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Fabulous colt foal by Sir Donnerhall out of a homebred Johnson dam. Sir Donnerhall won his performance test and was awarded his generation's Hauptprämire, awarded for the best first crop of foals sired by stallions licensed in the same year. In 2006, Sir Donnerhall was 5-year-old Bundeschampion, and went on to be Vice World Young Horse Champion. The German FN breeding valuation ranks Sir Donnerhall I as one of the best sires of dressage horses with 150 points. Sir Donnerhall's is out of the Brilliant Ring mare Contenance D. He received the highest dressage index score ever awarded to date of 163 points in his 70-day test.
Sir Donnerhall's sire Sandro Hit was Bundeschampion and World Champion as a 6-year-old in 1999 and 10 of Sandro Hit's progeny also won the Bundeschampionat. At the Rio Olympics 2016 his son Showtime FRH was part of the German gold medal-winning team, and 6th individually, while Santano II was team bronze medallist in eventing for Australia, finishing 5th individually.
Sir Donnerhall's damsire Donnerhall appears in the pedigree of almost every top-level dressage horse. He won numerous international grands prix, including team golds at the 1994 & 1998 World Equestrian Games and the 1997 European Championships, and two individual bronze medals (1994 and 1997). Donnerhall ranked inside the top 10 of the WBFSH Sire Rankings for seven consecutive seasons (2008-2014). Donnerhall's offspring include Damon Hill, Donnerschlag, Donnersong, Don Schufro, Don Principe and Donnperignon and De Niro.
Sir Donnerhall is a consistent sire of performance horses and auction price highlights. In 2012 the Sir Donnerhall son Sa Couer was 5-year-old Bundeschampion, and then sold for €2.3 million at the PSI auction. Sa Coeur was double World Young Horse Champion under Eva Moller in 2012 and 2013, and is now national champion at inter I under Britain's Michael Eilberg. In the same year, Sir Heinrich was Oldenburg champion 4-year-old and Vice Bundeschampion, and Stanford was bronze medallist of the 3-year-old stallions. In the PSI auction, Sir Caramello, Sieberstien and South Coast have all commanded half-million euro bids. Sir Donnerhall has several progeny competing at grand prix.
The damsire Glock's Johnson TN NOP with his rider Hans Peter Minderhoud won team gold at the European Championships in Aachen and individually picked up a bronze medal. Jazz-son is 6th on the World Ranking. Johnson is a son of the keur stallion Jazz who performed at grand prix level with Tineke Bartels. Grandsire, Olympic Cocktail also performed at the highest level and achieved numerous victories in grand prix and kur to music. Grandsire, Flemmingh, is famous for producing the grand prix dressage horses, Krack C with Anky van Grunsven and Lingh with Edward Gal. Great grandsire Sultan is not only the sire of the Oldenburg approved stallion Sion, but also of the worldfamous jumper It’s Otto from Geoff Billington. Johnson descends from the famous 'Reina' line; the renowned mare line from breeder Wim van Arkel. Famous horses from this motherline include Darkdream, Sultan, Kallisto, Mendel, Charmeur and Waldo.
Johnson combines an exquisite pedigree with a perfect dressage model and three excellent gaits. He also boasts a good temperament and rideability. Johnson was the overall champion of the KWPN stallion show in 2005. From his first breeding year three offspring were selected to participate in the finals of the Dressage World Championships at Verden. Amongst them were Bretton Woods and Boston. Johnson has three approved sons with the KWPN: Breezer, Bretton Woods and Jacksparrow. Johnson himself is very successful in international dressage competitions with Hans Peter Minderhoud.