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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, Mare, 9 years, 16.2 hh, Gray
F: ZIROCCO BLUE
Jumping
PL-63-0313
Nowolipsk
10,000 € to 15,000 €
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Holstein, Mare, 9 years, 16.3 hh, Brown
F: CASALL | MF: CARESSINO
Jumping - Dressage - Leisure
Stall PR
DE-84513
Erharting am Inn
25,000 € to 40,000 €
price range ~30,358 $ to 48,572 $
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year, Brown
F: CASIRO I | MF: LACAPO
Jumping
DE-24214
Lindau OT-Revensdorf
6,500 €
~ 7,893 $
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year Hengstfohl von Cascadello x Contender x lantano
F: CASCADELLO I | MF: CONTENDER
Jumping
Peternhof
DE-25881
Tating
5,000 € to 10,000 €
price range ~6,072 $ to 12,143 $
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Holstein, Mare, 6 years, 16.1 hh, Bay-Dark
F: CASCADELLO I | MF: CONTENDER
Jumping
DE-97539
Wonfurt
15,000 € to 25,000 €
price range ~18,215 $ to 30,358 $
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Holstein, Mare, 6 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: CACHAS | MF: CONTENDER
Jumping - Dressage - Leisure - Eventing
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DE-75015
Bretten
15,000 € to 25,000 €
price range ~18,215 $ to 30,358 $
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Holstein, Mare, 11 years, 17 hh, Brown
F: LARIMAR | MF: CAROLUS I
Jumping
Hof Krottenthal
DE-84180
Loiching
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Holstein, Gelding, 8 years, 17 hh, Gray
F: CELLESTIAL | MF: CORIANO (HOLST)
Jumping - Dressage
Heitmann Sportpferde
DE-21037
Hamburg
25,000 € to 40,000 €
price range ~30,358 $ to 48,572 $
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Holstein, Gelding, 13 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: CALATO | MF: GRUNDYMAN XX
Jumping - Dressage - Leisure - Eventing
DE-63505
Langenselbold
17,500 €
~ 21,250 $
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Golden
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Holstein, Mare, 7 years, 16 hh, Gray-Dapple
F: CLARIMO ASK | MF: LINCOLN
Jumping - Dressage - Leisure - Eventing
Anna Hübner
DE-19260
Albertinenhof
12,000 €
~ 14,572 $ ONO
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Holstein, Mare, 14 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: QUIDAMS RUBIN | MF: ROCADERO
Jumping - Breeding
Hof Lohmann - Rieda
DE-27283
Verden (Aller)
9,500 €
~ 11,536 $
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Holstein, Mare, 5 years, 16.2 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: CASALTINO | MF: QUIDAM DE REVEL
Breeding - Jumping
Stall Peters
DE-25705
Bargenstedt
8,900 €
~ 10,807 $ ONO
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Holstein, Mare, 11 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: LARIMAR | MF: CORNETTO
Breeding
Stall Peters
DE-25704
Bargenstedt
10,500 €
~ 12,750 $ ONO
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Holstein, Mare, 9 years, 16.3 hh, Gray
F: LORDANOS | MF: CORRADO I
Breeding - Jumping
Stall Peters
DE-25704
Bargenstedt
12,500 €
~ 15,179 $ ONO
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Holstein, Gelding, 3 years, 16 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: COOLMANN | MF: CAPITOL I
Jumping - Dressage - Leisure - Eventing
Sportpferde Haas
DE-35418
Buseck
9,500 €
~ 11,536 $
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Holstein, Gelding, 13 years, 16.2 hh, Bay-Dark
F: CARPACCIO (HOLST) | MF: ACORADO I
Jumping
DE-44807
Bochum
16,500 €
~ 20,036 $ ONO
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Holstein, Mare, 5 years, 16 hh, Brown
F: QUIBERY
Jumping
Christine Kortsch
DE-21516
Schulendorf
25,000 € to 40,000 €
price range ~30,358 $ to 48,572 $
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Holstein, Mare, 8 years, 16.3 hh, Brown
F: CATOO | MF: CARETINO
Jumping
Peternhof
DE-25881
Tating
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year Stutfohlen von Casall x Clarimo x Quibec
F: CASALL | MF: CLARIMO
Jumping
Peternhof
DE-25881
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year Hengstfohl von Crack x Loran x Painter's Row xx
F: CRACK | MF: LORAN
Jumping
Peternhof
DE-25881
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Holstein, Mare, 1 year Stutfohlen von United Way x Colman x Landgraf
F: UNITED WAY | MF: COLMAN (HOL)
Jumping
Peternhof
US-25881
Tating
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year
F: URIKO | MF: CONTENDER
Jumping
Peternhof
DE-25881
Tating
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Holstein, Mare, 6 years, 16 hh, Brown
F: URIKO | MF: CARETINO
Jumping
Peternhof
DE-25881
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year Hengstfohl von Origi x Comann x Lantano
F: ORGI | MF: COLMANN
Jumping
Peternhof
DE-25881
Tating
5,000 € to 10,000 €
price range ~6,072 $ to 12,143 $
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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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