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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, Gelding, 5 years, 16.1 hh, Gray
F: NOUMA D'AUZAY | MF: CAPITOL I
Jumping - Dressage
DE-24848
Kropp
~16,934 $15,000 €
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year, 11.2 hh, Brown
F: CASALL | MF: CONTENDER
Jumping - Dressage - Eventing - Breeding
Bettina Rogge
DE-24220
Schönhorst
price range
10,000 € to 15,000 € / ~11,290 $ to 16,934 $
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Holstein, Mare, Foal (03/2020), Smoky-Black
F: CLARIMO | MF: CARNANDO (HOLST.)
Jumping
Sporthorses-International.com
DE-24401
Böel
price on application
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Holstein, Gelding, 8 years, 16.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: CHIN CHIN | MF: CARTANI
Jumping
Sportpferde Thilo Krapf
DE-55545
Bad Kreuznach
price on application
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Holstein, Stallion, Foal (03/2020), Can be white
F: CASALL | MF: CRISTALLO II
Jumping
DE-59069
Hamm
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5,000 € to 10,000 € / ~5,646 $ to 11,289 $
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Holstein, Gelding, 3 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: QUIBERY | MF: LOCATO
Jumping - Dressage
Sporthorses-International.com
DE-24401
Böel
~58 $51 €
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Holstein, Stallion, Foal (05/2020), 11.1 hh, Brown
F: BIG STAR | MF: NEKTON HOLSTEINER
Jumping
DE-22395
Hamburg
ONO ~28,223 $25,000 €
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Holstein, Gelding, 8 years, 17 hh, Smoky-Black
F: CASALL LA SILLA | MF: CALIGULA I
Jumping - Leisure
Ramona Wiesner
DE-22959
Linau
ONO ~17,950 $15,900 €
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Holstein, Gelding, 3 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: CATCH | MF: CARETINO
Jumping - Dressage - Leisure - Eventing
DE-22846
Norderstedt
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5,000 € to 10,000 € / ~5,646 $ to 11,289 $
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Holstein, Gelding, 7 years, 17.1 hh, Brown
F: CAYADO | MF: CONTENDER
Jumping - Dressage - Eventing
DE-55450
Langenlonsheim
ONO ~7,338 $6,500 €
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Platinum
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Holstein, Stallion, Foal (03/2020), Can be white
F: CASALL | MF: CRISTALLO II
Jumping
DE-59069
Hamm
price range
5,000 € to 10,000 € / ~5,646 $ to 11,289 $
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Holstein, Mare, 2 years, Brown
F: AMBER | MF: CAPILANO (HOLST)
Jumping - Dressage - Eventing - Breeding
Corinna Rameil
DE-14624
Dallgow-Döberitz
ONO ~9,031 $8,000 €
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Holstein, Mare, 10 years, 16.2 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: CATOKI | MF: ESTEBAN
Jumping
CH-5506
Mägenwil
~30,220 $30,000 CHF
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Holstein, Mare, 9 years, 17 hh, Gray
F: SANDRO BOY | MF: CONCEPT
Jumping
DE-24894
Twedt
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5,000 € to 10,000 € / ~5,646 $ to 11,289 $
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Holstein, Stallion, Foal (05/2020), Brown
F: VINGINO | MF: DIARADO (HOL)
Jumping
DE-69483
Wald-Michelbach
ONO ~10,725 $9,500 €
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Holstein, Mare, 15 years, 16 hh, Brown
F: LADAS | MF: CASSINI I
Leisure - Dressage - Jumping - Breeding
AT-8093
Sankt Peter am Ottersbach
~6,209 $5,500 €
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Holstein, Gelding, 5 years, 16.2 hh, Bay-Dark
F: F-ONE USA | MF: RAMIRO
Jumping
SR Sportpferde
DE-04774
Dahlen ( Börln )
ONO ~22,578 $20,000 €
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Platinum
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Holstein, Mare, 6 years, 16.1 hh, Bay-Dark
F: CASALL | MF: CASSINI I
Jumping - Show Hunter - Breeding - Working Equitation
SR Sportpferde
DE-06242
Braunsbedra
~45,156 $40,000 €
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Holstein, Gelding, 8 years, 16.3 hh, Brown
F: CASSILANO | MF: CONTENDER (HOLST)
Jumping - Show Hunter - Working Equitation
SR Sportpferde
DE-04774
Dahlen
ONO ~73,379 $65,000 €
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Holstein, Gelding, 10 years, 16.3 hh, White NEW videos with 13yo boy. Gelding- CSI4* experienced!!!
F: CANTOLINO | MF: CORRADO I
Jumping
CZ-25206
Davle
ONO ~90,312 $80,000 €
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Holstein, Gelding, 12 years, 16.1 hh, Chestnut
F: CARRICO (HOLSTEINER) | MF: EXORBITANT XX
Eventing - Dressage - Jumping
DE-22941
Bargteheide
ONO ~90,312 $80,000 €
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Holstein, Gelding, 14 years, 16.1 hh, Gray
F: QUITE CAPITOL | MF: LANDEGO
Jumping
Ms Pferdeausbildung
DE-94094
Rotthalmünster
ONO ~7,902 $7,000 €
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Golden
Holstein, Gelding, 6 years, 16.1 hh, Gray
F: COLMAN | MF: SIR SHOSTAKOV
Jumping
Hof Krottenthal
DE-84180
Loiching
price on application
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year, Smoky-Black
F: SANDRO JUNIOR | MF: CARNANDO (HOLST.)
Jumping - Eventing
Sporthorses-International.com
DE-24401
Böel
price on application
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year, Smoky-Black
F: SANDRO JUNIOR | MF: LOCATO
Jumping - Eventing
Sporthorses-International.com
DE-24401
Böel
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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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