Pedigree profile of Dageraad Britta
Britta was bought by Rivendell Stud from the dispersal sale of the Dutch Warmblood stud in South Africa. She is a most beautiful mare producing exquisite foals.
Her sire Lingh, has had years where show results put him 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.