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SPS DONNA DE NIRA - IN FOAL TO HERZENDIEB FOR 2016!
(De Niro/Caprimond/Laterit)
Breeder: Rembert Frh. v.d. Bussche, Massendorf, Germany

SPS Donna de Nira has produced 5 exceptional foals by Fabuleux and now a lovely colt by Hersendieb! Her 2014 colt by Fabuleux has been sold to Jules and John Yates of Ontario, Canada.

SPS Donna de Nira received the outstanding overall inspection score of 8 at her Mare Inspection in Germany!

SPS Donna de Nira's scores at her German Mare Inspection included 8’s for her Breed/Sex Type, Quality of Conformation, Correctness of Gaits, Impulsion/Elasticity (Trot), Walk and Overall Impression/Development. She also received 8's for her Head, Frame and Saddle Position.

In Germany, at her Mare Performance Test for her State Premium title, she received the excellent scores of 8 for her Walk, Trot, and Canter and from both the Testing Rider and the Testing Judge for her outstanding Rideability.

SPS Donna de Nira is the full sister to AHS Elite Hanoverian stallion, DeLaurentis. Her sire is the outstanding dressage stallion De Niro by Donnerhall. Her dam, Chippy by Caprimond, is the full sister to the dam of dressage stallion, Dacaprio who is also the sire of our broodmare EMC/SPA Dacapria. We are thrilled to have SPS Donna de Nira at Bridlewood after her importation to the US in October, 2006.
SPS Donna DeNira has a Colt by Herzendieb for 2015!
SPS Donna DeNira has been an exceptional producer with Fabuleux. We are very excited by the lovely tall colt she has produced by the striking and accomplished Stallion Champion, Herzensdieb (Tambour-SPS Herzensfreude/Tivano). We are so pleased with this colt that we have repeated the breeding for 2016!

"I attended the 2005 Trakehner Stallion Licensing in Neumunster and will never forget how Herzensdieb totally and completely captivated the knowledgeable and experienced breeders there. He comes from an excellent mare line and through Tambour, Herzensdieb consistently provides beautiful elegance and the highest quality in conformation and gaits to his offspring."
Barbara Schmidt, DVM


SPS DONNA DE NIRA AT BRIDLEWOOD FARM
Bridlewood Farm would like to sincerely thank Jens Meyer, Hengststation Jens Meyer, Dorum, Germany for finding our third wonderful SPS mare for us. It took Jens several years to initially find SPS Mon Amour for us, three years later, he found our second States Premium mare, SPS Laureen. Several years later, in 2006, Jens contacted us about SPS Donna de Nira and thought she had the exemplary pedigree, performance and produce record we were looking for to import for our broodmare band in the US.

SPS Donna de Nira has exceeded all of our expectations. Not only does she carry the wonderful combination of De Niro and Caprimond as the full sister to top producing AHS Elite Stallion DeLaurentis, her dam Chippy is the full sister to the dam of dressage stallion Dacaprio, Carry. SPS Donna de Nira is a beautifully elegant mare with exquisite gaits and has an incredibly kind and generous temperament.
SPS DONNA DE NIRA - EXCEPTIONAL BROODMARE

FLEURETTE BY FABULEUX
Fleurette (Fabuleux-SPS Donna de Nira/De Niro), owned by Florence Mathieu-Conner and bred by Bridlewood Farm, Ky., was shown in the AHS Two-Year-Old Filly Futurity at Oakwood Farm in 2014. Her above average scores for head, neck and type earned her the score of 71.6.

See photos of Fleurette as a foal further down this page!

Photo: Heather Thacker
FLEURETTE BY FABULEUX
Fleurette's owner is thrilled by how calm and well behaved she was during the Futurity class.

We look forward to hearing of Fleurette's future successes!

