P.S.I. Auction - 1.1 Million Euros for Der Designer
The most important riding horse auction in the world, the 32nd Performance Sales International in Ankum, ended with record revenue for the 47 show jumping and dressage horses. The collection of horses which the P.S.I. organizers, Ullrich Kasselmann and Paul Schockemoehle, selected from their home bred or raised horses, clearly exceeded the previous year's results. The Performance Sales International proved yet again at the 32nd edition that excellent quality has a price and it's exactly that quality that buyers from all over the world appreciate.
The top price in 2011 was earned for, much to the delight of Ullrich Kasselmann, a dressage horse. The five year old Hanoverian black stallion Der Designer, a youngster sired by the Derby winner De Niro, was sold to Russia for 1.1 million Euros and marked the top result of the P.S.I.. After all, a buyer from Lebanon purchased the most expensive member of the show jumping collection, the 6 year old bay stallion Chadino, by Chacco Blue, for 700,000 Euros. The stallion's sire is owned by Paul Schockemoehle and counts as one of the top stallions at his Mühlen stud.
The P.S.I. Auction 2011 achieved an average price of 271,304 Euros for the dressage horses and 272,583 Euros for the show jumpers. A total of over 6 million was reached for the show jumpers (6.5 million) as well as the dressage horses (6.2 million) respectively.
P.S.I. Charity: Bidders fight over a "little horse"
Boxing star Wladimir Klitschko put up a bidding duel with the Russian Nikolai Aristov and won as the hammer fell at 30,000 Euros for the Lewitz Paint yearling that was auctioned off to help the charity "Pink Ribbon, founded to help breast cancer victims.
Paul Schockemoehle was quick to help the losing bidder out of his understandable disappointment - Aristov also received a real live Lewitz Paint for his 27,000 Euro bid, because Schockemoehle has quite a few at his Lewitz Stud. Pink Ribbon "Call Me Pink" is an initiative started by Carina Carlsen, who runs the Norwegian dressage portal www.dressursaklart.no and whose mother is suffering with cancer. As is every year, Schockemoehle and Kasselmann use the P.S.I. to support a good cause.