PSI Auction Horse Dinay Joins Astrid Neumayer's Stable

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 16:05
Lars Ligus and Dinay at the 2020 Bundeschampionate in Warendorf :: Photo © LL-foto

Austrian Grand Prix rider Astrid Neumayer continues to expand her string of horses. Her newest addition is former PSI auction horse Dinay. 

Dinay is a 7-year old Hanoverian gelding by Dimaggio out of Amici (by Argentinus x Shogun xx x Waidmannsdank xx).

Born on an Island

He is bred by Elke & Claudia Tegtmeyer and was born on the German island of Norderney. Dinay is a full brother to Sissy Max-Theurer's Duracao, competed by Wolfgang Himsl.

Purrchased by Paul Schockemohle as a foal. He reared it at Gestut Lewitz in East Germany and then when he was three was saddle broken and gradually trained at Hof Kasselmann.

Under Lars Ligus the bay gelding made his show debut in 2019 as a 6-year old at the local show in Mettingen and further competed in Rastede and Verden that year. 

PSI Auction Horse

Dinay was part of the 2019 PSI Auction collection and sold to Astrid Neumayer for 270,000 euro, but she kept the horse in training at Hof Kasselmann. 

In 2020 Lars Ligus qualified Dinay for the Bundeschampionate at the qualifier in Kronberg. In Warendorf he finished 9th in the consolation finals for 6-year olds with  7.70.

Neumayer has now picked up Dinay and will continue to develop him herself to FEI level. 

"He arrived at Gestüt Pramwaldhof last week," Astrid told Eurodressage. "Our first trainings went very well and Dinay is a lot of fun. He is great to ride with three great gaits. He was very well trained and looked after by Lars Ligus at Hof Kasselmann."

When asked what her future plans with the horse are, Astrid disclosed that the World Young Horse Championships in Verden are in consideration.

"I have to get to know him a little better now and then of course we will try our first competition together," she said. "But there is still no tournament plan with him. Maybe we will also try to qualify for Verden."

Photo © LL-foto

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