The Southern German Breeders Association (a cooperation between 5 individual breed registries) is preparing for the 2011 Marbach Weekend. It is the 8th time that the stallion licensing will be combined with the sport horse auction. Many successful horses were discovered at this auction, among them FBW Sam, the individual eventing gold medal winner of the 2010 WEG. Last year's licensing champion, the spectacular stallion Jack Sparrow, was just purchased by Edward Gal's sponsor, and has moved from Baden-Wurttemberg to Holland to start his training with Edward Gal. Fifteen 3-year-old stallions will be presented for licensing under saddle on November 5th, 2011, representing all the leading bloodlines in Europe. Several of them will be added to the auction lot the next day.
For the auction, thirty-two mares and geldings between the age of 3 and 6 have been selected, some of them already big stars in the show ring, such as the Southern German Champion Da Capo (Dancier x Lanciano), or the winner of the Baden-Wurttemberg State Championship, the mare Quintina (Quaterback x Diamond Hit). **See video below** Other famous dressage bloodlines that are represented are Fidertanz, Herzruf, Don Diamond, Caprimond, Weltmeyer, Disco-Tänzer, Day Dream, French Kiss, Hohenstein, Sandro Hit, Donnerhall, Welt Hit I, just to name a few.
The horses can be tried out from October 22nd, 2011 on. The stallion licensing and the auction will be held on November 5th and 6th, 2011 at the oldest Principle and State Stud in Germany. Marbach, which was founded almost 500 years ago, is only half an hour away from Stuttgart International Airport, which is served non-stop from Atlanta and New York.
DVDs are now available - Catalogues and Tickets will be available October 7th
Puplic presentations of the auction horses at the main covered arena of the Principle and State Stud Marbach near Stuttgart, Germany.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
4 pm: First public training
Sunday, October 30th, 2011
2.30 pm: Special presentation of the auction horses and the stallions that are for sale, commentated by Dr. Plewa
Watch it LIVE at www.pzv-bw.de
Training of the horses starts on October 22nd, 2011, and they can be tried out between October 22nd, 2011 and November 6th, 2011.
**The stallions can only be tried out by appointment.
All photos taken by Mrs. Kiki Beelitz and Mr. Olaf Krenz. Video below is of the Baden-Wurttemberg State Championship Quintina.