Lickley Horses | Don Frederico and De Niro in the news June 2011
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Don Frederico and De Niro in the news June 2011

Don Frederico and De Niro in the news June 2011

Our current choice of Hanoverian stallions Don Frederico and De Niro (above) are again well represented in the Hanoverian news this month.

D’Agostino (De Niro x Shogun xx) was placed fifth in the special in Hagen CDI.

Dablino ridden by Anabel Balkenhol (De Niro x Waunderbusch II) had a brilliant performance in CDI Hagen, with a second in the Grand Prix behind Laura Bechtolsheimer.

Denzel (De Niro x Weltmeyer) was ridden into team third place in the juniors in Saumur by French rider Sharon Yvroux.

Divertimento (De Niro x Walt Disney) was third in the PSG at “Horses & Dreams” in Hagen. The full brother Desert Moon was third in the Intermediaire I and second in the freestyle.

Don Johnson (Don Frederico x Warkant) won the Grand Prix and the Special with Isabell Werth at the traditional May Market-Show in Mannheim.

Duke (De Niro x Fabriano) was the second in the consolation Grand Prix in Saumur.

Further afield, in Australia the second place in the mare inspection – best mare family – went to Destiny’s Child (De Niro x Lanthan) with two foals, one by Quarterback and the other by Lauries As.

De Niro bucks the trend as far as the convention for Hanoverian stallions. Normally the system requires the stallions to be trained to the basic test level only and thus they rarely prove their own ability to move on to the Grand Prix.

This is as a result of the breeding demands placed on them – which make the training required difficult to keep constant. The German breeder clearly prefers to use the young sires.

De Niro and his son Desperados are two of the very few exceptions to this. Both have received a chance to prove themselves both as sires and competition horses.

At time of writing De Niro was 5th in the WBFSH rankings for the production of dressage horses and he is the best Hanoverian.

Desperados (De Niro x Wolkenstein) completed his performance test in Schlieckau, was placed 3rd at the Bundeschampionate and won the German dressage derby in 2009.

Credits : Hanoverian News – Photo copyright unknown

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