natiello xx (breeder: breeders' alliance Königs, Wallmoden - exhibitor: Tundi Andersson, Sjöbo/SWE) displays valuable dressage genes and above-average potential which turned the eagerly moving chestnut already into one of the candidates for the highest-priced dressage horse of the auction. He was sold at Euro 26,000 and will soon start his trip to France.
 
25 riding horses in total were sold to international customers. The biggest group of buyers came from Belgium (six), followed by France and the US (each five). Amazing also the number of eight horses, purchased by customers from North Rhine-Westphalia. The "Day of the Hanoverian" at the Horse Centre Schloss Wickrath at the beginning of April was a brilliant advertisement for the Verden auction.
 
Following the excellent result from last year when 70 foals were offered for sale, this year's foal collection was again well-received by the customers: "More foals were presented at the pre-selection. The breeders appreciate the fantastic sales opportunity," said Auction Manager Jörg-Wihelm Wegener. The colts were particularly popular with the Dimaggio/Sir Donnerhall-son Dolomite awakening the greatest interest (breeder and exhibitor: Dieter Hilz, Spiegelau). He was sold at Euro 22,000 and will grow up with a stallion raiser in North Rhine-Westfalia. The 61 foals were sold at averagely Euro 5,743.

Verden Auction July

Verden Auction July

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While the Hanoverian national champions were determined outside, the Niedersachsenhalle witnessed an exciting auction, featuring 77 riding horses and 46 foals. The eagerly moving Fürst Hit prevailed in the fight for the top-priced horse and was sold at Euro 36,000. For the foals, Grey Fantastic was in highest esteem with potential customers and sold at Euro 37,000 to a stallion raiser from Lower Saxony.
 
The 77 riding horses were sold at averagely Euro 14,091, which corresponds to the average auction sales price in 2015. The references of Fürst Hit by Fürstenball/Diamond Hit (breeder: Jochen Dittmer, Kirchlinteln – exhibitor: Scott Zahner, Hinsdale/USA) were hard to top, the impressive five-year-old was the most coveted dressage prospect of the collection. A dressage stable from Schleswig-Holstein acquired the brilliantly moving youngster at Euro 36,000. Most expensive jumper was the one year younger Valentino/Uccello-son Vamos (breeder: Cord-Hinrich Backhaus, Wedemark – exhibitor: Hans-Jürgen Backhaus, Wedemark). Sold at Euro 27,000, he will move to a well-known and approved show stable and faithful regular customer in Lower Saxony who has already discovered many successful competition horses in Verden.
 
Almost half of the horses will leave Germany. “We already recognized huge international interest in the auction horses on the first days of the auction training. Since last weekend, groups of foreign customers were on site,” said Auction Manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener. Not only customers from Europe were represented, countries such as Australia, Ecuador and Mexico, too. There was a lively interest in the auction collection, many spectators from the Lower Saxonian Championships HA.LT seized the opportunity to attend the auction themselves.
 
International pedigrees with many successfully competing dressage and show jumping stallions characterized the foal collection. Particularly stallion holders appreciated this offer. Both top foals were sold as stallion prospects. A stallion raiser from the Verden area who had caused a sensation when presenting the most expensive two-and-a-half-year-old stallion at the 2015 Stallion Market, purchased the Grey Flanell/Foundation-son Grey Fantastic (breeder: Reinhard Baumgärtner, Kamern) at Euro 37,000. The top-priced show jumping foal with a super pedigree will move to the Netherlands: For Action by For Pleasure/Stakkato Gold (breeder and exhibitor: Günter Soltau, Hamburg) was sold at Euro 26,000. The 46 foals were sold at averagely Euro 7,098.

Verden Auction August

Verden Auction August - Foals and Broodmares

The concept worked: It was the second time that a Verden auction was held on the occasion of a top sports event. For two days, potential customers had the opportunity to secure the champions of tomorrow at the Verden Foal and Broodmare Auction, held on the occasion of the International Dressage and Show Jumping Festival. An option that was also used by many riders. Highest-priced foal turned out to be De Bruyne whose sire De Niro is also among the top stallions for the advanced sports level, just like many other stallions who added a high degree of internationality to the foal collection.
 
