Selle Francais ( FSFB)
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Foals also eligible KWPN (Reg A), WBS (UK) & most other studbooks.
£300 1 dose. £500 2
Champion of the Stallion licensing
30 Day Test Champion - Dressage score 8,84.
Test rider scores of:-
Vice Champion 3 yr old Stallion - World Championships for Young Horses
Vice Champion 4 yr old stallion - CDN,Verden
Qualified for the German Bundeschampionat 3 years in a row.
< Don Ricoss has 2 full siblings competing in Grand Prix dressage in Germany :-
Don Vertino - under 25 rider
Donna Rica 2 - Bundeschampionat qualifier & German team member for the World Championships as a 6 yr old.
Sire Don Frederico (Donnerhall / Consul),
Licensing Champion & Dressage winner of his performance test with an outstanding score of 151.67.
Member of the Celle state stud `black` Quadrille
2012 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year Sire of over 40 licensed sons & 87 Advanced level offspring including Isabell Werth`s GP winner Don Johnson.
Don Ricoss has an excellent dam line with Grand Dam, State Premium Erina (Eiger I / Perfekt I)being the dam of the licensed dressage stallion WALLSTREET KID (by Warkant, USA) - his full sister WINDSOR QUEEN, produced Advanced level licensed dressage stallions WILL BE (by Wittinger) as well as the Licensing Champion LONDONDERRY (by Lauries Crusador xx).
At the 2006 Hanoverian Elite foal auction another grand daughter of Erina, Lawalda, sold for 65,000 Euros
Grandsire Weltmeyer (World Cup I / Absatz)- a legend in his own lifetime - 1998 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year and sire of over 85 licensed sons.
The greatly admired stallion Eiger I ( 1999 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year) completes Don Ricoss’ pedigree
Frozen semen is stored in UK, USA, France, Australia and New Zealand.
2007 Qualified for the Bundeschampionat - the third year in a row! Nominated for the World Championships
Ist place - Score 8.8 at L level - Zeven 22/6/07
Selected by the Hanoverian Verband as one of only 16, 3 and 4 year olds to represent them at the Bundeschampionat.
Vice Champion 4 year old - CDN Verden Overall score of 8.6. 15/1/06
Winner of all 4 young horse classes with scores up to 8.8 overall and trot and canter marks of 9.0 and 9.5.
Vice Champion 3 year old Hanoverian Stallion at the World Breeding Championships in Verden in July 2005.
Selected to represent the Hanoverian Verband at the Bundeschampionat in Warendorf.
Don Ricoss was the Champion of 30 Day Test (dressage) in 2005 at Neustadt-Dosse.
He was the ONLY 3 year old to get marks of greater than 9.0 for both trot and canter, out of 309 3 year olds tested in 2005.
Test riders scores:
His average scores were:
Overall Dressage score: 8.83
Don Ricoss has a FN Dressage breeding value of 141 & in 2017 was ranked 20th in the British Eventing Top 50 stallions.
He is sire of Champion foals & yearlings at the BHHS shows as well as Elite Premium BEF foals in the UK.
In Europe & Australia his progeny have also been warmblood breed show Champions.
Don Rolieto (Don Ricoss/ Balzflug) a son from his first crop of foals, licensed in the UK as a WBS stallion & has qualified for the BD Regionals several times ridden by his breeder.
UK Champion Hanoverian Filly foals 2008, 2012 & 2013
French Champion 3 yr old Dressage gelding & 3rd place 5 yr old at the French National Breeding Championships, Saumur
BEF 2008 Elite Championships
Champion Dressage foal & Overall Dressage Reserve Champion (foals to 3yr old). Dante Inferno SFS- Don Ricoss - St Pr St Sweet Sixteen ( Sandro Hit - Brentano II) Breeder / Owner Vicki Davies
3rd place, Dressage foal Don Rolieto- ( Balzflug)
KWPN - coloured gelding Don Caspian, was 4th highest marked foal at the UK KWPN inspections in 2008 & in 2015 placed 4th at HOYS.
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