De Niro passed away

Hanoverian dressage stallion De Niro passed away this morning.

De Niro (photo © Lafrentz)

The entire team of Klosterhof Medingen is feeling very sad about the loss of this unique stallion”, published on its homepage the German breeding station.

The 24 year-old son of Donnerhall/Akzent II made his mark on the dressage sport worldwide during the last years. The sire was one of Hannover’s best embassadors worldwide.

The world number one Grand Prix dressage horse producer De Niro was euthanized as he began to suffer from old age.

He was approved at the 1995 Hanoverian stallion licensing and did his Stallion Performance Test in Adelheidsdorf in 1996 and scored 141.93 points to finish second out of 50 participating stallions. He had the highest dressage score of 145.00 points and earned 117.75 points for show jumping.

Dolf-Dietram Keller trained him up to Grand Prix-level and De Niro has been a very succesful horse on the arena.

In 2016 De Niro ended his active breeding duties.

De Niro sired 86 licensed sons in Germany alone and 193 State Premium Mares. The list of successful Grand Prix horses from De Niro is amazing with: Desperados, D’Agostino, Dablino, Daily Pleasure, Delgado, Deveraux, Daintree, Dandelionjust to name some of the best known internationally.