Photo: Heather Thacker
2014 COLT BY FABULEUX - FERNANDO B
Fernando B (Fabuleux-SPS Donna DeNira-DeNiro/Caprimond) was purchased by dressage competitor Jules Gates of Ontario, Canada. This very handsome, correct and beautiful moving colt, born Aprio 3, 2014, is being raised as a stallion prospect. Bridlewood Farm congratulates Jules and we can't wait to watch how he matures! Jules reports that Fernando B is doing great in his new home and is a good quiet boy!
2014 COLT BY FABULEUX X SPS DONNA DE NIRA- FERNANDO B
SPS Donna De Nira and Fabuleux were one of our favorite crosses and this spectacular colt, now purchased as a stallion prospect, was no exception.
2014 COLT BY FABULEUX - FERNANDO B
Showing off his beautifully balanced, uphill conformation, Fernando B enjoys his first day out.
2014 COLT BY FABULEUX - FERNANDO B
Fernando B showing his extravagant movement and correct, uphill gaits on his first day out!
2014 COLT BY FABULEUX - FERNANDO B
Another beautiful offspring of Fabuleux and SPS Donna De Nira. We are very pleased with this beautiful colt. Shown here at the age of 2 days.
2013 FILLY BY FABULEUX - FORTISSIMA B
This stunning black filly is the fifth foal from this highly proven and successful pedigree combination. This dressage filly born on April 15, 2013, has been sold to Amy Read of Columbus, OH and we are sure she will be a star! Here she is exhibiting her balanced, rhythmic gaits-quick and strong hocks/stifles, beautifully sloped shoulder and her uphill self carriage is already evident!
FORTISSIMA B - 2013 FILLY BY FABULUEX
Feels so good to stretch in the sunshine! Fortissima B shows off her elegant neck.
2013 FILLY BY FABULEUX - FORTISSIMA B
Out in the pasture with mom, time to play!

SPS Donna de Nira and her newborn filly by Fabuleux! Their first day in the pasture and she is already showing her balanced, powerful top line, hind quarter and athleticism!
2013 FILLY BY FABULEUX - FORTISSIMA B - SOLD!
Fortissima B shows off her lovely gaits. We are sure she will be a winner in the dressage arena for her new owner, Amy Read of Columbus, OH!
WOW! THIS FILLY CAN MOVE! FLEURETTE 2012 FILLY BY FABULEUX
Bridlewood Farm congratulates Florence Conner-Mathieu of Martinsville, IL on the purchase of this beautiful filly.

Born May 2, 2012. Pictured here at only 16 hours old, this incredibly fancy filly is already showing us the big bold canter of her sire Fabuleux!
FLEURETTE - 2012 FILLY BY FABULEUX!
This big moving filly by Fabuleux was born on May 2, 2012. At 16 hours old her canter is active and powerful hind leg- well articulated joints- she can sit and push!
FLEURETTE - 2012 FILLY BY FABULEUX
Relaxing in the sun. We are so pleased with this filly that we are going to repeat the breeding for 2013!
FELIX B - 2011 COLT BY FABULEUX
Bridlewood Farm congratulates FEI competitor Barbara Day, South Lyon, MI on her purchase of Felix B, 2011 colt by Fabuleux out of SPS Donna De Nira.

Owner's comments: "I am positively delighted with Felix B. He is not only beautifully bred and handsome, he's a beautiful mover and a real character to boot!"

SPS Donna De Nira and Fabuleux are certainly a proven match at our farm! This is the fourth combination to now be in a competitive show home—we look forward to seeing Barbara Day and Felix B n the show ring in the years ahead!

SPS Donna De Nira is an overall ‘’8” mare in Germany by Grand Prix competitor and 2008 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year, De Niro. Her dam by Caprimond, is a full sister to Elite Hanoverian Dacaprio’s dam—SPS Donna De Nira is a full sister to Elite Hanoverian stallion, DeLaurentis. SPS Donna De Nira is in foal to Fabuleux for 2012 and due to foal at the beginning of May! Check her mare page for updates and to see her other successful offspring. Photo by Brad Wallace
FELIX B - 2011 COLT BY FABULEUX
Photo by Brad Wallace
FELIX B - 2011 COLT BY FABULEUX
Photo by Brad Wallace


FELIX B - 2011 COLT BY FABULEUX
Photo by Brad Wallace
FELIX B - 2011 COLT BY FABULEUX

FELIX B - 2011 COLT BY FABULUEX
Such a friendly fellow!
FABLE B - 2010 FILLY BY FABULEUX X SPS DONNA DE NIRA
Born March 4, 2010
Sold to FEI Dressage competitor Stephanie Anderson and her husband Rodney of Ontario, Canada.

