A Sandro Hit x Donnerhall offspring became the Licensing Champion at the 2007 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden, Germany, October 27, 2007. The dark bay stallion (now named Soliman de Hus) is bred and presented by Kerstin Albers-Büker.
He is by Sandro Hit of out Danea (Donnerhall x Alabaster). The young colt sold at the auction for the top price of 700,000 euro to the French millionaire Xavier Marie of Haras de Hus in France.
The licensing champion of the show jumping colts was the bay stallion by Cornet Obolensky x Gambler’s Cup xx. Bred by Albrecht Middelkampf and presented by Heinrich Ramsbrock, the colt sold for 600,000 euro to Xavier Marie.
The reserve dressage champion of the licensing was a liver chestnut stallion by Florencio out of Donner de Nero (by De Niro x Argentinus). He is bred by Brood Farm Fries and presented at the licensing by Brood Society Nymphenburg. The Celle State Stud purchased the stallion at auction for 310,000 euro.
It is a remarkable fact that both the licensing champion as well as the reserve champion both descend from sires branded outside Hanover. Sandro Hit is a foundation sire in Oldenburg, while Florencio stamps the Westfalian breed through the Florestan line.
Finishing third in the premium ring was the dark bay colt by Competent out of Paloma (by Picard x Daimyo xx). Gestut Sprehe acquired the stallion from Heinrich Ramsbrock at auction for 125,000 euro.
The other dressage bred premium stallions were:
- black stallion by Florencio x Metternich
Breeder.: Petra Neumüller, Großenkneten
Presenter: Hans Bremke, Essen
Sold to Kirsei Hagner, Finland - 65,000 euro
- Liver chestnut stallion by Rousseau x Rotspon
Breeder: Anke van Riegen, Neuenkirchen
Presenter: Harmony Sporthorses and Ingo Pape, Hemmoor
- Chestnut stallion by Lauries Crusador xx x Bogenschütze
Breeder and Presenter: Rolf Köneke, Badbergen
Sold to Dr. Ole Jorgen Jorgentvedt, Norway, 25,000 euro
- Bay stallion by Lauries Crusador xx x World Cup I
Breeder: Werner Eggers, Hemmoor
Presenter: Robert Eylmann, Klaus Küver and Monika Grefe, Hemmoor
Sold to Haras de Hus, France, 88,000 euro
- Bay stallion by Lauries Crusador xx x Warkant
Breeder: Horst Medenwald, Loxstedt
Presenter: BG Beckmann, Kampmann and Limbecker, Wettringen
Sold to Eugene Reesink, The Netherlands, 100,000 euro.
- Chestnut stallion by Lauries Crusador xx x Weltmeyer
Breeder: Jörg and Anke Gifhorn, Bahrdorf
Presenter: Blue Hors Stud, Denmark
- Dark bay stallion by Sunlight xx x Wolkenstein II
Breeder: Ulrike Bulle, Cuxhaven
Presenter: Ulrike and Frank Bulle, Altenbruch
Sold to Haras de Hus, France, 90,000 euro
Photos copyrighted: Ridehesten
Millionaire Xavier Marie Buys Price Highlights at 2007 Hanoverian Stallion Auction
Lauries Crusador xx x Raphael Son, 2006 Hanoverian Licensing Champion
Generous Grading at the 2005 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing
De Niro x Lancier Son 2004 Hanoverian Licensing Champion
Londonderry x Weltmeyer Son, 2003 Hanoverian Licensing Champion
His Highness, 2002 Hanoverian Licensing Champion, Sold to the United States
Nobleman, Champion of the 2001 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing
Don Crusador, Champion of the 2000 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing