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De Niro

De Niro

Year of birth: 
2001
Color: 
Black
Height: 
171
Level: 
Grote Tour
Sex: 
Stallion
Studbook: 
Hanoveraner
Father: 
Mother: 
Category: 
Stallions
Group: 
Other

Licensed for Hannover, Oldenburg, Westphalian and Rheinland

Reserve Champion of his Performance Test in Adelheidesdorf 1996

HLP: 141.93/ 2nd

DI: 145.41/ 1st

SI: 117.75/ 11th

De Niro is a Hanoverian stallion who is becoming one of the most sought-after sires in Germany. He is a big, strong, athletic horse with a very friendly disposition.

In 2000 De Niro was declared the best new generation Grand Prix dressage horse, having won at Prix St. Georges, Intermediare I and II and Grand Prix - all at the age of seven! He can also jump, and was considered one of the best jumping stallions at the Verden stallion market in 1995. He was Reserve Champion of his Stallion Performance Test with the best dressage performance. De Niro was awarded the I-a main premium by the Oldenburg Association in 1997 as a result of his overwhelming breeding value rating.

 De Niro already has more than 60 approved sons. His offspring are highly popular all over the world reaching top prices at all auctions. At the German Young Horses’ Championship in 2005 his offspring were highly successful. His son Daily Pleasure ( dam by Ehrenmarsch) became German Champion of the 4 year old dressage horses. In.2004 in addition to two vice-champion stallions De Niro also presented the champion stallion at the stallion licensing in Verden, named Dancier. In 2005 In Verden De Niro (dam sire) presented the top-priced (800,000 Euro) stallion champion. In 2006 with 14 descendants De Niro presented the highest quota at German Young Horses’ Championship in Warendorf and returned to Grand Prix sports.

 The Sire Donnerhall, was a most outstanding stallion combining a sports career at international Grand Prix level with a remarkable breeding performance Hardly a stallion has had a greater lasting influence on contemporary German dressage sport and the breeding of dressage horses than that of the recently deceased Donnerhall. The liver chestnut Oldenburg stallion was a German champion and came third in the world freestyle championships. He was also team world champion in The Hague in the Netherlands. He moreover came individual third and team champion at the 1997 European dressage championships in Verden. In 1998 he became team world champion in Rome. The dam Alicante, herself a successful dressage horse, earlier produced the full De Niro brother Dimension, who has a fine reputation as a sire in Westphalia.

 The dam's sire Akzent II was regarded as one of the best producers of rideability in modern day horse breeding. He has frequently made the news by his presentation of sensational stallion sons and expensive auction horses. He is also the dam's sire of stallions, apart fromThe dam's sire Akzent II was regarded as one of the best producers of rideability in modern day horse breeding. He has frequently made the news by his presentation of sensational stallion sons and expensive auction horses. He is also the dam's sire of stallions, apart from De Niro and Dimension, the esteemed sires Gralshueter, Carismo, Welton, Trend, Pik Labionics, World Man G, Grannus As and Gracieux. The pedigree is strengthened by the performance thoroughbred Wiesenbaum xx, who established his position through his sons Wiesengrund, Wittelsbach and the legendary sire Ferdinand. The dam line is identical in its origins to that of the stallion Dewett (Zweibruecken state stallion), Gomez (Dillerburg state stallion), Laurion (private stallion Oldenburg), Wapiti (Celle state stallion) and Wogenbrecher (private stallions Westphalia). This dynasty is also represented by the international showjumper Landdame (Franke Sloothaak) who is Laurion’s full sister.