The stallion lot is ONLINE!
From 1 to 3 November, the focus will be on the Holsteiner horse at the Neumünster Holstenhalls. 65 colts are to be presented for stallion grading and 41 auction horses are looking for new owners.
Dr. Jörgen Köhlbrandt and his Holsteiner Verband marketing and auction GmbH team have travelled across Holstein and all of Germany to select the lots for the 2018 elite riding horse auction. 41 promising Holsteiners between three and seven years of age have finally made it into the catalogue. Their pedigrees are diverse, even though one stallion is the most frequent sire, represented by seven offspring: Cascadello I, ahead of his sire Casall, who is sending three of his progeny. The stallions Casalito, Cassini I and Uriko have two offspring at auction, each.
The opportunities to find a close relative to a World Champion at auction are rare. At Neumünster, a Centurion-Quick Star son, a half brother to Zeremonie, with Laura Kraut just recently on the US American jumping squad taking home team gold at the Tyrion WEG, will be put to auction. The offer also includes a half sister (by Cormint) to former State Champion Dacara, now very successfully shown in international youngster classes by Cassandra Orschel. Another of this auction’s interesting offers is the reigning champion of the Wedel jumping horse championship, Conlin by Connor-Linaro. “Also this year, we have again put together a very good collection, ranging from still inexperienced green horses with exceptional free-jumping ability through youngsters with S placings to get up and go. And we very much appreciate the breeders’ and exhibitors’ trust in us“, says executive director Dr. Jörgen Köhlbrandt. Chichester by Casall (Alonso Valdez Prado), Camalita by Cracker Jack (Laura Klapphake), Dito by Diarado (Chris Chugg) or Deike by Diarado (Anna Siemer) are just a few of the many former Holsteiner auction horses which have embarked on a (inter-)national sport horse career.
The auction horses will be publicly presented for the first time on 16 October from 6:00 pm at the Elmshorn Fritz-Thiedemann-hall. Naturally, the horses may be tried out afterwards.
65 colts presented for stallion grading
This year’s group of stallion candidates is again very much under the influence of the Cor de la Bryère sire line. Around one-third of the colts carry the Caretino blood through his son Casall and the latter’s son, Cascadello I. The remaining two-thirds show a comparatively great genetic variety. “Due to the many outside blood improvement stallions bred on a trial basis we have now got quite a lot of new, promising genes. I’m thinking of Vagabond de la Pomme, Kannan, same as some sires already proven in our studbook, like Diamant de Semilly or Cornet Obolensky, who is being represented by five offspring“, breeding director Dr. Thomas Nissen said after the pre-selection. Most gratifyingly, also a young stallion like Baloubet du Rouet son Brantzau is represented by three colts in this year’s selection. “The Holsteiner type is definitely changing under the influence of this outside blood genetics, there is more bulk. But some of them do a tremendous jump“, Dr. Nissen goes on. “Only time can tell which stallions are going to persist.” Colts by Livello, Lord Z and Levisto will represent the L sire line, which no longer exudes the influence it used to have in Holstein, at Neumünster. What is more, as three of the colts boast “very obvious dual ability“ even though they carry Holsteiner jumping blood, they will also be presented on a lunge line during the grading.
Same as last year, videos of the colts put to sale after the grading will be available online prior to the auction. X-rays may be downloaded. ”It went down well with our customers, so we will do it again”, was Dr.Jörgen Köhlbrandt’s logic conclusion. The only novelty is the catalogue’s going to press around two weeks later: by then, all vet-checks of the colts ought to be completed so there will be less drop outs.