The 5-year old black pony stallion Nuno became the price highlight of the first ever exclusive pony auction held at the Westfalian equestrian centre in Munster-Handorf, Germany, on 2 December 2012.
Following the 2012 Westfalian Pony Stallion Licensing, the "Handorf Pony Special" featured the first auction of young pony stallions as well as championship and competition ponies.
Seventeen sport ponies in total were sold for an average price of 18.522 euro. Eight licensed pony stallions, aged 2.5, were sold at auction and they achieved an average price of 8,863 euro.
The top selling pony of the auction was Nuno (by Nabucco R x Van Gogh R), which is bred by Christel Noltmann-Kroger and owned by Helmut Habermehl. Nuno is a licensed stallion and was Bundeschampion in 2012. He sold to Canadian Carina Krahn for 43,000 euro.
The second most expensive pony was the 5-year old bay gelding Carlo Cassini (by Classic Dancer x Top Debino). American pony lover Melissa Mulchahey acquired this gelding for 36,000 euro to Californian Stephanie Field to ride. Carlo Cassino competed at the Bundeschampionate three years in a row.
The third best selling pony was Lightning Boy von Holsteinberg (by Coelenhage's Lord x Principal Boy), an L-level trained and competed pony which has finished 8th at the 2010 Bondeschampionate. It sold for 32,000 euro to a local buyer.
The most expensive licensed pony stallion was the third placed stallion of the licensing, a bay stallion by Dumbledor x Notre Beau. Bred and presented by Georg Tenkleve, he sold for 13,000 euro.