(Neumuenster, GER) 32 Trakehner stallions presented themselves in front of the licensing committee with 13 receiving approval on Saturday afternoon. Seven of the approved stallions were also awarded Premium status. Lars Gehrmann, the breeding manager, will announce on Sunday morning which of the 7 premium stallion candidates will earn the title of Champion Stallion. The freshly proclaimed Elite Stallion Millennium has three sons in the Premium lot. Imhotep, Herbstkoenig, Herakles and Distelzar are the sires of the further Premium stallions.
The selection of the Mare of the Year is a traditional highlight alongside the stallions in Neumuenster. The best three-year-old mares from registration in the various areas compete for this special honour. Nine ladies entered the competition in 2017. The commission around Dr. Astrid von Velsen-Zerweck, the national stable master at the Marbach State Stud, named the winning mare from Schleswig-Holstein/Hamburg, Krishna, by Elfado-Ivernel and bred and owned by Petra Wilm from the Tasdorf Stud, as Mare of the Year. “We really liked the riding horse qualities on this highly elegant mare. She is a wonderful representative of her breed”, said Dr. Astrid von Velsen-Zerweck. Krishna completed her mare registration with top notes and will surely waken desire in tomorrow’s auction: she is in the lot of the current broodmare collection. The strong mover Una Esmeralda, by Millennium-Hohenstein, winning mare in the area Baden-Wuerttemberg (breeder: Margit Eisner, Ahorn, owner: ZG Eisner and Koehler, Ahorn-Buch), advanced to take the reserve champion title. “This rangy mare had highlights in trot and won us over with her great form”, praised Dr. Astrid von Velsen-Zerweck.
First Auction Results
Hendrik Schulze Rueckamp auctioned off the Trakehner elite for the first time this year. He substituted for Uwe Heckmann, who was taken ill, and managed to reach top prices for the riding horses and unapproved stallions. Especially for Tudor: the strong moving six-year-old chestnut, by Iskander-Sixtus (breeder: Family Gellhaar, Steinau, owner: Gut Staffelde GmbH, Kremmen), has already had sporting success and was sold to Berlin for 80,000 Euros. The second most expensive was Massimiliana (breeder and owner: Roselind Seewald, Geldern) who was secured by clients from Schleswig-Holstein for 60,000 Euros. The eight riding horses achieved an average price of 34,562.50 Euros. High Dream, by Saint Cyr-Summertime (breeder and owner: Luise Bredemeier, Petershagen), received the best price from the unapproved stallions. The full brother of the Reserve Champion 2014, High Motion, was sold for 23,000 Euros. The buyers paid an average price of 14,400 Euros for the unapproved stallions.
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