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Hannover‘s elite gives the honour

Brilliant highlight in Verden is the 135th Elite Auction of the Hannoveraner Verband. On October 12 and 13 the best young horses will be auctioned in the Niedersachsenhalle.

37 dressage horses with impressive movements and 22 high potential show jumpers are waiting for new owners from Germany and abroad. 42 foals with modern pedigrees as well as two-year-old sport stallions round off the extraordinary offer. The Elite Auction will be opened on Friday from the traditional gala night before the first auction horse enters the arena on Saturday at 2 pm.


Many a career began in Verden. Don Auriello was sold at the Elite Auction in 2006. At the World Equestrian Games in Tryon/USA he will compete with Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson Silvfén in the dressage arena. The cover hero of the auction brochure is the chestnut mare Charmed, which Markus Beerbaum discovered in the Niedersachsenhalle in 2012. In May she caused a sensation when she won the Grand Prix competitions in Redefin and Nörten-Hardenberg.


The collection of the 135th Elite Auction contains a total of 59 promising young talents. As at every auction, the head number 1 is carried by a very special horse: Best Of by Bordeaux/Fürstenball from the breed of Zuchthof Neumann-Ullrich in Austria. The impressive black convinces with his great movements in all three basic gaits. Although only three years old, he already shows great talent and will continue to be trained and formed in the future. The gelding's dam line is also impressive: Bunette, the fourth dam of Best Of, is none other than the dam of Isabell Werth's World and Olympic Champion Gigolo FRH. Head number 9 looks forward to a dazzling future: Perigueux´s Boy is the third Perigueux/Escudo son from the successful breeding of Achim and Walter Schacke.


Wittingen, who will be sold at an auction in Verden. His two full brothers Peter Pan and Prince Paul are now successful in show jumping competitions up to advanced level. Under the saddle of Henrik von Eckermann, Peter Pan, who was sold at the Verden Elite Auction in 2014 for 100,000 Euros, was successful in international jumping competitions this year.


As last year, the 135th Elite Auction will also feature two-year-old sport stallions on hand for auction. There will also be exquisite representatives of the 2018 vintage. The collection includes 42 up-and-coming stars, descended from 35 different sires. They all have one thing in common: top sires with international names have been bred to valuable Hanoverian dam lines.


The auction horses will move into their boxes in Verden on Monday, October 1 and can be observed daily in training and tried out by arrangement from Tuesday, October 2. During the auction time, the foals will be presented for the first time on the morning of the auction Friday, October 12.


With the gala evening, the 135th Elite Auction will open on Friday, October 12, starting at 8 pm. The auction begins on Saturday, October 13, at 2 pm.






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135. Hannoveraner Elite Auction 2018