Elizabeth “Betsy” Juliano purchased the highest priced dressage horse at the PSI Auction, held Dec. 11-12 in Ankum, Germany. She paid $900,000 for 5-year-old Hanoverian stallion Riccidoff (Don Sarina x Riccione). Juliano owns Havensafe farm where George Williams is the head trainer.
Juliano, of Middlefield, Ohio, purchased Riccidoff and one other, Horizon, a 3-year-old Oldenburg mare (Revue x Hotline) for $727,000.
“One thing I have learned over the years is that when it comes to horses, it’s best not to talk about future plans. I only want to say that I am very excited about Riccidoff joining us at Havensafe Farm,” said Williams. “He and the mare, Horizon, are very talented and promising prospects. I am delighted to have them, as they will fit in nicely with the other wonderful horses in the Havensafe stable. I’m looking forward to working with them.”
The 2010 Performance Sales International auction featured 52 riding horses from 3-8 years of age presented by Paul Schockemöhle and Ullrich Kasselmann. The 31st annual auction brought a total of $16.67 million for 50 horses sold. The top priced horse overall was a 6-year-old daughter of Baloubet du Rouet for $1.057 million.