Verbier, Champion of the 2024 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing

Sun, 01/21/2024 - 19:43
Matthis Westendarp walking the 2024 Oldenburg Licensing Champion by Von Und Zu x Dancier :: Photos © OLD Art

Verbier (by Von und Zu x Dancier) was named champion of the 2024 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Ankum on Sunday 21 January 2024. 

The 2024 Oldenburg Stallion Days atypically took place at the Sport + See Hotel in Ankum as the Oldenburg Horse Center in Vechta is undergoing renovations. 

A collection of 39 colts out of 47 pre-selected was presented and 22 were accepted. Six made it into the premium ring. 

Striking to note is that Helgstrand Dressage, who was quite absent from the Licensings in Hanover and Westfalen in the autumn of 2023, saw two of his three presented colts approved in Oldenburg.

Verbier, Champion of the Licensing

The champion of the licensing was the Hanoverian bred colt by Hanoverian premium stallion Von Und Zu, who presents his first crop of offspring at licensings now, and out of  Delailah (by Dancier x St. Moritz x Rotspon). The bay Verbier is bred by Monika Rösemeier-Harms and owned by Ursula Berger. Johannes Westendarp prepared and handled the stallion at the licensing.

Von Und Zu x Dancier
Oldenburg's breeding director Bernhard Thoben said about the champion stallion: "Still a somewhat youthful stallion, but very uphill in conformation and with a very natural way of moving. On the lunge he presented himself in a beautiful, incredibly relaxed and supple manner. In freedom he showed great elasticity right from the start and was generous in his movements."

This colt sold for 720,000 euro at the auction following the licensing to Swedish Antonia Ax:son Johnson of Lovsta Stuteri. 

Top Three

A bay stallion by Escolar out of Eve (by Fürst Heinrich x Figaro x Harlekin), bred by trainer and horse photographer Maria Burczyk and owned by Maurice Tebbel was named reserve champion. He sold for 400,000 euro to an ambitious entrepreneur from Poland who has begun investing in dressage sport.

The third ranked premium stallion was a colt by Dynamic Dream out of Barbados (by Bordeaux x Fürst Piccolo x Wolkenstein II), bred by Arndt Schwierking and owned by the breeder in partnership with Waering, Barver. He sold for 120,000 euro

Six in the Premium Ring

Reserve champion by Escolar x Furst Heinrich
This year six colts made the premium ring.  The other three, unranked colts were:

Colt by Danciero out of Longines (by Londontime - Danone I - Sandro Hit), bred by Arndt Schwierking and owned by Helgstrand Dressage. Dam Longines is the sister of the licensed Blue Hors Londoner (by Londontime x Christian Tudela Ruiz).

The Dutch bred colt by Desperado out of Meggie May (by El Capone x Rousseau x Jazz), bred and owned by Van Bockxgrave Horses. He sold for 120,000 euro and will move to Lodbergen.

Colt by Viva Gold out of Fräulein Salome (by Florencio I x Sandro Hit x Rubinstein I), bred by Dieter Erdmann and owned by Gorodok Agro Llc, Ukraine. He sold for 157,000 euro to south Germany.


Schockstrand bought this Global Player x Furstenball
The average price for a licensed stallion was 149,357 euro, for a non-licensed stallion 18,333 euro.

Paul Schockemöhle and Helgstrand Dressage co-invested in the Global Player x Furstenball and had the hammer fall on 170,000 euro during the auction.

The most expensive non-licensed stallion was a Vitalis x Bonds x San Amour which moved to Sweden for 27,000 euro. Also going to Sweden are the licensed Bon Courage x Quaterback for 30,000 euro and  the non-licensed Dynamic Dream x Furstenball for 16,000 euro and the non-licensed  Franklin's Love x Zonik for 10,000 euro

Premium and Licensed

The licensed stallions are:


