Verden, 12 august 2019 – To the cheers of the audience, Derby by Dante’s Junior was sold for the top prize of 112,000 Euros at the auction for foals and broodmares of the Hanoverian Verband. Breeding and sport – this is a combination that suits Verden. The auction was embedded in the horse show “Verden International”, at which the Hanoverian Championships for riding, dressage and show jumping horses are carried out in addition to the top sport.
While the qualifications for the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal and the Piaff-Förderpreis were decided at the same time on the show grounds, numerous buyers in the Niedersachsenhalle secured the stars of tomorrow at the earliest possible time – at foal age. Derby by Dante’s Junior/Fürst Romancier (breeder and exhibitor: Marion Menck, Rübehorst) stepped into the auction round with a starting bid of 30,000 Euros on the telephone. “You don´t get one like him every day,” said auctioneer Bernd Hickert enthused. The bids were raised while the enthusiastic audience cheered for each of them. When the hammer fell at 112,000 Euros, the typey black colt was bid farewell from the auction round with standing ovations. He will grow up at a group of well-known stallion raisers and be prepared for future tasks.
The jumping foals had their big show the evening before. In their pedigrees everything with a big name on the international show grounds of the world met. This was also true for Chaccon du Rouet by Chacoon Blue/Balou du Rouet (breeder and exhibitor: Gerd Janssen, Neuschoo), who was the top prized horse on Friday with the knock down price of 17,500 Euros. His new owner had already payed attention three years ago. That time he acquired Starena by Stalypso in the Niedersachsenhalle, who became champion mare at the Herwart von der Decken-Show this year.
Three broodmares completed the auction collection. The best paid horse was Danciera by De Niro/Lancier (breeder: Ekke Thaden, Butjadingen, exhibitor: ZG Schmidt, Naumburg). The full sister of the Celle State Stud stallion Dancier was sold to a French stud for 20,000 Euros.
As diverse as the pedigrees were, so diverse was the clientele. 112 foals achieved an average price of 9,116 Euros. 30 foals will promote Hannover all over the world. They were most popular in Great Britain, where six representatives of the 2019 vintage will travel to.
“We are delighted that the breeders have entrusted us with the marketing of outstanding foals and that this has been rewarded by the international buyers”, said auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener.