“Basically we are well satisfied with the turnover of the second Holsteiner Winter Chance“, head of marketing Roland Metz summed up the auction after the collection’s last horse had been knocked down online. The last Holsteiner Verband auction of 2020, a year to go down in history as the Corona year, realized an average price of just under 14.600 euros.

 “First and foremost the 80 percent turnover is a very good result – even though not all of the horses realized spectacular prizes. But everybody with any knowledge of our industry is well aware that prices always depend on a variety of factors“, Metz continues. Unfortunately, this channel has not been successful in selling pregnant mares. We gave it a try, but unfortunately it didn’t work out. “, the executive manager openly admits. Elmshorn is now going to consider other possible broodmare marketing approaches.

The top priced horse of the two-day auction was Casall-Diarado daughter Copacabana (Gabriele Kowalski, Stadum), hailing from stem 162, a Holsteiner mare family used to success. The two-year-old filly was secured by regular customers from Hungary at a price of 58,500 euros. Dimitri by Diamar-Cancara (Gerd Eggers, Stadum) also sold at a very good price as a hunter purchased for the American market by Peter Glisic and Jan Swennen, co-owners known to always being on the lookout for promising hunters. The virtual hammer for three-year-old Dimitri fell at 57,500 euros. Having already purchased several foals at Holsteiner auctions this year, Hungarian customers secured Cornet Obolensky-Baloubet du Rouet offspring Mister Obolensky M. (Karen Kappel, DEN/Handerslev) for 31,500 euros. The two-year-old colt is to be produced for a career in sport. Sunday’s most expensive horse was a two-year-old son of Comme il Faut-Cartani (Thomas Hübert, Westre) from mare family 275. A well-respected Canadian sport stable secured this interesting youngster at 24,500 euros. Roland Metz was also pleased about the sale of two-year-old Canitz, a Clarksville-Nekton son, to a Baden Wurttemberg dressage stable at 15,000 euros. “All in all, we have seen a gratifying amount of interest, in particular from our clients from abroad “, Metz took stock. “Numerous sales stables and especially professional riders have seized the opportunity to secure interesting young Holsteiner talent.” Besides Germany, the horses sold to clients from Hungary, the USA, Sweden, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Canada, and Switzerland.

Take a look at the auction sale results.