Lantus, Top Seller at 2010 Verden Summer Auction

Tue, 08/03/2010 - 11:25
Verden Auction News
Lantus :: Photo © Tammo Ernst

The three-year-old black gelding Lantus (by Locksley II x Matcho AA), bred by Gunda Schirrmacher, Hemmoor, was the price highlight of the Verden summer auction, selling for 75,000 euro to the northern part of the Lueneburg Heath.

 It was Locksley II’s debut at a riding horse auction. The sire himself was top-priced horse at the Elite Auction in autumn 2005.

The Verden Summer Auction finished with an average auction sales price of 15,607 euro, the best average result of all summer auctions since 1985. There was a considerable interest in the 86 riding horses and the atmosphere in the crowded temporary auction hall in the Riding and Driving School was characterized by an excellent buying mood especially amongst international clients.

Top-priced jumper was the four-year-old San Luca by Stolzenberg x Singular Joter (breeder: Katrin Nierlich, Luechow – exhibitor: Uwe Brennenstuhl, Luechow). The bay gelding was sold for 25,000 euro to a regular auction customer and professional from Great Britain.

The worldwide popularity of the Hanoverian horse showed in an export rate of 70% to 18 countries. Customers from Spain and the United States purchased the biggest quotum of horses (each eight), followed by Russian customers who bought seven Hanoverian horses.

„Our formula for success is to serve our regular customers and to provide new customers a perfect service,“ was the résumé of auction manager Dr. Guenther Friemel, and breeding and business manager Dr. Werner Schade added: „We have to say that the auction team did an excellent job under such challenging conditions.“

Photo © Tammo Ernst

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