Although no records were broken, there were still some huge prices paid for the 49 dressage horses and show jumpers sold at this year’s PSI Sale in Ankum,Germany.
The top lot was a show jumper. HS Europa (Carthago/Landgraf I), the reigning German five-year-old champion, made DMK2,300,000 (around £766,000).
This big Holstein mare, who is related to several top-class performers, including Otto Becker’s Sydney gold medal-winning team ride, Dobel’s Cento, makes a superb shape and looks likely to reach the top.
Qredo (Qredo De Paulstra/Elf III), a six-year-old Selle Francais stallion, has won at M level in Germany and this chesnut, whose relatives include successful stallions in Baloubet Du Rouet and Quick Star, sold for DMK1,500,000 (around £500,000).
A strong group of dressage prospects aged between three and six years attracted great interest.
Four broke the DMK1m barrier, with the top price of DMK1,300,00 (around£433,000) being paid for the four-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Weltclassiker (Welt Hit II/Classiker).
Welt Hit IV (Weltmeyer/Hill Hawk), a three-year-old Oldenburg stallion, made DMK1,200,000 (around £400,000), while the Hanoverians Mambo No 5 (Metternich/Baigotti) and Placido (Prestige Pilot/Watzmann) made DMK1,100,000 (around £366,000) and DMK1,050,000 (around £350,000) respectively.
There were buyers in attendance from all over the world, with two horses going to the Ukraine, eight to the USA, three to Mexico and one to the United Arab Emirates.
River Dance (Remondo/Welt As), a six-year-old dressage prospect, sold for DMK600,000 (around £100,000) to a British buyer.
PSI SALES PRICES
1. Dark Magic (Donnerhall/Wiesengrund) 6-y-o gelding DMK420,000
2. Dos a Dos (Duntroon/Arratos) 4-y-o gelding DMK900,000
3. Dekade (Don Gregory/Rubinstein I) 4-y-o mare DMK140,000
4. Mambo No 5 (Metternich/Biagotti) 5-y-o gelding DMK1,100,000
5. Primus inter pares (Pik Noir/Nobel Roi) 4-y-o gelding DMK130,000
6. Dow Jones (De Niro/Andiamo) 3-y-o stallion DMK280,000
7. Welt Hit VI (Weltmeyer/Hill Hawk) 3-y-o stallion DMK1,200,000
8. Chateau Paradise (Continue/Wohlgemuth) 5-y-o stallion DMK170,000
9. Placido (Prestige Pilot/Watzmann) 5-y-o gelding DMK1,050,000
10. Paradise (Plaisir D¨Amour/Figaro) 4-y-o mare DMK300,000
11. Der Rubin (Donnerhall/Rubinstein I) 4-y-o gelding DMK600,000
12. Partyking (Pik Noir/Manstein) 3-y-o stallion not sold
13. Sketch (Saint Cloud/Picard) 4-y-o gelding DMK400,000
14. Jet Set (Justinian/Donnerhall) 5-y-o gelding DMK430,000
15. Dry Sherry (Don Primero/Castro) 3-y-o gelding DMK140,000
16. Winterbottom (Welt Hit/Glorieux) 4-y-o gelding DMK180,000
17. River Dance (Remondo/Welt As) 6-y-o gelding DMK600,000
18. Revue Girl (Regazzoni/Castro) 5-y-o mare DMK300,000
19. Komponist (Kubrick/Feiner Stern) 4-y-o gelding DMK450,000
20. WorldChallenge (Welt Hit/Acapulco) 4-y-o gelding DMK220,000
21. Sommerlier (Sandro Hit/Classiker) 3-y-o stallion DMK160,000
22. Dukatengold (Dream Of Glory/Manstein) 4-y-o stallion DMK250,000
23. Elite (Ex Libris/Foxtrott) 4-y-o gelding not sold
24. Welfenadel (Welt Hit/Pablo) 3-y-o stallion DMK250,000
25. Caribbean Flair (Cheenook/Akzent II) 4-y-o gelding DMK300,000
26. Weltclassiker (Welt Hit/Classiker) 4-y-o gelding DMK1,300,000
27. Logo (Lancer II/Goldrausch) 6-y-o gelding DMK250,000
28. Centor Z (Centauer Z/Alme Z0 6-y-o stallion DMK310,000
29. El Polderfurstin (Polydor/Fruhlingstraum) 5-y-o mare DMK200,000
30. HS Europea (Carthago/Landgraf) 5-y-o mare DMK2,300,000
31. Costa Rica (Contender/Futur) 4-y-o mare DMK95,000
32. Landay (Landfriese/Aldatus) 5-y-o gelding DMK150,000
33. Quabriella (Quick Star/Glucksstern) 6-y-o mare DMK350,000
34. Leon Cavallo (Liostro/Caletto) 6-y-o gelding not sold
35. Akardik (Acord/Volturno) 6-y-o stallion DMK900,000
36. Colandra (Contender/Landgraf) 5-y-o mare DMK800,000
37. Quenido (Quick Star/Fundus) 6-y-o stallion DMK240,000
38. Lacoste (Lacros/Silbersee) 5-y-o stallion DMK900,000
39. Charly (Carthago/Tanger) 5-y-o gelding DMK450,000
40. Burgunder (Burggraf/Kilian) 7-y-o stallion DMK150,000
41. Sherry (Sherlock Holmes/Airport) 6-y-o gelding DMK365,000
42. Aladdin (Alcatraz/Lord) 6-y-o gelding DMK130,000
43. Checker (Calando/Lavall) 5-y-o gelding DMK250,000
44. Qredo (Qredo De Paulstra/Elf III) 6-y-o stallion DMK1,500,000
45. Armageddon (Almox Prints/Polydor) 5-y-o gelding DMK170,000
46. Rimini Z (Ramiro Z/Leuthen) 5-y-o gelding DMK250,000
47. Quifilio (Quick Star/Filius) 6-y-o stallion DMK600,000
48. Quick-Step (Quattro B/Belfalas) 5-y-o gelding DMK70,000
49. My Girl (Caletto I/Lorenz) 5-y-o mare DMK277,000
50. Quick Boy (Quick Star/Gepard) 5-y-o gelding DMK250,000
51. Canonboy (Continue/Domino) 7-y-o gelding DMK300,000
52. Quigolo (Quick Star/Dimenos) 6-y-o stallion DMK220,000