Donnerkeil Offspring Photos
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DEVERON - DOVER COVER HORSE! (Donnerkeil x Queen's Jest xx/Gentle King xx/Fast Hilarious xx) Breeder: Diane Beth Ziegler, Sturbridge, MA . Owner: Amy Hamlet. 2005 Fall/Winter Dover Cover courtesy of Dover Saddlery. www.doversaddlery.com
OUR OWN 2012 FILLY BY DONNERKEIL OUT OF SPS MON AMOUR Bridlewood Farm is very please to present our first foal of the 2012 season, a very elegant and refined filly out of SPS Mon Amour. She is very friendly and sweet and has the trademark Donner Star! Visit Mon Amour's mare page for many more photos of this cutie and SPS Mon Amour's other offspring!
"She is absolutely one of our very best!" She has beautiful elegance, very correct, athletic conformation and three outstanding gaits. Perhaps most importantly, her temperament is exceptional--she is always willing to do whatever is asked of her..."
DHITTO - 1998 GELDING BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x Sandra's Pillow xx) Owner: Valerie Harwood, Tampa, FL
Another versatile Donnerkeil offspring! Stunning 17 hand bay Hanoverian gelding out of Donnerkeil. Amateur friendly with 3 great uphill gaits. Extremely sound. Has successfully competed up to second level dressage (ranked #12 Region 3 first level). Great jumping form; does not like to touch the rails. Easily jumps 3'3" + courses; ability to go much higher. Does everything in a snaffle; has has limited fox hunting experience. Quiet outside the ring and on trails, no lunging needed.
DENIM & LACE - 1998 MARE BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x Devonaire) Main Mare Book. Breeder: Dream Hill Farm, Abingdon, VA
Owner's Comments: "Denim & Lace has a kind temperament, and is always eager to please."
She is a succesful broodmare. See Freeja by Fabuleux on Fabuleux's offspring page.
DONNERPRINZ B - 2007 GELDING BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x Catlle xx) Breeder: Bridlewood Farm, Owner: Julie Roberts and Stewart Roberts, DVM, Midland, NC, Winding Way Farm, Midland, NC
Donnerprinz B is a halfbrother to our own broodmare - EM Denali. Donnerprinz B has been in training with Silke Parry, "MedwinStables" in Fountain Inn, SC.
Trainer's comments, "He has proven to be just like his dad. He is an all arounder with elastic movements in all three gaits and he will excel in Dressage, Eventing or (Jumping. He behaves like a gentleman - on the ground and under saddle. His mind and level of training are years ahead of his actual age. His great work ethic and willingness to learn makes him an every day fun horse to train and grow with. He is eager to please and very loving."
DONNERS WONNE - MARE BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x Duftig, AHS MMB) Owner: Chestershire Farms, LLC, Manchester, MI
EM DARN LUCKY - 1996 MARE BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x EM Seestrum/Sandstrum/Orbis xx) Breeder/Owner: Deb Reda, Firefly Farm, Lawrence, MI.
"Elite Hanoverian Mare Darn Lucky is my favorite mare of all times. She is the daughter of my original Hanoverian mare, Seesturm, by the Elite Stallion Donnerkeil. Lucky got her name because she was darn lucky to survive her first day. She was born, must have fallen against the stall door, the door came off the runners at the bottom, and she rolled outside of the stall, and she was out, alone in the aisleway. Her mother, Seesturm, was still in the stall. Lucky, on her own, got up on her feet, and walked out the front of the barn, She turned right, and walked into my dog yard that was fenced. She got herself stuck in the corner. Had she walked straight across the road, she would have walked into a pasture with two stallions. She was darn lucky that she turned right when she snuck out of the tiny opening in the door."
"Lucky is a 1996 mare, and has produced five foals. They have been by five different stallions, and all have been lovely foals. Lucky has lovely conformation and beautiful movement. She passes that on to her foals, and is a wonderful mother. All of her foals are stamped with her good looks!"
EM DRAGON FLY - MARE BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x Polaria II/Kompass/Virgil) Breeder/Owner: Deb Reda, Firefly Farm, Lawrence, MI
Dragon Fly achieved her Elite Mare status in 201 with an impressive score of 7.11! Bridlewood Farm congratulates Deb and Dragon Fly on this achievement!
"Elite Hanoverian Mare Dragonfly is our latest mare to receive the Elite Mare status. Dragon, although she just turned eight, was not trained to ride under saddle until January of this year. This was because she was busy being a broodmare, and then her trainer was busy being a mother. So, Dragon began her training in January, 2010, and she was shown the first time U/S for her performance test on July 13, 2010. She has had two foals, the youngest of which is currently a yearling, and the oldest is a three year old."
