Friends of the Holsteiner horse are looking forward to a highlight on the calendar of events offering a platform to very special horses which may, in accordance with the current state ordinance, be attended by 250 visitors: the Elmshorn Holsteiner horse days promise a high calibre programme for breed and sport fans on 10 – 13 June.
Verband mare show, the state championships of the jumping and dressage horses, qualifiers to the national young horse championships and the foal auction rule the schedule of the event hosted at the Holsteiner Verband facility at Elmshorn.
The mare inspections held over the past weeks in the various breeding districts have seen 35 three-year-olds qualify for the Verband mare show held on 13 June at Elmshorn. The selected mares are by 26 sires, legendary stud Casall with five daughters the most frequent sire of this year’s show. His son Cascadello I is being represented by three mares at Elmshorn. Moreover, mares by Amber, For Romance, Rubin-Royal, Sir Donnerhall, Zack and Zhivago will be shown in the bred-for-dressage ring this year. “With the Holsteiner mares’ cream of the crop coming together at the Verband mare show, the event is highly interesting and valuable for the breeders and our studbook”, breeding director Stephan Haarhoff points out. “I’m very much looking forward to this event with its long-standing tradition showcasing a group of genetically very diverse mares this year.”
28 foals for auction sale
The auctioning of high quality foals during the horse days is already well established and has proved a valuable marketing platform in the past. Same as in 2020, executive director and auction manager Roland Metz and his team have decided for a hybrid auction sale, which means that prospective buyers can place their bids live on site as well as online or on the telephone. 28 foals will be knocked down to new owners on 12 June. The sire line-up includes proven studs like Casall, Colman, Conthargos and Diarado same as a great number of emerging young stallions. The Cornet Obolensky sons Crack, Cahil and Cornet's Quaprice are represented by several foals each, and Roland Metz has discovered as much as four future stars for the friends of the Holsteiner dressage horse. The first public presentation of the foals on offer will take place at the Elmshorn Herbert-Blöcker-outdoor arena on the morning of 12 June, with the auction sale to begin in the afternoon. Detailed information on all 28 lots is available on the portal holsteiner.auction. Until then, feel free to contact Roland Metz (+49 171 4364 651) or Alexandra Bitter (+49 170 3825465) with all your questions regarding the auction sale.
High quality sport
The most talented horses of each age group compete against each other at the Holsteiner state championships. The state champion titles in the four- to seven-year-old jumping horse and the five- and six-year-old dressage horse classes are awarded after competing the qualifier and the final. In addition to that, the event hosts qualifying classes to the three- and four-year-old riding horse and jumping pony national young horse championships on Thursday. The Holsteiner Future Cup is a novelty on the schedule: the top two combinations from each of Thursday’s ridden classes qualify for the final on Sunday. The big tour with the final at S** level provides high level jumping performances. “The Holsteiner horse days are the first outdoor highlight this year”, says Roland Metz. “What makes them stand out is the close combination of breed and sport with Verband mare show and the state championships, and with high class show jumping classes and the foal auction sale providing a further boost.”
The state ordinance allows for 250 visitor on site at the Verband premises. Needless to say, mask-wearing and adhering to social distancing rules are mandatory. Further information is available at short notice on www.holsteiner-verband.de. The entire event is live streamed via ClipMyHorse.tv.(Photo: Janne Bugtrup)