Important Information for riding horses

vet check auction horses

For each horse the vet certificate is conscientiously filled out by our veterinarian team. Please convince yourself from the high level of the health check and – if necessary – have a talk with our veterinarians. Regular inspections during the approval and the training are obvious.

Our veterinary team

Pferdeklinik Bargteheide 
Dr. Werner Jahn

From monday to friday
Phone: +49 4532-28530

On the day of the auction - 27 March 2021
Mobile: +49 152-04027865


Dr. Brigitte Otto
veterinarian specialised in horses

Phone: +49 171-9914848


You can get in contact with the veterinarians at any point in time by filling out an online contact formular on our website.


Impeccable appearance and outstanding ability alone do not make a Holsteiner auction horse. Performance is tied to soundness. Knowing this we strive to identify all defects which might impair performance at the earliest possible stage. During the preparatory training in the run-up to the auction, which is also a soundness performance testing, horses displaying any defects are discarded.

In the event of an unfavourable health and soundness examination, the horse in question will not be accepted for auction.

However, questions as to health and soundness tend to offer a wide range of interpretation. Our examinations are carried out in accordance with the most recent scientific findings and evaluation is based on intensive clinical and radiological examinations combined with years of experience in top level competition.

The required x-rays (always left and right) include:

  • front hooves left and right 90° centered on the coffin joint
  • front digit left and right (90°) centered on the fetlock joint
  • overview picture hind digit left and right (90°)
  • tarsal/ hock joint left and right (0°, 45° and 115°)
  • stifle joint left and right 110° and 180°)
  • Oxspring left and right
  • Riding horses: x-rays of the dorsal spinous processes
  • in the equine surgeons’ Clinical Examination Certificate

The slightest suspicion will trigger additional x-rays to be taken to facilitate interpretation.

Since the horses have to undergo regular vet checks during the entire preparatory training, any defects arising from training-associated physical strain can be detected right away. A final veterinary examination is carried out just before the auction in order to guarantee only horses with a clean bill of health will enter the auction ring.

For further information regarding health, soundness, and x-rays please contact our veterinarian team.






Information for purchasers of riding horses

The riding horse you have purchased in the auction is covered by a life insurance with the Vereinigte Tierversicherung (VTV) for a period of twelve weeks. The insurance coverage includes losses through death or forced killing as well as permanent uselessness as a riding horse due to disease or accident. Enclosed are losses through theft, robbery, fire, lightning-stroke and explosion. Also included is transportation by land, air and sea (within twelve weeks) up to the first buyer’s stable.

The former main blemish cribbing is also insured. Indemnity is 80 % out of the insurance amount (amount due, however, with a maximum amount of € 175,000.00) less possible realisation proceeds.


In the case of damage

R+V/VTV-Vereinigte Tierversicherung a.G.
Frau Malve Hausharter
Raiffeisenplatz 1
65189 Wiesbaden
Tel. +49 611 5333972
E-Mail: [email protected]

and to the Holsteiner Verband

You can extend this insurance (also to a higher amount) beyond the said 12 weeks with R+V/VTV - Vereinigte Tierversicherung a.G. A new veterinary examination is then omitted.

Your contact persons of R+V/VTV are:
Herr Bernd Kupfer, Phone +49 172 4303295, E-Mail: [email protected]
Herr Thomas Granow, Phone +49 151 26410791, E-Mail: [email protected]
Frau Birte Stapelfeldt, Phone +49 176 57896169, E-Mail: [email protected]
or in person at the auction office

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