"Dragonfly is a 16.2 hand mare, by the Elite Hanoverian Stallion Donnerkeil by Diamont. Her mother was the imported Trakehner mare Polaria II, who was added to the Hanoverian Main Mare Studbook after she went through the mare inspection. She is an easy breeder, and uncomplicated. She is sound, flexible, and very sensitive. She would be an excellent prospect for a serious amateur or a professional. This mare could easily have a great show career and then have a good breeding career. If we keep her at home, she will probably just keep her as a broodmare, as this is our business."
CONGRATULATIONS DONNER PRINZ - EVENTING CHAMPION! Congratulations to Donner Prinz (Donnerkeil/Reprimand xx/Allen's Prospect xx) and rider/owners: Jennifer and William Voss for achieving the AHS High Score for Beginner Novice Hanoverian in eventing for 2010! They plan to move up in 2011 to the next level. Donner Prinz was bred by Bridlewood Farm.
DOTT CALM - FILLY BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x Arabian/Saddlebred mare) Breeder: Sheila Wilson Owner: Peggy Starr, Camden, OH
"We love her. She is super sensible, talented and has been the easy to start under saddle."
DAVITA - 2009 FILLY BY DACAPRIO OUT OF A DONNERKEIL MARE! It's all in the Bridlewood family. This beautiful filly has two of our stallions in her pedigree!
(Dacaprio x Dionakeil/Donnerkeil/Diamont/Illuminated xx) Breeder/Owner: Kin Frost
"Davita is the light of my life! She is so smart and personable. She has a kindness about her, yet inquisitive, She loves attention and learns so quickly. Not to mention her neck and topline is awesome!
" I am riding Dionakeil again and plan on showing her 2nd level next year. Thank you again for everything....Dionakeil is my #1 girl and is my heart and soul. To have been able to breed her to a stallion the quality of Dacaprio is the ultimate."
CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW AHS ELITE MARE DELANIE (Donnerkeil x Gabrielle B/Guarantor) and owner/breeder Emily Fowler, Time Out Farm, Plattsburg, MO. EM Delanie fulfilled her final requirement by producing a foal in 2009! EM Delanie is the full sister to 2005 USDF/Cosequin Finalist Donnerstolz.
"Delanie won her yearling class in the 2004 USDF/Cosequin Regional Qualifer and placed second in 2005. In 2007 Delanie performed her Mare Performance Test and was inspected. She showed very good rideability (8) scoring 7 trot, 8.5 canter, and 7 walk. During her evaluation she also received 7's on head, neck, frame, foreleg, hingled, correctness, and impulsion and elasticity. Her saddle position scored an 8 thus giving her a final score of 7.0 and qualifying her to be an Elite Mare Candidate. She has an incredible temperment and is a joy under saddle."
DECOPAGE - MARE BY DONNERKEIL This gorgeous Donnerkeil mare is 10 years old and out of a hunter champion TB mare. Here is a link to her videos on youtube.
Valley Center, California 92082
BROODMARE/RIDING HORSE BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x Devonaire) 1998 Broodmare/Riding Horse.
"Wonderful temperament, a pleasure to ride, loves trails and easy enough for a child or amateur. Proven broodmare."
DERONTE - GELDING BY DONNERKEIL Owners: Alyssa and Shirley Valenti, Indiana
DEXTER - GELDING BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x Buelah Begonia - AQHA Mare) Breeder: Curn Tryor Farm.
BEAUSOLEIL - 2009 FILLY BY DONNERKEIL Breeder: Sara Hartman Owner: Fran Harris
"I had purchased the mare in foal to Donnerkeil and the foal is now a little over 6 months. The filly "Beausoleil" is an absolutely gorgeous and very feminie baby. She is extremely outgoing and very athletic. Beausoleil is so gregarious! She has grown into such an independent and confident little horse so quickly. Her friendly and affectionate personality steals the attention of anyone who visits our barn. We were hoping to breed Zoe agin to Donnerkeil this year."
See Denali, full sister to Beausoliel, further down this page!
CONGRATULATIONS TO D'ARIEL USDF AWARD WINNER D’Ariel (Donnerkeil – Kay’s Sanction xx/Stancharry xx) Owner: Jennifer Shearer Breeder: Kathleen Giovenco, Nevada
D'Ariel and Jennifer Shearer placed a strong second with a 60.625% in the USDF AHS Year End Awards in Intermediate I, Adult Amateur division.
