Riding Against Hunger

At the the P.S.I. Auction in Ankum.

The auction of the sportsbag for the benefit of “Riding Against Hunger”: from left Moderator Carsten Sostmeier, Ullrich Kasselmann, Rolf Zimmermann, Paul Schockemöhle and Gudrun Bauer. (photo © Fotodesign gr. Feldhaus).

Aside from expensive horses, the idea of charity was once again a set part of the P.S.I. Auction. During the P.S.I. Charity Gala Ball, a sports bag belonging to Dr. Werner Wilhelm and signed by 80 equestrian sports stars at the 1970 Dressage World Championships at CHIO in Aachen, was auctioned off for a good cause. At 10.500 Euros, Swiss businessman Rolf Zimmermann had the knock down price. Then, yet another bidder put down an additional 5.000 Euros on the bag. Both quickly decided to offer it up again to benefit the charity “Reiten gegen den Hunger” (Riding Against Hunger).

The next stop will be Horses & Dreams from April 25th to 29th, 2018 at Hof Kasselmann in Hagen a.T.W.. At the gala everyone had the chance to play their part and fill in a donation on a post card. With a further 23.155 Euros, the guests in Ankum rounded out the total sum for “Riding Against Hunger” and “Welthungerhilfe” up to 38.655 Euros. Aid, which is especially important, now around Christmas, will arrive where it is most needed.