Owner's comment: " I am over the moon!" This is a dream come true--she is just outstanding!" I saw her photo at a few days of age and as a warmblood breeder for over 25 years, I was totally impressed. She strikes me as alot like her sire, Fabuleux with the wonderful combination of De Niro through her SPS dam, Donna De Nira."
FABLE B - 2010 FILLY BY FABULEUX X SPS DONNA DE NIRA
A very feminine yet athletic filly. We are excited she is going to a dressage home and look forward to following her show career.
2010 FILLY BY FABULEUX OUT OF SPS DONNA DE NIRA
This black filly is a true gem in our 2010 crop of fillies. Very fancy..Black with star, snip and two hind socks...Movement, type and correctness she has it all! She shows so much of Fabuleux in her bearing combined with her mother's elegant type. We are again exceptionally pleased with this breeding combination!
FANFARE B - 2009 MARE BY FABULEUX
(Fabuleux x SPS Donna De Nira/De Niro) Breeder: Bridlewood Farm Owner: Keni Kerin, Brookside Farm

Owner's comments: "I purchased Fanfare B... from my good friend Anne Aloi two years ago. I am absolutely in love with her! She successfully started her competitive career this year! At only her second dressage show ever "Raleigh Summer Dressage" she was not only high score training level with a 74%, she was high score Hanoverian as well. I am hoping to qualify and compete her in the USEF Markel Young Horse Finals in the Five-year-old division in 2014. Thank you for breeding such quality horses!
I hope to buy another horse from you soon!"

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Fanfare B and Keni on their great succeses and can't wait to see how you do in 2014!
2009 FILLY BY FABULEUX
There is no question that this exceptional black filly is by Fabuleux! She is absolutely gorgeous!

This striking filly has been sold to FEI competitor/trainer Anne Aloi, Charlottsville, VA. Anne has received her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals and is very much looking forward to this filly's very bright future in the dressage ring!
2009 FILLY BY FABULEUX
This photo was taken at just a few days old.

New owner, FEI competitor/trainer Anne Aloi, Charlotttsville, VA, "I wanted to say thank you and how I am absolutely delighted with Jamie (Fanfare B)! I enjoyed meeting everyone and am thrilled to be buying one of your quality horses!"
2009 FILLY BY FABULEUX - SOLD!
Through embryo transfer, SPS Donna De Nira produced two wonderful filles by Fabuleux. This filly equals her sister in elegance and correct conformation. This filly has been sold to German dressage competitor/trainer, Silke Parry of Fountain Inn, SC. Silke also purchased our outstanding 2009 Dacaprio filly out of Gisella!
2009 FILLY BY FABULEUX (Embryo Transfer)
This beauty is the second 2009 filly of Fabuleux and SPS Donna De Nira. (embryo transfer) This beautiful bay filly is very refined and athletic.
FIDERTANA - 2006 FILLY OUT OF SPS DONNA DE NIRA BY FIDERTANZ
Fidertana, Donna de Nira's lovely 2006 filly by Fidertanz (Fidermark/Ravallo) was purchased at less than a month of age by Competitor and Hanoverian Breeder, Christine L. Siems, DVM and Turkey Hill Farm, Spokane, WA.

SPS Donna de Nira in foal to Hanoverian Stallion, Rubiano (Rotspon/Davignon/Matcho) and her filly by Fidertanz were imported from Hengststation Jens Meyer Dorum, Germany to Bridlewood Farm in October, 2006. Welcome to the U.S. SPS Donna de Nira and Fidertana!
UPDATE ON FIDERTANA B! (SHE IS FOR SALE)
Since she was imported as a foal in 2006 along with her dam SPS Donna De Nira, Fidertana B has had one incredible foal by Belissimo M. She bred on the first attempt with frozen semen and was an excellent mother. She then went into professional dressage training with Olympian Jan Ebeling, in Moorpark, California where she advanced to Second and Third level movements.

Her first offspring, Basilio THF by Bellissimo M was Colt Champion at the Region 6 2012 USDF Breeder's Championships with scores of 82.3% and 81.5%.

Fidertana B, was purchased from Christine L. Siems, DVM by Jo Renn. The mare is now in Olympia WA at Miari Stables where they train with Kari McClain. Jo Renn competes as an adult amateur dressage venue and has two other horses showing at Second and Third levels.

