Davenport is the perfect example of today’s best breeding of show jumpers. Sire Diamant de Semilly is currently ranked number two in the WBFSH Sire Ranking, grand sire Indoctro has been one of world’s best for many, many years. Indoctro is found in both sire and dam line. Then Landgraf, Ronald, Moltke and Ramzes are all true foundation sires of great importance. The offspring of Diamant de Semilly are so impressive that one would almost forget Diamant’s own team gold medal with Eric Levallois at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera in 2002 as a solid member of the French team. Quickly de Kreisker, Utamaro d’Ecaussines and Emerald are only a few examples of outstanding offspring of Diamant performing at the very highest level.
Not only is the list of sires impressive, the dam line of Davenport reinforces his genetics with very interesting talent. The line begins with the legendary mare Retina. A sport phenomenon in her own time, winning the Hamburg Derby at the age of 7, Retina’s breeding influence is enormous. This Holsteiner dam line, 104a, is one of Germany’s most famous. It has produced show jumping stars like Corland, Corradina, Acodetto, Clapton, Landetto, Brantzau and of course Retina, herself. Davenport’s dam Valentina IX has already produced the Holsteiner approved Cornetino, an extremely talented son of Cornet Obolensky, already establishing himself internationally. Davenport’s grand dam Thyra is legendary as the dam of foundation sire Corland - now among the world’s best sires, having been ridden by Wout-Jan van der Schans to achieve the highest accolades.
Davenport himself impresses with his enormous scope and quality at the fences. He was the hot topic of most discussions at one of the Zangersheide Stallion Approvals. Just like most of Diamant de Semilly’s offspring and horses from Holsteiner dam line 104a, Davenport seems to have it all for the highest level, in both show jumping and breeding. Davenport is now ridden by Laura Klaphake at 1.45m level and under her he impressed in the youngster classes at Aachen, Münster and Paderborn.
Davenport: Diamant de Semilly and the best of Holstein combined
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