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De Niro (Donnerhall/Akzent II)

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De Niro's sire, Donnerhall, holds the highest dressage breeding value index (271) of all stallions. He placed second among 70 stallions at his performance test and went on to become DLG Champion in 1986. Donnerhall won more than 65 FEI Level and Grand Prix competitions and competed successfully until he was retired at 17-years of age. De Niro's dam was a successful dressage competitor producing an Approved stallion in Westfalia. His dam's sire, Akzent II, is regarded as one of the best sires of rideability in modern sport horse breeding producing many Approved stallions and expensive auction horses.

De Niro was Reserve Champion of the 1996 Stallion Performance Test in Adelheidsdorf with an excellent overall score of 144,93. He scored 9s in all three gaits and was awarded the highest scores for rideability (9,67) finishing the riding portion of the test with a total of 145,41 points. He was also one of the best jumping stallions at the Verden stallion market in 1995.


De Niro is an extremely popular sire in Germany due to his outstanding movements, extremely high rideability and beautiful type. His foals are consistently elegant, modern type, show excellent conformation as well as outstanding movement. His first foal crop got an overall note of 9 by the Oldenburg commission and based on the exceptional quality of his foals, he received the "Hauptpraemiensieger" (Main Premium Champion) award in 1997. From his first foal crop, four of his sons were licensed; one in Westphalia, one in Hannover, who was taken into the first lot by the State Stud Celle and two in Oldenburg, both of which were sold for very high prices to Sweden. As an 9 year old, he has 14 Approved sons. De Niro continues to produce high priced auction horses at Vechta and Verden. At the Elite Auction in Verden in April 2000, the colt Day Dream, by De Niro, was the top auction foal selling for DM45,000.  In April of 2001, the two high priced foals were by De Niro and sold for DM41,000 and DM31,000. Of the 5 high priced foals, 4 were by De Niro. At Vechta, a De Niro filly sold for DM70.000,- . In 1999, De Niro won many dressage shows at the Fourth Level and has qualified more than once for the German "Bundeschampionate". Today, De Niro continues to advance in dressage while competing at the FEI levels. He has been winning at the Grand Prix Level since he was a 7 year old.  
Summary of Stallion Performance Test Adelheidsdorf 1996:  overall score 141,93/ 2nd out of 50; dressage score 145,41/1; jumping score 117,75/11

 

DE NIRO: Hanoverian, black, 1993, 171cm

Life Number: 31-05900-93

Stationed at Klosterhof - Medingen and Hengststation Boeckmann.

In 2000 he was declared the best new generation German Grand Prix horse.    

Winner of the German Championships of professional riders in Verden under Dolf-Dietram Keller.

At 8 years of age he has already sired 19 licensed sons taking him to the forefront of today's breeding in Germany .

Sire of Vice Federal champion in 2001 - Del MartinoDe Niro is a son of Donnerhall, who became a figurehead of the more recent Oldenburg breeding history, as double world champion and a top class hereditary transmitter of dressage horses. The dam Alicante , who was herself a successful dressage horse, had earlier produced the full-De Niro brother Dimension. The damsire Akzent II is regarded as one of the best procreators of rideability horses of modern day horse breeding. The pedigree is consolidated well by the strong performance thoroughbred Wiesenbaum xx and the siring legend Ferdinand. The damline is identical in its origins to that of the stallions Dewett (Zweibrücken state stallion), Gomez (Dillenburg state stallion), Laurion (private stallion Oldenburg ), Wapiti ( Celle state stallion) and Wogenbrecher (private stallion Hanover ). Laurion’s full-sister, the international showjumping derby winner Landdame FRH/ Franke Sloothaak, also represents this dynasty.

De Niro was one of the best jumping stallions at the 1995 Verden stallion market and ranged among the top at the 1996 stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf, where he received the highest rideability score and became overall second in performance class I. De Niro has meanwhile won dressage competitions at the elementary and intermediate levels and qualified for the national dressage championships of 1998 and 1999. Merely aged seven, he already won Prix’ St. Georges, Intermédiaire I and II as well as Grand Prix events during the 2000 season. In 2000, he was furthermore declared the best new generation Grand Prix horse and in 2001, he won the Championship of German Professional Riders, ridden by his trainer Dolf- Dietram Keller. This was followed in 2002, by wins in international Grand Prix events. De Niro was awarded the I-a main premium by theOldenburg Association in 1997 as a result of his overwhelming breeding value rating. 

His progeny dominate the foal markets in Medingen, Vechta and Verden as evidenced by his son Day and Night, who was sold for the sum of DM 140,000 in Medingen in the year 2000. His sons are furthermore very popular at the approvals, demonstrated inter alia, by Der Lord, who went into the services of the Lower Saxon state stud of Celle and Divino de L, who is covering in Baden-Württemberg. Then there are De Vito, Donautanz , Depardieu (runnerup of the 2000 approval in Oldenburg and state champion in 2002) and Degas, who are stationed as loose box neighbours of their sire at the Hamstrup respectively Medingen stations, furthermore, Dionysos in Schleswig-Holstein, D-Online in Hesse, De Luxe in Saxony as well as Diego Velasquez and Dante Alighieri in Austria. The son Desert Moon, who is not being utilised in breeding yet, was third at the Hanoverian approval of 2001 and was the top lot of the 2001 stallion market at the knock-down price of DM 530,000. The likewise approved Donautanz came third in the 2002 federal championship of three-year old stallions. De Niro’s daughter Die Weingard became I-b diamond ring mare at the 2000 Oldenburg Elite Mare Show in Rastede. In 2001, his daughter Edina unequivocally won the Oldenburg Elite Mare Show at the same location.

