Don Ramiro has entered an elite band of Australian stallions by siring numerous FEI horses. His success is no fluke when you study the history involved in his breeding. His grand father, Donnerhall, is one of the most influential dressage stallions of all time, and when crossed with Pik Bube, produces sensational horses such as the sire of Don Ramiro, Don Primero.
Fantasia’s full sister, Fiesta was also mated to Donnerhall. The result was the outstanding Grand Prix stallion, Don Schufro.
Don Primero has been at the forefront of breeding even before his own competition success as an International Grand Prix horse for Karin Rehbein. He is the father of World Young Horse Champion DiMaggio along with many top auction and elite FEI horses world wide.
Don Ramiro is a reflection of this breeding. Being imported to Australia as a young horse, he was ahead of his time in relation to his type, movement, trainability – he was, and still is, a very modern example of the Warmblood horse. He was purchased by the Oatley family as Kristy’s potential Grand Prix horse. He was campaigned and trained by Heath Ryan before Kristy exported him to Germany to train with some of the World’s best. Unfortunately an injury put an end to his competition career and he was retired to stud. Don Ramiro stood at the NSW Equestrian center for several years. In 2003 Don Ramiro stood at public stud for the first time.
Don Ramiro is not only seeing progeny excel in the dressage arena. Event riders are choosing to use Don Ramiro to produce elite sport horses that can win the dressage phase and go on to jump clear and under time!
Don Ramiro is now sadly deceased but will continue to live on through his awesome progeny.
Don Primero is the number one stallion for dressage breeding values for 4 straight years, based on the Mare Performance Tests of his Hanoverian daughters, surpassing even his sire Donnerhall. The appealing dark bay stallion, won classes in conformation and showjumping as a young stallion. He became 1990 German National 5 year old Dressage Champion. Ridden by Karin Rehbein. Don Primero has won Grand Prix Competitions at the international level.
Don Primero’s offspring have inherited the performance ability. His Hanoverian daughters rank him as the Number One dressage sire based on their scores for gaits and rideability as graded in their Mare Performance Tests. His offspring are competing at the highest levels of dressage, but also at advanced levels in showjumping, 3-day eventing and even driving. Don Primero now stands in Sweden and is owned by Anna Bjorkman-Roos. His full-brother, Don Schufro has been exported to Sweden.
Pik Bube I
Pik Bube was himself a successful sire in his own right, but more importantly he became one half of the magic equation: Donnerhall x Pik Bube – for the overwhelming majority of successful Donnerhall progeny are out of mares by Pik Bube. With his rider Herbert Rehbein, they won 11 out of 12 advanced classes in their only competition season in 1980. Pik Bube’s sire, Pik König is considered the most important son of the famous Thoroughbred sire of showjumpers, Pik As xx. Pik König sired 19 Approved sons and 22 State Premium mares. His offspring – such as Pirol 37 – were mainly successful in showjumping. With a dressage index of 126, and a jumping index of 131, Pik König had an overall rating of 129. His sire, Pik As xx stood at the State Stud Celle from 1953-69, where he sired four approved sons. Pik Bube’s dam, Franka also produced the full-brother, Pik Bube II and the advanced dressage horse, Poseidon 30. Her dam, Dohlenfurstin, was an international showjumper under the name Daniela. Dohlenfurstin is also the dam of Grand Prix showjumper, Prince Charming. Franka is by Frustra II was a crucially important dam sire in the Hanoverian studbook, stallions such as Donkosak,
Drosselklang I & II, Goldfalk, Graphit, Gralsritter, Imperial, Löwenstein, Piaff, Wachmann I & II, Webefunk, and many more, were out of mares by Frustra II. Pik Bube I sired performers in all disciplines. His daughter, Pikantje was Federal German riding horse champion of 1981, and Pik Bube’s Girl won the 1990 Federal Mare Show in Verden. Pik Primaire, Pik Royal were amongst the 49 of his offspring
that were successful in advanced dressage, while 19 showjumpers achieved advanced level. As a brood mare sire, Pik Bube has been a phenomenon, especially when teamed with Donnerhall: Davignon, Don Primero, Don Schufro, Donatelli, Donnerbube, Dream of Glory, Duntroon – all bred on that magic cross Donnerhall/Pik Bube.
Donnerhall is the most successful dressage horse in the world and looks back on an exemplary career. He managed like no other sire of his generation to combine success in breeding and in sport alike. In 1986 Donnerhall was the German DLG Champion in Hanover. After many wins in Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and freestyle classes at International level he became German champion in Mannheim with his constant rider Karin Rehbein in 1994, team world champion and individual bronze medal winner in The Hague. This was followed by another climax in 1997: Team gold and individual bronze at the European Dressage Championships in Verden.
In 1998 he was once more included in the German world championship team and with Karin Rehbein was a member of the gold medal team in Rome, where he attained fourth place in the individual results. Donnerhall won the World Cup European League, as well as being the Oldenburg dressage stallion of the year in 1997 and 1998 respectively.
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Don Ramiro is know as a producer of top quality dressage horses. Among them are FEI competitors- Daylight, Donizetti and TL Ramedon who was exported to South-East Asia. He is also the sire of many up and coming superstars and young horses.