Holsteiner Auctions

Telephone bids for a Holsteiner auction horse

Would you like to bid for an auction horse/foal by telephone?

As a service for our clients unable to attend the Holsteiner auction in person, we offerthe option to bid by telephone.

Our team is multilingual and familiar with all the horses/foals so we can guarantee comprehensive telephone service. Same as with any other trade, there are some important points to consider.

  1. You have had a look at the Holsteiner auction horses/foals in the catalogue and have also seen the videos and photos on our homepage www.holsteiner-verband.de, and have spotted a promising candidate.
  2. Give us a call. As the auction team oversees the auction horses from the very beginning they are very well informed. Let’s talk about your requirements and expectations, and we provide you with information.
  3. Please tell our auction team/your contact explicitly that you wish to bid by telephone in the auction. Please fill out our form and send it to our auction team. Your contact will then provide you with a form including all information and the Holsteiner Verband terms and conditions for purchasing a Holsteiner horse/foal in the auction.
  4. These papers are important for the further procedure and form the legal basis for trade. Please complete the form in full and return it to us.
  5. It is important for you to read the auction terms and conditions. Should you have any questions, your Holsteiner Verband contact is always willing to help.
  6. In addition to this form you have to submit a bank statement. This is standard procedure for all Holsteiner Verband auctions and a precondition for bidding by telephone. It is understood that this information as well as all other data are treated as strictly confidential and with the utmost discretion.
  7. The order of sale is fixed on the day of the auction. As already discussed in the coordination phase, your Holsteiner auction team contact will get in touch with you to give you the estimate time for your favourite to enter the auction ring.
  8. We will call you when the lot previous to your favourite is in the ring to help you get accustomed to the acoustics of the bidding.
  9. As your favourite is entering the ring, your contact will provide you with detailed information on the bids and the sums involved and advise you with regard to your bidding. You as the client always have the final say.
  10. You have submitted the last bid and the horse has been knocked down to you. Now your contact fills in the purchase confirmation form on your behalf. You will be sent an invoice upon completion of the auction.

For the processing and the organization of the transport we can help you and give you some advice.

We will be happy to assist you with advice and assistance in the handling and organisation of transport.

Check list:
1. Get information about the horses/foals
2. Get in contact with us
3. Tell us that you wish to bid by telephone
4. Fill in form and return it to us
5. Terms and conditions for sale in the auction
6. Bank statement
7. Timing – order of sale
8. Contact in good time
9. Bidding by telephone
10. Settlement


For any questions you may have, we are always at your disposal.




Herewith I declare, that the Holsteiner Verband Vermarktungs- und Auktions GmbH is bidding in my name to the following foals/horses. The Holsteiner Verband Vermarktungs- und Auktions GmbH will get my biddings by telephone during the auction. The authorized person will only follow the telephone instructions.

I would like to place bids for the following horses/foals:

Please enter the head number of the foal/horse you wish to bid on here.

The abovementioned person is available during the auction:
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Insurance coverage for riding horses

Twelve weeks of insurance cover under an animal life insurance policy 

The riding horse you have purchased in the auction is covered by a life insurance with the Vereinigte Tierversicherung (VTV) for a period of twelve weeks.

The insurance coverage includes losses through death or forced killing as well as permanent uselessness as a riding horse due to disease or accident. Enclosed are losses through theft, robbery, fire, lightning-stroke and explosion. Also included is transportation by land, air and sea (within twelve weeks) up to the first buyer’s stable.

The former main blemish cribbing is also insured. Indemnity is 80 % out of the insurance amount (amount due, however, with a maximum amount of € 175,000.00) less possible realisation proceeds.

In the case of damage Please contact

Malve Hausharter
Contact person R+V/VTV
Verband der Züchter des Holsteiner Pferdes e. V.
Westerstr. 93, D-25336 Elmshorn

New veterinary examinations are not necessary when extending the insurance

You can extend this insurance (also to a higher amount) beyond the said 12 weeks with R+V/VTV - Vereinigte Tierversicherung a.G. A new veterinary examination is then omitted.

Your contact persons at R+V/VTV

Bernd Kupfer
Contact person R+V/VTV
Thomas Granow
Contact person R+V/VTV
Birte Stapelfeldt
Contact person R+V/VTV
Dr. Brigitte Otto
Dr. Brigitte Otto

Ihre Ansprechpartnerin

Dr. Brigitte Otto
Specialist vet horses, Praxis Dr. Wehr

Speaking of health

Obligatory vet check riding horses

For each horse the vet certificate is conscientiouslyfilled out by our veterinarian team.

Please convince yourself from the high level of the health check
and – if necessary – have a talk with our veterinarians. Regular inspections during the approval and the training are obvious.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your state of health and the X-rays.

Explanatory Notes on Health and Soundness

Impeccable appearance and outstanding ability alone do not make a Holsteiner auction horse.

Performance is tied to soundness. Knowing this we strive to identify all defects which might impair performance at the earliest possible stage. During the preparatory training in the run-up to the auction, which is also a soundness performance testing, horses displaying any defects are discarded.

4- to 7-year-old Auction Horses

To be actually put to auction all four- to seven-year-old horses must pass three clinical examinations, performance and soundness testing, as well as the routine training checks, with the last clinical examination taking place just before the auction

3-year-old Auction Horses

The three-year-old horses undergo clinical examination upon selection for auction as well as during the short preparatory phase according to a separate clinical examination certificate.

Admission only with positive assessment

In the event of an unfavourable health and soundness examination, the horse in question will not be accepted for auction.

However, questions as to health and soundness tend to offer a wide range of interpretation. Our examinations are carried out in accordance with the most recent scientific findings and evaluation is based on intensive clinical and radiological examinations combined with years of experience in top level competition.


The required x-rays (always left and right) include:

  • front hooves left and right 90° centered on the coffin joint
  • front digit left and right (90°) centered on the fetlock joint
  • overview picture hind digit left and right (90°)
  • tarsal/ hock joint left and right (0°, 45° and 115°)
  • stifle joint left and right 110° and 180°)
  • Oxspring left and right, viewing of the fetlock joint space
  • only the riding horses: 3 x-rays of the spine (thoracic spine and lumbar spine, if possible showing vertebrae)
  • in the equine surgeons’ Clinical Examination Certificate

The slightest suspicion will trigger additional x-rays to be taken to facilitate interpretation.

Veterinary checks

Since the horses have to undergo regular vet checks during the entire preparatory training, any defects arising from training-associated physical strain can be detected right away. A final veterinary examination is carried out just before the auction in order to guarantee only horses with a clean bill of health will enter the auction ring.