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Sensational price of €1.2m for champion dressage stallion

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Champion stallion and top price changed hands for €1.2 million. Herewith alongside his exhibitors, the Goeke family, and trainer Stefan Holtwiesche

By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Reckimedia

The Westfalian sale for dressage stallions concluded the studbook’s licensing event with an outstanding result when the champion stallion by Viva Gold x Fidertanz was sold for the sensational price of €1.2 million.

Part one of the Westfalian Main Licensing for riding horse stallions concluded with an extremely successful sale result. The son of Viva Gold x Fidertanz (breeder and exhibitor: Bernd Goeke, Hamm) caused a sensation from the outset, ad just a short time after the strong-moving dark-bay stallion was crowned as champion stallion. With his impressive movement potential, the beautiful stallion convinced the licensing committee as well as the customers, and various bidders entered the war in the crowded Westfalian auction hall. Coincidentally, the atmosphere heated up after the hammer of auctioneer, auction and breeding manager Thomas Münch almost fell at €800,000, when other bids came in fast. “This is my first million euro hammer price,” Munch was delighted to announce, and the stallion will now travel to Helgstrand Dressage in Denmark for €1.2 million.
The two first reserve champions also aroused the interest of the expert audience, with head number 32 among the favourites. This promising son of Lord Europe x Don Frederic (breeder: Wieghaus-Vorwerk GbR, Neuenkirchen-Vörden; exhibitor: Gestüt Schafhof, Kronberg) was internationally sought after and, finally, the black stallion, whose dam line is the origin of many successful sport horses, was knocked down online, delighting customers in Thailand who paid €401,000... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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