2021 Holsteiner Spring Auction Sale: most likely to be held online

The 35th Holsteiner spring auction sale is scheduled for 27 March. “Currently it looks like we have to prepare for an online-only auction”, says marketing director Roland Metz. The marketing team has generated around 50 Holsteiners, about half of them three-year-olds, for the auction. By the end of February, the videos of the interesting offers will be available online. Beside the spring auction sale, Roland Metz’ schedule involves loads of other opportunities for buyers and sellers – including several new events for example for foals born early or late in the year. The March issue of PFERD+SPORT lists all events as well as their closing dates at a glance. Of course we will also provide you with current information in our newsletters.
Important information for our members in the breeding district North American

Dear members of the breeding district North American,

we would like to inform your that in a video conference held in late December 2020, we and our north American contacts (former AHHA board members Anke Magnussen, Wendy Davis Gerrish, Meredith Weller, Patti Mahaffey, Kim Gill Favier and Dr. Guy Hodgson) have agreed to send all members of the breeding district emails providing a link to the e-paper in English instead of the print issue of PFERD+SPORT magazine (German content only) in the future. This means the postal charges for shipping the magazine (27.50 euros) are no longer applicable. Should you prefer to continue receiving the printed German version, please do notify us by email ( and we will be happy to deliver the magazine by post.

Because the delegates meeting could not be held as an attended event, the changes within statutes were later voted upon via mail. The delegates agreed on reducing the joining fee from 300 to 100 Euros (the annual membership was cancelled).

Last week, the membership fees have been invoiced and sent out by email. In case you have not received an invoice (have you checked the spam folder of your email account?) or need further information, please contact the Holsteiner Verband Kiel office as soon as possible (

Please do visit your breeding district website on a regular basis! News of particular interest for your breeding district will be published there same as current forms (for example information on mare approval/registration, foal inspection/registration, membership application, fee schedule…).
Münster-Handorf sport test: Holsteiner stallions shine

The four- and five-year old young stallions with Holsteiner pedigree papers performed well in the jumping oriented stallion sport test.

Receiving the final weighted mark 9.78, the Verband stallion Chezarro by Casall-Conteur (Gabriele Kowalski, Stadum), was the clear winner in the five-year-old category. And the other three participating Verband stallions also delivered: Corfu de la Vie by Cumano-Lord (Haras de la Vie, Koewacht), Stamm 741, completed the test with a final mark 8.36, whereas Keaton by Kannan-Contendro I (Rudolf Schmitt, Wörden), mare family 4847, was given 9.06, the third best result in the test.

The four-year-old group saw for example Valenzano by Vagabond de la Pomme-Christian (Kai Wullweber, Todesfelde), mare family 6582, perform as a “smooth and sufficiently careful jumper with good push off. He was always cooperative and with a good connection to his rider.”
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Breeders watch out: Verband stallions live on ClipMyHorse.TV

As already announced, this year, the traditional Holsteiner Verband stallion keeping GmbH stallion presentation can’t be held in Neumunster as normal. Nevertheless, breeders shall not have to do without getting their own impression of the sires. For this reason our media partner ClipMyHorse.TV will live stream the stallion presentation in the Fritz-Thiedemann indoor arena on 20 February starting at 2pm.

While the fresh blood from the most recent licensings, Vigado by Vigo d’Arsouilles, Daikon by Dominator Z and Dilaro by Dinken are presented free jumping as well as in an age-appropriate short training video, viewers may look forward to an interesting course jumping performance of the four-year-old and older stallions, including for example Crack by Cornet Obolensky, Keaton by Kannan, Corfu de la Vie by Cumano and Khatou-S by Chaman. And fans of the Holsteiner dressage horse will be treated to a performance of Fidano by Fidertanz and Goldball by Goldberg. Of course, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson will be there as well in order to present the sport stallions Catch by Colman and Zuccero by Zirocco Blue.
Henner Hoeschen (ClipMyHorse) and Tjark Nagel have been enlisted to do the commentary. As Nagel has been performing this task numerous times these past years and boasts a very intimate knowledge of the Verband stallions’ development, viewers may look forward to an exciting and entertaining afternoon.
ONLINE stallion directory 2021
2021 Stallion Directory: catalogue of the Verband stallions

The Holsteiner Verband stallion keeping GmbH stallion directory is fresh off the press and as usual brimful of interesting information around the breeding stallions and the Holsteiner breed. As the stallion presentation cannot be publicly held in front of an audience this year, the catalogues are sent to the breeders by mail.

