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   Dubonnet          

(Diamond Hit / Roemer)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dubonnet is a 2005 black bay Oldenburg Verband mare with outstanding bloodlines.  She is a direct daughter of the fabulous European stallion, Diamond Hit.  Her damsire is the famous stallion, Roemer, who has been inducted into the USDF Hall of Fame.

 

Dubonnet undersaddle

Dubonnet at liberty

In 2005, Dubonnet was presented to the Oldenburg Verband as a foal and earned Premium status. As a 3 year old, she was entered into the Main Mare Book with great scores!  More recently, the Oldenburg judge stated that Dubonnet was "unbelievable" and "outstanding" while at one of her colt's inspection.

Dubonnet has produced a Premium filly by Quaterback in 2009, a Premium stallion prospect colt Quater Hit (click here) by Quaterback in 2011, a Champion and Premium and Foal of Distinction colt Freedom Hit (click here) by Freestyle in 2012, a Champion and Premium and Foal of Distinction colt Finest Kind (click here) by Foundation in 2013, and a Premium filly Swan Lake MKF (click here) by Schwarzenegger in 2014.  She will continue to be bred to only the top international premium stallions.  

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A World Class Pedigree

 

 

Diamond Hit

 

 

 

Both on breeding level and competition level, Diamond Hit produces one highlight after the other. He became Reserve Champion at the 2002 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden and at the 2002 Bundeschampionate in Warendorf. The year prior, he was reserve regional and reserve Bundeschampion in the four-year old stallion division. At the 2001 Bundeschampionate, the German ministry of Agriculture proclaimed him Best Licensed and Performance Tested stallion. At the moment, Diamond Hit is currently trained and competed at S-level. In Fritzens (AUT) he finished second and third in the small tour, and at the CDI Wiesbaden, he landed top places as well.

His licensed son Donavan became Bundeschampion in Warendorf in 2005 and reserve Bundeschampion in 2006, his daughter Loxana was the sovereign champion at the Oldenburg Elite Mare show in Rastede, where ten Diamond Hit daughters were named State Premium Mare. Diamantbörse became Oldenburg Regional Champion for 3-year old riding horses and achieved a top knock down price at the Vechta Elite Auction in the autumn of 2005. The amount of licensed offspring is currently ticking at eight and is still rising.

Diamond Hit was proclaimed VTV-Dressage Stallion of the Year in 2005. Based on his own performances and on those of his offspring, Diamond Hit currently captures eight place on the ranking of all German breeding stallions.

Diamond Hit descends from the best bloodlines. His sire Don Schufro, who has been leading the FN-Breeding Value Index since 2001, is currently competed by the Danish Andreas Helgstrand at Grand Prix level. His dam, Elite Mare Loretta, produced licensed sons Sandro Hit, Diamond Hit and Royal Hit, making her the source of one of the most successful Oldenburg mare lines of her generation. Ramino and Welt As complete Diamond Hit’s pedigree and are world class performance sires.

 

Roemer

 
 

Roemer was one of the first approved Dutch Warmblood breeding stallions imported into the United States in 1985.  Roemer moved from a career as an International Grand Prix Jumper in Holland to a Grand Prix Dressage horse in the U.S. with Mary Alice Malone. Listed as the top producing sire of USDF Horses of the Year over an 11-year period in the United States. (1989-1999), Roemer is the first breeding stallion to be inducted into the HOF.

Horses inducted into the HOF are those who have made outstanding contributions to dressage through their competition records in dressage or sport horse breeding, and/or served as ambassadors of the sport. Individuals inducted into the HOF are those who have made outstanding contributions to the development of dressage in the United States through their creativity, originality, vision and sustained effort.

Roemer proceeded to make his mark competitively in the dressage arena by quickly progressing to the FEI levels with Mary Alice after being in dressage training in the U.S. for only three months. She and Belinda Baudin trained him to Grand Prix in only three years. He may be the only stallion to be the Grand Champion of The Dressage at Devon Breed Show while competing at the Grand Prix Level. He earned a USDF performance certificate at Grand Prix, with more than 10 scores over 60% at that level.

According to Mary Alice in 1988, “Roemer is actually extremely easy to ride, he is intelligent, so I only have to show him something once before he understands. He doesn’t make an issue over doing it again even if it’s difficult for him. He has such an honest character, and really tries.”

As the first KWPN stallion living outside of the U.S. to be awarded the Preferent Predicate by the KWPN, Roemer set himself apart from all other stallions in the U.S., and distinguished himself as one of only three other stallions in the world awarded this status. This predicate was based upon Roemer’s dressage competition record as well as the international success of his offspring. Roemer was the leading sire in the USDF Horse of the Year standings over an eleven year period.

Over the years, many of Roemer’s get blossomed into talented performance horses. To date, he has produced four approved sons (Winston, Darwin, Boy B, and Einstein), one licensed son, five Preferent mares, 111 Star mares and geldings, 27 Keur mares, 211 Stud Book mares, 75 First Premium foals, and 627 registered Dutch offspring. He was an approved breeding stallion by the KWPN, Westfalen, and Oldenburg registries. His talented offspring have competed successfully in dressage through the Grand Prix Level. Trainability and outstanding temperament became synonymous with the sire Roemer.

The U.S. Equestrian Federation lists 48 offspring on Roemer’s stallion report. A sampling includes the following horses at the FEI levels: Sea Fox (who qualified for the 1996 Olympics with Canadian Leslie Reid), Casanova, Escado, Jakarta, Joshua, Magnolia, Tango, Winston, Zaire, and Zenobia—and at the national levels: First In Line, Goodwill, Homer, Jericho, Intrepid, Kashmir, Jaegermeister, Isosceles, Fandango, Ginosko, HRH Nimble, Jubilant Dancer, Kingston, No Questions, and Opera.

A trailering accident cut his career short when he suffered a broken shoulder. He recovered after surgery and became a fulltime breeding stallion. But despite his early retirement as a competitor, he continued to build a lasting legacy through his sons and daughters. Roemer was honored after his death at age 21 by winning the Get of Sire class at the 1996 Dressage at Devon Breed Show.

The breathtaking nature of this wonderful stallion delighted audiences up and down the East coast with his larger than life presence, physical beauty, and harmonious work at the Grand Prix Level. Roemer’s strength of character, intelligence, beauty, and sensitivity made him a legend in his own time. His breeding record was truly outstanding, and his many sons and daughters excelled in both jumping and dressage competition.

 
 
Dubonnet
 

 

Ivy League

Diamond Hit

Ms Kelly Kaye xx Roemer

Elite Loretta

Don Shufro

Swatantra xx Staunch Avenger xx Cronella Pilatus

Lassie

Ramino

Elite Fiesta

Donnerhall