V-Plus Gold, Price Highlight of 2019 PSI Auction, Record Edition at 40th Anniversary

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 22:10
2019 PSI Auction
V-Plus Gold (by Vivaldi x Furst Romancier)

The 2019 PSI Auction, hosted by Paul Schockemöhle and Ullrich Kasselmann, celebrated its 40th anniversary on Sunday 8 December 2019 and became a gigantic success. 

The 2019 P.S.I. Auction delivered the highest total turnover in the 40-year history of the event setting a new record at 19,159,000 euro after selling 49 horses of which 26 were dressage bred. The average price for a dressage horse was 383,960 euro.

V-Plus Gold, Price Highlight

The top seller of the 2019 PSI auction was the 4-year old stallion V-Plus Gold (by Vivaldi x Furst Romancier), which Grand Ducal Dressage from Luxembourg acquired for 1.3 million euro. The Luxembourg dressage company has purchased at PSI before (Ferrari, Quel Filou).  V-Plus Gold is the full brother to V-Plus, which sold last year to Harmony Sport Horses in the U.S.A. for 1.2 million.  Frederic Wandres will continue to ride this exceptional stallion with the goal of qualifying for the World Championships for young dressage horses.  

V-Plus Gold was also one the personal highlights for P.S.I. founder Ulli Kasselmann. “I know all the horses very well, but V-Plus Gold in particular has developed enormously over the past few months and is now going into the best of hands. They have been great friends of the P.S.I. and have also given us the opportunity to continue his further training and preparation for the big sport.”  

The second most expensive dressage horse was Brisbane (by Bordeaux x Sir Donnerhall) which sold to American Leslie Malone of Harmony Sport Horses for 1.05 million euro. They also bought Zomancier (by Zonik x Furst Romancier) for 350,000 euro.

Two jumpers also sold for 1 million euro or more: Chacco's Lando sold for 1.25 million euro and Chadonia PS for 1 million.

Mega Money for Super Stars

Gin Tonic
Dressage mare Zantana (by Zonik x Sir Donnerhall) fetched 955,000 euro and will move The Netherlands to RS 2 Dressage, where also the 2017 PSI Auction price highlight Zum Gluck (by Zonik) relocated to. 

The 2019 Bundeschampion in the 3-year old mares and geldings class, Saniola (by San Amour), sold for 700,000 euro. She was bought by a Swiss jumping horse owner who is venturing into dressage.

The Oldenburg licensed stallion For Romance II (by Furst Romancier x Sir Donnerhall) sold for 700,000 euro. Michelle Filsinger, an American client of U.S. Grand Prix rider Jennifer Hoffmann, purchased the stallion, but will keep him at Hof Kasselmann in Germany for the moment.

Gin Tonic (by Governor x Diamond Hit) was acquired by American Jamie White and German Markus Gribbe for 400,000 euro. The bay mare Foundizia (by Foundation x Hotline) sold for 370,000 euro.

International Grand Prix Riders Get New Horses

Swiss Beatrice Burchler-Keller acquired Today's Hit (by Totilas) for 320,000 euro. She sponsors German team rider Jessica von Bredow-Werndl.

Danclair (by Danciano) sold to Swedish Charlotte Haid-Bondergaard for 215,000 euro.

Madeleine Winter-Schulze has purchased Darkozy (by De Niro x Sarkozy) for Isabell Werth to ride for 190,000 euro.

The mare Scoletta sold for 100,000 euro to Vanessa La Vie, wife of Christoph Geibel-Böhn, who owns the website Dressursport Deutschland, managed by Kim Kreling. 

Prices for the dressage horses were:

  • V-Plus Gold - 1,300,000
  • Brisbane - 1,050,000
  • Zomancier - 350,000
  • Saniola - 700,000
  • Gin Tonic - 400,000
  • Zantana - 955,000
  • Fantastica - 140,000
  • Furst Ampere - 300,000
  • For Romance II - 700,000
  • Darkozy - 190,000
  • Mentalist - 275,000
  • Bon Gregoria - 320,000
  • Foundizia - 370,000
  • Dinay - 270,000
  • Flavour - 320,000
  • Today's Hit - 320,000
  • Furstin Donatella - 280,000
  • Bella Bicolour - 210,000
  • Belle Petit - 370,000
  • Dreamball - 130,000
  • Scoletta - 100,000
  • Dolcetto di Maggio - 170,000
  • Danclair - 215,000
  • Deriano 90,000
  • Dowing Street - 74,000

The founders of the famous P.S.I. brand can be proud of their achievements tonight, Paul Schockemöhle commented, “The horses are getting better and better, prices have changed, the sport is evolving and we have to keep up with the times. But looking back at how the P.S.I. Auction has progressed, I think we have achieved that!”  

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