The prize-fund for this year’s DHI (Dressage Horse International) dressage challenge in November has increased to £13,000.

The winnings for this competition, open to four- and five-year-olds bought through Brightwells sales, normally stand at £10,000.

But DHI pledged that the price fetched by a four-year-old they entered in this month’s sale (6 August) would dictate this year’s purse.

The horse, DHI Appart O (lot 44), a Dutch-bred gelding by Negro out of a mare by TCN Partout, made £13,000.

This article was first published in Horse & Hound (20 August, ’09)