The foal auction held during the Holsteiner Horse Days closed with 26 Holsteiner youngsters sold at an average price of 8,134.62 euros.
The most expensive lot was a filly by Catch, who counts among the stallions the Holsteiner Verband stallion keeping GmbH has high expectations and hopes for. The bay filly out of a Casall-Quadrigo dam bred and consigned by Gisela Neuhaus, Kalbe/Milde realized 20,000 euros. This top foal which is to be raised at a Schleswig-Holstein stud farm was purchased by clients from France. The second-most expensive foal, at 12,500 euros, was a young colt by Livello-Carthago-Contender bred and consigned by Hobe Bernhard, Kollmar, purchased by a Baden-Wurttemberg Holsteiner enthusiast with horses competing on the international show jumping scene. Two foals sold for 12,000 euros each: a colt boasting dynamic movement by Cascadello I-Landos-Leonid, bred and consigned by Hans-Herbert Pöhlmann, Stuvenborn, and a Comme il faut-Casall-Calato colt bred and consigned by Casall’s own breeder, Wilfried Thomann, Drelsdorf. In spite of the good average, auction manager Dr. Jörgen Köhlbrandt was not completely happy with the result, as several foals had been bought back. “We are going to get together in the next few days in order to locate the weak points”, he said after the auction.