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Photography: Hanoveranner Verband/Tammo Ernst
The Verden Auction in April was as colourful as spring, and as varied as the numerous spotlights that bathed the Niedersachsenhalle in thei light when the dark-bay dressage stallion Zouzo set the top price of €165,000.
After 70 years, the auctions have lost none of their charm, and the high-class collection certainly convinced customers from around the world, when 77 horses achieved an average price of €25,071 – some €7,000 higher than last year.
In a highly acclaimed bidding duel, Zouzo (Zack x Soliman de Hus), bred by Günter Röhrich, exhibited by Willem Klausing, topped the price stakes, when neither the audience nor auctioneer Frederik De Backer could keep up with the fast pace. Both bidders sat in two neighbouring blocks, and the auctioneer, supported with wild applause from the spectators, lured one bid after the other from both parties at close range. When the bid for the strong moving stallion was accepted at €165,000 for France, the four-year-old stallion left the arena to a standing ovation.
The second horse to reach the €100,000 mark in Verden was Magic Moment HRH (Millennium x Don Bosco), bred and exhibited by Heiner and Renate Hormann). With catalogue number one, the impressive licensed stallion created magical moments in the Niedersachsenhalle right from the start, and will now also create magical moments in France.
‘Home is a feeling’ – this was the theme of April’s auction, and the team surrounding auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener came up with a lot of innovative ideas, paying great attention to detail and delivering a great deal of passion to make this event very special...To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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