Euro Update: More Than 10 Million Euro For 2006 PSI Auction Horses

The collection of horses sold at the 27th PSI Auction of Elite Sport Horses in Ankum, Germany, produced a total turnover of more than 10 million euro. Organizers Ullrich Kasselmann and Paul Schockemohle sold 51 horses at auction and totalled 10,087,000 euro for them. The auction generated a fantastic atmosphere and was preceeded by the fabulous annual gala ball that PSI hosts on location the evening before the sale.

The price highlight of the auction was that grey jumper stallion Caballero (by Champion du Lys) who sold for 800,000 to Taiwan. Ukrainian millionaire Alexander Onischenko purchased three jumper talents for 1,560,000 euro in total.

The price highlight of the dressage horses was the Westfalian Dankeschön (by Douceur x Ehrentusch). The 4-year old brown gelding sold for 450,000 euro to British based Wilfried Bechtolsheimer, who is a regular PSI customer. Bechtolsheimer's daughter Laura is a member of the British Grand Prix team and competed at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen this year aboard her father's Douglas Dorsey (by Donnerhall).

The average sales price for a PSI dressage horse was 160,522 euro; the average price for a PSI jumper was 228,398 euro.

CDI Frankfurt: Koppellmann, Truppa and Ikle, Grand Winners at Frankfurt

Carola Koppelmann and the 9-year old grey Hanoverian stallion Comic Hilltop FRH won the 2006 Nurnberg Burgpokal Finals at the CDI-W Frankfurt in Germany. In the final round of the Burgpokal Finals, Koppelmann and Comic Hilltop scored 74.10 % and topped the leader board.

"During the season, we won the preliminary round, but never really the qualifier for the finals. I was really happy that we were asked to compete in the big Finals anyway. Winning the Burgpokal Finals is a new milestone for me," Carola Koppelmann said.

Comic Hilltop FRH is a licensed Hanoverian stallion owned by the American stallion station Hilltop Farm. The grey stallion is show jumping bred and is by Come On and out of a Platon dam. (Read More)

Valentina Truppa won the FEI Young Rider World Cup for the second time in a row. Aboard the chestnut gelding Chablis she was the undisputed winner of the Kur to Music, scoring 77%. Canadian Alexandra Duncan finished fourth on Elektra. American Laura Noyes, unfortunately, did not make it to the second round and finished twelfth with 57.644 %.(View Scores).

There was no doubt who the grand winner was of the World Cup Qualifier of Frankfurt: Swiss Silvia Ikle. Aboard Salieri CH, she scored a fantastic 76.00 in the Grand Prix and 81.450% for her newly designed kur to music. The second placed rider in the Kur, Sonja Bolz with Cockney, stayed almost 6% behind her. (View Scores).

Ubio, First Andalusian Stallion Licensed with German Warmblood Society

The Andalusian stallion Ubio is the first PRE bred stallion that has been licensed with a German warmblood society. On October 7, 2006, Ubio was approved for breeding to warmblood horses in Germany at the Baden Wurttemberger Stallion Licensing in Darmstadt.

The 15-year old Ubio (by Quimico out of Golossa) obtained its approval for Baden Wurttemberg based on his show performances. Under Elisabeth Eversfield-Koch, Ubio has competed at international small tour level and produced more than decent results. (Read More)

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