Rivendell’s Duett

Pedigree profile of Rivendell’s Duett

Duett is the full sister of the stallion Desperados who is competing successfully at Grand prix Dressage under Kristina Sprehe and has represented Germany a few times already.
Duett is by the stallion ‘De Niro’, 2008 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year, who is referred to as “the embodiment of the Hanoverian stallion.” De Niro is an exceptional stallion of superlative type and performance. He is a wonderful combination of the best bloodlines of Oldenburg and Trakehner, with a dash of Thoroughbred, insuring success as a sire of noble sport horses.

Since a fantastic start to his career, De Niro has become a legend as a dressage sire, and he has been very successful in sport himself.

1997: De Niro was the Reserve Champion of the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf with an overall 141.93 and was the winner in dressage with a score of 145.41.
2000: At the age of 7, De Niro is already successful at Grand Prix
2001: De Niro wins at the German Championships for Professional Riders under Dolf-D. Keller
2002: International wins in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special in Saumur and Berlin
2003: De Niro wins the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg
2004: After having already produced two reserve champions, De Niro’s son Dancier becomes the Hanoverian Licensing Champion in Verden.
2005: De Niro is the damsire of the Hanoverian Licensing Champion in Verden.
2006: De Niro has the largest contingency of offspring (14) at the Bundeschampionate in Warendorf.
2007: De Niro’s son, Deveraux is the World Champion of the 6 year old Dressage Horses. More De Niro offspring are successful at Grand Prix.
2008: De Niro is named the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year.
2009: De Niro has two offspring in the European Championships, and with Dablino the most successful developing Grand Prix horse.
2010: De Niro is placed 5th on the World Breeding Federation for Sporthorses’ list with 10 successful offspring competing internationally at Grand Prix. His son, Dablino ridden by Anabel Balkenhol, wins team bronze at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. De Niro’s son, Desperados ridden by Falk Rosenbauer wins the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg.
2011: De Niro offspring earn over 230,000 Euro in winnings in 2011 pushing the total winnings of De Niro’s offspring over the 1 million Euro mark.
2012: A total of 6 offspring travel to the Olympic Games in London. For Germany: Desperados ridden by Kristina Sprehe, Dablino under Anabel Balkenhol, as well as the reserve horse, D’Agostino ridden by Fabienne Lütkemeier. For Spain, Delgado ridden by Beatriz Ferrer-Salat, for Belgium, Donnerfee under Claudia Fassaert, and the reserve horse for Canada, Devon L ridden by Diane Creech.

In his career as a sire, De Niro has produced over 70 licensed sons, and his offspring are successful in the dressage arenas world wide. De Niro has proven himself through his own performance in the show ring and through his offspring’s exceptional achievements.
As a full brother to Rivendell’s Duett, Desperados himself is a star sire and exceptional athlete as well as a dressage stallion in demand worldwide. Under Kristina Sprehe, Desperados crowned his already unique career with a team silver medal as member of the German team at the 2012 Olympic games in London, where he also took eighth place in the individual result. In 2013, they belonged to the gold team at the European Championships in Herning and were placed fifth in both the Grand prix and the Freestyle.
Desperados himself already has 24 licensed sons. Two times in a row, Desperados presented the Champion mares at the Herwart von der Decken show 2010 and 2011. Several daughters have been awarded state premium status. According to the German FN’s predicted breeding value statistics, Desperados belongs to the top one percent of all German stallions with 141 points. Desperados has also received the Grande award from the Hanoverian Verband on the occasion of the gala evening of the 126 Elite Auction in spring 2012.
Duett’s dam, the state premium mare ‘Wie Musiek’, is by the stallion Wolkenstein II.
Weltmeyer has produced numerous champions: seven German National Champion Riding Horses including Waikiki’s sire Wittinger, Weltburger, Wolkenstein II, Wolkentanz, White Star, Wildrose, and Welt Hit IV); 2001 5-year old Dressage Champion Wanesco; two Hanoverian Stallion Licensing Champions (Wittinger and Wolkentanz), two Stallion Performance Test Champions (Wittinger and Wolkenstein II)! Weltmeyer has 64 licensed sons and 205 out of 473 of his mares have achieved the coveted “States Premium Mare” title in Germany. His first Olympic competitor, Wall Street, competed for Australia in Sydney. His son, Weltall, competed for Germany, winning the team Gold Medal in Dressage in the 2004 Olympics. His daughter, Weserperle, competes at Grand Prix level in Germany.
Duett’s granddam sire is Macho AA, an anglo arab stallion who added a lot of quality and athleticism to many Warmbloods.


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