Star stallion: Dimaggio

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Star stallion: Dimaggio

All about the outstanding Hanoverian dressage stallion Keystone Dimaggio

Keystone Dimaggio

Owned by Roger Mattia and Suzanne Lavandera

Born: 1995

Colour: Liver chesnut

Height: 16.2hh

Studbooks: Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Westphalian, BWBS

Breeding: Don Primero x World Cup I x Lindberg

Bred by Ralf Holwedell, Germany

Stands at UK Hanoverians in West Sussex Tel: 07802 363858

Bloodlines and competition record

Keystone Dimaggio, whose grandsire Donnerhall, is one of the most successful dressage stallion in the world to date, boasts an amazing list of achievements. In 2000 at Arnhem he won the title of World Breeding Champion with a score of 9.5, with a 10 for his trot and an index of 133.39 in the stallion licensing.

His sire, Don Primero, was the 1990 Bundeschampion of German dressage horses and successful in international grand prix.

The dam's sire, World Cup I, won his performance test, was the DLG Reserve Champion Stallion twice and received the "Hanoverian Stallion of the Year" award.

Dimaggio sired the 2003 British Warmblood Champion and British Sport Horse Champion.

At the 63rd Elite Auction in Vechta, a colt by Dimaggio-Lord Liberty saw a top price of €33,500 to German dressage team member Ann Kathrin-Linsenhoff, and another Dimaggio colt sold for €28,000 to famous Danish Blue Hors Stud, standing Don Shufro and Cavan.

At the German Foal Championships in 2006, Dimaggio was the sire of the reserve champion filly (dam by Fürst Heinrich).

Although he stood for a time in Germany, Dimaggio is now back in the UK at UK Hanoverians in West Sussex.

2010 was another successful year for Dimaggio as he headed the BEF 2010 Futurity Sire Rankings for dressage. At the Dressage Deluxe National Dressage Championships, 16 Dimaggio offspring took part, including the Woodlander Stud’s Farouche, winner of the four-year-old Shearwater Potential International Dressage Horse Championship, as well as the advanced medium reserve champion and the medium open reserve champion.

Five of his offspring qualified for the Bundeschampionate and at Burghley, Faerie Dianimo was the winner of the five-year-old young event horse championship.

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