Don Gold (imp. Germany)

Sire- Donnerhall
Dam’s Sire – Goldlack

 Black stallion
16.2hh ACE Approved

Service Fee $990 LFG

 Don Gold is a Grand Prix schoolmaster,presented  in a beautiful riding exterior, demonstrating expressive uphill changes and is a true master in the collection work. A 10/10 temperament. www.cddressage.com

Donnerhall Donerwetter Dispute
Melli
Ninette Markus
Negola
Goldika Goldlack I Goldfalk(Goldfisch II)
Kenerrin(Keith Trak)
Sirana Sinatra
Andora

 

DON GOLD’S SIRE “Donnerhall” – Donnerhall one of the most successful dressage horses 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. It is nearly impossible to provide a complete survey of Donnerhall’s breeding record here, as it would necessitate the writing of a separate book.

Donnerhall’s dam, Ninette, also produced the mare Noblesse (by Pik Bube I). Ninette was from the Nagate line of mares. Her sire, Markus, was half-Thoroughbred and his sire Manolete xx is also found in the great eventing horse Volturno, winner of two Olympic silver medals and a silver medal at the 1978 World Championships in Lexington.

Dressage career –  Donnerhall began his career in 1984, placing second out of 70 horses at his Stallion Performance Test held in Adelheidsdorf, with a score of 131.92. According to his rider, he was very easy to train, reaching the Grand Prix level of training in two years. He was especially known for his expressive passage, piaffe, and extended trot. Donnerhall had a stellar career as a dressage horse, winning some of the most prestigious competitions, including over 65 FEI Grand Prix Dressage classes and a life earning of D.M. 640,000.  He was 1986 German DLG Champion in Hanover. In 1994 German Champion (Mannheim), won the team gold and individual bronze at the Dressage World Championship in 1994 and at the European Dressage Championship in 1997 in Verden. In 1997, he also won the World Cup European League. Donnerhall earned his third team gold while finishing 4th individually at the 1998 Dressage World Championship. He was also named Oldenburg Stallion of the Year in 1998.

Breeding career – Donnerhall has the highest dressage breeding value of all stallions at 271, and has produced over 77 approved sons, 450 broodmares (84 State Premium), and over 636 competition horses.  Like his sire, Donnerhall stood at Grönwohldhof. His first few years produced only a few offspring, as the stud was a good distance from the main Oldenburg breeding areas. Within a few years, however, his popularity grew immensely. At the 1998 Federal Championship in Warendorf, more than 50% of the horses had Donnerhall in their pedigree. Donnerhall passes on his flowing gait, presense, trainability, and excellent temperament.  The 2007 Hanoverian Stallion had Donnerhall offspring 763 winning dressage competitors (84 as show jumpers), with prize money totaling Euro 1,502,302. In 2015 Donnerhall progeny continue to dominate the International dressage arena.

DON GOLD’S DAMLINE ” Goldika” – Trakehnen’s last original Trakehner stallion, the chestnut Keith (by Pythagoras) was the maternal grand sire of Goldlack, a leading jumper producer in Westfalia. Goldlack sired international showjumping winners. Another representative of this line is Goldrausch II by Gottschalk, who produced the impressive showjumping mare Gazelle.