Star sire and exceptional athlete
Dressage stallion in demand worldwide. Under his rider Kristina Sprehe, Desperados crowned his already unique career with a team silver medal as member of the German team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where he also took eighth place in the individual result. In 2013, they belonged to the gold team at the European Championship in Herning and were on fifth place in both, the Grand Prix Special and Freestyle.
Desperados’ performance record is impressive. But also in breeding, Desperados is as safe as a bank. His offspring are convincing due to their good looks, good type and excellent movements. All over Germany he has supplied absolutely top foals for many foal shows and auctions, often selling for five-figure prices. Up to now, 24 sons are licensed. Among them are Destano (main premium winner Vechta 2012), Derby Dancer (State Stud Warendorf), Double Joy (private stallion Westphalia), Decurio (premium stallion/State Stud Saxony-Anhalt), Download (private stallion Hesse), Descolari (reserve champion Neustadt/Dosse 2012), Duisenberg (private stallion Westphalia), Desperando (private stallion Oldenburg) and several others.
Two times in a row, Desperados presented the Champion mares at the Herwart von der Decken Show 2010 and 2011, namely Doris Day and Delany. Doris Day became Bundechampion in Warendorf in 2010, after being nominated Hanoverian Champion in Verden. Several daughters were awarded the state premium. According to the German FN's predicted breeding value statistics, Desperados belongs with 141 points to the top one percent of all German stallions. Furthermore, Desperados received the Grande award from the Hanoverian Verband on the occasion of the gala evening of the 126. Elite Auction in spring 2012.
Stations of a career: 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 with Falk Rosenbauer, he won and placed in St. Georg and Intermédiaire I among strong competitors, 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 he placed also in the final of the Media Cup. In 2011 Kristina Sprehe took her place in his saddle and lead him to international Grand Prix successes. Desperados was also awarded the Otto Löhrke Prize as Germany's best young Grand Prix horse. Further victories in Grand Prixs like in Rotterdam/NED, Verden, Oldenburg and Stuttgart speak a clear language. The year 2012 started brilliantly: In Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle the couple dominated the world’s best at the show in Grand Prix Spécial and brought themselves into discussion for the German Olympic team when they competed at the show in Hagen, took the bronze medal at the German Championships in Balve two times and then again at the final review in Aachen. In 2013, he won in Dormund, Perle-Borg and at the CHIO Aachen.
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 Noblesse (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.
Licensed for Hanover, Oldenburg, Westphalia and Rhineland as well as all Southern German and new German State Verbands.
Breeder: Herbert Schütt, Hemmoor