V-Plus Gold, 4-Year-Old Oldenburg Dressage Stallion Sells for €1.3/US$1.43 Million at PSI Auction
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ANKUM, GERMANY, Dec. 8, 2019–V-Plus Gold, a four-year-old Oldenburg dressage stallion, was sold for €1.3/US$1.43 million at the Performance Sales International 40th annual auction Sunday.
Luxembourg-based stable Dressage Grand-Ducal bought the stallion (Vivaldi x Farah x Fürst Romancier) for the highest price at this year’s world renowned action organized by Ullrich Kasselmann and Paul Schockemöhle.
V-Plus Gold is a full brother to Harmony’s V-Plus, that fetched top price at the auction a year ago.
Frederic Wandres of Germany, the Hof Kasselmann rider, will continue to ride V-Plus Gold with the aim of competing at the World Young Horse Championships.
Dressage Grand Ducal in Leudelange has become wellknown in recent years as the host of a CDI4* in the summer that has attracted competitors from both sides of the Atlantic.
Ulli Kasselmann said: “I know all the horses very well, but V-Plus Gold in particular has developed enormously over the past few months and is now going into the best of hands. They have been great friends of the P.S.I. and have also given us the opportunity to continue his further training and preparation for the big sport.”
The 2019 auction delivered the highest total turnover in the 40-year history of the event of €19.15/US$ 21.17 million million Euro. The dressage collection sold for a total of €9.59/US$10.6 million with an average price of €383,960/US$424,569. The jumping collection achieved a total of 9,56 million Euro at an average price of 398,333.
“There are several horses, who have the talent to make it to the very top of the sport. I can’t name a particular favorite, however I owe a great deal of success to a horse that no longer stands in the public spotlight. Askan. Catalogue no 39, Chadonia PS is from the same family and has the potential to follow in her famous relative’s footsteps. I am sure we will see her again.”
“The horses are getting better and better, prices have changed, the sport is evolving and we have to keep up with the times.,” said Paul Schockemöhle. “But looking back at how the P.S.I. Auction has progressed, I think we have achieved that!”
Paul Schockemöhle and Ullrich Kasselmann were honored by Francois Kasselmann and Vivien Schockemöhle for their fathers lifetime achievements.
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