Boticelli – Winning at 3rd level with scores to 70%
Sire: Bonifatius by Belissimo M
Dam: Shakira (Sandro Hiit x De Niro)
2010 elegant bay imported Hanoverian gelding standing approx 16.2h. Boticelli is extremely kind and friendly. He has three lovely elegant gaits and a wonderful temperament. Schooling 2nd/3rd level! Boticelli is a calm gentleman. His first rated show was at the huge equestrian complex at Rancho Murrieta, CA April 8-10th. He was a star. It poured rain and this sweet boy was such a solid citizen about it all. When they closed the other arenas and we had four rings warming up in one covered area he did not bat an eye at the on coming FEI horses charging his way. He walked by himself across the property to his arena for his test in the rain and put forth a lovely relaxed test to win it with a 75% at first level. He scored a 73% the day before. We were thrilled with his easy going attitude and promising talent for the future. He is now working tempi changes and in his debut at 3rd level in June, Botiicelli won again with a 67 and 70%. We expect him to easily continue to progress up along the levels.
Bonifatius Boticelli is by the stallion Bonifatius who is an extremely noble type, a true alternative for dressage horse breeders. He has everything that lets breeders’ hearts beat faster: a fantastic presence and exceptional basic gaits, coming from his fabulous interior. The popularity of his pedigree is unrivaled at present. There are Lauries Crusador xx and Lemon Tree on dam’s side and in the fifth generation the legendary Waidmannsdank xx – all fantastic trademark stallions – what else could one ask for. With the refining influence over his sire Belissimo, the stallion represents the old Hanoverian line of Bolero. Boticelli is out of the mare Shakira who is by Sandro Hit. Sandro Hit has started a new dynasty in the dressage horse breeding. Chic, modern, strong-moving progeny, who are gifted with fascinating charisma, conquered the market: Top-priced auction foals and horses, more than 17 licensed stallions including several champion stallions, state premium mares, championship candidates, Grand Prix winners and several others.
Sandro Hit has produced 11 Bundeschampions to date – and at the 2011′ World Championship for Young Dressage Horses he presented numerous finalists such as Showtime, Sunday or Soulmate. Finalist of Nürnberger Burgpokal Sorento OLD was decorated VTV Dressage Stallion, and therewith followed the multiple Grand Prix winner Sancisco OLD who has been already presented the award in 2009. Sandro Hit’s inheritance is setting new records: 142 mares were awarded a state premium, numerous progeny were auctioned for top prices like 2.5 million Euro for the unforgotten two-times Bundeschampion Poetin, the Bundeschampion San Doncisco sold for 580,000 Euro and several others. He himself was striking Bundeschampion and World Champion of Six Year-Old Dressage Horses. Sandro Hit’s dam, Loretta, has passed on her genes exorbitantly to three significant licensed sons like Royal Hit, Grand Prix winner Diamond Hit who is sire of the 2011′ NRW champion stallion. Shakira’s dam sire is the incredible De Niro.
De Niro, 2008 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year, is referred to as “the embodiment of the Hanoverian stallion.” De Niro is an exceptional stallion of superlative type and performance. He is a wonderful combination of the best bloodlines of Oldenburg and Trakehner, with a dash of Thoroughbred, insuring success as a sire of noble sport horses. Since a fantastic start to his career, De Niro has become a legend as a dressage sire, and he has been very successful in sport himself. 1997: De Niro was the Reserve Champion of the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf with an overall 141.93 and was the winner in dressage with a score of 145.41. 2000: At the age of 7, De Niro is already successful at Grand Prix 2001: De Niro wins at the German Championships for Professional Riders under Dolf-D. Keller 2002: International wins in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special in Saumur and Berlin 2003: De Niro wins the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg 2004: After having already produced two reserve champions, De Niro’s son Dancier becomes the Hanoverian Licensing Champion in Verden. 2005: De Niro is the damsire of the Hanoverian Licensing Champion in Verden. 2006: De Niro has the largest contingency of offspring (14) at the Bundeschampionate in Warendorf. 2007: De Niro’s son, Deveraux is the World Champion of the 6 year old Dressage Horses. More De Niro offspring are successful at Grand Prix. 2008: De Niro is named the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year. 2009: De Niro has two offspring in the European Championships, and with Dablino the most successful developing Grand Prix horse. 2010: De Niro is placed 5th on the World Breeding Federation for Sporthorses’ list with 10 successful offspring competing internationally at Grand Prix. His son, Dablino ridden by Anabel Balkenhol, wins team bronze at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. De Niro’s son, Desperados ridden by Falk Rosenbauer wins the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg. 2011: De Niro offspring earn over 230,000 Euro in winnings in 2011 pushing the total winnings of De Niro’s offspring over the 1 million Euro mark. 2012: A total of 6 offspring travel to the Olympic Games in London. For Germany: Desperados ridden by Kristina Sprehe, Dablino under Anabel Balkenhol, as well as the reserve horse, D’Agostino ridden by Fabienne Lütkemeier. For Spain, Delgado ridden by Beatriz Ferrer-Salat, for Belgium, Donnerfee under Claudia Fassaert, and the reserve horse for Canada, Devon L ridden by Diane Creech. In his career as a sire, De Niro has produced over 70 licensed sons, and his offspring are successful in the dressage arenas world wide. De Niro has proven himself through his own performance in the show ring and through his offspring’s exceptional achievements. Boticelli is a kind, talented, handsome young man!