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Don Crusador// A Black Hanoverian Stallion.

Don Crusador


  • Full Name: Don Crusador
  • Breeding Summary: Don Bosco / Lauries Crusador XX / Pik Bube I
  • Sire: Don Bosco
  • Dam: St. Pr. Larissa (v.Lauries Crusador)
  • Born: 1998
  • Gender: Stallion
  • Breed: Hanoverian
  • Colour: Black
  • Height: 16.2
  • For Sale: NO

The powerful Donnerhall/Pik Bube mix is again at work in the fabulous stallion Don Crusador, with the same Pik Bube mare, Pik Bubes Girl, on both sides of the pedigree.  We love this stallion, as also his young son Don Index.

At the 2000 Stallion Licensing in Verden, the pitch black Don Bosco x Lauries Crusado stallion was crowned Champion of his licensing year. He was purchased by the Landesgestut in Celle and was placed 6th at the 300 day performance test the following year at Adelheidsdorf, scoring 121,68 points overall (consisting of a Dressage Index of 133,06 (3rd place); and a Showjumping index of 96,57 (27th place). 

Since then he has produced fourteen licensed sons (including Dark Knight, the undisputed 2009 Champion of three year old stallions at the Bundeschampionat in Warendorf and full brother to our own Don Cavalier); and 55 state premium mares/candidates.

Don Bosco, by Donnerhall, is a dark bay Hanoverian stallion.  The mix of Donnerhall with Pik Bube-line mares has proven itself to be one of the most reliable in producing excellent dressage horses.  Davignon, Don Primero, Don Schufro, Donatelli, Donnerbube, Dream of Glory, Duntroon all hail from the magic Donnerhall/Pik Bube cross. 

Pik Bube, a brown Hanoverian stallion of 16.3 hands, was licensed in Verden in 1975, and was Vice-Champion at his 100-Day Test at Adelheidsdorf in 1976. He has sired 16 licensed sons and 28 state premium mares. He excelled not only as a breeding stallion but in also competition, winning 11 of the 12 advanced dressage tests he contested.  He died in 1991. Pik Bube’s sire, Pik König is considered the most important son of the famous Thoroughbred sire of showjumpers, Pik AS xx. Pik König sired 19 Approved sons and 22 State Premium mares.

With a dressage index of 126, and a jumping index of 131, Pik König had an overall rating of 129. His sire, Pik AS xx stood at the State Stud Celle from 1953-69, where he sired four approved sons.

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


Don Crusador
Don Bosco
St. Pr. Pik Bubes Girl
St. Pr. Larissa (v.Lauries Crusador)
Lauries Crusador XX
Welsh Pageant
Square Note
St. Pr. Pik Bubes Girl
Pik Bube I
St.Pr. Juwel

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