Great Dressage Sires of the World, Donnerhall the Greatest

 
Mon, 03/20/2006 - 00:00
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Karin Rehbein and Donnerhall win the 2008 Hamburg Dressage Derby
Oldenburg Breeding News

At the 2006 International Stallion Show in Zwolle, The Netherlands, Warkantos represented his sire Warkant, the 2002 Hanoverian Stallion of Year. The dark bay gelding is one of seven Warkant sons that are currently competing at international Grand Prix level.

Eurodressage posed the question which other sire was able to match this incredible achievement of producing so many top quality dressage horses. Anne-Lot Paymans, score manager of Dressage Direct.com, was kind enough to send us a list of six sires who have more than seven offspring competing at international Grand Prix level. The absolute record holder is Donnerhall (by Donnerwetter x Markus), who has fifteen get in the show ring. Donnerhall himself won team gold at the 1998 World Equestrian Games and placed individually fourth.

The other breeding stallions with successful Grand Prix offspring are -- not surprisingly -- the big foundation sires of Holland and Germany. These are Lauries Crusador xx (6), Ferro (7), Florestan (7), Rubinstein (8), Weltmeyer (9). Five of these sires are standing at stud in Germany, which has the largest warmblood sport horse breeding market in the world.

Ferro - Dutch warmblood stallion by Ulft x Farn

  • Wayne Channon GBR - Lorenzo CH KWPN
  • Albrecht Heidemann GER - Lincoln KWPN
  • Philippe Limousin FRA - Joeris KWPN
  • Shelly Francis USA - Jasper KWPN
  • Tatiana Miloserdova RUS - Reckless KWPN
  • Thibault Cambourieu FRA - Joery KWPN
  • Vicky Thompson GBR - Jazz Dancer AES

Florestan - Westfalian by Fidelio x Rheingold

  • Hans-Rudolf Geissmann SUI - Florian XII WESTF
  • Heike Kemmer GER - Ferragamo WESTF
  • Hubertus Schmidt GER - Forest Gump NRW WESTF
  • Jan Ebeling USA - Feleciano WESTF
  • Martine Garnault FRA - Flamenco WESTF
  • Nicole Glaser-Käppeler GER - Floriano Deux NRW WESTF
  • Steffen Peters USA - Floriano WESTF

Lauries Crusador xx - Thoroughbred by Welsh Pageant xx x High Top xx

  • Carola Koppelmann GER - Le Bo HANN
  • Ellen Schulten-Baumer GER - Lesotho HANN
  • Gerda Lehmann GRE - Heslegards Louis HANN
  • Lynda Alicki USA - L'Aviateur HANN
  • Marie-Line Wettstein SUI - Le Primeur HANN
  • Tina Konyot USA - Liberty HANN

Rubinstein - Westfalian by Rosenkavalier x Angelo xx

  • Johannes Augustin GER - Rioja OLDNB
  • Martina Hannöver-Sternberg GER - Ratino H OLDNB
  • Matthias Alexander Rath GER - Renoir-Unicef OLDNB
  • Patrik Kittel SWE - Heslegårds Rubin HANN
  • Xavier Schulkens NED - Rubinson KWPN
  • Emmy Adwers USA - PF Robinson OLDNB
  • Marlies Van Baalen NED - Relevant 5 OLDNB
  • Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein DEN - Rigoletto 2 DWB

Weltmeyer - Hanoverian by World Cup I x Absatz

  • Anna Merveldt-Steffens IRL Hera III BAVA
  • Bernadette Pujals MEX Vincent HANN
  • Ellen Schulten-Baumer GER Weltino 3 HANN
  • Hans-Jörg Kaltenböck GER Weltrang BAVA
  • Isabell Werth GER Warum nicht FRH HANN
  • Jennifer Baumert USA Weltgraf HANN
  • Martin Schaudt GER Weltall VA HANN
  • Natalie Hobday RSA Callaho Wenckstern HANN
  • Emma Hindle GBR Wie Weltmeyer HANN (Wie Weltmeyer retired in February 06)

Donnerhall - Oldenburg by Donnerwetter x Markus

  • Andreas Helgstrand DEN - Blue Hors Don Schufro OLDNB
  • Claudia Montanari ITA - Don Vittorio HANN
  • Dominik Buhl GER - Moonlight 70 BAY
  • Ellen Schulten-Baumer GER - Donatha S HANN
  • Ewald Willibald AUT - Willibald’s Don Debussy WESTF
  • Fabien Godelle FRA - Donatello du Riveau SF
  • Isabella Willibald AUT - Willibald’s Don Giovanni OLDNB
  • Kristy Oatley-Nist AUS - Don Bolero HANN
  • Laura Bechtolsheimer GBR - Douglas Dorsey HANN
  • Ludwig Zierer GER - Delikat 15 BAVA
  • Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein DEN - Digby DWB
  • Philippe Jorisen BEL - Pikante-Pia v/d Bergerhoeve BWP
  • Tami Crawford USA - Dakota OLDNB
  • Odile Van Doorn FRA - Parodie van de Wateringhoeve BWP
  • Andrea Timpe GER - Danny de Vito OLDNB

Breeding info: courtesty www.dressagedirect.com 
Photo courtesy: Gronwoldhof

Related Links
Donnerhall Passed Away
Don Kennedy, Champion of the 2003 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing 
Olympic Ferro Passed Away Unexpectedly 
KWPN Foundation Sires and Their Get 
The Piaffe and Passage with Olympic Ferro 
Head Shot Photo of Donnerhall 

Horsemagazine: 
Great Sires - Donnerhall - Lauries Crusador xx - Weltmeyer - Florestan - Rubinstein 

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