About Sir C
Sir C is a beautiful black bay gelding standing approx 16.2 hands with a light modern elegant build. Recently imported from Germany this handsome young man will turn heads where ever he will go. He is smart and confident and loves to hack out all over our 70 acre property. He is gaining strength and muscle and learns very quickly. He is currently schooling 3rd level, and we are very excited for what even a year of education will bring to this talented youngster.
Sir C's Sire
Sir C is by the legendary Sir Donnerhall.
Sir Donnerhall was the exclusive Young Horse National Champion and Reserve World Champion Producer of the Reserve Approval Champion and premium stallions as well as highly demanded foals Sir Donnerhall is the sire of World Champions, Bundeschampions, top prices and licensing winners.
In 2013, Sir Donnerhall dominated the Bundeschampionships as no sire has before: His daughter Cindy OLD won the class for four year old mares and gelding and the licensed sons, Sir Henry and Sean Connery became Vice Champions of the five- and six-year old dressage horses respectively. Sir Diamond won the bronze medal in the class for five-year-olds and with Secret Love and Simply Red, two more of his descendants, reached the final. The son Sa Coeur was the 2012 and 2013 World Champion for five- and six- year old dressage horses and then the top price at the PSI-Auction in Ankum.
Sir Donnerhall I has been popular as a sire of auction horses for years and he regularly delivers top horses selling for six-figure prices. For years the FN’s breeding value estimation declares Sir Donnerhall I, who is trained up to Grand Prix, as one of the best dressage horse sires. He himself was second Reserve Champion at his licensing, in 2005 I-a main premium stallion, in 2006 Bundeschampion as well as Vice World Champion for five-year old dressage horses and has turned out to be a trademark stallion: He has already produced 85 licensed sons, including the NRW Champion Stallion and Vice Bundeschampion, Silbermond, the Southern German Champion Stallions Sir Nymphenburg I and Sir Schiwago as well as numerous premium stallions at all the German licensing sites. More than 60 daughters have been awarded the state premium. His daughter Assandra was nominated as Austria’s best three-year old mare.
Sir C's Dam
Sir C's dam is by the super stallion Conteur. Awarded a premium at his licensing, Conteur has become a stallion of the first order among the sires in Germany in just a few years. In spring 2001 he finished his 30-day test in Adelheidsdorf with the best results of all stallions and then took the Reserve Champion title at his 70-day test where he won the partial index for rideability with a clear margin in his favor and, as a result, was leased for several years by the State Stud in Celle.
Gestüt Tannenhof is especially proud of this achievement since it presented Conteur a great opportunity in breeding which he took advantage of immediately. Conteur sired numerous champion foals at shows in Hesse, Hanover, Holstein and in Rhineland and his offspring were awarded premiums all over Germany, including a good number of State Premium mares. At the 2005, his son Cocoloco was licensed at the Southern German licensing in Munich-Riem and in Verden his son Con Amore was given a green light for breeding and received a premium but was only able to breed for one brief season. In 2006, Conteur’s son Curator became the Reserve Champion Stallion of the licensing in Verden and was sold for 300,000 Euros. Four other sons were also licensed. All in all, eight sons have been licensed so far and sold for an average price of 120,000 Euros. His offspring are snatched up at auctions; for example, his daughter Chirara was the most expensive horse at the CHIO Auction in Aachen, selling to England for 240,000 Euros.
Conteur’s sire, Contender is the founder of an international line of quality showjumping champions. The depth of Contender’s quality descends from the absolute performance influence of the legendary Calypso II. The linebreeding to Ramiro in the damline adds insurance for the highest quality performance capability, as does the Thoroughbred sire Tin Rod xx in the third generation.