The Dutch bred Dynamic Dream (by Dream Boy x Sir Donnerhall) was named the champion of the 2019 Westfalian Stallion Licensing in Munster-Handorf on 27 November 2019.
In a bidding duel between Andreas Helgstrand joined by his long-time investor Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak and Andreas' former employer Blue Hors, the stallion sold for 1.9 million euro to Helgstrand. Esben Möller, former breeding director at Blue Hors, did the bidding for Helgstrand.
The bay Dynamic Dream (by Dream Boy x Sir Donnerhall) is bred b C. Van der Laan in The Netherlands but Westfalian registered. He was presented at the licensing by co-owner Heinrich Giesselmann, who also presented last week's Oldenburg Licensing Champion by Bon Coeur x De Niro, and which sold for 660,000 euro to Lodbergen.
The quality of the colts at the 2019 Westfalian stallion licensing was high and the licensing committee got very enthusiastic in naming no less than 12 (!!) dressage colts premium stallion out of a lot of 35 approved stallions from a collection of 47 presented.
The reserve champion was a Livaldon x Furstenball x Sandro Hit, bred by Johannes Hesselink and owned by Claude Niedner, who recently hired Terhi Stegars as his new head rider at his yard in Luxembourg.
Two stallions ranked in third place in the premium ring: a For Romance x Vivaldi x Ferragamo (bred by Georg and Leonie Kellerwessel and owned by the breeders in partnership with Sylvia Zimmer) and Helgstrand's Sir Heinrich x Floresco x De Niro, bred by Gisela and Jan Dag Wilms-Ruck. Esben Möller also bid on the For Romance, but Australian Olympian Kristy Oatley prevailed and she bought the colt for 300,000 euro.
The premium stallions were:
- Dankeschön x Sir Donnerhall I --> sold for 100,000 euro abroad
- Dynamic Dream (by Dream Boy x Sir Donnerhall) --> sold for 1.9 million to Helgstrand/Kasprzak
- Feinrich x San Romantiko --> sold for 70,000 euro in Westfalen
- For Romance x Vivaldi --> sold for 300,000 euro to Kirsty Oatley
- Jack Jones x Ampere --> sold for 50,000 euro in Westfalen
- Livaldon x Fürstenball - not for sale
- Macchiato (by Morricone x Just Perfect) --> sold for 165,000 euro to Ingo Pape
- Raven (by Revolution x Christ) --> not for sale
- Sir Heinrich x Ehrenstolz --> sold for 50,000 euro in Westfalen
- Sir Heinrich x Floresco - not for sale
- Make My Day (by Toto jr x Apache) - not for sale
- Vitalis x Sir Donnerhall I --> sold for 125,000 euro abroad
Year after year the Westfalian breed society has become more impregnated with KWPN blood and also this year it was no different. Young stallion Ibiza (by Desperado) got three colts approved, which brings his tally to 10 approved sons in total this year from his first crop of foals !
Talk of the town was the Rhinelander bred Raven, a Revolution x Christ, which was sold by Ignaz Berger to Swiss Adrian Gasser of Gestut Schönweide right before the auction.
The 2019 Westfalian Stallion Licensing also featured a saddle licensing for the first time for "older" colts. All four dressage bred colts that were presented got approved
- Belvedere DB (by Belissimo M x Danone I) - not for sale
- Danone I x Serano Gold - not for sale
- Real Grandios x Santano --> sold for 115,000 euro in Westfalen
- Veuve Cliquot HS (by Vilancio x Stedinger) --> sold for 55,000 euro abroad
At the auction following the licensing a Saxonian based customer pair 125,000 euro for the approved Don Nobless x Furst Heinrich. The Ibiza x Furst Romancier sold for 70,000 euro to Loxer Saxony. The Ibiza x Lord Loxley fetched 55,000 euro
The approved Vivaldi x Furst Heinrich sold for 110,000 euro, the approved Grey Flanell x Florenciano for 69,000 euro, and the approved Bon Coeur x Depardieu for 47,000 euro to Westfalian customers.
The average price for a licensed stallion was 123,486 euro (heavily influenced by the 1.9 million top price), the average price for a non-licensed stallion was 22,393 euro.
Complete price list here.
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