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Dressage Stallions - Donnerhall and Don Primero


dressages stallion, donerhall, Donnerhall 1981

Approved Oldenburg Hanovarian Westphalian Holstein Bavarian Baden-Wurttemberg Hessen KWPN Danish Warmblood

Donnerhall was until recently the most successful dressage horse in the world and looks back on an exemplary career. He managed like no other sire of his generation to combine success in breeding and in sport alike. It is nearly impossible to provide a complete survey of Donnerhall's breeding record here, as it would necessitate the writing of a separate book. In Germany alone he has produced over 50 approved stallion sons and more than 35 State Premium Mares.

donnerhall, dressage stallion When a colt by Donnerwetter out of Ninette by Markus-Carnot was born at Otto Gärtner's stud farm in Wenstein, Holstein on the 30th of May 1981, no-one could have imagined that the dark chestnut who was later christened Donnerhall, would one day stage a triumphant march through the equestrian world like no stallion before him. What's more, no other stallion has ever come close to achieving what the chocolate coloured chestnut Donnerhall managed in such a convincing manner, namely, the symbiosis of the dual qualities of being a successful competition sports horse and on the other hand being a top grade breeding horse. It was undoubtedly an encounter determined by destiny, that Donnerhall grew up on the memorable Otto Schulte-Frohlinde's Grönwoldhof studfarm.

DonnerhallAt the 1998 World Championships in Rome, Karin Rehbein and the meanwhile 17-year old stallion were once more part of the German gold medal team and gained an excellent fourth place in the individual rating. His sporting successes, substantiated by his life winnings of around DM 640,000 are no less significant than his importance as a hereditary transmitter. His breeding tally includes 77 approved sons, while of the more than 450 registered mares, 84 were awarded the state premium, including the champion mares Primavera and Hallo. In excess of 300 progeny have moreover been registered as sports horses. Donnerhall's last public appearance under his rider Karin Rehbein at the gala evening of the 1998 Oldenburg approval, where children with lanterns formed a narrow passage through which Donnerhall strode magnificently, remains a warm and unforgettable memory. From that time onwards, he only fulfilled his duties as a sire at the Grönwohldhof, where his remarkable career had begun. On the 14Th of January 2002, Donnerhall perished from acute intestinal toxicopathy. Donnerhall, who was already a legend during his own lifetime has passed away but his memory lingers on....

Rosalyn Serex

Donnerhall
Donnerwetter
Disput Diskant
Amselmarchen
Melli Matador
Lilli
Ninette

Markus

Manolete xx
Harine
Negola Carnot
Negera II

Don Primero Dressage Stallion

Don Primero Don Primero Stallion 1985 Oldenburg Hanoverian Westphalian Bavarian

Don Primero has inherited his sire, Donnerhalls' talented and stream lined movement. Don Primero has won 10 advanced dressage tests as well as some Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special tests. In 1990, Don Primero won the German Dressage Horse Championships in Verden. More and more he follows in the footsteps of his sire and grandsire.

To date Don Primero sired high-class crops with many premium foals. Several of his offspring were sold through the elite auctions in Vechta. Don Primero is a descendant of 3 top dressage stallions in Donnerhall,Unkenruf and Pik Bube. Donnerhall's most successful offspring, Don Primero, has now been sold to Sweden. Born in 1985 on breeding farm Gronwoldshof, Don Primero descends from the first crop of foals by Donnerhall and is considered to be an excellent example of the highly talented breeding combination Donnerhall x Pik Bube I. Closely following his sire's foot steps Don Primero transformed himself into a top quality dressage star.

Don PrimeroIn 1990 the five year old Don Primero won the German federal championships for Dressage Horses under Heiko Munzmaier. German Olympic Team rider Karin Rehbein quickly took over the reins and trained this black star up to Grand Prix level. In 1998 and 1999 Don Primero appeared on the scene under Falk Rosenbauer. Claimed to be sold for 1,800,000 Deutsch Marks, the Donnerhall son will continue his show career in Sweden where he will function as school master and breeding stallion. Three of his male descendants already received a breeding licence: the 1999 Bundeschampion Don Larino, Don Duriello and Don Bravio.

Don - Primero
Donnerhall
Donnerwetter Disput
Melli
Ninette Markus
Negola
Fantasia
Pik Bube Pik König
Franka
Fabia Unkenruf
Fabiola

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