Despermeyer (Desperados X Weltmeyer X Donnerhall) is a 16.2h 2008 black, Imported German Hanoverian gelding by Desperados. Desperados was a premium stallion at the Hanoverian December licensing in 2004 in Verden, and recently crowned his impressive career with a team silver medal as member of the German team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In 2013, he belonged to the gold team at the European Championship in Herning, and in 2014 he took gold twice at the German Championship in Balve, then, after winning the Nations Cup in Aachen, he achieved the gold medal at the World Championship in Caen/FRA.
Like his sire, Despermeyer (Derby) is a horse for international competitions yet has the mind of a gentleman! He is very much alike his sire in elegance, looks and movement, and with his identical markings you are hard pressed to tell them apart! Despermeyer, has already achieved an impressive record, with a 77% at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington Fl this season. He has a free shoulder, a huge grundschwung and swings nicely through his back. His extended trot is breathtaking, his canter uphill and super fun to ride and his walk is clean and steady. Derby has a clear rhythm in all three gaits, the perfect foundation to build a future FEI career on. With his very active hind leg, he steps easily under and piaffe and passage will come naturally to him.
This extremely talented gentleman has international potential! He’s now solid at 3rd level with an amazing self carriage and he is truly, an impressive performer. This package wouldn’t be complete without the superb rideablitiy that Derby has demonstrated. He is sane and easy and can be ridden by a amateur, but has the energy for a YR, or Professional alike. He enjoys being both in and out of the ring, and has been hacked about at the Biltmore Estate in NC. Derby has been owned by the same owner for the last six years, and has only known love and affection. He is a clown, loves to play in the water, and be snuggled with. Derby is a solid citizen, he bathes, loads, clips, ties and has absolutely no bad habits. He is 100% sound, and is up to date on all his shots. Derby is a special horse - that rare holy grail of beautiful movement and a safe mind. Horses like this are few and far between.