Germany (by Lara Becker) At the Westphalian stallion approval in Münster-Handorf, 44 out of 80 stallions were recently approved, and the celebrated champion stallion by Don Juan de Hus x Stedinger x Rohdiamant was auctioned for the top price of €620,000 ($679,024). He was bought by Rebecca Gutman from Gestüt Bonhomme which is based near Berlin.
There, the black champion with the beautiful name D’Egalité will join Morricone (Millennium - Hartima x Rubin Royal), champion stallion and top price of the Oldenburg stallion approval in 2014.
Bred by Helmut Gieseker, the charming D’Egalité originates from the same dam line as Don Deluxe (De Niro-Egoistin x Rosario) who became champion stallion in Oldenburg in 2013 and is now successful under the saddle of Danish rider Andreas Helgstrand.
A hanoverian-bred son of Dimaggio (out of a Brentano II x Weltmeyer dam) was awarded the first reserve championship title. The chestnut impressed both the audience and the jury with his supple movements and lots of ground coverage. Regarding his type and beauty he is very similar to his sire Dimaggio who recently passed away. Clients from Austria bought the stallion for €430,000 ($470,936) in the auction.
Second reserve champion was from the first generation age-group of For Romance (Fürst Romancier - Gesina x Sir Donnerhall I), whose sons showed a lot of elegance, suppleness, correctness and uphill movements at all the German licensing, so far. This two-year-old son, out of a De Niro x Andiamo dam, was sold for €250,000 ($273,800) to the Dutch Van Norel family’s ‘Pretendenthoeve’ stud farm...