DITTO - GELDING BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x Sara's Review/Desert Review) Hanoverian Gelding, 17.0hh.
Successfully shown over fences by Heather Wenzell-Garrett, DVM, Denali HG now returns to Bridlewood Farm to join our broodmare band. We feel she will be a wonderful addition combining her athleticism and versatility to pass on to her offspring! EMC Denali scored a 7.0 at the Oakwood AHS Inspection and we hope she will fulfill her Elite Mare requirements in 2011 through the birth of her foal by Fabuleux!
"Denali is a stunning chestnut, havoverian mare with all the crome and a beautiful thick tail! Sired by Donnerkeil and out of an elite hanoverian mare. She has been shown up to 1.20m (4'). Last year she showed in California and did very well at Thermal. She showed in Canada and Oregon and won a bunch! She's fast, has a fantastic jump and would make a great derby horse. She jumps all the natural obstacles great! She has a winning personality and loves attention. She moves a 10+ and could do well as a dressage horse."
2000 MARE BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x TB mare) Owner: Zaza Shamsedin
"She competed successfully at Training level eventing. She is currently doing 1st level lateral work. This is my mom riding her. When I rode her that day, She was very forward. She was practically doing canter pirouettes when I rode her. She's 8 now and we are deciding on her career. I love her very much she has a sweet personality and she's very flashy. She also loves attention. She loves to be ridden and she always wants something tricky to do. If you don't put her to work, she'll put you to work. If you put her to work, she does it and then she asks you, "what's next?" We just can't decide if she's going to event or focus on dressage."
CONGRATULATIONS DULCINEA B! Bridlewood Farm congratulates Dulcinea B (Donnerkeil x Gabrielle B/Guarantor) and owner May McCaleb for their Second Level Championship at Mid-Ohio Dressage Classic Show in Deleware Ohio, July 12, 2008. Dulcinea B received the outstanding scores of 70.930% at Second Level test three and a 67.027% at Second Level Test Two. This show was her Second "Debut "showing at Second Level. In September 2008 at the Regional Championships the pair placed Fourth in the First Level Adult Amateur Championships! Photo: Bob Tarr
See other photos of Dulcinea B further down on this page.
DOLCE SAGGIA MH - 2008 FILLY BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x Devine Rapture/Der Radetzky) Breeder/Owner: Marilyn Hayes, Tulsa, OK.
"She has the most perfect shoulder and that Donner powerhouse hind end that she glides and glides and glides. Floating may be a better term. She is just what I thought she would be! Elegant, feminine, fantastic, and full boned. I LOVE HER!!!!!! We may have to do this cross again. Thank you so much for the opportunity to breed to Donnerkeil. I have always loved him and I finally did it. And this combination is spectacular! Thank you thank you thank you!"
"We had our AHS inspection a few days ago and the judging commission had some nice comments on my Donnerkeil/Der Radetzky filly. He said she was very nicely engaged from the hind end and was going to be a nice mare of substance. Thanks again for the opportunity to breed to Donnerkeil."
2008 FILLY BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x SPS Mon Amour/Matcho AA/Damnatz/Lugano)) Congratulations to May McCaleb, Starlight Farm, Xenia, Ohio on her purchase of this elegant filly! May successfully competes with another Donnerkeil offspring, Dulcinea B (Donnerkeil/Gabrielle B/Guarantor). In Florida last month, Dulcinea B won 3 out of 4 classes she was entered in. You can see a photo of Dulcinea B further down on this page.
DAWNS EARLY LIGHT (PATRIOT) - GELDING BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil X Stellar Breeze - TB/Trak mare) Breeder/Owner: Jennifer L. Flores
"We are so pleased with his progress and his personality. He works so hard for us and never wants us to get upset. He has the most laid back personality with incredible movements.
"He performed so well at his first show that people came up to his trainer/rider (Melissa Bedwell) and asked about his breeding and remarked that he is a beautiful mover. He received a score of 8 on his gaits. Dawns Early Light (Patriot) has a quality about him that will turn your head and just keep you looking. Thanks for providing an awesome stallion like Donnerkeil."
DAUPHINELLE - 1996 MARE BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x Grizabella/Gixibar/House Seats xx) Breeder: Sharon Enderlein, Brooks, GA. Owner: Janice Pearson, Jackson, MS
"I have thoroughly enjoyed her through the years and now am riding her myself for pleasure... "
DUSENBURG - GELDING BY DONNERKEIL Currently competing under saddle in hunter/jumper.
