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Rivendell Statesman


Pedigree profile of Rivendell Statesman (Sold)

Sir Donnerhall (Old) x Wolkentanz (Hann) x Bergkristall (Hann)

Statesman was born in Germany and is branded Hannoverian with german papers. He was imported as a foal at foot with his dam St Pr St Wolkenfee. He is a very alert youngster with movement true to his bloodlines. A horse for the very top of the dressage classes.

Statesman is by the stallion Sir Donnerhall, one of the most secure German dressage horse makers: Sire of World Champions, price highlights and licensing winners

Sir Donnerhall I makes history. In 2012 he hit again numerous headlines: The son Sa Coeur was the 2012' World Champion for five-year old dressage horses and was then auctioned for 2.31 million Euro as top horse of the PSI-Auction in Ankum.

FN's estimated breeding value statistics declares Sir Donnerhall I, for years now, as one of the best dressage horse sire.

He was himself second Reserve Champion at his licensing, in 2005 I-a main premium stallion, in 2006 Bundeschampion as well as Vice World Champion for five-year old dressage horses and has early turned out to be a trademark stallion: He produced already 80 licensed sons, including the NRW Champion Stallion and Vice Bundeschampion, Silbermond, the Champion Stallions Sir Nymphenburg I and Sir Schiwago at the Southern German licensing as well as numerous premium stallions at all German licensing sites.

Since years Sir Donnerhall I has presented a great number of finalists and medalists at the Bundeschampionat: In 2012 the licensed Sir Heinrich became Oldenburg Champion and Vice Bundeschampion of four-year old stallions, the licensed Stanford took the bronze medal in the class for three-year old stallions in Warendorf. More than 50 daughters were awarded the state premium. His daughter Assandra was nominated as Austria's best three-year old mare.

Sir Donnerhall's offspring remain as attractive as ever: a foal was sold for 60,000 Euro at the AOS-Auction and among the PSI-Auction lot were seven Sir Donnerhall I offspring. Even two of them, Sir Caramello and Siebenstein, received a bid of 500,000 Euro and South Coast even 520,000 Euro. The popularity of Sir Donnerhall I as sire of auction horses lasts already for years and he delivers regularly top horses selling for a six-figure price.

Wolkenfee, state premium Hannoverian mare is Statesman's dam.

Her sire is Wolkentanz I, one of the successful sons of the legendary sire Weltmeyer. He became Champion Stallion at the Verden licensing in 1993.

One year later in 1994 he won the three-year-old stallions classification at the Federal Championships of German Riding Horses, and was runner-up in the stallion performance test, scoring a convincing 140.53 points in the dressage category.

In 1995 Wolkentanz was honored as the best stallion of his age-group. Like his father, Wolkentanz has excellent movements, very good rideability and great talent for dressage. This stalliond thrills audiences with his breathtaking trot as a member of the Celle Dressage Quadrille. His offspring turned head with their fantastic movements, wherever they competed or were inspected.

In 2001 he produced both the champion colt and filly of the German Foal Championships--with both scoring perfect 10's on their gaits! Thus, Wolkentanz appears to be Weltmeyer's best producing son so far.

In 2005, Wolkentanz received a Breeding Value Index of 157 points, with an assurance of 97% heritability, from the German Equestrian Federation.

Damsire Bergkristall, was bu the legendary stallion Bolero, who was one of the new dressage sires in the Hannoverian studbook, with his abundance of Thoroughbred blood contributing to the elegant quality of his descendents

Bolero is by the elegant English Thoroughbred Black Sky, imported to Germany in 1972. Black Sky's grand-sire Djebe was a son of Djebel, sire of the great stakes winning sire, My Babu, who when exported to the United States established a winning line of hunter/jumpers. In Australia the My Babu son, Better Boy has been an influential sire of jumping horses.

Bolero's dam, Baroness is by another English Thoroughbred, Bleep {described as 'unusually large framed for a Thoroughbred'} who traces on her dam's side, to Hyperion and then of course to Bay Ronald. Her dam's sire Athos was regarded as a good sire of dressage broodmares. The damline, Athos-Fliegerstern also produced the popular sires, Grenadier (Celle State stallion} and Hitchcock (Celle and Radegast state studs} as well as the private stallion, Winner.

At his performance test, Bolero performed only moderately, placing 6th out of 30 stallions in his 100 day test at Adelheidsdorf with a score of 111.

In his lifetime Bolero was a useful sire in a career cut short far too quickly, but he is now proving a wonderful sire of broodmares. He was stationed Landesbrück where he clicked wonderfully with the daughters of Grande and Duellant.

In his nine seasons at stud, he sired 47 licensed stallions, including the champion of his year, Buenos Aires. Perhaps his most influential stallion sons have been the Brentanos I & II and Bismarck.His son Beltain was the sire of the Champion Six year old horse at the 2005 Bundeschampionate, Bellissimo.

Bolero is the sire of 317 registered broodmares, of whom 96 were awarded State Premium status. The mare Baccarole was the Champion mare at the Louis-Wiegels Show in 1989, and European Champion mare at Brussels in 1990. Baltengracie was again Champion of the Louis-Wiegels Show in 1991. Bolero sired three winners in the three year old Riding Horse class at the Bundeschampionate, Boruschkin (1984}, Bini Bo (1987} and Bocaccio (1988}. All three went on to advanced level dressage. The gelding son, Borsalino was a successful Grand Prix horse with Heike Kemmer, another son, Bossanova looked sensational at Grand Prix with Anna Merveldt-Steffan before his untimely death. As of the year 2000, Bolero was represented by 412 competition horses, with collective winnings of DM1,282,504. Bolero's son, Beauvalais, ridden by the Spanish rider, Beatriz Ferrer-Salat, won the indiidual silver medal and team bronze at the 2002 WEG, and the team silver and individual bronze at the Olympic Games in Athens, 2004.

In the calculation of breeding values on the basis of the Hanoverian mare performance test, Bolero daughters give him a dressage ranking of 139 - as against a not unexpected 57 for jumping.

Bolero's sudden death at the age of only 12 reduced his chances to shine as a breeding sire, but nowadays, he is proving an exceptional sire of broodmares.



Standing beside the mare in stocks while the vet is scanning, willing and hoping to see that highly-respected black dot on the screen is when it all starts.

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