March 2017

top-eventers-sales-day 2017

Clients from France, Belgium and Germany buy aspirants from our collection

During the Top-Eventers-Sales-Day more than half of the horses offered found a new owner. After the sales event both Elmar Lesch and Iris Schless were able to give a positive summary: "There was a lot of interest shown in our collection. The horses presented themselves really well at not only the photo and video shoot but also during the presentation on Wednesday, resulting in many prospective buyers trying out their favourites during the week leading up to the sale. We would particularly like to thank the sellers who put their trust in us again and gave us their youngsters, we are thrilled that all the Top-Eventers sold have found the best possible new homes.
A total of 8 horses will be moving to new stables in France, Belgium and within Germany. The Top-Eventers Team would like to wish all new owners and riders a lot of fun and of course success!


The Top-Eventers-Sales-Day tempts with quality thoroughbred type event horses suitable for amateurs and professionals of all age groups


A total of 13 top quality aspirants make up this year’s collection at the Top-Eventers-Sales-Day which takes place at Elmar Leschs equine training center in Bavendorf near Lüneburg, Lower Saxony.

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Elmar Lesch and Iris Schless have been very strict in their selection process and have only chosen youngsters which have passed the necessary health checks as well as having the required percentage of thoroughbred bloodlines in their pedigrees for the collection. In many of the pedigrees there is a combination of some of the best bloodlines and Elamr Lesch is convinced this will fulfill the wishes of his clients: “We have a number of very interesting top quality 4 and 5 year old youngsters, which have what it takes to compete in international sport at top levels in future years, either with professional rider or ambitious amateur riders. The 6 and 7 year old aspirants have in part already got placings up to CCI1* level, so it will be no problem to start the season with them at 1* international events and they are particularly to be recommended for pony riders moving up a level or talented junior riders aiming for this year’s championship events.”

shake Hands

On March 11th 2017 interested clients can buy these horses on a negotiating basis. The collection will be presented not only on this website from March 5th 2017 but there will also be a ridden presentation commentated by Elmar Lesch and open to all those interested on Wednesday March 8th at 6pm in Bavendorf.

Potential buyers are welcome to come to try out the horses and seek advice before the sales day. From March 6th it will be possible to schedule an appointment.

Tel: +49 (0)171 450 86 73 (Elmar Lesch) or +49 (0)171 260 51 53 (Iris Schless)
Email: service@top-eventers.com


February 2017

The Story behind the cover picture:



Yet again a client has put pen to paper and shared with us news of their Top-Eventer’s sporting career. Our thanks go to the rider Thomas Bagert and the owner Melanie Jamsek for this wonderful account about their mare “Escapada”, who found a great new home via our Sales Day and has brought a huge amount of pleasure to both rider and owner. We wish you all the best for the coming season!

“Erna” – Discovered at the 2011 Top-Eventers-Sales-Day

“She’s the one!” Escapada, a 4 year old daughter of the show jumping sire Escudo II out of a Lauries Crusador xx dam. This was in 2011 at Elmar Lesch’s and Iris Schless’s Top-Eventer-Sales-Day…..

Looking for something and finding something completely different!

It was supposed to be a 6-7 year old horse with first sporting experience. However due to the excellent presentation of the young mare at the 2011 Top-Eventers-Sales-Days, we choose a younger horse just starting its training.

The first Impressions

Nadine Marzahl, a neighbour of Escapada’s breeder (Norbert Sievers), rode the pretty but slender chestnut mare in the presentation with sensitivity and feeling and Escapada convinced with contentment and easy handling. The feeling that this may be the one was confirmed when we tried her out and together with her friendly character were the deciding factors. The decision was made!

The move to South Germany

Escapada moved to near to Stuttgart. From the very beginning her owner Melanie Jamsek wanted the mare, who was now lovingly called “Erna” , to receive a varied training and not only in a sporting sense. Laughingly Thomas Bangert claims that Erna has two different operating modes. At home she is relaxed and confident, traits most amateur riders wish for, both when out hacking or doing ground work. And at shows? Absolute sport mode!! Thomas Bangert is the one who should know, he has spent the last couple of years carefully but also successfully introducing the mare to eventing, supported by and with tips from none other than Andreas Dibowski!

Well Done “Erna”!

Since 2016 Bangert and Escapada have been riding under the black and yellow flag of Baden-Würrtemberg. The call up of the eventing architect, Thomas Bangert to join the regional team was a logical consequence of their sporting success. The first overseas start in Switzerland resulting in a 5th place in a national team event together with further placings at CIC* level confirming their performance level in 2016.

The slim chestnut has developed into a well proportioned equine athlete. Her trustful eye has remained and she impresses with her jumping ability paired with speed and caution. Erna has also successfully fulfilled the expectations of her breeder. As well as being successful in sport “Escapada – Erna” is simply a horse to enjoy, whether out hacking, going for a walk, on the field, daily contact……..


January 2017

2017 – Preview


This year we are looking forward to continuing the trust based cooperation with numerous sellers from breeding and training establishments. We are convinced that at our varied sales events riders will again find promising equine sporting partners and help continue the impressive success story of our “Top-Eventer”. We want to offer our clients, as always, a wide variety of above average quality horses – and leave no wishes unfilled!

The search for suitable candidates for both of this year’s collections (sales day and auction) has already started.


If you would like to register with us as an interested buyer please use the following e-mail form
> horse request
and let us know your details and requirements. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Save the dates of the 2017 sales events:

11th March 2017 – The Top-Eventers-Sales-Day

This sale on negotiating basis will take place at Elmar Lesch’s equine training centre in Bavendorf. If you require further information regarding this event please go to the menu on the left and click on “Top-Eventers-Sales-Day” and the individual subsections.

11th November 2017 – Top-Event-Horse-Auction

We will again have the pleasure of welcoming you to Elmar Lesch’s equine training centre in Bavendorf for the Top-Event-Horse-Auction (an auction for elite event horses). If you require further information regarding this event please go to the menu on the left and click on “Top-Event-Horse-Auction” and the individual subsections.


At the start of the outdoor season our team will be competing at numerous events. Please don’t hesitate in making direct contact with us as we are always happy to answer questions and if needed arrange a time for an individual chat or supply further information.

Follow us on Facebook or check out our website for further events and important dates. As the season progresses we will of course be posting updates on the sporting successes of our former auction horses. However until then the reports from 2016 can be read here: > 2016 reports and results of former auction horses


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