Danish Olympic rider Andreas Helgstrand went to €910,000 ($US1.2 million) to secure a championship-winning son of De Niro at the Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Vechta, Germany, on Saturday.
The stallion, who has not been officially named yet, was bred by Josef Greten in Molbergen and was shown at the licensing by Johannes Westendarpt. Known at home as Don W (De Niro / Rosario / Feiner Stern), the young stallion will be presented in December at the Hanoverian Licensing.
Reserve champion of the licensing, a stallion by Quaterback-Latimer/Trakehner-Rubinstein, fetched the next highest price of €220,000. Bred and shown by the Budeus-Wiegert and Wiegert joint breeding venture from Groß Nemerow, he was bought by Gestüt Massener Heide in Unna, North Rhine Westphalia.
The Sosath stallion station bought a good moving Florencio-Sandro Hit-Donnerhall son bred by D. Rolf-Peter Schulze from Hoitlingen and exhibited by Norbert Nowak from Haren-Ems, for €100,000.
The quality of the Oldenburg colts (Sprinpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg – OS) colts up for licensing this year was excellent, said President Paul Schockemöhle.
“I went to all the licensings this year and I must say that the colts here in Vechta could jump the best. The OS concept or orienting breeding to international upper level sport has been a resounding success.”
The OS Champion Stallion, a Diarado-Quidam’s Rubin-Continue son bred and exhibited by Heinrich Lübberding from Visbek, was knocked-down for €115,000 to the Holkenbrink stallion station in Münster. The second highest priced colt for the OS Verband, the reserve champion by Cornado-Chacco-Blue-Lancer III, bred and exhibited by Wilhelm Schwenker from Hille, heads to Belgium.
The collection of colts from the Verband der Züchter des Oldenburger Pferdes brought a total of €1,912.000. The average price of the licensed colts settled in at €130,643. The colts that were not licensed brought an average of €20,429. Five colts were sold abroad and will begin their careers as sires in Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and Singapore.
Springpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg-International achieved total sales of €859,500. The average price for licensed colts was €56,692 and the average price for colts that were not licensed €20,938. They are bound for Belgium, Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden and the Czech Republic.