Star stallion: Treliver Decanter

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Star stallion: Treliver Decanter
Star stallion: Treliver Decanter

About Treliver Decanter

Bred by Gill Clothier – Treliver Stud, Leighton Buzzard, Beds

Born: 2001

Colour: Palomino

Height: 16.3hh,

Breed: British Warmblood Society Sport Horse

Sire: Dimaggio

Dam: Krystal

Studbooks: Warmblood Society (UK) Sport Horse

Bloodlines and highlights

Bred by his owner Gill Clothier, Treliver Decanter’s sire line is exceptional with the 2000 World Breeding champion Dimaggio passing on outstanding proven qualities, while grandsire international dressage star Don Primero (Donnerhall) produced more than 15 international dressage horses.

His dam line features Graditz and Grande, who produced international show jumping and dressage progeny, including 33 approved sons, 34 State Premium mares and three Olympic show jumpers – Grande Giso (Holland), Grande (USA) and Gute Sitte (Belgium).

"I think of ‘Derek’ as a dressage stallion, but his mother was a very talented show jumper, whose career was cut short at a very early age due to a bad accident," explains Gill. "Several foals I’ve bred have gone to serious competitive show jumping homes, but most have gone to dressage homes. Many mare owners use him to breed a competition horse that will perform in all disciplines, which I encourage as he passes on a fantastic temperament which makes his youngsters so easy to work with. I knew from day one that he was special."

Decanter has been mostly used on warmbloods and Thoroughbreds, as well as ponies, Arabs and Irish Draughts. His outstanding colouring catches the eye -- he has a cream gene, as well a chestnut gene with a 50% chance of passing one of them on at each mating.

Decanter began his dressage career at the age of seven qualifying for the national championships at novice level in their first season.

Ridden by Matthew Burnett the combination has rapidly progressed to wins at prix st georges level and competing at intermediate I.

Gill describes Decanter as "Mr Chilled": "He’s a true gentleman and a worker who will try his hardest to please. He is very kind and affectionate, but also a real show off!"

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