510,000 Euro, Londontime Breaks All Auction Records

Mon, 10/16/2006 - 00:00
Hanoverian Auctions in Verden
Wolfhard Witte and Londontime :: Photo © Astrid Appels

The licensed Hanoverian stallion Londontime sold for a record price of 510,000 euro at the 2006 Elite Auction of Hanoverian Sport Horses in Verden, Germany, October 14, 2006. This is the highest price ever paid for a sport horse sold at an auction organized by a warmblood horse breed society in Germany.

Londontime is by Londonderry out of a Walt Disney x Trapper dam. He is bred by Christina Hellwege-Tiedemann and was offered for sale by American Bertrand Page. Mrs Berner, CEO of the fruit juice company Cellagon, who sponsors many horse events in the Hannover area, purchased the chestnut stallion. Londontime will continue to stand at stud at the Landgestut Celle.

The second most expensive dressage horse was Walking Boy, a phenomenally moving Warkant x Arogno/T x Bolero offspring. He sold for 170,000 euro to Anna von Reitzenstein-Staff in Bad Rappenau, Germany. Most expensive show jumping horse was Choice Me (Chasseur x Singular Joter). He sold for 170,000 euro to Italy.

Fifty foals were sold at the autumn elite auction in Verden. They achieved an average price of 6,880 euro. The top price for foals was 17,000 euro. Two buyers paid this amount of money for a foal. The most expensive foal were the grey colt Sempre Stalito (Salito x Escudo) who sold to the Czech Republic and the black colt Dream of Joy SK (Don Bosco x Sandro Hit) who sold to England.

More than 20 sport horses sold for more than 50,000 euro at the 2006 Verden Elite Auction. The average price for a horse at this auction was 42,115 euro.

Photo copyrighted: Astrid Appels / Eurodressage - No Reproduction Allowed