De Niro

De Niro

Hanoverian, black, 1993, 171cm
Sire:  Donnerhall by Donnerwetter   DAM:  Alicante by Akzent II/Wiesenbaum xx
Performance Test scores:  Overall: 141.93 (2nd) Dressage 145.41 (1st)   Jumping 117.75 (11th)
Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2008

De Niro was Reserve Champion of the 1996 Stallion Performance Test in Adelheidsdorf with an excellent overall score of 144.93. He scored 9’s in all three gaits and was awarded the highest scores for rideability (9.67) finishing the riding portion of the test with a total of 145.41 points. He was also one of the best jumping stallions at the Verden stallion market in 1995.

De Niro is an extremely popular sire in Germany due to his outstanding movements, extremely high rideability and beautiful type. His foals are consistently elegant, modern type, show excellent conformation as well as outstanding movement. His first foal crop got an overall note of 9 by the Oldenburg commission and based on the exceptional quality of his foals, he received the "Hauptpraemiensieger" (Main Premium Champion) award in 1997. From his first foal crop, four of his sons were licensed and now he has 25 approved sons and 108 State Premium Mares. De Niro continues to produce high priced auction horses at Vechta and Verden. In 1999, De Niro won many dressage shows at FEI level and has qualified more than once for the German Bundeschampionate. Today, De Niro continues to advance in dressage with 24 wins in Grand Prix dressage. A highlight was winning the Championship of Professional Riders with his rider Dolf-Dietram Keller. He has been winning at Grand Prix Level since he was a 7 year old. His Breeding Value for dressage is 144. In 2008 he was awarded Hanoverian Stallion of the Year!!

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