The 51st Autumn Elite Auction of the Oldenburger Verband in Vechta, Germany, produced a price highlight of 320,000 Deutsch Marks. Weltissimo is the name and the bay beauty was sold to the United States.
Sired by Welt Hit II out of a Barsoi xx dam, Weltissimo is described to have the "type and talents of a fairy tale dressage stallion. He makes a mature impression and is easy to handle and ride. Fast learning, basic training is proving to be a breeze. This is the elegant-elitist type of nobility."
Second highest price was knocked down for Rockpalast, a chestnut gelding by Rohdiamant x Almeo. A dressage enthusiast from Cloppenburg produced 200,000 DM for this 4 year old.
13 horses in total moved abroad.
Most expensive foal was Dance with Me, a gorgeous black stallion by De Niro (s. Donnerhall) out of a Feinbrand mare.
Photo © Tammo Ernst