De Niro – Waterview Park Stud
Hanoverian, black, 1993, 171cm Life Number: 31-05900-93 Stationed at Klosterhof – Medingen and Hengststation Boeckmann.
In 2000 he was declared the best new generation German Grand Prix horse. Winner of the German Championships of professional riders in Verden under Dolf-Dietram Keller.
At 8 years of age he has already sired 19 licensed sons taking him to the forefront of today’s breeding in Germany. Sire of Vice Federal champion in 2001 – Del Martino De Niro is a son of Donnerhall, who became a figurehead of the more recent Oldenburg breeding history, as double world champion and a top class hereditary transmitter of dressage horses.
The dam Alicante, who was herself a successful dressage horse, had earlier produced the full-De Niro brother Dimension. The damsire Akzent II is regarded as one of the best procreators of rideability horses of modern day horse breeding. The pedigree is consolidated well by the strong performance thoroughbred Wiesenbaum xx and the siring legend Ferdinand. The damline is identical in its origins to that of the stallions Dewett (ZweibrŸcken state stallion), Gomez (Dillenburg state stallion), Laurion (private stallion Oldenburg), Wapiti (Celle state stallion) and Wogenbrecher (private stallion Hanover).
LaurionÕs full-sister, the international showjumping derby winner Landdame FRH/ Franke Sloothaak, also represents this dynasty.
De Niro was one of the best jumping stallions at the 1995 Verden stallion market and ranged among the top at the 1996 stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf, where he received the highest rideability score and became overall second in performance class I. De Niro has meanwhile won dressage competitions at the elementary and intermediate levels and qualified for the national dressage championships of 1998 and 1999. Merely aged seven, he already won Prix St. Georges, Intermediaire I and II as well as Grand Prix events during the 2000 season. In 2000, he was furthermore declared the best new generation Grand Prix horse and in 2001, he won the Championship of German Professional Riders, ridden by his trainer Dolf- Dietram Keller. This was followed in 2002, by wins in international Grand Prix events. De Niro was awarded the I-a main premium by the Oldenburg Association in 1997 as a result of his overwhelming breeding value rating.
His progeny dominate the foal markets in Medingen, Vechta and Verden as evidenc
ed by his son Day and Night, who was sold for the sum of DM 140,000 in Medingen in the year 2000. His sons are furthermore very popular at the approvals, demonstrated inter alia, by Der Lord, who went into the services of the Lower Saxon state stud of Celle and Divino de L, who is covering in Baden-Wurttemberg. Then there are De Vito, Donautanz , Depardieu (runnerup of the 2000 approval in Oldenburg and state champion in 2002) and Degas, who are stationed as loose box neighbours of their sire at the Hamstrup respectively Medingen stations, furthermore, Dionysos in Schleswig-Holstein, D-Online in Hesse, De Luxe in Saxony as well as Diego Velasquez and Dante Alighieri in Austria.
The son Desert Moon, who is not being utilised in breeding yet, was third at the Hanoverian approval of 2001 and was the top lot of the 2001 stallion market at the knock-down price of DM 530,000. The likewise approved Donautanz came third in the 2002 federal championship of three-year old stallions. De Niros daughter Die Weingard became I-b diamond ring mare at the 2000 Oldenburg Elite Mare Show in Rastede.
In 2001, his daughter Edina unequivocally won the Oldenburg Elite Mare Show at the same location.
100 day tested 1996 Adelheidsdorf
Total: 141.93 (2nd)
Dressage 145.41 (1st)
Jumping 117.75 (11th)