37th P.S.I. Auction: Four-legged Ferrari sold at Euro 1,5 million
The 37th P.S.I. Auction was one of the best ever, this was the unanimous opinion of the P.S.I. Organizers Paul Schockemöhle and Ulli Kasselmann in the follow-up to the auction. Euro 16,501,000 total proceeds for 48 horses sold in total confirmed the gentlemen’s feelings. Especially the third horse of the auction, the four-legged Ferrari who became highest-priced horse of the auction.
The four-year-old Oldenburg stallion Ferrari (Foundation x Hotline) who already won the stallion division at the Oldenburg National Tournament in Rastede, was an exceptional appearance in the auction arena, and as already described in the catalogue, an “outstanding dressage prospect without any ifs and buts”. The gentlemen responsible for the show stable Dressage Grand Ducal in Luxembourg won the bid at Euro 1,5 million, and they are looking forward to the further training of their new Ferrari.
The four-year-old brown Revenant, also part of the dressage horse collection, turned out to be the second most expensive horse of the auction. He was also nominated 2016 national champion, however, in Westphalia. The highly attractive stallion who particularly shined with his amazing canter, enchanted many customers around the globe and caused an exciting bidding duel. The progeny by Rock Forever out of a Sir Donnerhall I-dam finally changed at Euro 1,1 million to the Bavarian stud Ammerland.
Two exceptional show jumping horses continued the series of extraordinary auction horses. Chaconeta was sold at Euro 960.000 and will soon move to Switzerland where she will meet her new stable colleague Stalognia, 2015 top-priced P.S.I. auction horse. The six-year-old bay mare is ready to accomplish 1.35 m show jumping courses and already won the gold medal at the 2016 “Deister” Show Jumping Championships. “Her sire Chacco-Blue is my favourite stallion, and I think her dam’s sire, Cornet Obolensky, is the best jumper stallion worldwide,” explained Paul Schockemöhle the specialty of this year’s top jumper.
Second most expensive jumper was Stakkatan, a five-year-old Stakkatol-son who was sold at Euro 900,000 to Poland. Stakkatol already presented the top-priced jumper in 2014 and 2015 and thus confirms his extraordinary genetic potential. Stakkatan himself already presented super performances in international young jumper development classes under the Japanese Olympic rider Koki Sato this year.
The 37th P.S.I. Auction confirmed that it is possible to earn good money for good horses and that the philosophy of Performance Sales International becomes increasingly popular at the international level. “Particularly regular customers rely on the mutual trust à la P.S.I. and appreciate the extraordinary service,” summarized Schockemöhle. His partner Ulli Kasselmann added that it again proved to be true that the studs Lewitz and Osthoff are regularly producing extraordinary horses such as this year’s best-priced horses. “Our customers know that we know most of the horses from birth, and they treasure their excellent nursery just as their quality.” Kasselmann is also quite confident when looking at the future and to also compiling another amazing auction collection next year.