Euro Update: Sandro Hit x Donnerhall son, 2007 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing Champion

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 is bred and presented by Kerstin Albers-Büker and 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.Photo copyrighted: Ridehesten

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 is bred and presented by Kerstin Albers-Büker and 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.

Photo copyrighted: Ridehesten

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. (Read More)

Stakkato, Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2007

The Spartan x Pygmalion-son Stakkato has been proclaimed "Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2007". On the occasion of the 2007 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing, the Hanoverian Society and the R + V insurance company honoured his breeder August Meyer from Uenzen with the Wohlklang-statuette and a cheque. Stakkato is an active breeding stallion for the Celle State Stud, but also an active international competition horse under Eva Bitter. Stakkato presented exceptional and spectacular free jumping skills during the licensing in Verden so that Dr. Burchard Bade purchased him for the Celle State Stud. He was the best jumper at his stallion performance test. He won the Federal Championships of German show jumpers in Warendorf in 1998 and developped into the best show jumping stallion in the Hanoverian breeding area. In 1999, he earned the vice championship title. Four years later, the bay stallion won the German Champi-onship in the ladies' division under Eva Bitter. Apart from countless international top placements, Stakkato competed five times for the German Nation's Cup team. One of his outstanding successes was this year's second place at the highly renowned Nörten-Hardenberg Grand Prix. (Read More)

Grand Passion, Champion of the 2007 Trakehner Stallion Licensing

Grand Passion was proclaimed champion of the 2007 Trakehner Stallion Licensing in Neumunster, Germany, on October 27, 2007. Thirteen stallions in total were licensed of which seven were honoured with the premium status. "Grand Passion is a stallion with the conformation of a foundation sire. He encorporates that special thing and has everything to be a licensing champion," Lars Gehrmann said.

Grand Passion is by Oliver Twist out of State Premium mare Gipsy Rose (by Polarion). He is bred by Gestut Heinen-Bönninghardt from Issum, Germany, and sold at the licensing auction for the record price of 300,000 euro to Tony Pidgley of Kilbees Stud Farm in Great Britain. The stallion will stand at stud at Paul Schockemohle's station in Muhlen, Germany.

Reserve champion of the licensing was Ettinger, by Connery out of Eichmedien (by Benz). The chestnut stallion excelled in his trot. At auction he sold to Karl-Heinz Schulenburg from Schleswig-Holstein for 60,000 euro. Ettinger will stand at stud at the Neustadt/Dosse State Stud, where he will be trained by Christian Flamm. (Read More)

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