De Naldi HW





De Naldi HW, black Westphalian gelding, by Hanoverian stallion of the year De Niro/Gribaldi (sire of Totilas), born in 2015, standing approximately 169 cm or 16.2 hands.

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De Naldi HW, sired by the famous Hanoverian stallion of the year, De Niro. An exceptional stallion of superlative type and performance. 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.

  • 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. o 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 Verden.

  • 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 honored 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.

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De Naldi HW's dam has the same sire as the famous Totilas himself, the champion of the stallion selections 1996, Gribaldi! Gribaldi was the 1995 champion of the stallion selections and 1996 champion of his stal-lion performance test and has been proclaimed a Keur stallion. In 1997 he was the winner of the four year old stallion competition in 's-Hertogenbosch and according to jury mem-ber Albert Voorn, "a horse that gives you a dream feeling as a rider". He was Reserve Champion in the Pavo-Cup for four year old dressage horses. His sire, Kostolany, is the top Trakehner progenitor who also performed at Grand Prix level. In 1995 Kostolany made history by siring both the Sieger (Champion) stallion and the Sieger mare. Along-side Gribaldi, Kostolany is the sire of many approved stallion including; Bertone, Show-master, Silvermoon, Tolstoi, Sans Souci and Polansky. The famous mare Kasette, from "Hauptgestüt Trakehnen" forms the basis of Kostolany's dam line and products of this line include the Olympic Dressage Horse Immanuel (Munich 1972) as well as the Trakehner progenitors Kapitan and Kassius. In 1995, Gribaldi's full sister Georgina was the best three year-old mare at the Central Mare Inspections in Hessen. Gribaldi's dam, Gondola II became an Elite mare in 1995 on the basis of her offspring. Additionally Gondola II is the dam of the approved stallion Goldino who was performing at Prix St. George level at the age of seven years-old. The first crop from this stallion produced two approved sons (Trakehner Stallion Selections 1995/1996), Up to Date and Uljanoff who became Reserve Champions after Gribaldi! Gondola II is by the dressage progenitor Ibi-kus who was both 'DLG-Sieger" (Champion) and four times "Championatssieger." The successes of Gribaldi progeny are almost too many to mention. Many mares are very highly placed at the Mare Selections, in the various performance tests in Deurne and Drachten and a great number are successful in their IBOP tests. A great many offspring of Gribaldi have participated in the PAVO CUP for four and five year-old Dressage Horses and many were selected for the Semi-Finals and the Finals. A few of his more no-table offspring are: Zardin--Overall Champion of the Stallion Selections in Denmark. This 3 year-old stallion completed his Performance Test in Vilhelmsborg and was the winner with the highest points for his basic gaits. Distelzar--The most expensive Trakehner ever! This 3 year-old stallion changed hands at the Trakehner Elite Auction in Medingen for the astronomical sum of DM 600,000.-. Later he was very highly placed in the 'Bundeschampionat in Warendorf' and the World Championships for Young Horses in Verden. Hofrat, Reserve Champion of the Trakehner Stallion Selections, was also Reserve Champion of the Bundeschampionat for 3 year-old Trakehner offspring under the saddle. At the Bundeschampionat in August, which consisted of the best horses in Germany, he ended up in 11th place with his rider Hans Jürgen Armbrust. Gribaldi is also the sire of Grand Prix standout Painted Black among many other international dres-sage stars. At the 2006 Zwolle Stallion Show Gribaldi was Champion of the Grand Prix 'Kur to Music' scoring 75.35%, and placed second in the Grand Prix class scoring 69.96% under the careful hand of Edward Gal. His noted son Painted Black was ridden by Anky Van Grunsven and placed 6th in the Grand Prix 'Kur to Music' class and 4th in the Grand Prix class scoring 67.88%. At the 2006 PAVO Cup Finals Ucelli (Olivi x Gribaldi) earned the title of Champion of the 5 year old divison, and his son Game Boy (Gribaldi x Pion) placed 5th.


