DUC DU SOLEIL HSR
2017 Bay Oldenburg GOV Colt
Foal of Distinction
Premium Foal Award
This fantastic De Niro colt is a terrific FEI prospect with the attitude for the big ring. He has excellent, correct conformation, substantial bone and joints; this is a colt with bone to spare! Duc has three superb gaits with a massive round trot, sitting deep and carrying his weight over his hind end. He shows excellent flexion in his hocks at both the trot and canter. His walk and trot have a clear overstep and are clean and correct. His canter is lovely, deep, round and balanced with an uphill tendency. He is a strong willed colt but he does respond well to handling. He was born via embryo transfer, and is pictured with his surrogate mare.
De Niro, 2008 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year, is referred to as "the embodiment of the Hanoverian stallion." De Niro is an exceptional stallion of superlative type and performance. He is a wonderful combination of the best bloodlines of Oldenburg and Trakehner, with a dash of Thoroughbred, insuring success as a sire of noble sport horses. De Niro has become a legend as a dressage sire, and he has been very successful in sport himself. More than 70 licensed stallions originate from De Niro. His offspring are sought after everywhere and they are always successful.
1997: De Niro was vice champion of the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf with a score of 141.93 and champion of rideability with a score of 145.41.
2000: he won Grand Prix dressage tests at the age of seven.
2001: De Niro won the German Championships of Professional Riders with his rider Dolf-Dietram Keller.
2002: He wins International Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special dressage tests in Saumur and Berlin.
2003: Winner of the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg.
2004: De Niro’s son Dancier is the Hanoverian Licensing Champion in Verden, after producing two vice champions in previous years.
2005: De Niro was dam sire of the champion stallion in Verden.
2006: De Niro provides the largest contingent of offspring (14) at the German Young Horses Championships.
2007: De Niro’s son Deveraux became World Champion of the six-year-old dressage horses in Verden. Several of De Niro’s offspring have been victorious in Grand Prix dressage competitions.
2008: De Niro is named Hanoverian Stallion of the Year.
2009: De Niro provided two European champions as well as Dablino, the most successful Grand Prix newcomer.
2010: De Niro is placed fifth on the World Breeding Federation for Sporthorses’ list with 10 internationally successful offspring at Grand Prix level. His son Dablino won the Team Bronze Medal with rider Anabel Balkenhol in Kentucky at the world championships. Desperados by De Niro and his rider Falk Rosenbauer won the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg.
2011: De Niro offspring won a total amount of more than 230,000 Euros. The overall amount of prize value of his descendants reached more than 1,000,000 Euros.
2012: De Niro is ranked first in the ranking of the World Breeding Federation for Sports Horses. Six of his offspring travel to the Olympic games in London: Desperados, Dablino, D’Agostino, Delgado, Donnerfee, and Devon L.
2013: De Niro confirmed his status as best dressage stallion of the world. The German dressage team with Desperados and D‘Agostino won the Gold Medal at the European Championships in Herning. The stallion by De Niro – Rosario, bred by Josef Greten, became champion stallion of the licensing in Oldenburg and was sold for sensational 910,000 Euros to the Danish Olympic rider Andreas Helgstrand.
2014: The German Dressage Team including Desperados and rider Kristina Sprehe and D‘Agostino with rider Fabienne Lütkemeier won the Team Gold Medal at the World Equestrian Championships in Normandy.
2015: De Niro leads the ranking of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses for the third time. the overall amount of prize value of De Niro's descendants reached more than 2,400,000 Euros.
Ravina is a Roi du Soleil (Rosandro) mare; one of the very few in the United States. She was named a Foal of Distinction and Preijum foal at her Oldenburg GOV foal inspection. Bred by Hidden Springs Ranch, she is a stellar modern mare: long legged and elegant with three excellent gaits. Her bloodlines are an excellent addition to the breeding program.
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