DENALI - 2004 FILLY BY DONNERKEIL (Donnerkeil x Velvet Promise xx) AHS Approved TB Mare. Owner/Breeder: Sara and Jeff Hartman, Brookville, KY. Event rider Sara comments, "Since Day 1 Denali has been and continues to be a very easy and trainable horse. She is the first baby I bred and before I decided to breed again I wanted to wait until I started her under saddle to make sure breeding is something that I could handle and would want to do again, simply said I’m looking forward to breeding my mare again after the first four years with Denali a filly out of Donnerkeil and my thoroughbred mare. Overall she has been very easy to work with and is very trainable. In her first month and a half of regular work under saddle her progress has been amazingly quick and I attribute that to her wonderful temperament and natural ability. She is brave, curious and settles in to new environments well. As a result of these attributes in her first month and a half under saddle she has schooled cross country questions a couple of times and willingly jumped over ditches, went up and down banks and is crossing water. I am very excited to be a part of her past, present and future!" Sara is rebreeding her mare to Donnerkeil for a 2008 foal.
CONGRATULATIONS DISALTO - USEA BEGINNER-NOVICE CHAMPION Disalto (Donnerkeil x Queen's Jest xx/Gentle King xx) Owner: Sheena Lunsman Breeder: Kristine Sklenak, DVM, Mass. Disalto was named 2006 USEA Hanoverian Beginner-Novice Champion for 2006. Congratulations!
CONGRATULATIONS DULCINEA B! Congratulations to four year old Dulcinea B (Donnerkeil x Gabrielle B/Guarantor) and owner May McCaleb on their success at MODA. Dulcinea B won both of her Training level test 4 qualifying classess, Adult Amateur, with a 68% and an awesome 73%. The pair will be going to the regionals. Dulcinea B was also very successful at the Walnut Creek Farm Dressage show receiving a 76% in Training Level I and an 80% in Dressage Suitability. In Florida during the 2008 winter season, Dulcinea B won 3 out of 4 classes she was entered in! Dulcinea B was bred by Bridlewood Farm.
DANNIKA BLUES - 2000 MARE (Donnerkeil x Sea Mary Run xx/Sea Chimes xx-Irish Bred TB) Owner: Joy Hudson, DVM. "We showed 2nd Level this year, with scores up to 64%. She has a great work ethic, and is very forgiving. She serves as a schoolmaster for me because
she learns so quickly! I think the head shot looks like her daddy!"
DONNERSTOLZ - 2005 COSEQUIN/USDF FINALIST! (Donnerkeil x Gabrielle B/Guarantor) Owner/Breeder Emily Fowler, Time Out Farm, Plattsburg, MO. "He has incredible movement and an awesome temperament."
Update: In the 2007 MASA Fall Fest Breed Show he won his colts and geldings class with a score of 79% as well as the Hanoverian class, also with a score of 79%. He took Reserve Champion in the finals of that show. He was imprinted at birth. He has a very calm and good natured temperament and learns quickly. He will be a joy to work with over the coming years.
At the 2006 American Royal, as a 2 year old, Donnerstolz placed 4th in the hunter in hand division and he placed 2nd in the sporthorse division. At the breed show held October, 2006, he placed 2nd in his 2 Year Old Class and 2nd in the Hanoverian Class with scores over 74%. He was the 4th highest scoring horse out of 22.
Donnerstolz won his weanling class in the 2004 USDF Qualifier with a score of 75%and placed fourth in the finals. In 2005 he again won hs yearling class with a score of 75.5% as well as the IBC Hanoverian class. Donnerstolz then achived a 4th finish in the 2005 Colt/Gelding Cosequin/USDF Breeder's Mid-States Series Colt/Gelding Championship. His overall score was 70.050%.
Photos by: Merrick Studios, www.merrickstudios.com
DONNERDIEB - 2005 HIGH SCORING HANOVERIAN MARE! (Donnerkeil x AHS PSB Reprimand xx/Allen's Prospect xx) Owner: Christlyn Renfroe, Lexington, KY Breeder: Betsy Waters, Nicholasville, KY. Donnerdieb, a Hanoverian Pre-Studbook mare was the High Scoring Hanoverian Mare out of 9 mares at the Paxton Farm Hanoverian Inspection held at Paxton Farm, Batavia, OH on August 1, 2005. She scored a 7.0 which moves her to Studbook Mare status. Congratulations to the owner and breeder of this beautiful mare who once again shows the excellence of the Donnerkeil/Thoroughbred cross.
