|Dawn Til Dusk
Cracking colt foal by the phenomenal Furst Romancier. His dam is by Sir Donnerhall, who is a sire of World Champions, Bundeschampions, and multi-million euro auction highlights. Sir Donnerhall combines Sandro Hit and Donnerhall lines.
Furst Romancier received 9's for all of his paces and 9.5 for rideability in the 70-day performance test in 2008. He became 2009 dressage Hauptpramie by the Oldenburg Verband for the quality of his foals.
His sire Furst Heinrich was a World Champion as a young horse. His progeny include Furstenball, who was the Oldenburg champion stallion in 2008 and Woodlander Farouche, double World Young Horse Champion. Furst Heinrich sired over 40 licensed sons.
Furst Romancier descends from one of the most successful Oldenburg mare lines, the Edoste line which has produced numerous licensed stallions including the Bundeschampion and European Championship contestant, Exupry.
Furst Romancier has 25 licensed sons including 6 premium stallions. His son For Romance was the 2011 Oldenburg licensing winner and sold for €750,000
The dam is by Sir Donnerhall who 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.
Dawn Til Dusk is by the International Grand Prix Dressage Stallion, Demonstrator. Ridden by Ferdi Eilberg Demonstrator competed internationally at Grand Prix and was short listed for the 1996 Olympic Dressage Team. In 1999 he was the Horse & Hound's leading sire of Dressage Horses and in the same year was voted 'Dressage Horse of the Year' by Dressage Magazine.
Demonstrator was ranked No.1 Dressage Sire on the British Horse Database rankings. Demonstrator is 100 Day Performance Tested and fully licensed in Germany.
Reggae was imported from Holland and is by the Dutch stallion Olympic Vincent, who is one of the top dressage sires on the KWPN Stallion Index. Vincent was named Dutch Champion at the 1989 Grand Prix at Haaksberg. One of Reggae's sons was one of the very first British bred horses to get through to the second round of stallion inspections in Holland.
Reggae's sire, Vincent, led the 2006-07 KWPN dressage index with a massive 183. Her dam sire, Farrington, also has a good index of 129. Her great grand sire is Amor, who has a statue erected in his honour.