Uno Don Diego - Standing at Iron Spring Farm
Friday, December 10, 2021
Uno Don Diego has exceptional athletic ability, a wonderful temperament and incredible genetics. As a competitive dressage horse, he won through Intermediate I. His offspring are modern sport horses with winning records in both North America and Europe.
In 2021, Uno’s son Independent Little Me finished in 4th place in the CDI4* Prix St. Georges at Aachen with 73.617%, as well as 9th place in CDI4*Intermediate I. He also won the CDI1* Prix St. Georges and finished second in the CDI1*Intermediate I at Munich, with both scores above 72%.
Independent Little Me was named the 2020 KWPN Gelders Horse of the Year. He also won the Silver Medal, ZZ-Zwaar Level, at the Dutch National Championships, with scores of nearly 78%. In 2019, the handsome chestnut stallion was top 8 at the World Championships for Young Horses, 6-year-old division.
The Uno daughter UNO Day Sun won three Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I classes in Denmark in 2021 with scores to 74%. She also had five additional top 4 placings, with scores 72-75%. As a young horse, UNO Day Sun won the gold medal at the DWB Elite Mare show.
In North America, four Uno offspring were winning at Training Level in 2021, with scores to 74%: Kalisandra TF, Kela, Kilika and Koa.
In 2020, Killian TF was the GAIG/USDF Region 2 Second Level Champion, as well as sixth place in the 5-Year-Old division at the USEF Young Horse Championships. The year before, Killian TF finished in the top 10 at the USEF Young Horse Championships, four-year-old division.
Lennox TF was Champion Training Level JR/YR in the 2020 USDF All Breeds Awards (KWPN-NA). Koa won at Training Level with scores to nearly 74% and received five year-end trophies from the Rocky Mountain Dressage Society.
Among his early European foal crops, Uno produced the Danish Licensing Champion, ERA Dancing Hit, as well as two mares who claimed bronze medals at the prestigious mare show.
Winning Performance Career and International Bloodlines
Uno himself had an illustrious performance career. In North America, he won Prix St. Georges and I-I classes at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival with scores above 73%. Before his importation to the USA, Uno represented Denmark at the World Young Horse Championships as a six-year-old and continued up the levels to advanced.
Uno, as he’s known at the barn, was bred by the legendary Stutteri UNO in Denmark. He passed his 35-day performance test with a total dressage score of 866 and jumping score of 709. He was licensed as a premium stallion in 2006 by the Danish Warmblood Society. At his final grading in 2007, he was awarded a breeder's silver medal and the Challenge Cup of Aage Ravn for being the best 4-year-old Danish-bred dressage breedsire.
Uno Don Diego’s sire is Dressage Royal, whose bloodlines include the popular Donnerhall x Rubinstein I cross. With excellent conformation and quality character, Dressage Royal received an 8.2 in rideability at his stallion testing and continued through the Grand Prix level.
Uno's dam, UNO Frederica, became a legend in her own time, producing two licensed sons, UNO Don Diego and UNO Don Diablo, as well as the remarkable UNO Donna Unique, World Young Horse Champion.
If you want supple, balanced dressage horses, check out Uno Don Diego. Visit his stallion page for complete pedigree, photos, videos and more.
Approved: KWPN Erkend, Danish Warmblood, American Rhineland Studbook
$1,500 cooled, $650 frozen dose