Rivendell Burberry

Pedigree profile of Rivendell Burberry

Burberry is a filly out of Dageraad Britta, who is destined to stay at the stud, as we have not yet retained any of Britta’s foals.

Burberry is frozen semen of the stallion Sir Donnerhall. This stallion is a sire of World Champions, Winners of the German national championships, price record setters and licensing champions.

Hero and producer of champions of historic uniqueness. If one wanted to put together all the heredity highlights for Sir Donnerhall I, one would need to write a whole book. For years, he has dominated the German championships as no sire has done before him: In 2015, his son Smirnoff won the German championships of five-year-old dressage horses. In 2014, his daughter Special Diva OLD won the German championships of three-year-old mares and geldings and his licensed son Sir Heinrich OLD (Ldb. /stud Warendorf) dominated the six-year-old dressage horse class. In 2013, his daughter Cindy OLD won the four-year-old mare and gelding class, his licensed sons Sir Heinrich and Sean Connery I were respectively Vice German champions of the five and six-year-old dressage horses. In 2012, Sir Heinrich was the Oldenburg regional champion and vice German champion of the four-year-old stallions and Stanford won the bronze medal in Warendorf in the three-year-old stallion class. In 2014, Cindy OLD won the title of Oldenburg dressage champion and Stanford scored points in 2014 and 2015 as high finalist at the World Championships of five-year-old dressage horses.
In 2012, his son Sa Coeur was also World Champion of the five-year-old dressage horses and star horse of the PSI auction in Ankum with a knockdown price of 2.31 million euros.
Sir Donnerhall’s offspring have always been sought-after: A foal was sold for 60.000 euros at the AOS auction and in the 2011 PSI auction collection, there were seven descendants of Sir Donnerhall I, where Sir Caramello and Siebenstein were both sold for 500.000 euros and South Coast for 520.000 euros. The youngest PSI Highlight was Sean Connery II, sold for 850.000 euros in 2015. For years Sir Donnerhall I was one of the most successful sires of auction horses and continuous producer of top horses achieving 6 digit prices.

His progeny impress repeatedly with their great style, modern type and subtle movements. The FN breeding valuation ranks Sir Donnerhall I, who has himself been trained up to Grand Prix, as one of the best sires of dressage horses (152 points and 99% reliability). He was second reserve champion of his licensing, stallion performance test winner, Ia main premium sire in 2005 and in 2006 German national champion as well as vice World Champion of five year old dressage horses. He quickly turned out to be a foundation stallion: He has already produced 90 licensed sons, including the NRW champion stallion and national German champion Silbermond, the champion stallions of the South German licensing Sir Nymphenburg I and Sir Schiwago as well as numerous premium stallions at every German licensing. The premium sire Santo Dottore was Champion of the Riding Horse three-year-old Oldenburg stallions in 2014. 138 daughters were awarded the predicate “state premium”. The daughter Assandra was honoured as best three-year-old mare in Austria in 2011.

Sir Donnerhall I: One of the surest dressage horse producers – Guarantor of noblesse and rideability

Burberry’s dam Britta is by the stallion Lingh x Flemmingh.

Lingh’s illustrious dressage career began in the Netherlands under Edward Gal. Edward trained Lingh from the time he was a green four-year old all the way up through their indisputable success in international Grand Prix’s. Lingh and Edward had many memorable medal finishes including Los Vegas, Amsterdam, and Aachen to name but a few.

In 2004, Edward and Lingh won the Dutch National Grand Prix Championships. The pair later helped win the team Silver Medal at the 2005 European Championships. Their best performance, however, was at the 2005 Las Vegas World Cup Finals where they finished first, beating teacher, mentor, and then-undefeated Anky Van Grunsven on Salinero.

It was at this event that American rider and sponsor of the 2005 World Cup Final, Karin Reid Offield, first saw and fell in love with Lingh. Edward Gal and Lingh’s last performance was a Silver Medal victory at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen. Later that year Karin Offield purchased Lingh, just after the KWPN licensed Lingh based upon his sport record.

The KWPN breeding committee described Lingh as “an honest and reliable stallion that is easy to work with. The great achievements of this stallion match his stunning conformation. Lingh is an athletic modern riding type. His head is intelligent. The neck has good length and form. The shoulder is long and well angled. The withers are well developed. The croup is a good length and well muscled. His legs are straight and correct.” Since then, Lingh has been approved for breeding by the Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Swedish, and Finnish studbooks as well as their American counterparts in addition to several Canadian Warmblood registries.

Early in their career together Karin and Lingh enjoyed competitive success with several top placings in Florida and at major CDI’s on the East Coast. With the aim to participate in the 2008 Olympic trials, the pair moved to the Netherlands and had a successful international tour. Upon returning to Florida for the winter season and trials, Lingh sustained an unfortunate injury in the stable that led to his retirement from sport and ultimately to his transition to life at top breeding stations in Sweden and Germany. In the fall of 2008, Lingh moved to Flyinge, The National Stud of Sweden. He received terrific rehabilitative care and returned to a very comfortable level of soundness. Happily, Lingh was once again re-united with Edward Gal at the Flyinge Stallion Show on March of 2009. The pair performed before the Flyinge crowds where breeders and admirers from Scandinavia could once again appreciate Lingh’s expressive qualities as a Grand Prix stallion, especially in his one-time tempi changes, piaffe, and passage.
In the spring of 2010, Lingh and Bo Jena, Flyinge’s long lining expert, performed at the Flyinge Stallion Show and gave an unforgettable performance demonstrating nearly all the Grand Prix movements in long lines. Lingh bred for two seasons in Sweden and in January 2011, Lingh relocated to Germany to Gestut Birkhof where Lingh has now found his perfect retirement. Through Gestut Birkhof, Lingh readily services the German mare base and extends his influence to mares in neighboring countries like France, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

With a breeding career that didn’t start until 2005, Lingh didn’t waste any time in proving he can produce Champions. Lingh’s son Beau (Lingh – Ferro) was the 2009 KWPN Stallion Show Reserve Champion Dressage Stallion and the highest priced dressage stallion of the KWPN Select Sale, selling for 190,000 Euros. Beau participated in Sweden’s National Championships for 6 year olds in 2012 and was a finalist. Lingh’s offspring in the United States have won at Dressage At Devon’s prestigious breed show. His offspring worldwide will soon launch their careers under saddle. With the easy mentality these youngsters have demonstrated, we anticipate excellent rideability and an ease to move up through the levels in sport.

Britta’s damsire is Osmium, who is by the stallion Ferro, also a legend of his time in dressage.

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