The concept of the Elmshorn Holsteiner Verband foal auction sale bore fruit also this year.

In view of the many excellent foals, the sun was shining for many visitors in spite of the rain. And the open day programme, including tours of the stallion stable, food stalls, various sales stalls and a petting zoo for the kids were the icing on the cake, ensuring that everybody got their money’s worth. 19 of the 67 foals sold at auction sold abroad. Auctioneer Hendrik Schulze Rückamp thanked the breeders for the outstanding quality of the foals knocked down at an average price 8,664.18 euros. Once again this Elmshorn auction day has shown the persuasive powers of proven, successful and valuable mare families on customers.  


The highest-priced lot at 29,000 euros was the typey colt Harrison by Halifax van het Kluizebos-Connor-Cascavelle bred by Matthias Wree, of Hartenholm. His dam’s half brother, Lacrimoso, used to be a successful international jumper to 1,60m level with his French rider, Patrice Delaveau. Moreover, the mare family, stem 730B, has also produced licensed stallions like for example Caletto I-III. Customers from Rhineland-Palatinate paid 17,000 euros for Cadellos, a colt boasting elastic movement by Cascadello I-Landos-Leonid from world famous stem 18B1 (bred by Hans-Herbert Pohlmann, Stuvenborn). Baloucato, a colt with great movement by Balou du Rouet-Locato-Caretino (stem 2294) bred by Frank Petersen of Olderup, was knocked down at 16,500 euros. Ten out of 35 colts realized more than 10,000 euros.  


For the first time five dressage foals had been presented in a closed group, with the young colt Quick Solution by Quantensprung-Don Primero-Castro realizing the highest price, 16,000 euros. With his full sister, his Hamburg breeder, Margret Heißmann, had already had last year’s top-priced lot. A colt bred by the breeders’ community Ellerbrock of Kayhude, Goldjunge by Goldball-Aljetto-Dolany, was knocked down at 14,000 euros. Song of Joy by Secret-Carnaby-Silvester (stem 3030), a filly with dressage orientation bred by Janina Böning, Langwedel, found new owners at 11,000 euros.


The highest price in the jumper filly category – 25,500 euros - was achieved by Diamond Gloss by Diamant de Semilly-Cash and Carry-Cor de la Bryère, bred by Claus-Heinrich Petersen of Ahrenviöl, another convincing produce of a proven mare family, as stem 741 boasts 45 licensed stallions, including for example Cardento, a highly successful breeding and sport stallion. Customers from North Rhine-Westfalia paid 13,500 euros for Classica by Casall-Chin Champ-Libertino I, bred by Volker Redderberg, Ahrensbök, from stem 1907. Eight out of 28 fillies exceeded the 10,000 euros mark. 

“I think we have every reason to be very happy with this auction“, said Roland Metz, managing director of the Holsteiner Verband marketing and auction GmbH. “We have had many interesting clients from Germany and abroad come to Elmshorn and they have bought accordingly.”


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