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Some highlights of Donnerkinds dressage career with Paralympic rider Lee Pearson include:
2003 World Paralympic Championships in Belgium:
Gold individual medal in the Kur
4th - Championship Test - Grade 1b
Team Gold Grade 1b
French International Championships: 1st - Championship Test - Grade 1 and 1st - Kur - Grade 1
Hungarian International Champion. 2003 British Dressage National Championships 1st (Novice). Donnerkind competed sucessfully in dressage accumulating 66 BD points and regularly winning at Novice level.
Donnerkind has produced three foals previously by Olympic Silvano and Dimaggio. She is graded into the Hanoverian Main Stud Book and the Oldenburg Head Stud Book. She was bred by Christian Heinrich in Germany and was on the front cover of the Hanoverian Studbook as a three year old.
Donnerkind comes from an exceptional mare line. Her dam Elana is also the dam of Allegra (by Akzent II) who produced two exceptional foals - Fleurie and Farah (both by Florestan). Farah is the dam of the dressage stallion Being Bling. Fleurie is described by Euro Dressage as 'one of the most successful and most promising FEI dressage horses' and became Swedish Young Horse Champion 5 years on a row.
Donnerkind's sire Donnerhall is regarded as the most successful dressage horse in the world. After many wins in Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and freestyle classes at International level he became German champion, team world champion and individual bronze medal winner in The Hague. He also won Team gold and individual bronze at the European Dressage Championships in Verden. Donnerhall won the World Cup European League, as well as being the Oldenburg dressage stallion of the year in 1997 and 1998. Donnerhall is also one of the most successful dressage sires, having been at the very top of the FN (German) breeding value ratings, produced several top priced auction horses and over 50 approved stallions.