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August 2013 Elite Mare and Foal Auction results

The 39th Hanoverian Elite Foal and Broodmare Auction took place in Verden last weekend.

De Niro the measure of all things at the Verden Auction Hanoverian D-blood popular as rarely before at the Elite Foal and Broodmare Auction Verden. The fact that the complete German dressage team will be riding horses descending from the *D-line” at the European Championships in Herning next week, rouse desire which became obvious at the 39th Elite Foal and Broodmare Auction in Verden. Two days – three foals sold at top prices * and all three bred by the same breeder and descending from the same sire De Niro. This is a novelty in the history of the Hanove-rian auctions. And another historical top mark was topped: Experts paid Euro 62,000 for a broodmare, state premium candidate Solaika. This is also unrivalled.

Freiherr was the most expensive foal of the auction: light-footed, always maintaining the rhythm and displaying eager movement * this is how the young stallion by Metall/Stedinger (breeder and exhibitor: Hermann Rugen, Hees-lingen) trotted through the auction ring in the Niedersachsenhalle. No wonde r that this resulted in an exciting bid-ding duel. Horse experts from Germany and Denmark wanted to purchase Freiherr * a customer from Germany final-ly placed the highest bid of Euro 31,000. 99 foals were offered for sale the first day. Second most expensive foal became Donna Doria by De Niro/Sandro Hit, bred by Gerold Gögele from Bleckede. Auctioneer Bernd Hickert sold the young, eagerly moving filly at Euro 29,000 to Indonesia. 122 foals were put up for auction the second day. Two progeny by the top sire De Niro became once again top-priced horses: Darios (dam’s sire: Stedinger) and Denisa (dam’s sire: Hohenstein). Gerold Gögele from Bleckede confirmed his breeding skills one more time as he is the breeder of these two foals, too.

The two young futurity sports horses were each sold at Euro 26,000; Darios will find his new home in Denmark, Denisa will travel to Canada. Breeding Manager Dr. Werner Schade summarized: “The colts were of outstanding quality. I am already looking forward to seeing some of them again at the Stallion Licensing. And there was a high demand for the fillies who all presented athletic performances and who all had modern pedigrees.” The average auction sales price for the foals of Euro 6,572 definitively exceeded the average price achieved in 2012. 86 of the 221 foals put up for auction will move to new home stables abroad. Denmark heads the statistics with 12 purchases, followed by the US and Sweden with each eight foals.

And we have the pleasure to announce a sensation with the collection of broodmares: The four-year-old state pre-mium candidate Solaika by Soliman de Hus/Wesley (breeder and exhibitor: Detlef Ruddat, Kirchlinteln) was purcha-sed at Euro 62,000, a price never achieved before for a broodmare at a Verden auction. Solaika will be prepared in Italy for higher tasks. Euro 12,524 was the average price paid for the 21 Hanoverian mares. Six of the mares were purchased by foreign customers. Auction Manager Jörg-Wilhlem Wegner gave a positive summary about the two-day auction event: *The decision to reduce the auction to two days was correct. The customers made it a point to visit our auction. The temporal proximity between auction and FEI World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses was an advantage for us, too. Many international guests stayed on in Verden for the auction. During this week, the Hannoveraner Verband had organized an English-speaking breeders’ trip. And the result is excellent: The foals were sold to 22 different countries.”

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