Big bids at the 135th Verden Elite Auction

Top price: Quite Chacco was sold to Ireland for 160,000 euros
Credit : Hannoveraner Verband

Monday 15 October - 15h46 | Edited press release

Big bids at the 135th Verden Elite Auction

This weekend’s 135th Verden Elite Auction in Germany was a huge success, with the top price of €160,000 (roughly US $185,000 or £141,000) paid for show jumping stallion Quite Chacco (Quaid/Chacco-Blue), who will be joining Irish Olympic medallist Cian O’Connor on the Emerald Isle. 

 - Big bids at the 135th Verden Elite Auction

A total of 54 high-level riding horses were sold for an average of €34,704 at the auction in the sold-out Niedersachsenhalle venue, with ten horses fetching bids of over €50,000. Among the dressage horses up for sale, the mare Future of W drew the highest bid, €125,000. 

Auction organizers said that international bidders purchased around half of the elite collection this year. The largest group of buyers (five) came from Spain. "We are very pleased that the majority of the young horses are coming into stables that are successful on an international level in the dressage arena and in the show jumping ring," said auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener. "In Verden, breeding and sport belong closely together." 

As for the two-and-a-half year old stallions up for sale, 19 horses were auctioned off with an average price of €18,211 and a top price of €39,000 for the chestnut Quick Decision (Quaterhall/Rotspon). Once again, about half of the buyers in this category originated from abroad. 

The elite Hanoverian auction also featured 38 top foals and it was Fabulosa (For Romance/Depardieu) who brought in the highest bid of €62,000. The average price for the foals was €9,945, roughly €3,000 more than last year. 

More auctions will follow later this month and in early November in Verden, on the banks of the Aller river in northwestern Germany. For more information, see here. 

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