The price highlight of the auction following the 2006 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden, Germany, was First Dance, the Florestan x Donnerhall x Aarking xx offspring, which sold for 400,000 euro to Doug and Louise Leatherdale from the United States.
Bred by Dieter Duis and presented by Heinrich Giesselmann, the Florestan x Donnerhall son (now named First Dance) will move to Jens Meyer's stallion station in Dorum, where he will join His Highness, Damsey and Herzensdieb.
The second most expensive horse was the premium stallion by Conteur x Weltmeyer, which sold for 300,000 euro to Emma Hindle's Brookhouse Stud in Erbach, Germany. The third best selling horse was the Waterford x Falkland x Lanthan, who sold for 280,000 euro to Denmark.
Gestut Sprehe acquired the 2006 licensing champion. For 230,000 euro, they got the Lauries Crusador xx x Raphael offspring. The superbly jumping Stakkato x Sherlock Holmes sold for the same price to France.
64 licensed stallions sold at auction for an average price of 64,890 euro. The average price for a not licensing stallion was 22,069 euro. The most expensive not-licensed stallion was the Acorado x Voltaire jumper, who sold for 100,000 euro to the Czech Republic.