DEVERON - COVER HORSE! (Donnerkeil x Queen's Jest xx/Gentle King xx/Fast Hilarious xx) Breeder: Beth Ziegler, Sturbridge, MA. Owner: Amy Hamlet. 2005 Fall/Winter Dover Cover courtesy of Dover Saddlery. www.doversaddlery.com
DONNERWOLKE - 2005 RESERVE HIGH POINT CHAMPION (Donnerkeil x Auf Wiedersehen/Adios III) Breeder: Bridlewood Farm. Purchased by Dr. Sybille Müller. Rider: Silvio Wolfe Busch. Bridlewood Farm congratulates Donnerwolke, Reserve High Point Champion - 2005 KDA Spring Dressage Show, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY
Photo: Bob Tarr www.bobtarr.com
DONDI - HIGH POINT HANOVERIAN - KDA DRESSAGE (Donnerkeil x AHS PSB High Hill Judy xx) Owner: Theresa Swanstrom, Louisville, KY) "Our score of 65% earned us the High Point Hanoverian at the 2005 KDA Spring Dressage Classic at the Kentucky Horse Park award on Sunday for the riding portion . We received a crystal bowl and neck sash.I think that this award is a great accomplishment since this was her first recognized show and only her second show under saddle."- Angela Walker, Rider/Trainer. Photo: Photography By Ray, www.photographybyray.com Dondi was also Get of Sire Breeders Group Winner as a foal, KDA Spring Dressage Classic at the Kentucky Horse Park and MODA I & II.
DULCINEA B (Donnerkeil x Gabrielle B/Guarantor) Bred by Bridlewood Farm. Purchased by May McCaleb. As a yearling in 2003 she was a winner of Get of Sire and Breeders Group at Dressage at the Kentucky Horse Park and Mid-Ohio Sport Horse Showcase I & II. Currently started under saddle: "She has been under saddle for 3 weeks (1 week of canter). She has alot of jump in her canter and of course is so wonderful to work with."
DUGGAN (Donnerkeil x AHS PSB Tarina Royale xx) Breeder: May McCaleb, Purchased by Chalene Sprigman, Atlanta, GA.
Duggan received the high score of 76% in Training Level at his first dressage show at Eden Park receiving 8’s and 9’s on his gaits. In this photo he is being ridden by trainer Linda Strine, who had just had Duggan for three months in training prior to his dressage show debut. Duggan was recently purchased by Amateur Adult rider Charlene Sprigman who plans to compete him to FEI.
GET OF SIRE & BREEDERS GROUP CLASS WINNERS In 2003, this group of Donnerkeil offspring won the Get of Sire and Breeders Group classes at both the Mid-Ohio Dressage Association Showcase I & II, Delaware, OH, and also at Dressage at the Kentucky Horse Park Spring Breeders Classic Show, Lexington, KY. The offspring representing these winning classes are DUGGAN (Donnerkeil x Tarina Royale xx) bred and owned by May McCaleb, DULCINEA B (Donnerkeil x Gabrielle B/Guarantor) Bred by Bridlewood Farm, owned by May McCaleb, DONDI (Donnerkeil x High Hill Judy xx) bred and owned by Fran Smith. Photo: Julie Siegel Photography
DRACHENHART (Donnerkeil x Applikay/Adlerfarn) Owner: Erica Powers. First Place Training Level, USDF Qualifying Class, 68.8%
2002 USDF Second Place Jr/Young Rider Training Level 65.493% (out of 118 - median 50%) as a four year old.
DICKENS (Donnerkeil x TB mare) Dickens is a champion eventer. He won the Las Vegas Horse Trials, was 2nd at the Flagstaff Horse Trial as a 5 year old and shows great dressage ability as well. Donnerkeil is well noted for producing correct, balanced conformation with especially strong, round hindquarters.
DISA (Donnerkeil x Elegant Odyssey xx/Gitchee Gumee xx)
Winner at Milner Downs show jumping Grand Prix.
Many top ten finishes on Grand Prix, including a four fault finish at Spruce Meadows in the Masters competition with owner/rider Heather Garrett. "We never go to shows and not have offers to buy her. She has so much scope and courage. We went back to the breeder and bought another Donnerkeil offspring."
