Donnie may look plain in his picture, but this guy is a mover. Huge suspension and big action, make him impossible to miss.
His dad is Dammar. Dammar is a big moving, elegant stallion, who showed up to 1.20m before a career ending injury he sustained while playing in his paddock. He is powerful and scopey over fences, with an aggressive and bold way of going over fences. On the flip side, he is uphill, light on his feet huge suspension and cadence. His foals have consistently shared his athletisism and eagerness to jump, his big fancy movement and his uphill conformation. Dammar’s sire is Dublin. Dublin is often described as a stunning horse and brings with him through his outstanding Dutch heritage the qualities that today's breeders are seeking; temperament, ability, quality, conformation, athleticism, elegance, power and movement. Dublin not only has proven himself in the competition ring, but also as a top sire with many children and grand children competing successfully in Holland, and around the world. Dublin is very similar to his outstanding sire Ulft in appearance. Ulft's sons in Holland include Olympic Ferro, Dublin, Ducaat and Boston. Olympic Ferro was a silver medalist in dressage at the Sydney Olympics. For those whose passion lies in producing show jumpers it may be interesting to note that Jonathan Millar, Ian Millar's son, is currently riding an Ulft son, Fine Line. This young International Grand Prix jumper was an alternate on the Canadian Olympic team for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. It is also interesting to note that Ulft himself made his debut in showjumping. Ulft is a descendent of the versatile Furioso xx line. Ulft's famous Dutch sire, Le Mexico (by Mexico) was known for his ability to produce top jumping horses and very good movers. Mexico, of course, is a full brother to Furioso II. Dublin's sire line has produced many Olympic medalists in both jumping and dressage.
Dammars’s dam’s sire is Evergreen. Evergreen, passed his performance test in Adelheidsdorf in 1988, finishing 4th out of 38. Evergreen has exceptional jumping talent, which comes from his famous sire, Eiger I, producer of both top dressage and jumping horses. Eiger I is also the sire of the famous jumping stallion Espri, as well as Canada's Elute, successfully competed in international show jumping by Mac Cone
Donnie's mom is Belle Nuit. Nuit is a beautiful young mare, both correct and attractive. She hasn't had her own performance Career, because she was bred and owned by an amateur, who then sold her to us. She has had one foal, who is exceptional. She passes on her sire's big fancy movement and lovable temperament. Her sire, Sir Sinclair is the perfect combination of temperament, talent and bloodlines. An impressive athlete, he competed through Prix St. Georges with scores in the ‘70s. As a young horse, he was named the 2005 Markel/USEF National FEI 6-Year-Old Champion and the USDF FEI 6-Year-Old Horse of the Year. In 2006, Sir Sinclair won the Prix St. Georges Challenge at Dressage at Lexington, with a score of 72.5%. As a sire he’s equally remarkable. He won the Get of Sire class at the prestigious Dressage at Devon Breed Show an unprecedented four consecutive times from 2006-2009. He is the sire of an Approved stallion, as well as winning FEI horses, breed show champions and Star and Keur mares. In 2011, four Sir offspring were named KWPN-NA North American Champions in both dressage and hunter divisions, showing his impressive versatility as a sire.
Nuit's dam, is a Canadian bred thoroughbred, named Talkin Express. We were told she raced, but we only knew her in her older years. She did compete in the 1.30m-1.40m under a tough grand prix rider, so she did have the scope and the edge to compete at that level.