Dimension, bay Hanoverian
Stallion by Donnerhall/Akzent
II, born in 1989, standing approximately 16.2 hands.
Dimension, a full brother to De Niro! 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 be-come 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.
In 1997, De Niro was vice champion of the stallion
performance test in Adelheidsdorf with a score of 141.93 points and champion
of rideability with a score of 145.41 points.
In 2000, he won Grand Prix dressage tests at the age of
seven. In 2001, he won the German Championships of Professional Riders with
his rider Dolf-Dietram Keller.
In 2002, he won international Grand Prix and Grand Prix
Special dressage tests in Saumur and Berlin. In 2003, he was the winner of
the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg.
In 2004, De Niro provided the champion stallion Dancier at
the licensing in Verden, following two vice champions in previous years.
In 2005, De Niro was dam sire of the champion stallion in
In 2006, with 14 descendants at the German Young Horses
Championships, De Niro provided the largest contingent.
In 2007, De Niro’s son Deveraux became World Champion of
the six-year-old dressage horses in Verden. Several of De Niro’s offspring
have been victorious in Grand Prix dressage competitions.
In 2008, De Niro was honoured by the Hanoverian Society with
the title “Stallion of the Year”.
In 2009, De Niro provided two European champions as well as
Dablino, the most successful Grand Prix newcomer.
In 2010, De Niro was awarded place five of the World
Breeding Federation for Sporthorses with 10 internationally successful
offspring at Grand Prix-level. His son Dablino won the Team Bronze Medal
with rider Anabel Balkenhol in Kentucky at the world championships.
Desperados by De Niro and his rider Falk Rosenbauer won the German Dressage
Derby in Hamburg.
In 2011, the descendants of De Niro won a total amount of
more than 230,000 Euros. The overall amount of prize value of his
descendants reached more than 1,000,000 Euros.
In 2012, De Niro is ranked first in the ranking of the World
Breeding Federation for Sports Horses. Therefore he is the best dressage
stallion of the world.
In 2013, De Niro confirmed his status as best dressage
stallion of the world. The German dressage team with Desperados and D‘Agostino
won the Gold Medal at the European Championships in Herning. The stallion by
De Niro – Rosario, bred by Josef Greten, became champion stallion of the
licensing in Oldenburg and was sold for sensational 910,000 Euros to the
Danish Olympic rider Andreas Helgstrand.
Dimension himself (by Donnerhall x Akzent II), passed away at
age 22. Bred by Brigitte Pahl, Dimension was licensed in Munster in 1993. He
competed up to M level and sired two licensed sons, Diderot and Don Camillo.
Dimension was successful up to 3rd level dressage and 2nd level jumping, he was
licensed in Münster-Handort and stood with the Oldenburg stallion station
Höffmann. Dimension produced highly sought after offspring, a 1996 colt, named
Der-rik, sold at Deutsche Mark 38.000 and the cold Doudly sold at Deutsche Mark
44.000, really super high prices, especially concerning the earlier times in the
horse world. Two of his sons are licensed, Diderot and Don Camillo. Dimension
had around 300 actively competing offspring, also the 4th level dressage horses
Don Herny/Johan Vanthienen and Donar Ass/Carline Mümken.
Dimension (full brother to De