Rivendell Stromboli

Pedigree profile of Rivendell Stromboli

D.O.B. 08/11/2020 – Sir Donnerhall (Imp Hann) x Lingh x Osmium

Dageraad Britta does it again and produces an outstanding foal.  Stromboli is exceptional in every way possible.  He is tall, uphill, elastic, friendly, correct and beautiful.  Being by the international stallion Sir Donnerhall is also in his favor! 

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 still with us.  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.

It is said that Sir Donnerhall is on a par with his amazing sire Sandro Hit!

Thanks to his offspring placed in Grand Prix competitions like Sai Baba Plus/Boaventure Freire/POR, Semper Fidelis/Heather Blitz/USA, Sir Heinrich M, Sir Deauville, Sunshine Tour,and Syriana/Mary Hanna/AUS, Sir Donnerhall I is placed amongst the top 20 of the WBFSH ranking list of the world’s best dressage sires. Sir Hohenstein/Bianca Nowag won team gold and individual silver in the Freestyle of the U25 Grand Prix European Championships in Melegnano/ITA.

Sir Donnerhall I has definitely stepped out of the shadow of his incredible sire Sandro Hit. Six German Champions are to his credit: In 2013, Cindy OLD (4 y.o. mares/geldings), in 2014, Special Diva OLD (3 y.o. mares/geldings) and Sir Heinrich (6 y.o.), in 2016, Smirnoff (5 y.o.) and in 2017, Candy OLD (4 y.o. mares/geldings). In 2018, Caty OLD (4 y.o. mares/geldings) made the historical record perfect, as she is already the fourth Sir Donnerhall descendant out of St.Pr.St. C’est Bon to win gold in Warendorf. Her full-sister Candy OLD also won the bronze medal at the World Championships for Young Horses (5 y.o.). Sa Coeur became double World Champion and price highlight of the P.S.I. Auction, selling for 2.31 million euros. He is just one of numerous auction top prices.

He has produced 99 licensed stallions, including numerous champion and premium stallions as well as Sir Olli, bronze medallist at the World Championships for Young Horses. Out of the 206 state premium mares, the Oldenburg Champion Mare Candy OLD stands out. Furthermore, the winning stallions Bonds, Feinrich and For Romance I OLD, the premium stallion For Romance II the Westphalian Champion Fürst Magic, the German Vice Champion and advanced (S) level serial winner Lilliano OLD/Dorothee Schneider, the German Champion Revenant and the Oldenburg Champion Mare, German Champion and P.S.I. price highlight Fasine OLD also descend from Sir Donnerhall’s dam line. At the German Foal Championships in 2019, Sir Donnerhall I produced another exceptional foal, the second placed filly.

Sir Donnerhall was 2nd Reserve Champion at the Oldenburg licensing in 2003, winner of his stallion performance test and awarded the Ia main premium in 2005 and German Champion and Vice World Champion (5 y.o.) in 2006. He is now trained to advanced level. Due to the high breeding demands, he was no longer competed.

His sire Sandro Hit, World Champion and German Champion, very quickly made a name for himself as a foundation stallion in dressage horse breeding.

His dam St.Pr.St. Contenance D also produced his full brother, Sir Donnerhal II, licensed stallion and World Cup finalist with Morgan Barbancon/ESP, and Stratege/Cora Jacobs, also successful in Grand Prix.

His dam sire is the sire of the century Donnerhall.

Stromboli’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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