Much to Love: Preview the Elmar Lesch Eventer Auction Catalog

Nineteen horses feature in this year’s Elmar Lesch Eventer Auction, which annually features a small collection of horses selected for their potential in eventing and will take place this year on November 5. The horses in this year’s catalog range from age 3 to 6 and include both potential podium finishers as well as solid citizens (or, if you’re lucky, maybe the unicorn that is both!) suitable for pros and amateurs alike.

The Elmar Lesch auction has seen several success stories on the world stage; in fact, two horses at this year’s FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships — Ris de Talm, who finished in the 7-year-old top 10 with Germany’s Antonia Baumgart, as well as Dinathia, who was 11th in the 6-year-old division with Sweden’s Sara Olgottson Ostholt — were sourced via this sale.

Ahead of the auction, the horses can be tried out in Bavendorf — if you are wanting to attend and try a horse you’re eyeing, you find information on how to do so here. You can also request recommendations from the catalog by submitting your search criteria here.

Bidding will be supported in person or online/via telephone — check out your options and register here.

And now — for the fun part: time to dive into the catalog! As a reminder, the full catalog can be found here.

Potentially the most popular, at least for breeding aficionados/fans of Cornelia Dorr’s Daytona Beach 8, in this year’s catalog are two lots: first up is lot #1 “Burghley” (aptly-named, I think). Burghley is a 2019 Trakehner gelding by Duke of Hearts xx — “a full Thoroughbred stallion by Halling xx out of a Keonigsstuhl xx mare, who was not very heavily used early on in his stud career,” Amanda Chance wrote for EN’s Burghley Breeding recap. “but despite having a fairly modest number of offspring over the age of 10 has so far managed to produce four 4* horses in addition to the newly-minted 5* horse Daytona Beach 8.” — out of the Trakehner mare Berlin 7.

The second Duke of Hearts offspring in the catalog comes at lot #8, “Dragonheart”, a 4-year-old out of Roesnblüte. A big, rangy type, this is one who will do well with someone who knows how to get the most out of the bigger horses!

If the small, sporty version is more your type, you’ll definitely want to check out lot #10, “Catharina F”, who’s one of those big mares in a smaller package. This 5-year-old Hanoverian mare is by show jumping stallion Cachassini out of the Hanoverian jumper mare Tiola. She’s nimble and quick on her feet and looks like she’s just itching to get out and make the time around a big cross country track.

In the market for a solid-citizen type? Lot #11 seems to look the part here, and bonus points for all you crazy gray horse lovers out there, he’s got dapples for days. “Crocket” is a 5-year-old Holsteiner that wins the award for the name-most-likely-to-be-attached-to-a-very-pink-nose and just has a look about him that tells me he’d be happy to do just about anything, at least once.

You can view the full collection by clicking the banner below, and tune in for the auction live on November 5 on Clip My Horse TV!