The 22nd PSI-Auction in Ankum, Germany, was once again a money-throwing-extravaganza but the top record of 2.8 million DM for Lord Sinclair a few years ago has not been broken.
The PSI-auction is known to be the most expensive auction for show jumping and dressage youngsters and is organised by Paul Schockemole and Ullrich Kasselmann. With 50 horses sold, a total of 20.343 million Deutsch Mark was raised.
The five-year-old Holsteiner Locarno was the most expensive show jumping horse. The Lord Calidos x Romino son was sold for 1.95 million DM (or 1 million Euro). For 1.4 million DM, Otto Becker bought the 7-year-old stallion Qualdandro, by Quickstar x Aldatus. Dressage mare Love Parade produced the top knock-down price amongst the dressage horses. The oldenburger mare by Lord Liberty x Rubinstein was good for 1.76 million DM and was sold to Great Britain. Suprise du Jour, a bay Sandro Hit x Weltmeyer offspring, was good for the second highest price. A German dressage lover paid 530.000 Euro for the horse.
The 2001 PSI Auction, a Promised Cash Flow