By PSI-Ankum (press release)
Photography: LL-Foto and Thomas Hellmann
From rural breeders to the world’s elite and celebrities, everyone was there. Thousands of thrilled spectators filled the packed auction hall and watched the highly anticipated collection. Once again, hosts Paul Schockemöhle and Ullrich Kasselmann succeeded in putting together a collection of one thriller after another. Fifty one-of-a-kind horses – each one a unique diamond – were sold to clients from all around the world.
Even though the preparation was flawless, Ulli Kasselmann, as host, breeder, and seller, always feels the pressure: “These days you never know where things are going and how the buyers will react. However, we have found that the PSI name carries great weight worldwide.”
This year, the jumping collection caused the biggest stir: The chestnut mare Stakkariealla was sold to the United States for €2.4 million (over $2.7 million). The Stakkato daughter was the most expensive jumping horse ever sold in the 39-year history of the P.S.I. Auction. As with much of the collection, this mare is a product of the excellent breeding program at Paul Schockemöhle’s Gestüt Lewitz. The six-year-old Hanoverian has already earned successes under rider Patrick Stühlmeyer. “I’m sure that this is one of the best horses I have ever bred,” Schockemöhle exclaimed...CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO BREEDING NEWS
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