DONIGAL (Donnerkeil x TB Mare) 1999 6th Michelob Classic Mini Prix. 6th in 3 separate Monterey Young Jumper Classes for 6 year olds. 6th Modified Jr/AM Jumper Classic- Showpark. 2000 4th USET medal at Michelob Classic ridden by Ingrid Johnson. 2001 1st Gamblers Choice Spring National, 1st at Hood River in Preliminary, consistently placing in Preliminary's at Michelob Classic and Country Classic.
Half brother to “Disa (Donnerkeil x TB mare) Grand Prix champion.
DARDANOS (Donnerkeil x Kenia xx/Free Up xx)
Dardanos won the USCTA Intermediate American Hanoverian Society Horse of the Year Award for 2000 with young rider Lauren Whitlock.
Dardanos was also the 1999 USCTA Preliminary American Hanoverian Society Horse of the Year and Preliminary 3 Day Eventing Champion and 1997 with owner/rider Tracey Fannin.
In 2004 with rider Erin Smith he was USEA Hanoverian Reserve Champion at Training Level and the pair received Honorable Mention at Novice Level.
DASHER (Donnerkeil x Dasher/Damnatz) Regional Third level Dressage Champion & Horse of the Year. USDF Bronze Medalist. Schooling Prix St. George. Owner/Rider Cathy Donnelly. "Dasher is a very great young rider horse. He has been very easy to train and is always ready to go to work." Cathy earned her USDF Bronze Medal as a 16-year-old on Dasher.
DONYA (Donnerkeil x AHS PSB Hope She's Ahead xx/George Navanod xx) Breeder: Bridlewood Farm Sold to Terri and Eleanor Ralenkotter, Union, KY. "Donya has always had a maturity beyond her age. I was especially interested in her as a driving prospect and she has taken to it with enthusiam. She was easily broke to drive and ride. She is a mare with a big personality and has common sense which comes from her unflappable sire. We appreciate working with a horse of this temperament and character."
DEELITE (Donnerkeil x TB Mare) Owner: Peggy Forman, Leviston, Idaho.
"All business. Very Consistent. I wish I had 10 more just like her. Goes right to work and does her job."
DEJA VU (Donnerkeil x Snow Sheen ox - Arabian Mare)
Successful Preliminary Level 3-day event competitor with young rider Shawna Thomas. "He is a good mover who always places in Dressage. We bred our mare to Donnerkeil for movement, substance and temperament. We bred another mare to Donnerkeil, we were so pleased with Deja Vu."
DARKUNTAHL (Donnerkeil x AHS PSB Authenticyty ox) Breeder: Carla Berg, Cincinnati, OH Owner: LE and Lynnette Wadsworth Trainer: Greta Rigley, Micanopy, FL. He was sold as a three year old and is currently in training with well known dressage trainer Greta Rigley in Florida. In 2003 as a five year old, Darkuntahl won the training level open division with rider Greta Rigley with a score of 71% and was reserve champion in the training level amateur division with Lynnette. Donnerkeil has proven himself to be a superior selection for crossing with Arabian mares. He is highly regarded as a prepotent sire. His desireable traits are always evident as shown here. He consistently produces uphill, athletic offspring with improved substance, elasticity and impulsion.
DICHTERLIEBEN (Donnerkeil x AHS PSB Doctor Rosey xx) Owner: Robert Bork, DrenenDale Farm, TN. "Great Movement....Great Personality! This colt has exceptional bloodlines, he's a quick learner with a great mind and temperament.
DANIKA AND HER FABULEUX GRANDSON! (Donnerkeil x ) Owner: Debra Wagner, Coyote Crossing Ranch, Sisters, OR "Three generations of Donnerkeil. We took these photos at the Hanoverian inspection August 5th at my farm. From right to left is: Danika, with Deb Wagner, Danika's daughter Natasha with Leslie Nona, and Natasha's son Five Star, with Stephanie Altig. Look at those faces! What lovely horses. Five Star is the Fabuleux baby." Danika was an overall 8 mare at her inspection.
A PROVEN SELECTION FOR THOROUGHBRED MARES Donnerkeil's foals out of TB mares, such as this foal, show light, forward and elastic movement with lots of suspension. Many of have been champions at their inspections. The Donnerkiel/TB cross has produced dozens of outstanding sport horse champions as illustrated on this page.
THE CHOICE FOR THOROUGHBRED MARES This is another Donnerkeil/Thoroughbred cross. Donnerkeil is well noted for adding movement and substance to offspring out of Thoroughbred mares to produce sport horses which excel in all disciplines and exhibit exceptional trainability and rideability.