Three world records and three gold medals at the World Equestrian Games - Totilas can only be described with superlatives. With his performances in the dressage arena, he has touched people far beyond the sport of dressage and ensured a previously unknown popu-larity. With Edward Gal, Totilas won Team Gold, Silver in the Special and Gold in the Freestyle at the European Championships in Windsor/GBR in 2009 and set world records in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle. In December, Totilas beat his own record in the Freestyle in London/GBR. In 2010, he won the World Cup final in 's Hertogen-bosch/NED. At the CHIO Aachen, he set another world record in the Special: the judges awarded an incredible 28 times the perfect score of 10.0. In 2010, at the World Eques-trian Games in Lexington/USA, Totilas won Team Gold and two times Individual Gold. Then Matthias Alexander Rath took over the ride and, in 2011, Totilas was the best horse of the German silver team at the European Championships in Rotterdam/NED. In 2012, he won two silver medals at the German Championships, in the Special and the Kür. In 2015, he won Team Bronze at the European Championships in Aachen. Totilas can also only be described with superlatives from a breeding point of view. Glock's Toto Jr./Edward Gal/NED won double gold at the Pavo Cup (5 and 6 yo). The Reserve Champion Governor-Str/Adelinde Cornelissen/NED secured double silver at the World Championships (6 and 7 yo). Also placed there: Gotilas du Feuillard/Corentin Pot-tier/FRA, Straight Horse Don Tamino/Anne Marie Hosbond/DEN as well as Total Hope/Pernilla Andrè Hokfelt/SWE, Champion Stallion and Swedish Champion. He has also produced over 20 licensed stallions, including Top Gear, Reserve Champion and qualified for the German Championships as well as Topas/Nicole Casper, Baden-Württemberger Champion and advanced level winner. True Love OLD was 2nd Reserve Champion Mare and German Vice Champion. At auctions, Totilas's offspring regularly achieve top prices. Total Recall was the most expensive foal of all times, selling for 200,000 euros. Total Ideal cost 105.000 euros and Tout le Monde cost 90.000 euros at the Vechta auctions.

His sire Gribaldi was Trakehner Champion Stallion, victorious at Grand-Prix level with Edward Gal/NED and Trakehner Stallion of the Year in 2008. In the Netherlands, he was honoured with the top predicate "preferent" and led the WBFSH ranking of the best dres-sage sires in the world in 2014. Among his offspring are the World Cup winner Painted Black I/Anky van Grunsven/NED and the Grand Prix winners Sisther de Jeu/Edward Gal/NED, Peter Pan/Beatriz Ferrer-Salat/ESP, Pasternak/Coby van Baalen/NED and Gi-rasol/Nadine Capellmann. The Trakehner Champion Stallion Imhotep and the Reserve Champion All Inclusive stand out from the 27 licensed sons of Gribaldi registered in Germany.

His dam Lominka also produced an intermediate (M) level and an advanced (S) level dressage horse, as well as Totilas' full sister Uusminka.

From his grand dam Elsa come the advanced (S) level dressage horses Talan and Uljanoff.

With Glendale, Akteur, Pericles xx and Farn, Holstein blood is present on the maternal side of the pedigree.

The famous Dutch line of Freiminka produced numerous internationally highly success-ful sport horses and the licensed stallions Lochnagar, Iowa/Emma Wester/SWE, Cord-ess/Christian Kukuk, Olympic W, Try Time, Topas, Jodokus and Vindicator.


De Naldi HW shows typical De Niro as well as Gribaldi inheritance. Very interesting to see, in looks, movement, brains, temperament, he's the total package. He will catch your attention with his movement and elegance. He is smart and willing to please.

He has three amazing, lofty gaits and is super balanced, working at 1st level already. Half steps will come easy to him.

This gentleman does impresses with his stunning, uphill canter, his trot swings nicely through his body with a soft back and an active hindleg as well as a free shoulder. His walk is always rhythmic, no matter if collected or extended walk. Everybody loves this one, the judges and the audience alike will be excited to see him.

De Naldi HW is a horse willing to learn daily, very sweet and with his super work ethic and attitude, a horse that fascinates his rider every day of the year. He is so much fun, safe and reliable. Even kids bring him out to and back in from the pasture in Germany, a horse, with a very big heart.

He's looking for his life partner to go out, have fun. This sweet boy is uncomplicated on the ground and under saddle. De Naldi HW is suitable for an amateur, young rider or professional alike to continue his training and go on from there. He is easy all around and behaves like a much older horse.

He gets along well with other horses and loves human attention, this one wants to be in your pockets all the time and thrives for his personal grooming time. Loads and bathes, goes in the hot walker and is pleasant all around as well as a super partner. He is ready to go to his new owner and impress with his looks and potential for the upper level.

This boy will go his way up the levels with ease and fun, hopefully you will be the one guiding him there and getting all the nice compliments you are looking for.

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