Londonderry Offspring Excels at 2003 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing

A Londonderry/Weltmeyer-son won this year's Hanoverian stallion licensing in Verden. Regine Soekeland, Ruesfort, bred the youngster who was exhibited by Klaus Kamps, Cuxhaven. The winner of the stallion licensing will leave Germany: Otto-Rudolf Fuchs, Hilton-Farm/USA, bought him at Euro 130.000,00. The reserve champion is a De Niro/Weltmeyer-son, bred by Walter Honigfort, Haseluenne and exhibited at the stallion market by Heinrich Ramsbrock, Menslage. The brown horse, sold at Euro 127.000,00, will find his new home at the Celle National State Stud.

The head of the youngsters born in 2001 revealed a more balanced quality than last year. Various stallions had the chance to win the competition. Potential customers highly appreciated the possibility to try the candidates at the lungeing rein. It was the first time that video pictures of the stallions were presented in the Internet before. National and international stallion holders were especially informed about this event. Breeding manager Dr. Jochen Wilkens: "This year's stallion market confirmed that the customers are have trust in the work of the Hanoverian Association."

The auction of the licensed stallions ended with an outstanding result. 55 of the totally 58 stallions were sold at an average auction sales price of Euro 43.964,00, a result which broke last year's average price by Euro 1000,00. A Rohdiamant/Sao Paulo-son (breeder: J. Brinkemoeller, Droeper - exhibitor: J. Westendarp, Wallenhorst) achieved the highest price: He was sold at Euro 200.000,00 to Denmark. The Celle National State Stud paid the second highest price of Euro 175.000,00 for the chestnut stallion Londonderry/Weltmeyer (breeder: A. Eilfort, Ankum - exhibitor: B. Termuehlen, Fleckeby). A brown stallion by Stakkato/Werther (breeder and exhibitor: A. Kamphorst, Nordhorn/Hestrup) was awarded the Winergy-Prize for the best licensed show jumping stallion. The Sprehe stud farm from Loeningen bought him at Euro 85.000,00.

Dr. Bade, the manager of the Lower Saxonian National State Stud, bought seven stallions. Apart from five other national state studs, various other foreign stallion holders belonged to the group of buyers. 19 Hanoverian stallions will leave Germany.

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