The Verden online April auction developed into a lively market place, with 67 talented riding horses costing an average of €25,634. The statistics were led by head number one, Sympatico (Secret x Don Crusador), who was auctioned for €105,000 to a dressage trainer from Hesse. Bred by Dr. Elke Standeker, Stübing, Austria, and exhibited by Carsten Johansen, Sympatico's sale was the conclusion of 105 bids.
From the very first day, the black three-year-old out of the damline of Anitschke was the most popular horse in the collection and impressed at each of his presentations with auction rider Heiko Klausing. He will be accompanied on his journey by Totilas Erbin (Top Gear x Benetton Dream), bred and exhibited by Harald Wildhagen, Wennigsen, who will join him at the same stable for €75,000. This gorgeous liver-chestnut mare was presented by Jacob Schenk during the auction.
Chumany (Cornets Iberio x Stanle), bred by Antonius Schulze-Averdiek, Rosendahl, exhibited by Schulze-Averdiek Sportpferde, flew to top price for a jumping horse. The five-yearold, ridden by Roman Duchac, is at the beginning of a promising career and was sold for €65,500 to a customer from Lower Saxony, who has already brought numerous young horses successfully into international sport.