Sunny boy Ballantines (Belissario x Donnerhall) is none other than the brother of the licensed stallion Licotus, who collects ribbons in Grand Prix under Johannes Augustin. Like a white angel, he floats across the indoor arena. (Photo: Skyline/Ernst)

A visit to Vechta may result in an early Christmas present. Several days ago, the 37 auction horses for the 63rd Oldenburg Winter Mixed Sales moved into their boxes at the Oldenburg Horse Center Vechta. Their training has started and the Oldenburgs are now ready to try out. The sale will take place in the Oldenburg Horse Center Vechta on Saturday, December 9th. First class partners for dressage and show jumping will be presented, from sport horses with experience at shows all the way to talented youngsters. There’s something there for every rider.

The gorgeous black pearl Skyline (San Amour I x Rohdiamant), for example, is a sister of  Scaramandrine, who recently took silver in the Agria Star of Tomorrow Final competition for five-year old dressage horses under Carl Hedin at the Elmia Scandinavian Horse Show in Sweden. A beauty who is ready to shine in competitions and win ribbons.

Another strong-moving youngster with a great future is the three-year old First Date (First Promise x Danone I). His granddam Lustige Belinda is the dam of Best for Me OLD by Bretton Woods, a multiple Bundeschampionat finalist. A true-to-type youngster predestined for upper-level dressage rings.