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Don Riccos (Archived)


Don Ricos is a modern young dressage stallion, equipped with three first-class paces and an outstanding character and willingness to work. He was 30 day Test Champion (Neustadt- Dosse) with a dressage index of 8.84 and was the ONLY three year old to get marks of greater than 9.0 for both trot and canter, out of 309 three year olds tested in 2005. Test riders scores: Trot 9.25, Canter 9.75, Walk 8.0. His average scores were: Trot 9.13, Canter 9.38, Walk 8, Rideability 8.75, Interior 8.75. Champion 3 year old Elmlohe - Score : 8.8 -  highest mark of all three and four year olds. Scores included 9.0 trot, 9.5 canter, 8.5 Walk, 8.5 Suppleness, 9.0 Rideability. Vice Champion three year old Hanoverian Stallion at World Young Horse Championships Verden. Vice Championfour4 yr old CDN Verden. Nominated for the World Championship, five year old. Three-time Bundeschampionat qualifier. His first class talents have given him several wins and high placings in  L and M level with scores to 8.8, including at the International Competition in Elmlohe. His first foals have inherited his elegance and good paces and have been very successful at foal shows in the UK , France & Germany taking Champion and Vice Champion titles, as well as several top placings. In 2008 he had 100% BEF 1st Premium foals with two qualifying for the BEF Elite Championship - SFS Dante Inferno was Champion Dressage foal & Overall Dressage Reserve Champion & Don Rolieto placed 3rd - Dressage foal. At the BHHS Championship show his foals won Champion filly foal ( Diorissima) and Champion yearling filly ( Donna Walina) as well as all the others being placed. Don Ricoss' sire Don Frederico was Champion of the Hanoverian licensing in 1999. In his performance test he was Overall Vice Champion with a score of 141.04 and winner of the Dressage section, with an outstanding score of  151.67. He is currently the sire of 20 licensed sons and 111 State Premium mares. Windröschen is by the legendary stallion Weltmeyer, who is a multiple champion - stallion licensing, performance test, Bundeschampionat as well as the prestigeous DLG show. He has sired more than 100 approved stallions, 250 State Premium mares, 11 Bundeschampions,  performance test winners and an outstanding 148 successful advanced level dressage horses, including Olympic gold medal winner Weltall and World Cup winner Warum Nicht, along with Weserperle S, Wie Weltmeyer & Vincent. Eiger I Hanoverian Stallion of 1999, was known to pass on his type, correct conformation and very good rideability to his offspring. Very often they are talented for both jumping and dressage. Empire, ridden by Dr. Martina Fincke has won over 85,000 DM in dressage at Grand Prix level. His progeny include  team World Champion Esprit FRH (ridden by Lars Nieberg) and Easy Jumper ridden by Jos Lansink . Another son Espri was also awarded Hanoverian stallion of the Year. This dam line, is grounded in the Holsteiner Family 8116 and also produced the licensed stallion Amoural (Pb, Rhineland Pfalz-Saar) and Dante Alighieri (AUT).

Don Frederico Donnerhall Donnrewetter
Cleopatra Consul
Windroeschen Weltmeyer World Cup I
SP Erina Eiger I
SP Palmroeschen

2002 black 16.2-hand Hanoverian
Approved for: Hanoverian, Westfalen, Rheinland,all South German Verbands, KWPN (Reg A), BWBS & Selle Français (FSFB).