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Hanoverian Stallion of the Year

Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2012 is Don Frederico

d. 29-10-2012 - 05:40

The 15-year old Hanoverian stallion Don Frederico has been proclaimed Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2012 at the Hanoverian Stallion Licensing on Saturday 27 October 2012. Breeder Angelika Westerhoff received a cheque and a painting of the Celle state stud owned stallion in a special ceremony in front of 3,000 spectators. 

Born in 1997, Don Frederico is by Donnerhall out of Cleopatra (by Consul). The black stallion comes from the Schwanjungfrau mare line, which also produced licensed stallion Lanthan. Don Frederico was licensed in 1999 and proclaimed champion stallion. He sold to the Celle State Stud and passed his stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf. He finished second in a field of 45 with a dressage index of 151.67 points. Don Frederico has been trained up to S level by Ole Kohler.

Several of Don Frederico's offspring have made it to international Grand Prix level, including German Olympic team horse Diva Royal and  Isabell Werth's Don Johnson. So far Don Frederico has 25 licensed sons with the Hanoverian verband, including the 2012 Bundeschampionate bronze medallist Don Darius and the 2008 World Young Horse Champion Dramatic.  He has more than 2,500 Hanoverian registered offspring, of which 178 are state premium candidates and 325 were sold at auction.