The first dressage horse already set the P.S.I. Auction Centre in Ankum ablaze shortly after 3.00 pm when an exciting bidding duel pushed up the price to a new auction record. Russian customers paid 2.8 million Euro for the Australian Hanoverian branded SPH Dante (Welfenadel x Dormello), the most expensive auction horse in the 35-year history of Performance Sales International. "Dante already shows such an amazing talent for piaffe and passage at the age of six many other horses will never achieve at all during their whole life," described Ullrich Kasselmann the specialty of the top-priced dressage horse this year.
When looking at SPH Dante's pedigree, his P.S.I. background becomes obvious. The Hof Kasselmann sold dam Donna Carina to Australia at the age of two, she won the Young Dressage Horse Championships at the age of five and six and qualified for the FEI World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses. Granddam A Little Lady presented Legamento, the most expensive dressage horse of the 2005 P.S.I. Auction. Dante also won the Australian Young Dressage Horse Championships "P.S.I. Dressage and Jumping with the Stars" at the age of four, five and six and qualified for the 2014 FEI World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Verden.
The eight-year-old mare Toulonia (Toulon x Balou du Rouet) who already won S***-level jumper classes, was sold at 1.1 million Euro to the United States and became highest-priced auction horse of the show jumping collection. "Once again we have seen that there is an extraordinary market for extraordinary horses. Customers fought for their horses which underlines the outstanding overall quality," Paul Schockemöhle gladly summarized.
„The 35th P.S.I. Auction was a sensational success with three exceptional horses at exceptional prices," enthused Ullrich Kasselmann. As the only three-year-old gelding Quel Filou (Quaterback x Stedinger), winner of the bronze medal at the Federal Championships this year, also raised one million Euro.
A new price record of 2.8 million Euro and a record-high overall revenue of 16.43 million Euro confirm the success of the P.S.I. Auction this year. The horses were sold at averagely 322.412 Euro with a total amount of 8.68 million Euro paid for the dressage horses and 7.76 million Euro for the jumpers by customers from all over the world. Within 35 years, the P.S.I. Auction has been developing into a global player, awakening desire all over the world.
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Source: Press release from P.S.I.
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