D'Grayson HW - Go Way Up the Levels with Ease!
Friday, October 11, 2019
D'Grayson HW, gray Oldenburg gelding, by Don Romanov (Don Schufro / Romanov Blue Hors)/Sandro Hit, born in 2016, standing approximately 166 cm or 16.1 and 1/2 hands.
D'Grayson HW, sired by Don Romanov, a beautiful young stallion whom already captivated crowds with top scores at the Oldenburg licensing due to his modern type and outstanding movement with best temperament.
His father, Don Schufro, was highly successful under Andreas Helgstrad in international dressage. Blue Hors Don Schufro won the Grand Prix in Bremen in 2006, and the World Cup qualifier at Vilhelmsborg. In 2005 he won the Grand Prix Special in Wiesbaden, the World Cup qualifier in Vilhelmsborg, had several placings at the shows in Neumünster, Bremen, Lingen, CHIO in Aachen and at the German Masters in Stuttgart. Don Schufro was dressage winner in the material test in Adelheidsdorf (Germany) with 154.93 points. His sire, Donnerhall, was a top dressage stallion. He had several Grand Prix wins including a team gold at the World Championships in Rome in 1998. He has more than 50 approved sons and in 1997 he was selected as the stallion of the year in Germany. Don Schufro's dam's sire, Pik Bube I was also an international dressage stallion with 11 victories in S-dressage within one season. The combination of Donnerhall and Pik Bube has produced true top quality horses. Don Schufros dam, Fiesta is sister to Fantasia who is the dam of famous stallion Don Primero. Fabina, another sister to Don Schufro was selected as best mare in Oldenburg 2003. From the dam's linage (Vornholzer Hauptlinie der Finländerin) are several breeding stallions and international sport horses. Don Schufro has ten approved sons, Don Romantic and Diamond Hit are the best known. In 2006 Don Schufro was the highest-ranked dressage sire on the German FN.
Don Romanov's dam sire Romanov Blue Hors was reserve winner at his licensing and under Hans Peter Minderhoud successful in international dressage competitions. The pair was also victorious in Aachen in 2013, in Drachten in 2014 and won team silver at the European championship in Herning in 2013.
At the Oldenburg licensing in Vechta, Blue Hors Romanov was awarded the honorable award VTV Dressage Stallion 2008 which goes to young stallions that stand out remarkably in both sport and breeding. After having been highly dominant in the Young Horse Championships 2004, 2005, and 2006 Romanov took another step forward in 2007 and made his debut in small tour dressage at the international show in Lingen, Germany, and placed 2nd in Prix St. Georges and 4th in Intermediaire I. He went on to win the Intermediaire at the World Cup qualifier in Odense and eventually made his debut in Grand Prix at the stallion licensing in Herning 2008 and won! He placed twice in Mediem Cup in Lingen at the Grand Prix series for horses under 10 years of age. Romanov was the runner-up stallion at the Oldenburg licensing in 2002. In Herning 2004 he was acclaimed 4-year-old Licensing Champion. At the Danish stallion licensing in 2008 his son Blue Hors Rosoff became premium stallion and stood out as an exemplary Danish Warmblood stallion with type, movement and pedigree that hardly gets any better. Romanov is also a good sire of mares, 3 of the top 6 mares at the Rastede elite mare show were by Romanov. Also at the Elite Mare Show at Vilhelmsborg, Romanov made his impact with six daughters that were awarded a silver medal and three awarded a bronze medal. In 2008 the son of Romanov, Skovens Rafael, became 4-year-old Champion Dressage Stallion at the licensing and later on became a supreme Young Dressage Horse Champion. At the qualifier for the Young Horse Championship for 5-year-old dressage horses in Herning 2009, the highest score of 910 points has been achieved by Hoennerups Driver, and with these outstanding results Romanov is already claiming a high position as sire of top class riding horses. Romanov's dam, elite mare Rumirell, has five approved sons which besides Romanov himself are the premium stallion and main premium champion Rubin Royal, Rumicello, Rubino Vincente and Rubin Action. The sire of them all, Rohdiamant, has had an impressive career. He was licensing champion, main premium champion, international Grand Prix winner under Lisa Wilcox and has sired numerous champion mares and more than 30 licensed stallions. Dam sire Grundstein II is known for passing on sport talents for dressage as well as jumping and his get has competed at both the WEG and the Olympics. Akzent II is known as a great dam sire of many stallions and marking his get with superb type and ridability.
