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Desperados// A Black Hanoverian Stallion.



  • Full Name: Desperados
  • Breeding Summary: De Niro / Wolkenstein II / Matcho AA
  • Sire: De Niro
  • Dam: St. Pr Wie Musik
  • Born: 2001
  • Gender: Stallion
  • Breed: Hanoverian
  • Colour: Black
  • Height: 16.3
  • For Sale: NO

This gorgeous stallion is the complete package - a competing and a breeding champion.  He is an amazing athlete: outstanding piaffe and passage, brilliant pirouettes, big flying changes, three superb basic gaits, scoring in excess of 75% at top level Grand Prix with plenty of improvement still to come.

Desperados was awarded a premium at the Hanoverian licensing in December 2004 in Verden. He passed his 30-day test in Schlieckau with the highest scores (including a 9.5 for his canter and a 9.0 from the guest riders). Numerous victories in tests for young riding horses, including the 2004 Hanoverian Championships in Verden, as well as bronze twice at the Bundeschampionat in Warendorf in 2004 and 2005 are on record.

After further training, he won and placed in Prix St. Georg and Intermédiaire I, also in Hamburg and Neumünster. In 2009 he successfully competed in the Final of the Nürnberg Burg Pokal.  After winning the 2010 German Dressage Derby in Hamburg; in 2011, under his rider, Kristina Sprehe, he dominated at the show in Oldenburg in Grand Prix as well as the Grand Prix Special, won the Piaff Sponsorship Prize, were awarded the Otto Löhrke Prize by the German Equestrian Olympic Committee, and in December 2011 were appointed members of the German dressage championship team.

Desperados's breeding reliability is excellent too.  Destano (premium stallion), Derby Dancer and Double Joy were the first of his sons to be licensed in 2009. In 2010, Decurio (premium stallion), Download, Dream Diamond as well as another son in Westphalia were licensed. His daughter Doris Day became the Hanoverian Champion in Verden with Hermann Burger and Bundeschampion in Warendorf. In 2011 he had licensed sons in Hanover (a premium stallion) and Vechta and, excitingly for us the overall 2011 Hanoverian Champion Mare, Delaney (full sister to our 2011 British Hanoverian Youngstock Champion Dalloway). The year 2011 peaked when his son Destano won the main premium at the licensing in Vechta. According to the German FN's predicted breeding value statistics, Desperados belongs to the top five percent of all German stallions with 143 points.

His sire, the black Hanoverian stallion De Niro, won the I-a main premium in Oldenburg in 1997 based on his own record in sport and the quality of his first crop. By the time De Niro was seven, he made a successful debut in the Grand Prix dressage ring and later collected numerous first place ribbons in Nations Cups, the German Dressage Derby and at the German Championships for Professional Riders. In 2008 he was bestowed a special honor: the "Hanoverian Stallion of the Year" award. His dam, Wie Musik, is by Wolkenstein II. This chestnut stallion was the Reserve Champion of the 1992 licensing in Verden, 1993 Bundeschampion of German Riding Horses in Mannheim and won his stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf in 1993. A full sister of his dam Wie Musik, named Wie Platine, took third place in the 2001 Bundeschampionat for German riding horses.

Through Matcho AA and Pik König you find heroes from the traditional Oberndorf Station on the dam's side of the pedigree. The black, French Anglo-Arabian stallion, Matcho AA, won his stallion performance test and is a sire of pronounced versatility. Pik König, the fourth link in his chain of ancestors, has gained a reputation as a maker of dressage horses and show jumpers of the very first order. The Hanoverian dam line 53/Foersaci (by Förstergruß I-Lorenz-Amandus-Lorval-Alpenprinz-Julius-Süd-Y. Gameboy) is also the origin of the licensed stallions Condiro (State Stud Warendorf), Don Marcello (private stallion Hanover), Don Placido (AUT), Foster, Limonit and Mister A (both State Stud Celle), Londontower (private stallion Mecklenburg), Moseltal and Rocko Barocko (private stallion Mecklenburg) as well as the successful show jumpers Akrobat/Henrike Konzag and Rosalinde/Eric Lamaze/Canada.

This horse is part of our breeding programme bloodline, we DO NOT offer semen.


De Niro
Akzent II
St. Pr Wie Musik
Wolkenstein II
St. Pr. Maskottchen
Matcho AA
Platine (v. Pik Konig)

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