Owner's comments, "I plan to show "Tana" next summer; probably at first and second levels, then hopefully moving on to FEI over time. So far things are going great -- we are still settling in and getting to know each other."
DE LAURENTIS - FULL BROTHER TO DONNA DE NIRA!
De Laurentis was purchased in 2001 at the Hengst Kouring in Verden Germany. He was selected for his kind temperament, beauty, movement and excellent bloodlines.

De Laurentis successfully completed his performance test at Neustadt-Dosse, Germany in 2002. Highlights of his test were: Character 9, Temperament 9, Willingness 9, Constitution 9, Walk 9.17, Trot 8.73, Canter 8.33. Most notable is the excellent articulation of the hind leg and correctness of gaits. VhW/AHS Elite Hanoverian Stallion De Laurentis stands at High Point Hanoverians, Chestertown, MD
DE NIRO - 2008 HANOVERIAN STALLION OF THE YEAR!
Privately owned stallion De Niro is the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2008. The Donnerhall/Akzent II-son was bred by Brigitte Pahl, Fockbek, and licensed in Verden in 1995. Since that time, he has been standing at Klosterhof Medingen. With this annual award, the Hanoverian Society and R+V/VTV insurance company honours important breeding stallions. At the Verden Stallion Market, breeder Brigitte Pahl was honoured with the Wohlklang-statuette and a cheque.

De Niro was born in 1993, and at the Stallion Approval in Verden in 1995, he was already one of the most popular and fascinating stallions. One year later, the black youngster completed his stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf with the highest dressage score. Riding instructor Dolf-Dietram Keller trained him up to Grand Prix-level. In 2001, De Niro won the German Championships of professional riders and in 2003, the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg. Since 2006, he has been successfully competing with his young rider Theresa Wahler. De Niro’s dam Alicante was successful up to medium level with Susanne Pahl, the breeder’s daughter. She was an active brood mare for only a few years. The impressive result: Her four sons are successful competition horses, two of them, De Niro and his right brother Dimension, are approved stallions.

De Niro passes on his excellent rideability and fantastic movements as well as type and expression to his progeny. 1,341 offspring are registered with the Hanoverian Society. 14 of his 22 approved sons are registered with the first-class stallion book, 99 daughters were awarded state premium mare. He is the sire of 123 Verden auction foals and of 109 horses sold at riding horse auctions. 434 progeny achieved placements in the dressage ring up to advanced level and contributed to De Niro’s fantastic dressage breeding evaluation of 147 points. Together his sons, he has an incredible impact and influence on breeding.

The Celle state stud stallion Dancier won his Stallion Licensing and stallion performance test. Desert Moon and De Janeiro were reserve champions in Verden. De Noir is one of the most popular stallions in Denmark. Maternal lines featuring De Niro in the pedigree are also very popular. His daughter De Nira is the dam of Hotline, the champion stallion of the Stallion Licensing in 2005. Hotline was the most expensive stallion ever sold at a breeding association’s sales event. Donner de Nero is the dam of the reserve champion of the Stallion Licensing in 2007, Fürst Nymphenburg, who won the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf in 2008
DE NIRO - PRESTIGIOUS SIRE OF SPS DONNA DE NIRA
SPS Donna De Nira's sire, De Niro is an extremely popular sire in Germany due to his outstanding movements, extremely high rideability and beautiful type. He scored an impressive 145.42 in rideability at his 100-Day Test finishing 2nd. His foals are consistently elegant, modern type, show excellent conformation as well as outstanding movement. His first foal crop got an overall note of 9 by the Oldenburg commission and based on the exceptional quality of his foals, he received the "Hauptpraemiensieger" (Main Premium Champion) award in 1997. From his first foal crop, four of his sons were licensed; one in Westphalia, one in Hannover, who was taken into the first lot by the State Stud Celle and two in Oldenburg, both of which were sold for very high prices to Sweden. He now has the prestigious honor of being named as the 2008 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year.
DE NIRO - OUTSTANDING SIRE OF CHAMPIONS
De Niro has 14 Approved sons. De Niro continues to produce high priced auction horses at Vechta and Verden. At the Elite Auction in Verden in April 2000, the colt Day Dream, by De Niro, was the top auction foal selling for DM45,000. In April of 2001, the two high priced foals were by De Niro and sold for DM41,000 and DM31,000. Of the 5 high priced foals, 4 were by De Niro. At Vechta, a De Niro filly sold for DM70.000.

