Direct De Niro son out of the legendary Finnländerin dam line
With wonderfully engaged movement and beautiful expressiveness, this extremely charming youngster has potential for the big arenas. Donier finished his stallion performance test in the top group, with the expected high scores for basic gaits, willingness to perform and overall impression (9.0 each).
His sire De Niro, successful at Grand Prix level at the age of eight and was, amongst other successes, winner of the Dressage Derby in Hamburg with riding master Dolf-Dietram Keller, led the WBFSH ranking list of the best dressage sires worldwide for six years and is currently in fourth place. There are no championships in which his offspring, including Desperados FRH/Kristina Bröring-Sprehe, Dablino/Anabel Balkenhol, D'Agostino FRH/Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier, Delgado/Beatriz Ferrer-Salat/ESP, Voice/Edward Gal/NED, Deep Impact/Severo Jurado Lopez/ESP and Darco of De Niro ZS CH/Charlotte Lenherr/SUI, do not fight for medals.
Dam sire Totilas won double gold at the European Championships in Windsor/GBR in 2009 and triple gold at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington/USA in 2010. In 2010, he also won the World Cup final in ’s Hertogenbosch/NED. Several times he set new records in the Grand Prix. He produced over 24 licensed stallions, such as Total Hope OLD, Champion of his licensing, Swedish Champion, finalist at the World Championships for young dressage horses and Burg Cup winner, the double silver medallist at the World Championships, Governor-STR/Adelinde Cornelissen/NED and the Baden-Württemberg Champion and Inter II winner Topas/Nicole Casper.
In the previous generations appear the stallion lines of Lauries Crusador xx, Sandro Hit and Donnerhall.
The great-grand-dam Sunny-Girl produced the licensed stallion Lord Schufro OLD (by L’Espoir), Regional Reserve Champion and placed twice at the German Championships. Her daughter, Funny-Girl (by Fürst Romancier), produced the licensed stallion San Bordeaux (by San Amour I).
The fourth dam Fantastica produced the two licensed stallions, Sunny-Boy (by Sandro Hit; advanced level dressage) and Classico (by Classiker, sport name Capuccino, victorious at Grand Prix level with Karin Rehbein and Julia Katharina v. Platen-Elmerhaus, lifetime earnings above 120,000 euros).
The famous line of Finnländerin has produced around 50 licensed stallions, amongst them Adelfos, Aldato, Don Primero, Radetzky and Rio Negro, as well as internationally successful show-jumping horses such as Cindy Crawford/Piet Raymakers/NED, Elastique/Jörg Münzner/AUT, Enigk and Feuerdorn/both Hans-Günter Winkler, and the top dressage horses, Macbeth/Willi Schultheis, Malteser/Otto Lörke, Mariano/Dr. Josef Neckermann, Rubelit/Christine Stückelberger/SUI and Tiga/Heinz Lammers as well as Fabina, the Champion Mare of the Oldenburg Elite Mare Show in 2003.