Perpignan Noir, Champion of the 2015 Trakehner Stallion Licensing

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:07
Trakehner Breeding News

The black Perpignan Noir became the champion of the 2015 Trakehner Stallion Licensing, which concluded on Saturday 17 October 2015 in the Holstenhallen in Neumunster, Germany. The licensing champion was also the price highlight of the auction.

Perpignan Noir is bred by Konig and Meier from Dautphetal in Hessia, Germany and is by Schwarzgold out of Parade Go (by Maizauber). He was acquired as a foal by Swis Adrian Gasser who presented the stallion at the licensing. "I'm a layman, I admire horses but I'm not an expert," said Gasser. "When I looked the colt in its face I knew he was something special."

The Trakehner licensing committee described Perpignan Noir as "a stallion who embodies the modern Trakehner type. He's a licensing champion the way you want to have one: large framed, long legged, with an important movement mechanism, lightfooted and a strong conformation."

The black stallion sold at auction for an all-time Trakehner record price of 340,000 euro. The Austrian duo Karl Ochsner and Dominik Hartl bought the champion but will keep him in Germany to prepare him for the stallion performance testing.

The Danish bred Trakehner Helium (by Millennium x Induc) was named reserve licensing champion. He is bred by Alan Nissen in Skals, Denmark, and was sold for 170,000 euro to Gestut Staffelde near Berlin.

"Featherlight movements, an uphill canter and a clear walk as well as a self-conscious way of moving. That is Helium bred in Denmark," said licensing committee chair Lars Gehrmann. "He comes from the dam line of great horses such as Herakles and Halle Berry."

A total of 11 colts were licensed at the 2015 Trakehner Stallion Licensing; five of them were named premium colts. Besides Perpignan Noir and Helium, the premium colts were Heaven (by Millennium x Friedensfurst), Fellini (by Berlusconi x Grafenstolz) and the American bred Trakehner Edmonton (by Horalas x Abdullah). The latter was the best show jumper of the auction and sold for 45,000 euro to Berlin.  Fellini sold for 90,000 euro to Baden Wurttemberg. Heaven sold for 180,000 euro to Denmark.

The other licensed stallions are Pokerface (by Elfado x Herzruf), Mondrian (by Herbstkönig x Münchhausen), Räuberfürst  (by Lossow x Finley-M), Sir Samoa  (by Millenium x Cadeau), Intariso (by Ovaro x Glanzlicht), and Under Fire (by Saint Cyr x Easy Game)

Sir Samao was the second most expensive stallion of the auction. The full brother to last year's Trakehner Licensing Champion Sir Sansibar sold to Mario von Depka-Prondzinski for 240,000 euro.

Ten licensed stallions were sold at auction for a stunning average price of 119,500 euro; an average unrivalled by any other studbook in Germany!

Photos © Stephan Bischoff

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