The grey Belantis (by Benetton Dream x Exposé) was named champion of the 2011 Berlin-Brandenburg Stallion Licensing in Neustadt/Dosse, Germany, on Saturday 12 November 2011. Even though the show jumpers stood at this licensing, it came as no surprise that the State Stud bred colt was named Champion.
Belantis, which was one of seven licensed dressage stallions in Neustadt, decends from the famous Pauline bloodline, which also produced World and Bundeschampion Poetin and the Samba Hit stallions. Dam Philharmonie is by Expose x Sandro Hit.
The champion showed a dynamic trot, uphill canter and a good walk. He did not disappoint jumping in freedom. The 2,5 year old still looked young, typical for his age but quite unusual at the stallion licensings in Germany, where many colts are prepped and pumped to look like fully mature stallions.
The reserve champion was a longlegged, chestnut Oldenburg branded Diamont Hit x Laurentio offspring, bred by Silke Pelzer from Beelitz, Germany. "A stallion with a very good top line and much self carriage, active hinquarters and a well engaged canter," said stallion committee member Dietmar Schultz. This stallion sold at auction for 54,000 euro.
The crowd favourite was the palomino coloured Nordstern, a Quaterback son out of a Czech/Zweibruchen dam line (by Nuget x Mascarpone). Bred by Dr. Marliese Dobberthin, this colt moved with much rhythm and showed excelled scope over the fences. He became a premium stallion and was also the price highlight of the auction, selling for 105,000 euro to a dressage stable in Schleswig/Holstein.
The show jumping licensing champion was a Levisto x Cancoon son, bred by Michael Wrana and presented by Norbert Assmus. He sold for a mere 36,000 euro. The most expensive show jumper at the auction was the Casall x Carano colt which sold for 85,000 euro.
Ten licensed stallions were offered for sale at auction and achieved an average price of 52,600 euro. At the riding horse auction, the 6-year old Quellenelfe (by Quaterman) sold for 40,500 euro to a Hamburg based dressage rider. a 5-year old Dornfelder x Lamarc son sold for 40,500 to a Saxonian dressage barn.
Quaterback Extravaganza at 2010 Brandenburg Stallion Licensing
Sir Donnerhall Colt, Champion of the 2009 Suddeutsche Stallion Licensing