Experts unanimously agreed: A foal of such a high quality has long since not been presented in the Niedersachsenhalle any more. The shiny black colt who carries the name of a Belgian soccer player already impressed the audience during the presentation in the crowded Hannoveraner Arena on Friday afternoon. Two stallion raisers did not spare anything in an exciting bidding duel unless auctioneer Bernd Hickert finally accepted the bid of Euro 90,000 of a Lower Saxonian stallion raiser for the De Niro/San Amour-son. No new situation for breeder Gerold Gögele as he had already presented a number of outstanding foals in Verden over the years.  
 
The most popular foal of the show jumping collection was sold at Euro 28,000. Cornet’s Best by Cornet Obolensky/Calido (breeder and exhibitor: Kai Baumgartner, Kamern) entered the auction arena immediately after De Bruyne and found a new home in Sweden. A double for the breeding site Baumgartner as exactly three weeks ago, its home-bred Grey Fantastic became top-priced foal at the Verden Auction in July.
 
The Hanoverian foals were sold at averagely Euro 10,478.29 representatives of the foals born in 2016 were sold at more than Euro 10,000. The buyers were as international as the pedigrees. A regular customer from Canada purchased five foals for the hunter-jumper market. Seven foals will travel to Great Britain. Customers also came from Argentina, China and Indonesia, just as from Poland, the Russian Federation and the Czech Republic.
 
The offer was complemented by seven broodmares who were sold at averagely Euro 11,071 on Saturday evening. A customer from Hessen paid Euro 22,000 for Hanoverian premium candidate Cosmolina by Contendro/Iberio (breeder: Wilhelm Klausing, Diepholz; exhibitor: Willem Klausing GbR, Diepholz). One day before, the same exhibitor had already sold the second most expensive foal, Venga Boy by Vivaldi/Sandro Hit at Euro 66,000, to North-Rhine Westphalia.
 
The combination of sport and auction ensured utter satisfaction. „The concept worked, a fact that already proved to be worthwhile during the auction in July,“ said Auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener who welcomed many participants of the International Dressage and Show Jumping Festival in the auction arena. The internationally successful show jumping rider Mario Stevens used the competition breaks to watch the collection of foals and broodmares. He welcomes the combination of the two major Verden events. “It is quite useful as it provides detailed information on stallions, their genetic value and the foundation lines. There is a lot of pressure from abroad, and it is a fact that Germany has the best breed and the best training system for horses and riders.”

133rd Elite-Auction

Results of the 133rd Elite-Auction - Sport Horses and Foals

The successes of Hanoverian horses at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were the best advertising campaign for the 133rd Elite Auction in Verden. The 82 riding horses shined with scope and potential in the dressage arena and show jumping course. American team silver medallist Kent Farrington purchased the best-priced horse Coolio by Catoki/Satisfaction II at 140,000 Euro. The most expensive foal will also travel to the US: a new customer invested 27,000 Euro in Belle Fleur by Bon Coeur/Rubinstein.
 
The collection dominated with amazing sports attitude in the sold out Niedersachsenhalle, not only when it comes to genetic roots. Many international dressage and show jumping riders travelled to Verden to convince themselves of the quality of the auction candidates. The top-priced horse Coolio, presented by his breeder Stefan Kleine from Warmsen, was sold at the telephone. The super jumper prospect convinced with his amazing jumping capabilities and above-average, athletic work ethic and has certainly best prospects for a successful international career with his new owner Kent Farrington.
 
135,000 Euro was the price paid for the most expensive dressage horse. Faithful regular customers from Spain purchased the Quaterhall/Rotspon-son Quarlito von Nymphenburg (breeder: Werner Rademacher, Geestland - exhibitor: Gestüt Nymphenburg, Munich). The typey and eagerly moving chestnut horse is Hanoverian Vice Riding Horse Champion.
 
