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Tips For Sport Horse Buying at European Auctions We started our journey about 1 year before the purchase of our Hannover puppy. At that time, we were mainly in the US for a young dressage prospect. Our goal was to find a horse with potential that we could enjoy developing and promoting fully its ability.Living in the southwest, we found that there were some breeding farms in our areas that only took place to develop dressage horses. Thus, our search began by largely visiting local stables, exploring locally orally and selling advertisements and exploring exhaustively online. While we found many beautiful horses, we did not find our "dream" horse. We were looking for not only a stylish mover but a horse born for dressage with exceptional athletic ability and most importantly intelligence and a desire to work. Like many shopping on horses, we found it extremely difficult to find a horse with the desired movement, as well as a horse with the desired intelligence and work ethic, to get such a horse to pass a veterinary test and finally stay within our desired budget. So we didn't start our European trip because we couldn't buy in the US, but because after several months of searching we decided to change our method that would hopefully improve our success.I grew up in a dressage barn that often had German judges, trainers, apprentices and most importantly German horses visiting. While I loved my thoroughbred I developed an appreciation for the German horse breeding industry and on the basis of this background we decided that we would change our search to get us to Germany for the dream purchase experience in our life. As I often say to friends, "this was our crazy moment!" So we were not experts on European horse shopping and certainly not horse brokers. Therefore, we must be well-trained before our visit. I found my disappointment that there were few if any helpful guides on the internet and basically just brokers offering to find a horse for you.The first step in our horse search was to find and develop a relationship with a local dressage coach. We chose Gintara Slavinskas because of her kind nature and the desire not to drive a young horse, but to encourage the young horse to develop to its best with only positive reinforcement. Therefore, we consulted to a great extent with Gintara about our decision to shop in Germany and in short, we were all very happy and ready to jump on the next plan. Common sense took over and we decided to wait a few months while we developed some contacts, chose a Verband or horse auction to attend and thoroughly educated ourselves.In this process, we learned that most German hot blood registers offered several auctions throughout the year and fortunately they all offer online viewing and information about the choice for the upcoming auction. We decided to investigate Oldenburg, Westphalia and Hannover's registers. All their websites are on horse-gate.com and be sure to select the small British flag under the.