Foreign Customers Purchase Top-priced Hanoverians
Hanoverians were very popular with foreign customers, already at the beginning of the summer auction – top-priced jumper Anton, became auction #3. He is scheduled to continue his career in Great Britain. Top-priced futurity dressage prospect Betty, became head #11, who found a new home in Denmark. The 75 Hanoverian riding horses were sold at an average 13,460 Euro, 46 of them will leave Germany.
The bay Anton by Argentinus/Landadel (breeder and exhibitor: Hermann Hölscher, Gehrde) comes from a successful damline – ten full and half siblings are successful in show jumping courses. A faithful Hanoverian auction customer from Great Britain recognized his potential and purchased the athlete for 33,000 Euro.
Betty by Baroncelli/Sherwood (breeder and exhibitor: Heinz Koppelmann, Drochtersen) was the top-priced dressage horse. The appealing four-year-old mare conquered everybody's heart and was knocked down by auctioneer Friedrich-Wilhelm Isernhagen to Danish customers at 28,000 Euro.
Auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener happily announced, "This was an excellent auction. We had quite a lot of top horses sold at excellent prices with a high percentage of foreign sales. The whole team did an excellent job."
Eighteen of the 75 offered Hanoverian horses were sold at prices ranging between 11,000 and 14,999 Euro. More than 15,000 Euro was paid for 25 Hanoverians. Twenty-nine horses will stay in Germany, 46 were sold abroad. The People's Republic of China purchased nine horses, the largest contingent, followed by Denmark, France and Switzerland with four purchases each.
The next auction of the Hannoveraner Verband will be held in approximately four weeks. Two hundred eighty-seven top-quality foals and 19 broodmares will be put up for auction at the 38th Elite Foal and Broodmare Auction from August 17-19.
Photo: Anton, courtesy Hannoveraner Verband