  • 1. Verbier (by Von Und Zu x Dancier x St. Moritz) - Breeder: Monika Rösemeier-Harms - Owner: Ursula Berger ==> 720,000 euro to Lovsta Stuteri/SWE
  • 2. nn (by Escolar x Fürst Heinrich x Figaro) - Breeder: Maria  Burczyk - Owner: Maurice Tebbel  ==> 400,000 euro to Poland
  • 3. nn (by Dynamic Dream x Bordeaux x Fürst Piccolo) - Breeder: Arndt Schwierking - Owner: Schwierking / Waering ==> 120,000 euro to Schockstrand
  • 4. Djacomo (by Desperado x El Capone x Rousseau) - Breeder & Owner:  Van Bockxgrave Horses   ==> 120,000 euro to Lodbergen
  • 4. nn (by Danciero x Londontime x Danone ) - Breeder: Arndt Schwierking - Owner: Helgstrand
  • 4. nn (by Viva Gold x Florencio x  Sandro Hit ) - Breeder: Dieter Erdmann - Owner: Gorodok Agro ==> 110,000 euro GER


  • nn (by Bellany  x Finest x Londonderry) - Breeder: ZG Stickamp & Drüe - Owner: Heinrich Gießelmann ==> 40,000 euro GER
  • nn (by Bon Courage x Quaterback x Donnerhall) - Breeder & Owner: Roland Wünschel ==> 30,000 euro Sweden
  • nn (by Bordeaux x Galaxie x Vivaldi) - Breeder: L. van der Graaf & Y van Vliet - Owner: Y. van Vliet ==> 55,000 euro GER
  • Escamor (by Escolar x San Amour x  Regazzoni) - Breeder: Burkhard Hemmen - Owner: Ariane Reinhart ==> 51,000 euro GER
  • HP For Magic (by For Romance x  Desperado x Sandro Hit) - Breeder & Owner:  HP horses  
  • nn (by Fürst Dior x Florencio x  Farrington) - Breeder: S. Pruis - Owner: Quality Stables 
  • nn (by Sezuan x Fürst Romancier x De Niro) - Breeder: Wilfried Fleming - Owner: Helgstrand
  • nn (by Iron x Sarkozy x De Niro) - Breeder & Owner: Sebastian Kriebitzsch  
  • Lindgren (by Le Formidable x Ampère x Weltruhm) - Breeder: Christine Arns-Krogmann - Owner: Klausing ==> 62,000 euro to Celle + Neustadt/Dosse
  • nn (by Raven x Van Vivaldi x Florencio) - Breeder & Owner: Gut Schönweide ==> 22,000 euro GER
  • nn (by Global Player x Fürstenball x Sandro Hit) - Breeder & Owner: Britta Budeus-Wiegert G
  • nn (by So Perfect x Benicio x Florencio) - Breeder: Bernhard Sieverding - Owner: Maik Kanitzky
  • nn (by So Perfect x De Niro x Sandro Hit) - Breeder: Jutta Kelle - Owner: IB Berger ==> 34,000 euro GER
  • Morisson (by Morricone x  Diamond Hit x Florestan) - Breeder: Andreas Klinker - Owner: Merkl-Klinker
  • nn (by Vitalis x El Capone x Rousseau) - Breeder & Owner: Van Bockxgrave Horses 
  • Vitastic (by Viva Gold x Totilas x De Niro) - Breeder: Christine Arns-Krogmann - Owner: Arns-Krogmann / Kandziora==> 157,000 euro Judith Koeppel/Timo Kolbe

Complete licensing results here - auction results here

Related Links
2024 Oldenburg Stallion Days: Livestream
2024 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing: Finest Dressage Genetics
Time Schedule 2024 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing Days in Ankum
Colts Selected for 2024 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
2024 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Ankum Instead of Vechta

Previous Licensing Winners
Bon Esprit, Champion of the 2023 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Incredible, Champion of the 2021 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Fortunate, Champion of the 2020 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Bellany Named Champion of the 2019 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Global Player, Champion of the 2018 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Benefit, Champion of the 2017 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Furst Fabrice, Champion of the 2016 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing 
Bonds, Champion of the 2015 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Morricone, Champion of the 2014 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Don Deluxe, Champion of the 2013 Oldenburg Stallion
Follow Me, Champion of the 2012 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
For Romance 2011 Oldenburg Licensing Champion, Tight Junction Steals the Show
De Martino Captures Champion's Title at 2010 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Fairbanks, Champion of the 2009 Oldenburg Licensing
Furstenball, Champion of the 2008 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Sieger Hit, Champion of the 2007 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Sandro Hit Euphoria At 2006 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Marketing Above Quality at the 2005 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Furst Heinrich Fledglings Fly High at 2004 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Don Kennedy, Champion of the 2003 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing