Keystone DiMaggio, England's entry in the five-year-old division bred, trained and ridden by Suzanne Davies is an approved stallion by Don Primero by Donnerhall by a World Cup dam. In 1997 Keystone DiMaggio placed seventh out of 34 stallions that competed in the 100-Day Test in Neustadt-Dosse Germany. In 1999 he became the British four-year-old Champion.
Described by the judges' panel led by President Stephen Clarke as "the most beautiful and elegant picture with an airborne trot," the winning horse in a field of 38 starters achieved the highest honor for young performance horses recognized by The World Breed Federation.
Owned by Suzanne Davies and Darren Mattia, plans for the horse's future are to keep the stallion in Great Britain. Davies also had another horse in the final of the division, the Hanoverian stallion, Keystone Waterford, by Weltmeyer, ridden by Carl Hester, who finished seventh.
Such a win for Great Britain represents the goals of the competition, which brings together the top young horses in participating countries. Such representation will help to develop the breeding programs within those countries as the Championship which is in it's third year continues to gain momentum.