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Don Crusador// A Black Hanoverian Stallion.
Full Name: Don Crusador
Breeding Summary: Don Bosco / Lauries Crusador XX / Pik Bube I
Sire: Don Bosco
Dam: St. Pr. Larissa (v.Lauries Crusador)
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.
St. Pr. Pik Bubes Girl
St. Pr. Larissa (v.Lauries Crusador)
Lauries Crusador XX
St. Pr. Pik Bubes Girl
Pik Bube I
About Waverley Stud
Based in the heart of England (near Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire - home of the British Dressage National Championships) we breed and train a small number of dressage horses each year. Using only Elite or State Premium Dressage mares of good character, together with the best international stallions (all of which are Performance Tested and proven) our stock is of exceptional quality and trainability.
Leni won the 4 year old class at Manor Grange yesterday with a score of 8.46. He was an absolute star. Thrilled with him. He has a real work ethic and three fabulous paces, so we're excited about his future.