Standing Ovation for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the Niedersachsenhalle
The opening of the auction left nothing to be desired – Serena-Serenity was named the top-priced horse of the day. New customers from Lower Saxony paid 40,000 Euro for the impressive mare. The 93 Hanoverian horses of the May collection were sold at an average of 10,395 Euro. The Sandro Hit/Fürst Heinrich daughter Serena-Serenity (breeder: Heinz Günnemann, Loxstedt, exhibitor: Sabine Tietz, Loxstedt), convincing with her three extraordinary basic gaits, had many fans during the auction training.
Customers from abroad knew about the quality of the collection: 37 horses of the May collection will move into new stalls in 14 different countries. Twelve horses were purchased by French customers, among them the most expensive horse from the collection of pleasure horses. The shiny black Lubina by Light and Easy/Rohdiamant (breeder and exhibitor: Hermann Janssen, Westoverledingen) was purchased at 14,000 Euro. Customers from France also acquired the top-priced jumper of the day, Conte du Rouet by Con-tendro/Balou du Rouet (breeder and exhibitor: Dr. Alexandra Görgens, Mühlen). Auctioneer Friedrich-Wilhelm Isernhagen accepted the bid for the impressive young sport horse at 20,000 Euro. The second biggest quantity of five horses will travel to Great Britain; three Hanoverians will cross the German border, direction Portugal responded Liechtenstein. Dr. Werner Schade finally concluded, "The prices were modest, and it was a customer-friendly auction."
The 2,500 spectators in the sold-out Niedersachsenhalle experienced an incredibly overwhelming show event the evening before the May Auction. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) performed their Musical Ride as the crowning finish of a mixed show program. Prime Minister David McAllister was given the honor to open the show with the traditional salute. The "Mounties" in their impressive red uniforms and their 36 black Hanoverian horses captivated the audience with their sophisticated choreography and their rousing performances which finally ended in several minutes of thunderous applause and a standing ovation!
Photo: © T. Ernst