Monday, July 16, 2018

Verden Auction July 2018

For those following European auction results, the following report is on the July 2018 Verden auction. This is the first year where they separated the dressage horses from the jumping horses - and the highest-priced dressage horse and the highest-priced jumping horse went for very similar amounts. It's also interesting to note that the average price for the foals was 6,630 Euros (as of this writing US$7,761). Note: this English version of the press release is published as received, and requires some interpretation to read!

Bossa Nova (Bordeaux/Fürstenball), the highest-priced dressage horse. Ernst photo.
Verden. A breath of summer blew through the Niedersachsenhalle at the Verden Auction in July. For the first, time the riding horses and foals were auctioned separately for jumping and dressage horse pedigrees. The top price of 36,000 Euros achieved Bossa Nova. After two lively auction days, an average of 15,108 Euros had to be invested for the 74 talented riding horses.

On Saturday, the dressage horses came to the auction. Bossa Nova by Bordeaux/Fürstenball (breeder and exhibitor: Wilhelm Klausing, Diepholz) not only danced into the hearts of the audience, but also to the top of the price list. For 37,000 Euros he will start his successful career in a Dutch dressage stable. The day before, Friday the 13th proved to be Commander's lucky day. The son of Chacco Gold/Contendro (breeder: Erdmann Ohlrogge, Büchen, exhibitor: Ursula Schäfer Köchingen) achieved the top price of 36,000 Euros for the show jumping horses. The five-year-old will travel to Sweden. Customers from 13 different bought 30 horses, among them both price peaks. The average price of the 47 foals was 6,630 Euros. A look at the statistics shows a sound price structure. "The result was achieved without an outlier at the top price. Numerous horses achieved a price of around 20,000 Euros. The same applies to the foals. Many belong to the highest price category", breeding and managing director Dr. Werner Schade said.

For two years now, the Verden auction in July has been embedded in the national championships of the region Hannover. Breeding and sport are inseparable in Verden. "We have received a very positive response to the division of the auction lot into dressagehorses and showjumpers. On both days the interest of the specialists was very good," auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener said.

However, the secret star of the auction was Prince Unicorn. The inflatable unicorn was auctioned in favour of „Lebenshilfe Verden e.V“. To the applause of the audience, it was sold to Great Britain for 2,500 Euros.

Next Auction will be in three weeks time. On August 3 and 4, the Verden auction of foals and broodmares offers the outstanding opportunity to secure the stars of tomorrow. While the horse show "Verden International" takes place on the grounds near the Niedersachsenhalle, 101 foals and seven broodmares from proven Hanoverian bloodlines and topgenetics will be put up for auction in the Niedersachsenhalle.

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