Metallica - "Donnie" - 2013 Oldenburg gelding
Sire: Metal (Ferro x Ramiro)
Dam: Agioritikp (Donnerschwee x Aktuell)
This handsome 16 h Oldenburg gelding shows high ride-ability and is an exciting 4yo prospect for the future ahead! Beautiful bay with 4 white socks and an interesting blaze/snip. He is a wonderful combination of being quiet on the ground and under saddle but has his own motor and good work ethic. A complete worker bee! No attitude or drama! He hacks out quietly on the trails and is very well behaved riding outside and at new places.
Fun to ride and easy to sit with good push from his hind leg and carrying power. Strong back and a particularly good canter. Super easy and steady in the bridle, naturally well balanced and steady in tempo. Already solid enough for an adult amateur, but strong potential for a professional as well. Sound with clean xrays available.
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Donnie's sire Metall has already made dressage history in view of lightness, mechanic as well as talent for piaffe and passage: Métall. The impressively built stallion competed successfully up to Prix St. Georges and produced several Grand Prix horses and licensed sons. The most striking of his progeny is definitely Uthopia, who won Team Gold at the European Championships in Rotterdam and Silver in both the Grand Prix Freestyle and the Special. He often received a 10.0 for trot.
Furthermore, Métall presented licensed stallions like Special D, Maserati, Memphis, Modjo, Uthopia and Ufo. Numerous progeny are competing successfully at advanced level in the dressage arena, but also in the jumping-course they are successful at 1.50 m classes, such as Rentall/Kate Levy. His daughter Rabiola was the celebrated Grand Champion at the American Devon in 2006. His son Ucento placed himself in the medal ranks at the European Young Rider’s Championships in 2009 and 2010.
According to KWPN, Métall gained rightly a very high breeding value and is noted with nearly 40% of thoroughbred blood.
Sire Ferro achieved the Team Silver medal as member of the Dutch team at the Olympic Games in 2000, placed sixth at the World Championships in Rome and second at the World Cup final in 1999. Ferro produced numerous top horses. In the dressage world ranking of WBFSH he is on fourth place for dressage. His licensed son Rousseau was himself Vice World Champion for Young Dressage Horses and managed the masterpiece to present the KWPN champion stallion for the third time in a row. Dam’s sire Ramiro belongs to the most famous sires in the world and produced numerous international championship horses like Olympic gold medalist Ratina Z.
Donnie’s dam sire, Donnerschwee, a Donnerhall son, is a stallion of high quality, who is also a very high quality sire.
He was the top lot of the 1992 Vechta elite auction at DM 220,000. His dam, SPS Weltwunder, was the champion mare in Aix la Chapelle in 1986. Donnerschwee’s first crop of nine foals, resulted in the premium stallion D-Day, who was tested in performance class I, and the SPS mares Doubleple, Fariola and Weissera. The latter won the 1996 Oldenburg State Riding Horse Championship and was third of the four year olds at the Federal Championship in Warendorf. She is meanwhile successful at advanced level. In 1999, the Donnerschwee daughter Geisha was the runner-up of the Oldenburg elite mare show in Rastede, before she was sold to the USA. In 2000, Donnerschwee made the headlines once more. His daughter Grace Kelly was awarded the state premium Diamond Ring, and became state vice-champion, ambassador of the Oldenburg Association at the state championship and one of the top auction lots at the Vechta autumn auction, where she was sold to the USA for DM 200,000. Donnerschwee’s second son Don Rubin was also approved and landed in the premium lot of the Oldenburg stallion approval, where he changed hands as the record-priced horse of the 2000 age group, for the sum of DM. 380,000. Donnerschwee himself celebrated triumphs in the dressage arena, with high placements at state and federal championships. He continued his sports career with ease, winning intermediate and advanced dressage competitions as well as Intermediaire I and being in the forefront at Grand Prix events.