Rivendell Dior

Pedigree Profile of Rivendell Dior
d.o.b. 14/11/2021

Dageraad Britta does it again and produces an outstanding foal, possibly the best foal I have bred. Dior has stood out from the very beginning with his temperament and his conformation. His movement is nothing less than outstanding. He is tall, uphill, elastic, friendly, correct and beautiful. Being by the international premium stallion Diamonit, this is a definite keeper!

Dageraad Britta has produced the following foals already for us. Rivendell Beatrix Potter, by Highflyer, owned by Liz Parry, is competing successfully in dressage and is destined to make it to GP. Rivendell Burberry, also by Sir Donnerhall, is stunning and of international quality and has been sold. Rivendell Boromir, by Rivendell Beregond, is also owned by Liz Parry, and had quality enough to remain entire, but as a gelding will be a successful dressage horse in his own right. Rivendell Binary, by Rivendell Beregond is still with us. Rivendell Stromboli by Sir Donnerhall is developing well.

Dior’s sire Diamonit, was the Oldenburg Regional Champion, impressive mover and highest priced horse at the PSI Auction in 2009.

Diamonit was the most coveted horse at the 2009 PSI Auction. Diamonit was impressive even as a young horse, completing his licensing tests as premium stallion. In his 30-day test, he achieved high scores of up to 9.75 and, in 2007, he was the stunning Oldenburg Regional Champion.

This exceptional mover is now competing successfully in Inter I dressage classes that reflect his age and training level, and we’re convinced that he has a fantastic career ahead of him in the dressage arena.

Sire, Diamond Hit, successful at Grand Prix level, has produced offspring that sold for high prices at auctions in 2009 and he is consistently siring top-level competition horses. Diamond Hit’s progeny have collectively won nearly EUR 80,000, ten have already won advanced level classes and over 22 of his stallion offspring are approved.

Maternal grandsire, Santander H, combines the outstanding genes of heroes Sandro and Contender, and produces remarkably versatile horses with both dressage and jumping abilities.Diamonit’s foals are absolutely beautiful with a dry and aesthetic conformation, athletic build and impressive movements. The best example is the premium stallion “Diatano” at the licensing in Westphalia in 2009.

Dior’s dam, Dageraad Britta, is by the Dutch stallion Lingh, who for years was at the top of the WBFSH Index, ranking him the number one dressage stallion and third in the world during his competitive years. Lingh’s performance career is one of the most impressive in dressage breeding history!

Lingh represents some of the finest jumping blood in warmblood breeding and because of his gorgeous type, conformation and fine gaits, he is also a desirable sire as a dressage horse producer.

Lingh, ridden by Edward Gal, was Reserve Champion of Holland, he won the World Cup in Amsterdam and was Reserve Champion at the World Cup Final in Las Vegas, where he was the crowd favourite. He won and placed in several other Grand Prix and World Cup qualifiers. He was also a member of the Dutch team at the European Championship.

Britta’s damsire Osmium won the finals of the stallion competition in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, 12 points ahead of the second place horse. A the 70-day test at Ermelo in 1999 he was the dressage champion with a score of 8.5%. In 2000 he was the best four-year-old horse of the Netherlands and won the famous “Pavo Cup” with the extremely good score of 9.4%.

Osmium’s pedigree is rich in world class talent. His sire, Olympic Ferro, needs no introduction, and his damsire Calypso II is firmly ensconced in the “legendary” category. The next dam back is by the Thoroughbred, Ladykiller, another breed-shaping stallion. Osmium is a high quality stallion of great natural ability, very good character and beautiful black color.

Olympic Ferro, the Dutch sensation at Aachen, competed at the 2000 Olympics and assisted his team in achieving a team silver medal, with an individual score of 74.92%. As a three-year-old he was champion of his performance test at Ermelo, where he achieved the outstanding results of 6.5–step, 8.5–trot and 8.5 gallop. His sire Ulft, is a son of the great Le Mexico, who is listed 10th on the jumping index with 142 points.

Le Mexico carries Furioso xx blood, which brings value to any pedigree. Ferro’s dam, Brenda, is a daughter of the Holsteiner, Farn, who is listed sixth on the jumping index with 146 points. Farn’s son Nimmerdor, is listed second on the jumping index with 155 points. Olympic Ferro sired the champion of the three-year-old stallions at s’Hertogenbosch in 2000, and has nine young stallions in the second round there in 2001. The champion three year old mare at Ermelo in 2000 was an Olympic Ferro daughter.

Much is expected of this charming, talented black stallion who achieved the title of “Keur” in 2000. He can be relied upon to produce beautiful, typy, talented offspring of the highest quality. Fantastic toplines and an elegant look characterize his get. In addition to their dressage excellence, Olympic Ferro’s offspring also make good jumpers. Olympic Ferro is #1 on the BN World Stallion Rankings for dressage and is the top stallion and pride of the Netherlands, affectionately known as the “Black Pearl.” In 2002 Olympic Ferro once again had the highest scores on the Dutch Olympic team. 

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