Licensing winner and high-priced auction lot, Zackman (Zack x Solos Carex)

GERMANY (by Sonja Grob) A large crowd of people interested in breeding attended the first breeding event of the year in the Olympic riding arena in Munich-Riem. Sixty of the presented stallions are now sires, and seven were awarded. Leading the field was a son of Zack out of a Solos Carex dam.

He also attracted the highest price at the auction, when this brown stallion with his sparkling movements was bought by Sara Marburg for €200,000 ($223,000). His further management and breeding career will be handled through the Wadenspanner stud farm in Rothenburg an der Laaber, and the Wadenspanner family was delighted about their fantastic new acquisition.

Four high-priced Ampere sons

All four presented sons of Ampere (Rousseau - Larivola x Flemmingh) were licensed. One son went to a Swiss dressage rider for €100,000 ($111,000). Another son, out of a mother by the elite sire Quaterback (Wuaterman - Passionata x Brandenburger), who was named Agassi, will move to his new home at the Birkhof stud farm in Donzdorf (Germany). A KWPN son of Don Juan de Hus (Jazz - Vovorette x Krack C) out of a mother by Ribero II went to Haras de la Gesse – a stud farm specializing in breeding dressage horses and owned by Helen Burgess – in the south of France for €165,000 ($184,000)...

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