# 71 Helium x Hohenstein (Ph: Lafrentz)

October in Neumünster is traditionally all about horses - and that will also be the case this year despite the coronavirus pandemic. Although the Trakehner Stallion Market takes place from Thursday, October 15 to Saturday, October 17, it will be a small-scale reunion with German and foreign guests in compliance with Covid-19 hygiene restrictions. The best two-and-a-half-year-old stallions will be presented to the Trakehner licensing committee, and the annual elite will be sold via a hybrid auction. During the event, the winners of the Free SpringCup and the TSF Dressage Championships will be determined, and the annual winning mare awarded. There are still a few tickets for all days of the even, available for €20 and €40.

A total of 36 stallions will apply for the valuable licensing seal, two of whom will compete for the saddle licensing: the Easy Game son and, thus, a paternal half-brother to TSF Dalera BB, Avalon’s Easy; and Sir Elton (Millennium), full brother to the champion stallion Sir Sansibar and the licensed Sir Samoa. Schwarzgold is the sire who will be represented has the largest collection of offspring, while Helium (Millennium), who resides at Gestüt Staffelde and produced the champion stallion Ferrari Forever last year, will be represented by four sons.

In addition to the attractive licensing candidates, the mare and foal collections are also popular. "Excellent prospects for dressage and eventing", According to the deputy breeding manager Neel-Heinrich Schoof, "Excellent prospects for dressage and eventing.  Everyone can find what they are looking for – whether a renowned stallion owner, an ambitious amateur, or competititive athlete looking for a future partner. The 10 mares on offer will impress with their elegance and quality of movement, some are in foal, can show success in competition, or have passed a good mare performance test. Fifteen foals will also be auctioned in Neumünster. All can already be viewed in the video and the same applies to them: diverse and high-performance pedigrees, high quality gaits paired with nobility and expression.

For complete information about the event and hybrid auction: https://www.trakehner-verband.de/en/