D'Grayson HW's dam sire is by Sandro Hit. What an amazing pedigree, all around.
The Oldenburg Champion stallion, Olympic competitor in Rio and Young Horse Champion, TRIPLE CROWN WINNER - Selten HW (previously Elizabeth Ball's mount, sold for Euro 500.000 to Fiona Bigwood and Anders Dahl - internationally successful, best international small horse tour 2014, bred and raised by www.HWfarm.com). D'Grayson's dam sire is Sandro Hit, inheriting his elegance and movement. Better than ever: Sandro Hit has started a new era in the dressage scene and is already writing sporting and breeding history The number one: 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 Sandro Hit absolved his stallion performance test in Medingen in 1997 and in 1999 he became federal champion six-year old dressage horses as well as world champion juvenile horse in Arnheim. He has meanwhile been trained up to advanced class. Right from the outset, Sandro Hit set standards not only in sport, but also in breeding. His first crops of foals are convincing by their exceptionally aesthetic imprint of type as well as their outstanding motions. His son Sandrit was the 1999 approval winner in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, while Sommerhit was runner-up in Berlin-Brandenburg and Sandro Ace became vice-champion in Oldenburg. Sunny Boy in turn, was awarded a premium in Oldenburg , whereas Sommeliere likewise was approved in Oldenburger in 1999. In the year 2000, Sandro Hit made the headlines once more: His Brandenburg bred daughter Poetin won the Federal Championship of three year old mares and geldings under Hans-Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen. A number of his offspring attained peak prices at different German auction sites, including his daughter Starlet, who at DM 140,000 was the top lot of the collection of broodmares at the 2000 Vechta spring auction. On top of that, two Sandro Hit progeny were awarded the desired status "approved" at the Oldenburg approval, as well as at the NRW approvals. In 2001 he sired the Federal champion and two vice champions.
D'Grayson HW displays typical Donnerhall inheritance. Very interesting to see, in looks, movement, brains, temperament, he's the total package. He will catch your attention with his movement and elegance, plus he's smart and willing to please.
Even as a foal he was already able to wow the judges and audience, which earned him the premium title.
This talented gentleman has three amazing, lofty gaits and is super balanced, working at 1st level already. Half steps will come easy to him. He impresses with his stunning, uphill canter, his trot swings nicely through his body with a soft back and an active hindleg as well as a free shoulder. His walk is always rhythmic, no matter if collected or extended walk. Everybody loves this one, the judges and the audience alike will be excited to see him.
D'Grayson HW is a horse willing to learn daily, very sweet and with his super work ethic and attitude, a horse that fascinates his rider every day of the year. He is so much fun, safe and reliable. Even kids bring him out to and back in from the pasture in Germany, a horse, with a very big heart.
He's looking for his life partner, he is uncomplicated on the ground and under saddle.
D'Grayson HW is suitable for an amateur, young rider or professional alike. He is easy all around, an old soul in a young horses body with a heart of gold!
He gets along well with other horses and loves human attention, this one wants to be in your pockets all the time and thrives for his personal grooming time. Loads and bathes, goes in the hot walker and is pleasant all around as well as a super partner. He is ready to go to his new owner and impress with his looks and potential for the upper level.
D'Grayson HW will go his way up the levels with ease and fun, hopefully you will be the one guiding him there and getting all the nice compliments you are looking for.
X-rays on file! $60,000 - Including import and quarantine to NY, check out his video clip!!!
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