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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 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

Statistic of the 135. Verden Elite-Auction

Auction brochure of the 135th Elite-Auction


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.

Hanoverian Stallion Licensing and Stallion Sales

» Results of the Hanoverian Stallion sales (pdf)

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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 Auction November

Verden Auction November

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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

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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

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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!”