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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, 14 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: LIMBUS
Breeding
Gerhard Heise
DE-37574
Einbeck
€8,000
~ £6,716
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Holstein, Mare, 4 years, 16.1 hh, Bay
F: QUABRI DE L'ISLE | MF: LAVALL I
Jumping
Paardenveilingonline BV
NL-8181
WK Heerde
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Holstein, Mare, 2 years, 16.1 hh, Brown-Light
F: MILLION DOLLAR | MF: HERMES DE LUXE
Jumping - Eventing - Leisure - Dressage
DE-89343
Jettingen-Scheppach
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,395 to £12,593
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Holstein, Mare, 6 years, 16 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: CASALL | MF: QUANTUM
Jumping - Breeding - Eventing
DE-01561
Großenhain
€25,000 to €40,000
price range ~£20,989 to £33,582
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Holstein, Stallion, 24 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: LAVALETTO | MF: CALANDO I
Jumping
DE-25365
Klein Offenseth-Sparrieshoop
Price on request
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Holstein, Mare, 8 years, 16.1 hh, Bay
F: NON STOP | MF: CONTENDER (HOLST)
Jumping
CZ-26263
Zduchovice
€25,000 to €40,000
price range ~£20,989 to £33,582
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Holstein, Mare, 5 years, 16 hh, Brown
F: MANCHESTER VAN'T PARADIJS | MF: CRAWFORD
Jumping - Eventing - Dressage
DE-84435
Lengdorf
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~£12,593 to £20,989
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Holstein, Gelding, 16 years, 16.2 hh, Gray Jumping
IT-10051
Avigliana
€3,500
~ £2,938 Negotiable
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Holstein, Mare, 3 years, Chestnut-Red
F: TANGELO VAN DE ZUUTHOEVE | MF: CASALL
Jumping - Eventing - Leisure - Dressage
DE-89343
Jettingen-Scheppach
€13,000
~ £10,914 Negotiable
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Holstein, Mare, 5 years, 16 hh, Black
F: FÜRSTENBALL | MF: DREAM OF GLORY
Dressage
DE-25881
Tating
€20,000
~ £16,791
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Holstein, Stallion, 3 years, 16.2 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: VITALIS | MF: DENIRO
Dressage
DE-25881
Tating
€40,000
~ £33,582 Negotiable
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Holstein, Mare, 12 years, 17 hh, Brown
F: LARIMAR | MF: CAROLUS I
Jumping
verkaufspferde-24de Michael Gaillinger
DE-84180
Loiching
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Holstein, Mare, 10 years, 17 hh, Gray
F: CAMPOSANTO | MF: ACOBAT I
Leisure - Breeding - Dressage
Gestüt Hain
DE-84427
Sankt Wolfgang
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,395 to £12,593
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Holstein, Mare, 1 year, 17 hh, Brown
F: DINKEN | MF: COUNTDOWN
Jumping - Hunter - Dressage
DE-16845
Michaelisbruch
€8,000
~ £6,716 Negotiable
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Holstein, Mare, 12 years, 16 hh, Brown
F: LASINO | MF: CONTAGO
Breeding - Jumping
DE-21395
Tespe
€5,600
~ £4,702
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Holstein, Mare, 5 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: ADAGIO DE TALMA | MF: ZINAAD XX
Leisure - Breeding
Gestüt Kollmoor
DE-25524
Kollmoor
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~£4,198 to £8,396
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Holstein, Gelding, 10 years, 16.2 hh, Gray Jumping
DE-21516
Schulendorf
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~£12,593 to £20,989
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year
F: DINKEN | MF: CARETINO
Jumping
DE-25881
Tating
€9,000
~ £7,556
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Holstein, Mare, 1 year
F: CHINCHERO | MF: CONTENDER
Jumping
DE-25881
Tating
€9,000
~ £7,556
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year
F: CASALL | MF: CANCARA
Jumping
DE-25881
Tating
€9,000
~ £7,556
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year
F: CONTHARGOS (OS) | MF: COOLMANN
Jumping
DE-25881
Tating
€9,000
~ £7,556
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Holstein, Stallion, 1 year
F: CASCADELLO I | MF: CLARIMO
Jumping
DE-25881
Tating
€7,500
~ £6,297
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Holstein, Stallion, 2 years Jumping
DE-25881
Tating
€135,000
~ £113,340 Negotiable
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Holstein, Mare, 11 years, 16 hh, Brown
F: LAVALL I | MF: ALEXIS Z
Jumping - Breeding - Leisure - Dressage
DE-86744
Hainsfarth
€14,000
~ £11,754 Negotiable
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Holstein, Gelding, 9 years, 17.1 hh, Black
F: HIRTENTANZ (TRAK.) | MF: LA ZARRAS
Jumping
EASYRider Pferdetransporte / Kurylko reitsport
PL-45-573
Wroclaw
Price on request
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Holstein, Mare, 5 years, 15.3 hh, Brown
F: ELDORADO VAN DE ZESHOEK | MF: CORMINT
Jumping
Top Horses
CZ-19800
Prag
€12,900
~ £10,830 Negotiable
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Holstein, Mare, 7 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: VIVANT VAN DE HEFFINK | MF: CARANO
Jumping - Breeding - Eventing
DE-25436
Heidgraben
€25,000
~ £20,989 Negotiable
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Holstein, Gelding, 6 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: CONNOR
Jumping
JR Sporthorses
DK-5580
Nørre Aaby
Price on request
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Holstein, Mare, 9 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: ASKARI HOLSTEINER
Jumping
DE-41334
Nettetal
€18,000
~ £15,112 Negotiable
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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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