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The horses in this section are not owned by Hardenberg Farms. The stallions listed all have records of producing correct conformation, brilliant movement and high rideability, and are either found in the pedigrees of our horses, or are sires we intend to use in the future.

De Niro

1993 Hanoverian Stallion
Pedigree: (Donnerhall-Alicante/Akzent) Breeder: Klosterhof Medingen & Boekmann, Germany
Absolutely one of the most breathtaking stallions I’ve ever seen in Germany. De Niro is the heir apparent to Donnerhall, and his grand dam sire Akzent II. De Niro, licensed and branded Hanoverian, is an exceptional stallion of superlative type and performance.

Since reaching the auctions, De Niro’s foals have fetched top prices everywhere they appear. A new record of DM 140,000 was reached for

March 26th, 2013|


1981 Oldenburg Stallion
Pedigree: (Donnerwetter-Ninette/Markus) Breeder: Otto Gartner, Germany
Donnerhall, holds the highest dressage breeding value index (271) of all stallions. He placed second among 70 stallions at his performance test and went on to become DLG Champion in 1986.

Donnerhall won more than 65 FEI Level and Grand Prix competitions and competed successfully until he was retired at 17-years of age. Donnerhall’s remarkable success as an international competitor and breeding stallion has made

March 26th, 2013|


1999 Westfalen Stallion
Pedigree: (Florestan I-Walessa/Weltmeyer)
Florencio won the 2004 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in he five-year-old division. He was the only horse to receive a mark of “10” in the 2004 competition, and he received the highest marks total ever given to a combination at the World Championship for Young Horses.

As a foal, Florencio was bought from Frank Van Dijck of Belgium, by Eugene Reesink. Henk Nijhoff partnered in the young

March 26th, 2013|


2005 Oldenburg Stallion
Pedigree: (Florencio-Arkona/Donnerhall)
Floriscount is a very tall (17.1h), modern stallion with sensational gaits, as well as exceedingly high rideability and temperment scores. His sire, Florencio, is former World Champion of the 5 & 6 Year Old Dressage Horses in Verden, who is now competing at Intermediare I on his way to Grand Prix.

Floriscount had an outstanding stallion performance test in Germany, where he earned the Reserve Championship title of 39 stallions

March 26th, 2013|


1996 Hanoverian Stallion
Pedigree: (Regazonni-Arosa/Arogno)
From the He was one of the most wanted candidates at the 1998 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing making a big impression with his highly noble appearance and extravagant movements.

He won riding horse tests and champions’ finals with scores of 9.0 and higher. In his Stallion Performance Test he confirmed the expectations of the breeders by scoring the highest for ride ability (both guest judges scored: 10.0) and became the

March 28th, 2013|

Rubinstein I

1986 Black Westphalian Stallion
Pedigree: (Rosenkavalier – Antine/Angelo xx) Breeder: Herbert de Baey, Germany
An accomplished dressage performer, he had 40 wins at Grand Prix level, was a member of the 1996 German Olympic team, sired 89 state premium mares and 66 approved stallions. He was the sire of many top auction horses and Grand Prix winners.

Rubinstein’s dam, Antine, was a full sister to three-time Olympic competitor, Amon, and two-time Olympic champion, Ahlerich (rider: Reiner

May 7th, 2013|

San Amour

2004 Oldenburg Stallion
Pedigree: (Sandro Hit-Puppenfee/Plaisir d’Amour)
San Amour is a stunning dressage horse: consistently uphill action, fascinating elegance and outstanding lightness of movement.

This premium stallion has inherited all the positive qualities of his World Champion dressage sire, Sandro Hit. He was the most coveted stallion at his licensing, selling at auction for 450,000 Euros to Paul Schockemohle. At his stallion performance test, he lead all stallions with a dressage index of 137.74, including

March 28th, 2013|

Sandro Hit

1993 Oldenburg Stallion
Pedigree: (Sandro Song-Loretta/Ramino)
Better than ever: Sandro Hit has started a new era in the dressage scene and is already writing sporting and breeding history. National Young Horse Champion, Young Dressage World Champion, unique producer performance. Sandro Hit progeny are breaking all price-records, are annually winning championships and are Approval Champions. His first offspring are already successful at World Cup level.

From the 2006 Oldenburger premium lot alone, our “number one” was

March 28th, 2013|


2002 Chestnut Dutch (KWPN) Stallion
Pedigree: (Rosenkavalier – Antine/Angelo xx) Breeder: A. Versantvoort, Holland
Vivaldi’s uphill conformation and gaits are exceptional: highlighted by an especially spectacular trot–he has inherited the amazing forearm elevation and extension of his illustrious sire, Krack C. Vivaldi is an honest and reliable stallion with a very good attitude and a great willingness to work, possessing a compliant temperament.

As a dressage horse Vivaldi exhibits extreme natural ability and has an exceptional

May 7th, 2013|


1984 Hanoverian Stallion
Pedigree: (World Cup I-Anika/Absatz)
Weltmeyer is a 16.1 hand (166 cm) chestnut Hanoverian stallion born in 1984. He is quite simply, phenomenal! He has exceptional dressage ability with movements that have cadence, suspension and elevation and he even jumps well. Video clip available on: Click on “German Sires” and then “Sires In Motion”.

Weltmeyer has quite a long list of accomplishments:

1986 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing Champion
1987 German National Champion Three-Year-Old Riding Horse

March 28th, 2013|