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The state of Schleswig-Holstein in the north of Germany has been famous for its horses since medieval times. The modern Holstein horse, or Holsteiner, is the outcome of centuries of knowledgeable horsemanship and breeding. Today, these superb warmblood athletes are the first choice of many top-ranking riders in show jumping, dressage and eventing. Breeders who produce and sell a Holstein are experts in maintaining the sought-after qualities of their breed. When equestrians buy a Holstein, their registered horse will have been marked as a foal with the crowned brand and a life number on the left hip to identify them.

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Holstein, Stallion, 5 years, 16.2 hh, Gray-Dapple
F: COLMAN (HOL) | MF: ESTEBAN XX
Jumping - Mating - Show Hunter - Breeding
La Baumetta
DE-25336
Elmshorn
15,000 €
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Holstein, Mare, 2 years, 16.2 hh, Smoky-Black
F: I'M SPECIAL DE MUZE | MF: LAMAZE
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Stall in der Lohe Fam Eitel
DE-92271
Freihung
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Holstein, Mare, 6 years, 17 hh, Smoky-Black
F: CONNOR | MF: HERALDIK XX
Jumping - Dressage - Eventing - Breeding
ZG Beuck
DE-24247
Hohenhude
25,000 € to 40,000 €
price range ~29,313 $ to 46,900 $
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Holstein, Mare, 9 years, 17 hh, Brown
F: NERRADO | MF: COROFINO (HOLST)
Jumping
Sportpferde Thilo Krapf
DE-55545
Bad Kreuznach
price on application
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Holstein, Gelding, 6 years, 16.1 hh, Chestnut
F: CASALTINO | MF: LIOSTRO
Jumping
Falk Klaum
DE-09127
Chemnitz
15,000 € to 25,000 €
price range ~17,588 $ to 29,313 $
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Holstein, Mare, 8 years, 17 hh, Bay-Dark
F: CASALITO | MF: CRISTO
Jumping
Falk Klaum
DE-08060
Zwickau
35,000 €
~ 41,038 $
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Holstein, Gelding, 3 years, Gray-Dark-Tan
F: MILLION DOLLAR | MF: CARTHAGO
Jumping - Dressage - Leisure
Reinhold Distel
DE-63607
Wächtersbach
25,000 €
~ 29,313 $ ONO
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Holstein, Mare, 7 years, 15.3 hh, Brown
F: DIARADO | MF: CALANDO I
Jumping - Leisure - Breeding
Josef Machui
DE-14776
Brandenburg an der Havel
9,900 €
~ 11,608 $
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Holstein, Stallion, 9 years, 16 hh, Bay-Dark Talent stallion for dressage
F: DOBROMIR
Dressage - Mating
Vitalia Fh
RU-127083
Moscow
from 100,000 €
price range ~from 117,250 $
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Holstein, Stallion, Foal (03/2021), 16.2 hh
F: QUITE EASY I | MF: CARACHO
Jumping
Johann Hödl
AT-8083
St. Stefan im Rosental
5,000 € to 10,000 €
price range ~5,863 $ to 11,725 $
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Holstein, Gelding, 9 years, 17.1 hh, Black
F: CONELLO | MF: SILVESTER (HOLST)
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Sportpferde Müller
DE-65474
Bischofsheim
7,000 €
~ 8,208 $
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Holstein, Stallion, 9 years, 16.1 hh, Smoky-Black
F: NABAB DE REVE | MF: CONTENDRO I
Jumping
Daniel Dassler
DE-87474
Buchenberg
60,000 €
~ 70,350 $ ONO
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Holstein, Gelding, 5 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: LAMAZE | MF: CARPACCIO
Jumping - Show Hunter
LA Stables GmbH
DE-31515
Wunstorf
25,000 € to 40,000 €
price range ~29,313 $ to 46,900 $
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Holstein, Mare, 5 years, 16.1 hh, Gray
F: BARCLEY | MF: CASSINI II
Jumping - Dressage - Eventing - Breeding
Gestüt Katzenschwanz
DE-24819
Nienborstel
25,000 € to 40,000 €
price range ~29,313 $ to 46,900 $
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Holstein, Stallion, 3 years, 15.2 hh, Gray
F: CORRINARO | MF: LANSING (HOLSTEINER)
Jumping - Dressage - Eventing
AT-6861
Alberschwende
10,000 € to 15,000 €
price range ~11,725 $ to 17,588 $
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Holstein, Stallion, 2 years, 16.1 hh, Smoky-Black
F: CALIDO I | MF: LOTHRINGER
Jumping - Dressage - Mating - Eventing
Jasmin Diercks
DE-25336
Klein Nordende
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Holstein, Mare, 1 year, 14.1 hh, Brown
F: LEWINE | MF: CONCEPT
Eventing - Dressage - Jumping - Breeding
Jasmin Diercks
DE-25336
Klein Nordende
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year, 14.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: FRANZISKUS | MF: ALOUBE Z
Dressage - Jumping - Eventing
Jasmin Diercks
DE-25336
Klein Nordende
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Holstein, Mare, 6 years, 17 hh, Smoky-Black
F: CONNOR | MF: HERALDIK XX
Jumping - Dressage - Eventing - Breeding
ZG Beuck
DE-24247
Hohenhude
25,000 € to 40,000 €
price range ~29,313 $ to 46,900 $
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Holstein, Stallion, 5 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: CASCADELLO II | MF: COROFINO II
Jumping
HU-2400
Dunaújvàros
15,000 € to 25,000 €
price range ~17,588 $ to 29,313 $
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year, Gray-Dark-Tan Top holstein stallion (Quickly de Kreisker x Clarimo)
F: QUICKLY DE KREISKER | MF: CLARIMO
Jumping
CZ-25001
Prague, Czech Republivc
5,000 € to 10,000 €
price range ~5,863 $ to 11,725 $
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Holstein, Stallion, 5 years, 16 hh, Bay-Dark Beautiful son of Diarado with lot of scope
F: DIARADO | MF: MY HAPPYGUEST
Jumping - Dressage - Eventing
HU-9400
Sopron
25,000 € to 40,000 €
price range ~29,313 $ to 46,900 $
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year Hengstfohl von United Way x Contendro x Contender
F: UNITED WAY | MF: CONTENDRO I
Jumping
Peternhof
DE-25881
Tating
5,000 € to 10,000 €
price range ~5,863 $ to 11,725 $
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Use and characteristics of the Holstein

