The weekend of 13 to 16 August will be dedicated to the Holsteiner horse this year. For the first time the summer auction of riding horses, the elite foal auction and the sales day will be held on the same date. In addition, the postponed state championships for dressage and jumping horses will be caught up on.

The events will take place at the Verband’s facility in Elmshorn. “We hope to achieve important synergy effects for clients and exhibitors alike by pooling the appointments. Especially for international buyers the change should be more attractive“, said managing director Roland Metz. The managing director has selected 65 foals for the elite auction. He could draw on ample resources because the number of registrations was very pleasing. In addition to Holstein’s main expertise, jumping horses, there will be a small but nice lot of dressage horses on offer. Well known sires like Escolar, Quaterback, Franziskus or For Romance present typey and great moving promising talents for the dressage arena. Within the collection of foals with jumping pedigrees customers can choose foals either from well-known and proven sires or from stallions still at the beginning of their breeding career. Oldenburg’s horse expert Gerd Sosath explains why it is important and right to use young stallions. He gave an interview following the Verband’s mare show at Elmshorn. See page XX in this edition. United Way, Cornet’s Quaprice, Origi d’O, Manchester van’t Paradijs, Crack, Lewine, Corfu de le Vie or Keaton are named here as examples. And of course there are the well established sires like Diamant de Semilly, Colman, Diarado, Caretino, Clarimo, Conthargos, Casall, Van Gogh, and for instance Comme il Faut represented as well. Those looking for a suitable sport partner ready to go can find one on the same day. Hendrik Schulze-Rückamp will auction off around 20 Holsteiners at the riding horse auction, all ready for the sport. Either a four-year-old youngster or a seven-year old expert, a lot of customers should be able to find the one right for them here. In addition, on Sunday following the auctions the foal sales day will be held. “In previous years numerous foals were sold on this platform of free trade between exhibitors and customers. This year we want to offer this service again“, says Roland Metz. Around 25 Holsteiner foals of various interesting pedigrees will be on offer on the sales day.
The large marketing offer of Holstein’s first summer event will be surrounded by an attractive sports program. Due to the corona crisis the traditional state championships for dressage and jumping horses could not be held during the Holsteiner Horse Days in June. They had to be postponed to the third weekend in August. Exciting times will be had at Holstein’s summer event.
Photo: Janne Bugtrup