Feel free to phone, fax, email or write to Elmshorn to ask for your copy of the stallion directory. As of now, the catalogue is also available for online viewing!
ONLINE Catalogue
Stallion show of the private stallion owners

It has become a tradition that the sires of the private stallion owners present themselves together to the public in an interesting show and are commented by Jens Wehrmann. This year is no exception. The event will be broadcast from the riding hall in Negernbötel, which has become known far beyond Holstein's borders due to a popular show series, the Nordic Jumping Events. In addition to the stallions of the Völz station, the stallions from the stations of Dirk Ahlmann, Carsten Lauck, Joachim Tietz, the Fromberger family's Osterrade estate, B-Horses and Rödl station will also be taking part.

The spectators can look forward to sires such as Liamant by Diamant de Semilly, Cornetaro by Cornet Obolensky, Diamant van Klapscheut Z by Diamant de Semilly, For Treasure VDL by For Pleasure, Denver by Dinken or Dialo by Diarado on 21 February 2021 from 3 pm.
ONLINE stallion directory 2021
Registration for the 1-day field test - for the first time 5-year-old Holstein mares can also participate!

This year's 1-day field tests for mares will take place on 22 April, 5 May and 23 June at the Verband facility in Elmshorn. This year, for the first time, 5-year-old Holsteiner mares can be registered for the test in addition to the 3- and 4-year-olds.
Holsteiner mares performance tested in Schleswig-Holstein (station or field test) sired by a young stallion or a Thoroughbred stallion will receive about 500 euros in financial support. Mare owners with a Holsteiner Verband membership will be contacted by the breeding department after the last field test (23.06.2021).

The entry form and the preparation guidelines for the field test in Schleswig-Holstein can be found on the website of the Landeskommission für Pferdeleistungsprüfungen Schleswig-Holstein.
Board elections 2021

On 31 March the delegates of the Holsteiner Verband will elect a new board.

13 election proposals have been received from the breeding districts. Before the candidates can finally stand for election, they need an approval of more than 50 percent of the votes cast from any basket district. This vote is addressed to all members of the Holsteiner Verband and will run by circulation until 19 February. Please be sure to return your ballot paper!

In the password-protected members' area all 13 proposed candidates introduce themselves by profile. (After you have entered your membership number and password, the system switches to English.)
Members OnLY AREA
World Breeding News for Sport Horses - The February-Issue is online

In the current issue you will find, among other things, a portrait of the Holstein stallion Calido I.
World Breeding News
If you have any questions, please call us!
We wish you all the best despite the restrictions caused by the Corona crisis. Take care of yourself and stay healthy!

Best regards,

The board, the managing directors and the breeding manager of the Holsteiner Verband

Veranstaltungen & Termine
Dates & Events
Holsteiner Verband Stallion Presentation
at 2.00 p.m. via ClipmyHorse.TV
Stallion Show of the Privathengsthalter
at 3.00 p.m. via ClipmyHorse.TV
Station Test for 3-year-old mares
final exam (freejumping and performance under the rider) in Elmshorn (no spectators)
35th Holsteiner Spring Auction
Fritz-Thiedemann-Halle in Elmshorn
Stallion Licensing
Verband facility in Elmshorn
Verband der Züchter des Holsteiner Pferdes e.V. Dachverband
Roland Metz
Steenbeker Weg 151
24106 Kiel

+49 (0) 431 305996–0
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