The 2008 PSI Auction achieved exuberant prices with three horses as price highlights of the collection. The dressage stars St. Emilion and Doletto and the 6-year old show jumping talent Lawito all sold for the top knockdown price of 550,000 euro.
The 4-year old black stallion St. Emilion (by Sandro Hit x Ehrenwort) and the 4-year old bay gelding Doletto (by Diamond Hit x Sion) were the most wanted dressage horses of the collection consisting of 51 show jumpers and dressage horses. St. Emilion sold to a client of Christoph Niemann, while Doletto moves to Marina van den Berghe's Haras du Champcueil in France. The 6-year old show jumper Lawito (by Landgold) sold for the same amount to the Danish investor Tailormade Horses, which were advised by Søren Pedersen to buy the stallion.
The second highest price paid for a PSI horse was 520,000 euro. Andreas Helgstrand's sponsors bought the Bundeschampion Laetare (by Lord Loxley) for this spectacular price. Wyllow R (by Wolkentanz II), which finished third at this year's Bundeschampionate, sold for 380,000 €.
Ullrich Kasselmann and Paul Schockemohle, the men behind Performance Sales International, have been organizing this auction for almost 30 years. This year they generated a turn over of 11,360,000 euro. The average price for a dressage horse from the 2008 PSI collection was 205,000 euro.
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