De Niro100 day tested 1996 Adelheidsdorf                                 

Total: 141.93 (2nd)                                                            

Dressage 145.41 (1st)                                                     

Jumping 117.75 (11th)

 

 

Two of De Niro's sons: De Vito (left) and Vice Champion Depardieu (right)

De VitoDepardieu

De Niro Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2008

 

An impressive, brilliant appearance in the dressage ring

Privately owned stallion De Niro is the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2008. The Donnerhall/Akzent II-son was bred by Brigitte Pahl, Fockbek, and licensed in Verden in 1995. Since that time, he has been standing at Klosterhof Medingen. With this annual award, the Hanoverian Society and R+V/VTV insurance company honours important breeding stallions. At the Verden Stallion Market, breeder Brigitte Pahl was honoured with the Wohlklang-statuette and a cheque.

De Niro was born in 1993, and at the Stallion Approval in Verden in 1995, he was already one of the most popular and fascinating stallions. One year later, the black youngster completed his stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf with the highest dressage score. Riding instructor Dolf-Dietram Keller trained him up to Grand Prix-level. In 2001, De Niro won the German Championships of professional riders and in 2003, the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg. Since 2006, he has been successfully competing with his young rider Theresa Wahler. De Niro’s dam Alicante was successful up to medium level with Susanne Pahl, the breeder’s daughter. She was an active brood mare for only a few years. The impressive result: Her four sons are successful competition horses, two of them, De Niro and his right brother Dimension, are approved stallions.

De Niro passes on his excellent rideability and fantastic movements as well as type and expression to his progeny. 1,341 offspring are registered with the Hanoverian Society. 14 of his 22 approved sons are registered with the first-class stallion book, 99 daughters were awarded state premium mare. He is the sire of 123 Verden auction foals and of 109 horses sold at riding horse auctions. 434 progeny achieved placements in the dressage ring up to advanced level and contributed to De Niro’s fantastic dressage breeding evaluation of 147 points. Together his sons, he has an incredible impact and influence on breeding.

The Celle state stud stallion Dancier won his Stallion Licensing and stallion performance test. Desert Moon and De Janeiro were reserve champions in Verden. De Noir is one of the most popular stallions in Denmark.  Maternal lines featuring De Niro in the pedigree are also very popular. His daughter De Nira is the dam of Hotline, the champion stallion of the Stallion Licensing in 2005. Hotline was the most expensive stallion ever sold at a breeding association’s sales event. Donner de Nero is the dam of the reserve champion of the Stallion Licensing in 2007, Fürst Nymphenburg, who won the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf in 2008.

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Hanoverian Breeding News

De Niro, Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2008

October 28, 2008

The privately owned stallion De Niro is the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2008. The Donnerhall x Akzent II-son was bred by Brigitte Pahl, Fockbek, and licensed in Verden in 1995. Since that time, he has been standing at Klosterhof Medingen. With this annual award, the Hanoverian Society and R+V/VTV insurance company honours important breeding stallions. At the Verden Stallion Licensing and Auction, breeder Brigitte Pahl was honoured with the Wohlklang-statue and a cheque.


De Niro was born in 1993 and at the Stallion Approval in Verden in 1995 he was already one of the most popular and fascinating stallions. One year later, the black youngster completed his stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf with the highest dressage score. Rider Dolf-Dietram Keller trained him up to Grand Prix-level. In 2001, De Niro won the German Championships for professional riders and in 2003 he reigned in the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg. Since 2006, he has been successfully competing with his young rider Theresa Wahler.

De Niro’s dam Alicante was successful up to medium level with Susanne Pahl, the breeder’s daughter. She was an active brood mare for only a few years. The impressive result: Her four sons are successful competition horses, two of them, De Niro and his full brother Dimension, are approved stallions.

De Niro passes on his excellent rideability and fantastic movements as well as type and expression to his progeny. 1,341 offspring are registered with the Hanoverian Society. 14 of his 22 approved sons are registered with the first-class stallion book, 99 daughters were awarded state premium mare. He is the sire of 123 Verden auction foals and of 109 horses sold at riding horse auctions. 434 progeny achieved placements in the dressage ring up to advanced level and contributed to De Niro’s fantastic dressage breeding evaluation of 147 points. Together with his sons, he has an incredible impact and influence on breeding.

The Celle state stud stallion Dancier (by De Niro x Lancier) won the Stallion Licensing and performance test. Desert Moon and De Janeiro were reserve champions in Verden. De Noir is one of the most popular stallions in Denmark.  Maternal lines featuring De Niro in the pedigree are also very popular. His daughter De Nira is the dam of Hotline, the champion of the Stallion Licensing in 2005. Hotline was the most expensive stallion ever sold at a breeding association’s sales event. Donner de Nero is the dam of the reserve champion of the Stallion Licensing in 2007, Fürst Nymphenburg, who won the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf in 2008.

Photo courtesy: Ridehesten

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Pedigree

De Niro  

Donnerhall

Donnerwetter

Disput

Melli

Ninette

Markus

Negola

Alicante

Akzent II

Absatz

Wega

Wiesenelfe

Wiesenbaum xx

Feldeiche

Registered with Hanover , Oldenburg , Westphalia , Berlin-Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Rhineland , Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Australian Warmblood Horse Association. Eligible with Hanoverian Horse Society of Australia .  

 

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