29,500 Euro was the average price paid for the 82 riding horses. 28 horses were sold at more than 25,000 Euro, eight cracked the mark of 50,000 Euro. “The average auction sales price was obtained without extremely high or low sales prices,” said Auction Manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener, emphasizing the huge interest from international competition riders. The export rate underscores this observation, 33 horses will leave Germany. Customers from Spain purchased most of the horses (seven), followed by Switzerland (five) and the US and France (each four horses).
 
The youngest Hanoverian horses were as popular. 37 foals were sold at averagely 8,257 Euro, some 2,000 Euro more than last year. A filly became top-priced foal of this statistics: Belle Fleur by Bon Coeur/Rubinstein (breeder and exhibitor: Kathrin Göllner, Gröding/AUT), only born at the beginning of July, was sold at 27,000 Euro. She will grow up in the US.
 
The gorgeous Gala Evening Show with many spectacular show presentations introduced the 133rd Elite Auction. One of the highlights was the presentation of the “Hanoverian Mare of the Year 2016”. The award was given to the Drosselklang II/Vollkorn xx-daughter Donna Carara, bred by Wolfgang Sprado, Wagenfeld. She gave birth to now less than four successful advanced level jumpers in the breeder’s stable of Gaby Huntemann. Three of these horses even earned victories and placements at the international level. It is a tradition in the schedule of the Gala Evening Show that the most successful auction exhibitor of the recent evaluation period is honoured. This year, Albert Kampert from Halle was awarded the Hans Joachim Köhler-Prize. Besides a number of auction horses, he is also the breeder of World and team Olympic Champion Satchmo who had been discovered at the Stallion Market at that time by Dr. Uwe Schulten-Baumer. Crowning finish of the evening was the quadrille with former Verden auction riders who came to Verden to bid farewell to Hartmut Kettelhodt, longtime stable manager and instructor of the Verden auction team. He had started his riding apprenticeship with the Hanoverian Riding and Driving School in 1969. In 1976, he started to work as Stable Manager of the Training and Sales Centre and has been Head of Technical Services until today. After 47 years with the Hannoveraner Verband, he now takes his well-deserved retirement and was honoured for his services with the Golden Badge of Honour of the Hannoveraner Verband.

133rd Elite-Auction

Results of the 133rd Elite-Auction - Sport Horses and Foals

The successes of Hanoverian horses at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were the best advertising campaign for the 133rd Elite Auction in Verden. The 82 riding horses shined with scope and potential in the dressage arena and show jumping course. American team silver medallist Kent Farrington purchased the best-priced horse Coolio by Catoki/Satisfaction II at 140,000 Euro. The most expensive foal will also travel to the US: a new customer invested 27,000 Euro in Belle Fleur by Bon Coeur/Rubinstein.
 
The collection dominated with amazing sports attitude in the sold out Niedersachsenhalle, not only when it comes to genetic roots. Many international dressage and show jumping riders travelled to Verden to convince themselves of the quality of the auction candidates. The top-priced horse Coolio, presented by his breeder Stefan Kleine from Warmsen, was sold at the telephone. The super jumper prospect convinced with his amazing jumping capabilities and above-average, athletic work ethic and has certainly best prospects for a successful international career with his new owner Kent Farrington.
 
135,000 Euro was the price paid for the most expensive dressage horse. Faithful regular customers from Spain purchased the Quaterhall/Rotspon-son Quarlito von Nymphenburg (breeder: Werner Rademacher, Geestland - exhibitor: Gestüt Nymphenburg, Munich). The typey and eagerly moving chestnut horse is Hanoverian Vice Riding Horse Champion.
 
29,500 Euro was the average price paid for the 82 riding horses. 28 horses were sold at more than 25,000 Euro, eight cracked the mark of 50,000 Euro. “The average auction sales price was obtained without extremely high or low sales prices,” said Auction Manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener, emphasizing the huge interest from international competition riders. The export rate underscores this observation, 33 horses will leave Germany. Customers from Spain purchased most of the horses (seven), followed by Switzerland (five) and the US and France (each four horses).
 