His son Dancier (De Niro/Lancier/Lauries Crusador xx) was the Champion of the 2004 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden with an outstanding dressage score of 158.46 and an overall score of 142.17.

De Niro is the dam sire of Hotline by Hofrat. Hotline won the 70-days test at Schliechau with a total score of 137.34. (Dressage was above 149 points). He reived an award for being best stallion in Niedersachsen (Germany), at this years performance test. Hotline was champion of the 2005 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden, Germany.
DE NIRO - GRAND PRIX DRESSAGE CHAMPION
In 1999, De Niro won many dressage shows at the Fourth Level and has qualified more than once for the German "Bundeschampionate". Today, De Niro continues to advance in dressage while competing at the FEI levels. He has been winning at the Grand Prix Level since he was a seven year old. And at 8 years of age won the Grand Prix Special with the top score of 73.22%.
DONNERHALL - DRESSAGE STALLION OF THE CENTURY
Donnerhall is the paternal grandsire of SPS Donna de Nira. Donnerhall is the world's most winning 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.
DONNERHALL - PATERNAL GRANDSIRE OF DONNA DE NIRA
Donnerhall has innumerable Grand Prix victories including the prestigious Volvo World Cup. He was the champion of the German Dressage Derby and Winner of the Team Gold and individual bronze at the World Championships in Den Haag in 1994. Donnerhall has won more than 2 million DK.
DONNERWETTER - PATERNAL GREAT GRANDSIRE OF DONNA DE NIRA
Donnerwetter was by Disput x Matador and was trained at Grand Prix level. He made his name on the international dressage scene with Belgian rider Decia de Pauw and from 1989 onwards under Herbert Rehbein. In 1990 Gronwoldhof sold Donnerwetter to Windsome Farm in Virginia, USA, where he was up for stud to a select group of mares until his death. Donnerwetter has five licensed sons and five registered State Premium Mares. Although Donnerwetter was a superb stallion himself, he was somewhat overshadowed by his illustrius son Donnerhall.
CAPRIMOND - MATERNAL GRANDSIRE OF SPS DONNA DE NIRA
Caprimond was the reserve champion of the Stallion licensing in Neumünster in 1987, and the following year he won his stallion performance test at Adelheidsdorf with a score of 135.35, placing first in the dressage on 147.76. In 1988 he was the reserve-champion of the three year olds at the German Riding Horse Championships in Schenefeld. In 1989, he was awarded first prize at the DLG Exhibition in Frankfurt. He was a successful dressage competitor up to Grand Prix level. To date he has produced 13 approved sons, including the brothers, Canaster I and II (private stallions in Oldenburg), Hohenstein I and II (the latter in Hungary, and the former stands alongside his sire at Medingen). Another son, Caprigold, who was raised in Brandenburg, won his licensing in 1996, while the approved Hanoverian stallion, Contucci won a number of riding horse classes before being sold to the United States. Caprimond was the sire of the best German three year old mare, Donaumärchen II, at the Federal Mare show where she was also a member of the Federal Champion family. In 1995, Caprimond was declared Elite Trakehner Stallion and in 1998 he was crowned Trakehner Stallion of the Year.
He has so far produced 224 dressage competitors.
Caprimond competed in Grand Prix with his young rider, Theresa Wahler. He sadly passed away in 2014.
AKZENT II - PATERNAL GREAT GRANDSIRE OF DONNA DE NIRA
Akzent II was regarded as one of the best producers of rideablity in modern day horse breeding. Through his noted sire Absatz, Akzent II is known for producing elegant, modern type offspring with noble expression, especially good neck, shoulder and saddle position and expressive movement.

This "A" line crosses especially well with the Grande line, adding elegance to the G-line mares. He is also the maternal sire of the successful competition horse Dimension and the famous Grand Prix dressage champion and exceptional sire De Niro by Donnerhall.
AKZENT II - NOTED SIRE OF DRESSAGE CHAMPIONS
Akzent II is the son of the legendary Absatz whose impact as a sire of dressage horses is still evident today. Before Akzent II came to Oldenburg, he gained a great reputation in Hanover as a private stallion at the Amselhof stud and as a stallion on lease at the Celle state stud in Altenruch. In Oldenburg, he continued his successful stud career siring many dressage champions Aczidos and Adios and many Oldenburg premium mares. His two sons, Amboseli and Alabaster, passed their stallion perfomance test in 1992.




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