Three stallions were licensed and one approved for breeding for the South German studbooks following the 2017 Saddle Licensing held at the Marbach state stud on 3 - 4 November 2017.
A collection of 15 stallions was presented under saddle. Three of them were licensed, of which two received premium status. One already licensed stallion was approved for breeding in South Germany.
The two premium stallions were the Riss family's Arogato (by Antango x Sandro Hit) and Rolf Rittmann's jumper Conrad (by Colorit x Vivaldi van de Kampel). The licensed colt was Diego da Silva (by Don Olymbrio L x Rivero II), bred by Ferdinand Sanladerer and owned by the Schwaiganger state stud.
The 9-year old Westfalian licensed Spirit of Westfalia (by Sandro Hit x Donnerhall), bred by ZG Schulte and owned by Stefan Göbel, was approved.
At the auction on Sunday 5 November, Arogato fetched a sales price of 72,000 euro, Conrad sold for 62,000 euro and Spirit of Westfalia for 70,000 euro.
Cosmopolitan, Top Seller at the 2017 Marbach Sport Horse Auction
Thiago Stands out at 2016 South German Saddle Licensing in Marbach
First Class H, Top Seller of the 2016 South German Riding Horse Auction