The youngest Hanoverian horses were as popular. 37 foals were sold at averagely 8,257 Euro, some 2,000 Euro more than last year. A filly became top-priced foal of this statistics: Belle Fleur by Bon Coeur/Rubinstein (breeder and exhibitor: Kathrin Göllner, Gröding/AUT), only born at the beginning of July, was sold at 27,000 Euro. She will grow up in the US.
 
The gorgeous Gala Evening Show with many spectacular show presentations introduced the 133rd Elite Auction. One of the highlights was the presentation of the “Hanoverian Mare of the Year 2016”. The award was given to the Drosselklang II/Vollkorn xx-daughter Donna Carara, bred by Wolfgang Sprado, Wagenfeld. She gave birth to now less than four successful advanced level jumpers in the breeder’s stable of Gaby Huntemann. Three of these horses even earned victories and placements at the international level. It is a tradition in the schedule of the Gala Evening Show that the most successful auction exhibitor of the recent evaluation period is honoured. This year, Albert Kampert from Halle was awarded the Hans Joachim Köhler-Prize. Besides a number of auction horses, he is also the breeder of World and team Olympic Champion Satchmo who had been discovered at the Stallion Market at that time by Dr. Uwe Schulten-Baumer. Crowning finish of the evening was the quadrille with former Verden auction riders who came to Verden to bid farewell to Hartmut Kettelhodt, longtime stable manager and instructor of the Verden auction team. He had started his riding apprenticeship with the Hanoverian Riding and Driving School in 1969. In 1976, he started to work as Stable Manager of the Training and Sales Centre and has been Head of Technical Services until today. After 47 years with the Hannoveraner Verband, he now takes his well-deserved retirement and was honoured for his services with the Golden Badge of Honour of the Hannoveraner Verband.

Hanoverian Stallion Licensing and Stallion Sales 2016

» Results of the Hanoverian Stallion Sales (pdf)

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

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

Verden Auction November

» Results of the Verden Auction November (pdf)

» Auction brochure of the Verden Auction November (pdf)

A riding horse auction with a balanced outcome concluded the Verden auction year 2016. Gabalier HRH, the customer favourite of this Verden Auction in November, was sold at Euro 90,000 to Switzerland.  96 riding horses were sold at averagely Euro 14,450.
 
Hanover's jumpers were in great demand, especially futurity prospects whose names start with the letter "G". Some of these particularly interesting youngsters were represented in the auction collection. When the big-framed, modern chestnut gelding Gabalier HRH by Gavi/Drosselklang II (breeder and exhibitor: Heiner and Renate Hormann, Landesbergen) entered the well-crowded auction arena, bids immediately soared. A show stable from Appenzell/Switzerland won the exciting telephone bidding against prospective purchasers from Great Britain. For the moment, Gabalier HRH will stay with the Verden Training and Sales Centre for training purposes. "We are glad that the G-blood initiative of the past years produces such eagerly working horses and that this development is rewarded by the market," says breeding manager Dr. Werner Schade.

Another chestnut horse became highest-priced dressage prospect: A dressage patron from Schleswig-Holstein invested Euro 40,000 in the Don Diamond/Florencio-son Davros (breeder and exhibitor: Hans-Jürgen Bredemeier, Winsen).

The statistics of the Verden November Auction showed a well-balanced result. 30 horses were sold at Euro 15,000 and more. More than one third of the collection will leave Germany. Customers from France were in buying mood and purchased 15 horses, seven horses found new owners in Switzerland. 39 horses in total will promote the reputation of the Hanoverian breeding area abroad.

"The end of the year is satisfactory and encouraging for customers and exhibitors. Particularly the promising young sport horses contributed to attracting many new customers. The successful events of the past six weeks with Elite Auction and stallion sales contributed to boosting breeders' confidence in the auction venue Verden," says Auction Manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener. But - after the auction is before the auction, and the selection team will again start on Monday to choose candidates for the Verden Auction in January. On January 21, the gates of the Verden Niedersachsenhalle will open again for the first time in 2017.