The Oldenburg licensed stallion Don Schufro (by Donnerhall x Pik Bube I x Unkenruf) has been officially retired from competition at the Paul Schockemohle stallion show in Vechta
, where owner Blue Hors Stud showed several of its stallions to the public.
The 17-year old liver chestnut stallion achieved 45 victories and top placings in total in Grand Prix classes. The highlights of his career were winning the 2008 Danish Championships and getting the bronze team medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong.
Though Don Schufro has been a highly acclaimed dressage horse, he more importantly stamped international dressage horse breeding with his genes. He has over 20 approved offspring and sired the Mare of the Year in Denmark three times (e.g. Uno Donna Unique) and twice in Germany (Rebelle, Weihegold).
Numerous Don Schufro offspring have reached Grand Prix level themselves: Donna Asana, Diamond Hit, Debut Dallas, Bocelli. Other FEI level horses are by Don Schufro are Dexter, Don Dorn, Donatella, Grasmaerkens Don Pedro, Dry Sack and Blue Boy.
Photo © Astrid Appels