Sign of Freedom became the best selling horse at the 2017 Hanoverian Winter Auction held in Verden, Germany, on 11 November 2017. The 8-year old licensed and performance tested stallion sold for 57,000 euro.
Sign of Freedom is bred and owned by Karlfried Rennergarbe and is by Sandro Hit x Hohenstein. He sold to Spain.
The 3-year old dressage mare Dantina W (by Danciano x Sandro Hit) switched owners for 22,000 euro. The 4-year old mare Evoque (by Edward x Colway Bold xx) achieved the same knock down price.
Ninety-four horses were presented for auction and eleven sold for more than 25,000 euro. Pretty much all best selling horses were jumpers!
The most expensive show jumper at the auction was Camara (by Casino x Grannus). He sold for 44,000 euro to a local yard. The 5-year old stallion Cello (by Commodor x Cassini II) fetched a price of 40,000 euro.
Italian show jumping rider Matteo Barca acquired Sunshine (by Stanley x Graf Top) for 22,000 euro. The 4-year old jumper Vario M (by Viscount x Avagon) sold for 36,000 euro
Three jumpers sold for 28,000 euro: the 6-year old Unbelievable (by Uccello x Sherlock Holmes), the 4-year old Casper de Luxe (by Cassus x Conteur) and the 6-year old Carivella W (by Chirivell x Cornet Obolensky).
The average price for a horse at this auction was 15,648 euro.
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