Those in charge of the elite riding horse auction were more than satisfied after the event. Auction manager Dr. Jörgen Köhlbrandt was highly pleased after the auction. “Already in the run-up to the auction there had been a lot of interest in our collection.” And he was particularly happy that many customers have been able to secure their personal favourites.
The highest priced lot of this year’s Holsteiner elite riding horse auction in Neumünster comes from the Köhncke family’s highly successful Badendorf breeding programme: Unikum by Uriko out of Sarese by Contender was knocked down at 142,000 euros to a Peruvian international jumping stable by auctioneer Dr. Günther Friemel (Oyten). The four-year-old bay from the same damline as three-time Derby winner Collin (Toni Hassmann) is moving to the yard of Alonso Valdez Prado, who just recently represented his home country at the Tryon World Equestrian Games in the saddle of yet another former Holsteiner auction horse – Chichester by Casall. Unikum is accompanied by three-year-old Universale by Untouchable-Ibisco xx, bred by Jens Hauschildt in Seester. She is also a very promising broodmare and realized 77,000 euros. The second most expensive lot of this year’s riding horse auction is by the 2011 Holsteiner reserve champion stallion, Cascadello: five-year-old Carlton out of a dam by Contender-Mutter (bred by SR Sportpferde, Leipzig) has been successfully shown already – his results include winning a qualifier for the National Championships – and was knocked down for 115,000 euros to the owner of Cascadello I, Professor Dr. Bernd Heicke, who purchased him as a new recruit for Hannes Ahlmann (Reher). Another horse to break the 100.000 ceiling was Big Hope, a Baloubet du Rouet-Casall daughter bred by Hark Martensen, Oldsum. The four-year-old mare was sold to the Ukraine for 102,000 euros. Other than to Germany, Peru, and the Ukraine, horses were sold to Brazil, Estonia, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia and the United States. The 35 riding horses knocked down in the auction sold at an average of 49,314 euros, an 8,000 euro increase to last year. “The auction team did a terrific job“, Ronald Schultz, Holsteiner Verband marketing and auction GmbH executive director, was happy to state. He also gave thanks to all the backstage staffers “instrumental in achieving this excellent result“.
Elite Riding Horse Auction
Auction of the stallions