Of course a Quaterback offspring from his first crop had to become the 2009 Brandenburger Licensing Champion at the licensing in Neustadt-Dosse on 12-15 November 2009.
Fifty-nine stallions were presented for licensing, 13 were approved and 7 became premium stallion.
The Quaterback x Kolibri offspring bred by Schulz & Mäkelberg from Beuster, Germany, was proclaimed champion. "He has a lovely face and one can see that with Kolibri on the dam side he will be a versatile breeding stallion", said breeding director Dr. Ingo Nörenberg. The stallion is owned by the Brandenburger State Stud of Neustadt-Dosse.
Erhard Ploewka's Clarence x Levisto colt became the reserve licensing champion. "You would have expected him to be part of the show jumping collection," Dr. Nörenberg commented. "He was always uphill in the movements with a truly great jump."
Other premium stallions were the Johnson x Samba Hit I, the Askari x Heraldik xx, the Con Sherry x Zenturio and the Goldwing x Lesotho offspring.
The licensing champion amongst the show jumpers was a Quicksilber x Kolibri son. He sold at auction to Heiko Schmidt and will stand at stud at the Prussendorf state stud.
It was the first time that stallions were auctioned after the licensing in Neustadt-Dosse. The average price for a licensed stallion was 26,125 euro. The licensed Sir Donnerhall x Landioso colt achieved a top price of 44,000 euro. Second most expensive stallion was a Sir Donnerhall x Diamond Hit for 40,000 euro.
At the auction of sport horses the grey jumper Kotillion (by Kolibri x Kronenkranich xx) sold for 65,000 euro to a Lower Saxon sport stable. Dressage prospect Faustus von Basu (by Fidertanz x Liberty Son) sold for 53,000 euro to Sweden.