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VTV Stallions of the Year

From left to right: Casino Berlins breeder and owner Gerd Sosath, Wilhelm Weerda, president of the Oldenburger Pferdezuchtverband, Casino Berlin with Hendrik Sosath in the saddle, Heiko Meinen from the R+V VTV-Versicherung and the wife of the breeder Inga Sosath. (Beelitz)

Once again this year, upholding a long tradition, a VTV jumper stallion and a VTV dressage stallion were crowned during the Oldenburg Licensing. This highly prestigious award is given to a licensed, Oldenburg stallion for his outstanding achievements in sport and breeding. On the occasion of the Stallion Gala, the two athletes Casino Berlin and Fürst Wilhelm were decorated with the VTV sash in the Oldenburg Horse Center Vechta.

Casino Berlin (2008: Caspar - Landora x Landor S) bred and owned by Gerd Sosath, Lemwerder
Fürst Wilhelm (2006: Fürst Heinrich - Lady Scarlett x Sandro Hit) bred by Wilhelm Meiners from Werlte, and owned by Gestüt Sprehe GmbH in Benstrup

Oldenburg premium winners

Asgard’s Ibiza
Two newcomers, Asgard’s Ibiza (Desperado - Bolympia W x Jazz) and Ogano (Ogano Sitte - Jamaica van de Beemden x Diarado), shone brilliantly as the celebrated Oldenburg main premium winners. When deciding which stallion is to receive a main premium, not only the stallion’s achievements in sport but also the result of his performance test and, even more important, the quality of his first foal crop, are deciding factors. Springpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg International awarded the main premium to Ogano, bred in 2012 by Willy Hendrix from Belgium, and owned by Gerd Sosath from Lemwerder, Germany. As a son of internationally successful Ogano Sitte,  Ogano completed his 30-day test in Schlieckau with a final jumping score of 8.15. In his sport test this year he got a final score of 9.2. The main premium in the dressage sector went to the 2013-born Asgard’s Ibiza, bred by L. Boogert from the Netherlands, and owned by Hengsthaltung Ludwig Kathmann from Holtrup, Germany. Asgard’s Ibiza was licensed in 2015 in Vechta and has already sent offspring to the Oldenburg Elite Foal Auctions. The strong-moving stallion finished his 14-day test in Adelheidsdorf with a final dressage score of 8.81.

Oldenburg champion – auction price highlight

Photo: Belantis son – champion stallion and auction highlight (LL-Foto)
The Belantis son who was crowned Oldenburg champion stallion, was the headliner once again during the subsequent auction of both licensed and non-licensed stallions when a Swedish stud farm paid €600,000 for the handsome grey. Going under the hammer for €320,000 – the second highest price – was a Don Schufro son with fascinating movements who was co-puchased by Lone Boegh Henriksen, Andreas Helgstrand and Paul Schockemöhle. A group of high-quality showjumpers were also in demand, with Johannes Heinrichs winning the bid for the OS champion stallion, by Toulon, at €160,000. The second most expensive jumper, at what some might have considered a bargain price, was a Cornet Obolensky x Diamant de Semilly son, bred by Micharl Schwarz, who sold for €95,000 to a German stable in Lower Saxony.

Oldenburg champion, son of Belantis

The triumphant champion stallion of the Oldenburg licensing in Vechta today was an unnamed son of Belantis x Sir Tender (bred and exhibited by Angelika Krause from Ellerbek). His sire, Belantis, has celebrated international dressage victories with Isabell Werth, and comes from the well-known ‘P’ line of the late Poetin (Sandro Hit x Quaterback).
Champion Oldenburg stallion – a son of Belantis (LL-Foto)
A son of Casallco, bred by Paul Forkert from Bremen, exhibited by Hergen Forkert, was awarded the OS champion’s title. His dam, Clivia, also produced Ben Maher’s international showjumper Cloud Nine II.
Runner-up in the Oldenburg Premium stallions for dressage went to a Don Schufro colt, bred by Heinz and Elisabeth Schulte from Ahlen, exhibited by Johannes Westendarp from Wallenhorse. This vice champion comes from the famous Finnländerin dam line. Third place went to a strong-moving colt by Sandro Hit, bred by Andreas Klinker and exhibited by Fürstenball discoverer Lone Boegh Heriksen from HP Horses Aps in Denmark.
Showjumping runner-up was a stallion by Toulon, bred by Reinhold Scheider and exhibited by Michael Syperek. His dam, Absolut Schnieder, is also the dam of Juliane Enders’ advanced-level showjumper Colourful (Chamberland).

Breeding News for Sport Horses to go digital

Breeding News for Sport Horses will cease to produce a printed edition from January 2018. December 2017, therefore, will be our last printed edition. After more than 20 years and 250 monthly printed editions, it is time for Breeding News to move forward in the digital age in common with other publications around the world. We will, of course, continue to produce the online edition that is available both as an interactive magazine format and as a downloadable pdf file. This change will allow us to provide a much better service, providing you with up-to-date information in a timely manner that cannot be achieved with printed editions. Subscribers will continue to receive an email each month as soon as the new online edition has been posted. Access to the subscribers’ section of the website includes the auction rankings, regularly updated with the latest results that provide information on the best-performing stallions, as well as comprehensive statistics from all the major auctions. A further change is that from January 2018 all pricing will be in euros. Our aim is to continue to provide you with the best articles and information from the unique world of sport horse breeding.

Latest auction results

The latest Auction results have been added to the database today featuring the results from:
2017-11-11 - Hanoverian  sport horses November auction Verden (GER)
2017-10-28 - Hanoverian Stallion auction Verden (GER)
2017-11-1 - Flanders Foals Auction III-Sint-Niklaas (BEL)
2017-11-05 -DSP Sport horses auction Marbach (GER)
2017-11-7 - Fences Online mixte auction (FRA)
2017-11-04 - Holsteiner 47  Elite and stallion auction Elmshorn (GER)
2017-10-31 - Fences Online haras des Forets auction(FRA)
The database now features the sales of 1100 stallions from major auctions worldwide. To view the current rankings click here THE AUCTION DATABASE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS TO SUBSCRIBE CLICK HERE

Oldenburg 63rd Winter Mixed Sales Auction

The 63rd Winter Mixed Sales Auction in Vechta will take place on Saturday, December 9 – and the entire collection is now available to peruse online, with photos, videos and comprehensive descriptions. A total of 37 dressage horses and showjumpers – including master athletes and promising youngsters – will brighten anyone’s Christmas stocking. www.oldenburger-pferde.com

Espoir de la Mare passes away at the age of 25

Jean Teulere (FRA) riding Espoir de la Mare - World Equestrian Games, Aachen, - August 26, 2006, Eventing Cross Country
The Selle Français gelding Espoir de la Mare (What A Joy xx - Touraine du Fresne x Ukase) carried French international eventing rider Jean Teulere to world championship team gold at the 2002 World Equestrian games in Jerez de la Frontera (ESP), and two years later won a second team gold at the Athens 2004 Olympic games, where they finished fourth individually. Bred by Raymond Courdel, Espoir de la Mare was the first offspring of Touraine du Fresne, crossed with the Thoroughbred What A Joy. The foal was sold to Jacky Renou, then passed into the hands of Bertrand Guichardière before finally being sold to Christophe Dubois who gave the horse to Jean Teulere until his retirement in 2013 at the grand age of 21. Touraine – a paternal granddaughter of the great Ibrahim – produced nine foals overall. Espoir de la Mare achieved a Selle Français performance aptitude high of ICC185 (0.78) in 2007, with a genetic indicator rated at +20 for eventing.