5 YO Dressage Gelding Fürst Bayram Sells for€1.7/US$1.9 million at Record Setting PSI Auction
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ANKUM, Germany, Dec. 12, 2021–Fürst Bayram, the five-year-old Oldenburg State champion gelding, was bought for €1.7/US$1.9 million as the highest priced dressage horse at the 42nd P.S.I. auction Saturday night.
The black gelding (Fürstenball x Sir Donnerhall I) sold to Germany, one of nine nations that successfully bid either in person or online for dressage and jumper horses that brought in a total of €19,538,000/US$22,111,154–an average of €369,625/US$418,304 for dressage horses and €426,680/US$482,873 for jumpers.
Top price was €1,950,000/US$2,206,815 for Londina PS (Carembar de Muze x Chacco-Blue), a seven-year-old jumper mare already successful at 1.45m level that went to Switzerland.
Paul Schockemöhle who with Ullrich Kasselmann operates the PSI auction, said: “This was the most successful auction so far, also a result of the great breeding I have devoted myself to over the past 20 years. For me especially as a breeder this is a huge success because of the quality of the horses. Of the dressage horses, 18 also came from Lewitz.” Gestüt Lewitz is a Schockemöhle breeding operation in Germany.
The P.S.I. Award for Lifetime Achievement went to Jürgen Koschel.
In an active career of 25 years, Jürgen presented more than 100 horses from youngsters to Grand Prix in competition for more than 900 victories and placings — from tests for young riding horses to Grand Prix. The Tokyo Olympics were the eighth Games at which he has been a trainer and has been team coach for the Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland, Spain and South Korea.
The award was presented by his former student, Kristina Bröring-Sprehe, Olympic and championship medalist.