Standing between 16 hands (64 inches/163 cm) and 17 hands (68 inches/173 cm) high, Holsteins are excellent riding and competition horses. Breeders and trainers who sell a Holstein maintain their quality and height by setting conformation and minimum height standards for both stallions and mares. This means that any riders planning to buy a Holstein know their chosen horses are the outcome of highly selective breeding by experts. Black, dark bay and brown coat colours predominate, though there are chestnut and grey Holsteins as well. Pinto, spotted and palomino colours are viewed as non-Holstein colouring, though this is complicated by the fact that one Holstein sire did produce palomino and buckskin (dun) horses. Above all, Holsteins are athletes with great scope, or span, in jumping. Their athleticism can be seen in the bascule - the elevated, rounded jump that clears obstacles with ease and grace. It shows in their active, extended movement, too, which is often described as “elastic”.

Origin and history of breeding Holsteins

The modern Holstein is a warmblood. This means it carries the genes of horses that are described as hot-blooded, such as the Arab horse, as well as “cold-blooded” ancestry from northern European types. Horses from Holstein played a key role throughout some of Europe’s most troubled times. As with so many European breeds, some of the earliest ancestors of the Holstein were probably wild or semi-feral stock, running in the marshes alongside the Elbe River. The recorded history of a breed here begins with a reference in 1285 to horses bred by monks, who were given permission to graze their horses on land near their monastery at Uetersen. In the 1300s, there is a record of a donation by the monks of two young horses to the local landowners at Neumünster. Monastic bred horses for warfare were an important part of the European economy. During the 16th and 17th centuries, as Neapolitan and Spanish warhorses gradually replaced medieval destriers, breeders in Schleswig-Holstein adapted and thrived. A royal stud was established at Esserom by Christian V in the 17th century, and the famous white horses began to be bred. In the early 1800s, with a demand for carriage and coach horses increasing, Yorkshire Coach Horse stallions were imported. For much of their history, Schleswig and Holstein were independent duchies. When Prussia annexed them in the 19th century, the Prussians established the Traventhal Stud. Today, the German Holsteiner Verband strictly controls the quality of the breed, and the results speak for themselves, with Holstein horses consistently performing and winning at Olympic level.

Holsteins in equestrianism

During the 19th and 20th centuries, horses of many breeds, including the grey Anglo-Arab Ramzes AA, the TB Cottage Son XX, and the Selle Français Cor de la Bryére, contributed to the breeding programme. The history of the Holstein horse is a textbook example of how experienced breeders successfully adapt to meet changing needs.

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