|Show Jumper Achieved Highest Price at 2005 Verden Winter Auction
140,000- Euro for Graf Top-daughter from Steyerberg
January 31, 2005
Verden. A new price record was achieved at the winter auction of the Hanoverian Association. Grafinia by Graf Top/Narew xx, bred by Lars Henke, Steyerberg, left the Niedersachsenhalle at the sensational amount of Euro 140.000,00. A buyer from Rhineland accepted the bid for the popular show jumping prospect.
Euro 50.000,00 was the second highest price on the price scale, paid for the first-class Hanoverian dressage prospect Frigga by Fabriano/Weltmeyer. The powerful brown mare was bred and exhibited by Hans-Heinrich Schmidt from Uetze. The Höber-family from Salzhausen (Lower Saxony), owner of the outstanding dressage horse Cherie (successfully competing under Karin Rehbein), bought the promising youngster.
With each Euro 29,000, two horses rank third on this price scale: The all-rounder Rossini by Rotspon/Pinkus (breeder: Detlef Jark, Drochtersen – exhibitor: Heinrich Bolte, Syke-Okel) and the elastically moving Waldfee by Weltruhm/Warkant (breeder: Marie-Jose Brandt, Hanstedt – exhibitor: Hendrik Gäbel, Duderstadt). Both horses will stay in North Germany.
43,5% (54) of the 131 Hanoverian horses put up for the auction will be exported to 13 different countries. The average auction sales price is Euro 11,839.69.