Success made by P.S.I.', a recipe for success that prevails even in times of Corona and nationwide lockdown. The trust of the international buyers in the Kasselmann and Schockemöhle families and the loyalty to the P.S.I. brand seem unlimited and this was proven in the 2020 edition of the PSI Auction held in Ankum, Germany, on 19 December 2020.
“We would like to thank our clients, employees and everyone involved for the trust places in us in those troubled times," summarised Paul Schockemöhle and Ullrich Kasselmann.
Corona Edition of PSI Auction
For the first time in the 41-year history of Performance Sales International, the event took place without an audience.
Bidding on the selected dressage and show jumping collection took place exclusively by telephone after prior registration. For a last look at the auction candidates in the ring, there was FaceTime with the sales managers or a live stream on the P.S.I. homepage.
However, two other traditions were not interrupted: as in previous years Marko Vassalli sang Beethoven's well-known 'Ode to Joy' at the start the auction, and the quality of the collection again left nothing to be desired this year.
Calourina PS, Price Highlight
Auctioneer Hendrik Schulze Rückamp and the sales managers of Hof Kasselmann and Paul Schockemöhle may have been alone in the indoor arena of the P.S.I. Sport and Auction Centre in Ankum, but they still had their hands full.
It did not take long until the million mark was exceeded.
Already the third horse in the ring, catalogue number 35, the six-year-old Carembar de Muze x Baloubet du Rouet daughter Calourina PS changed into French ownership for 1.6 million euro. This sister to 1.60 m show jumper Jalellah OL by Louise Saywell provided the top result of this year’s auction.
Diaton, Dressage Best Seller
The four-year-old Hanoverian stallion Diaton (Dimaggio x Benetton Dream) was certainly on the wish list of many dressage connoisseurs. The son of the well-known dressage horse maker Dimaggio is out of Blind Date Bailola (by Benetton Dream). The grandsire is competed by Swedish Olympian Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven. The pedigree is completed on the maternal side by the Trakehner stallion Hohenstein.
In the end, Liz Jenkins, a client of Californian Grand Prix trainer David Wilson, of Perfect International Equine Inc came out on top at 700,000 Euro. Frederic Wandres, Hof Kasselmann rider and Olymic squad member, is entitled to train Diaton for the international young horse sport.
Virtual Story to Wellington
A 'hot line' to the dressage mecca Wellington secured another future star in the arena: the licensed Virtual Story (by Vitalis x Don Primero) comes from the proven Oldenburg dam line of Love Story, which has already brought us many successful dressage horses, elite mares and premium stallions, such as Dream Catcher and Franklin's Love.
Great Story, Gremlin
The full siblings Great Story and Gremlin (by Grey Flannel x Donnerschwee) sold for 450,000 and 500,000 Euros respectively. Great Story will move to California. Gremlin sold to Helgstrand in Denmark.
The talented KWPN gelding Jovanni (Davino x Gribaldi) had already caused a buzz in the live presentation last weekend and was worth 500,000 Euros to a well-known patron of dressage in Germany.
The 3-year old Oldenburg stallion Du Vin (by Desperado x Don Romantic) sold to Canadian Chloe Gasiorowski.
Grinello (by Grey Flanell x Furstenball) sold to Terry Lan from Taiwan.
The 4-year old Hanoverian mare Die Donna (by Sir Donnerhall x Der Designer) sold to Swedish Grand Prix rider Charlotte Haid Bondergaard. The 4-year old Goldika (by Goldberg x Lissaro) sold to Dutch horse dealer Laura Quint.
14.5 Million Euro Turnover
The impressive auction lot of 20 dressage and 22 show jumping horses fetched an overall result of 14.568.000 Euros.
The average price for the show jumpers were at 396.682 Euro and for the dressage horses 292.050 Euro.
The international buyers came from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, France, Portugal, Russia, Australia, Taiwan, North and South America, among others.
Ulli Kasselmann and Paul Schockemöhle would like to thank all buyers, friends and employees of the P.S.I. and hope to be able to welcome their clientele in Ankum again in the usual manner in 2021.
-- PSI press release