Diaton, PSI Auction Top Priced Dressage Horse €700,000/US$858,000, Bought for California
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ANKUM, Germany, Dec. 19, 2020–Diaton, a four-year-old Hanoverian stallion, was the highest priced dressage horse at €700,000/US$858,000 at the P.S.I. auction Saturday that along with the mare Great Story is going to customers of California trainer David Wilson/Perfect International Equine.
Diaton is the son of Dimaggio out of Blind Date Bailola by Benetton Dream, that is competed by Sweden’s seven-time Olympian Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén.
Frederic Wandres, Hof Kasselmann rider and German Olymic squad member, will train Diaton for international young horse sport.
Great Story, a four-year-old Oldenburg mare (Grey Flannel x Donnerschwee), was bought for €450,000/US$550,000 to go to California.
Virtual Story (Vitalis x Don Primero), a three-year-old licensed Oldenburg stallion, bought for €450,000/US$550,000 was also heading over the Atlantic.
Du Vin, a three-year-old Oldenburg stallion (Desperado x Don Romantic), was bought by Chloe Gasiorowski of Toronto, Canada. Chloe, named Dressage Owner of the Year in 2019, for her support of the Canadian dressage team, owned Floratina that Lindsay Kellock competed on the Pan American Games gold medal team.
Chloe, an adult amateur, competed Floratina, a 12-year-old Hanoverian mare, in the Global Dressage Fall Festival CDI in Wellington, Florida last weekend.
Both riders will develop Du Vin, Lindsay said, with the goal of the horse becoming a mount for Chloe in the future.
Jovanni, a six-year-old KWPN gelding (Davino x Gribaldi) went for €500,000/US$612,000 to what was described as “a well-known patron of dressage in Germany.”
At the auction held for the first time in its 41-year history with no spectators, top price was €1.6 million/US$1.96 million paid by a French buyer for the six-year-old jumper mare Calourina (Carembar de Muze x Baloubet du Rouet).
The 20 dressage and 22 show jumping horses fetched a total of €14,568,000/US$17,856,000. Average price for show jumpers was €396,682/US$486,232 and for dressage horses €292,050/US$357,980.