Duke HW




Duke HW, dark bay Oldenburg gelding by Delatio (De Niro/Rubinstein)/Stedinger/Donnerschlag, born in 2010, standing approximately 165 cm or 16.1 hands.

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Duke HW has an impressive pedigree, he is by the top stallion Delatio who combines world class blood lines of De Niro and Rubinstein. Delatio, with his chic black and brown appearance and its interesting bloodlines, is an asset for every dressage breeding. The father of Delatio, is the famous Elite Grand Prix dressage stallion De Niro. 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 the Oldenburg Association in 1997 as a result of his overwhelming breeding value rating.

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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.

Delatio's mother is the St. Pr. Stute Rubina, daughter of the famous Elite Grand Prix dressage stallion Rubinstein I. Rubinstein is known as a great improver for the breed. He consistently passes on his wonderful temperament and movement. The youngstock of Rubinstein are very popular with riders professional and amateur for their willingness to please.


Delatio scored during his 70-day test in Adelheidsdorf (Ger) for all three gaits and rideability a 9. Delatio steps with much tact and flexibility, has a nice trot in which he shows a lot of rhythm and his canter is uphill stride. Delatio is successful in Prix St. George classes, under his rider Miranda Rongen. Delatio's offspring are in high demand, they have a nice appearance and can move very well.

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Duke HW's dam is by the famous stallion Stedinger. He is the radiant and unequivocal approval winner of the 2002 Oldenburg Stallion Days from our own breeding and rearing programme. He is blood impressed and large framed, with a formidable overall appearance and highly elastic in every respect. Stedinger is one of the best of his age class as regards his jumping performance. His sire Sandro Hit is regarded as the upholder of the Sacramento Song xx - Butes bloodline that established itself in Holstein and was disseminated in the warmblood breeds of Oldenburg and Hanover via Sandro. Sandro Hit was federal champion six-year old dressage horse in 1999 and world champion of the young horses in Arnheim. In the meantime, he has become one of the most sought after contemporary sires.

The dam, Association premium mare Bold-Fantasy absolved an excellent mare performance test with a loose jumping score of 10.00, an extraneous rider score of 9.0 and an overall score of 8.67. She is a full-sister of the approved Lamar H, who is himself a successful dressage sports horse. The maternal bloodline is directly linked to all the epochal greats of Oldenburg breeding history through Landadel, Futuro and Adonis xx. The Oldenburg foundation line of the mare Besinda (by Orient-Hildebald etc.) also brought forth the approved full-brothers Andrew (successes up to Grand Prix) and Armagnac, as well as the likewise multiple advanced dressage sports winner and approval champion Waldsee. This bloodline moreover also produced Tansanid, who won the the silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games under Christine Stückelberger. The grandam gave birth to many successful showjumpers, dressage horses and cross-country eventing horses.


Duke HW looks very much like his sire Delatio, Duke HW is a horse of high quality and a super fancy mover who knows to impress due to his type, movement and work ethic. This stunning horse has all the looks and the personality a person could ever hope for. He has a super nice head, small, cute pony face with a well set on neck, if he blinks with his beautiful kind eye, you'll fall in love at first sight. I for sure did as I saw him in Germany! He is well trained and is hooves barley touch the ground. He loves to please his handler and rider, to learn new things is his hobby. He eagerly works under saddle. He is all concentrated on his job in the dressage arena and with his quick hind leg, passage and piaffe will come naturally to him.

Duke HW is already at First Level and counter canter and the flying changes will be easy in the future.

He is supple and elastic. With his free shoulder and huge grundschwung, he swings nicely through his back. He is light in the bridle and easy to sit. This extremely talented gentleman has international potential.

He is a very sweet boy, with adorable looks! He is easy to handle and loves his personal grooming time and puts his head right in your lap, striving for attention. Perfect Junior, Ladies or Amateur's horse, fancy enough for a professional as well! You can't beat his personality.

This young stars movement is exceptional, powerful elevated, rhythmical gaits, with the ability to go all the way in dressage!

Show him in the Young Horse Championships. In addition, you will be the star in FEI classes and at clinics.

His bloodlines are very much sought after, Delatio is a top producer and they are known for their superb ride ability, temperament and brain. Good characters are a must for any horse. This one, is no exception. He is used to go in the hot walker, loves his shower and solarium time. Stands for the farrier, loads and appreciates grooming time.

Duke HW is as sweet as a puppy dog, but with the attitude of a real gentleman.

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