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Waverley Sundanse// A Black Oldenburg Gelding.
Full Name: Waverley Sundanse
Breeding Summary: Sir Donnerhall I / De Niro / Volturno
Sire: Sir Donnerhall I
Approved By: Oldenburg branded, microchipped and registered
Sundanse is a strking young gelding by Sir Donnerhall out of a lovely Oldenburg mare Monik. He has inherited all the charm of his sire, and his dam’s beautiful head. He has 3 good paces: an elevated, graceful trot, a big walk and an effortless, balanced canter. He is a gentle trainable horse who has been brought up with much care and attention. His sire is the Champion Oldenburg stallion Sir Donnerhall, and his dam is a registered Oldenburg mare who combines the coveted De Niro blood with that of Olympic eventer Volturno.
His sire Sir Donnerhall, was the 2006 National Young Horse National Champion and Reserve World Champion. In his 30 day test he won in all three gaits with top scores between 9.0 and 10.0; and a 9.5 for rideability. At his winning 70 day test in Adelheidsdorf he was awarded the highest dressage score ever awarded to date of 163 points. Unusually he also won the jumping category, achieving a total jumping index of 151 points. His movement has been described as ‘featherlight’: his trot is so light and graceful it swings through his whole body and his canter is wonderfully elegant and yet full of jump and he has exceptional presence. Sir Donnerhall's pedigree is the perfect combination of genes from Sandro Hit and Donnerhall and he is out of the "Brilliantring" mare Contenance D and he is building an excellent reputation as a breeding stallion. Three of the ten best colts at the 2006 German Foal Championship were by Sir Donnerhall. In Munster-Handorf, Vechta, Schwaben, Munich-Riem and at the A.O.S. auction, his foals were the most expensive. In 2009, he produced the North Rhine-Westphalian champion stallion Silbermond, one of his sons sold for the highest price of EUR 195,000 at the Hanover auction, he produced two of the premium stallions in Oldenburg and his progeny also include valuable horses such as Sonnenreiter, who sold for EUR 120,000, and Sir Rubinstein, who cost EUR 105,000. The popularity of Sir Donnerhall's offspring was already evident back in 2008 when Schickeria sold at the North Rhine-Westphalian Elite Auction for EUR 355,000 and Sankt Hülfer received the highest bid at the Vechta Auction of EUR 300,000. Sir Donnerhall's first crop of foals includes South German champion stallion Sir Nymphenburg.
Monik is a beautifully bred jet black Oldenburg mare. Her sire is Champion Grand Prix stallion De Niro, and her dam is by the German Olympic 3-day event sire Volturno. She has three eye-catching paces: a huge walk, a powerful yet floating trot; and an expressive canter. She is an angel to handle and produces well-adjusted foals with a super outlook on life. Her foals have beautiful type with fine intelligent heads and a real ‘look at me’ quality.
Paternal grand Sire Sandro Hit, who needs no introduction, has started a new dynasty in the world dressage scene and is rewriting sporting and breeding history.
Sir Donnerhall I
St. Pr. Contenance D
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.
'Monik is just super. A really happy lady to have around. She lives with
her best buddy Nora (a KWPN broodmare) and they are excellent mates!' (Oct 2011). 'She is a fabulous mum and was indeed five days early as you said
she would be! She is a joy to have around. She lives out with her other
broodmare friend and despite the ridiculous weather is pretty happy!' (Jun 2012)
Just thought I'd let you know how Rocco is doing - he is
absolutely massive I'm sure he's going to make about 18h at this rate!
But he'll be big anyway like you said and just what I wanted. He's a
lovely boy and stands very good when having his foal feet trimmed. He
let's me go into him and make a fuss - he's so easy to handle - unlike my other foal who is an evil monster in miniature! Hope you and horses are well x (Apr 2012)