|Ridden by FEI Rider Melanie
Thomson, in 2012 Donnegan began his FEI career, at the Prix St. Georges
level, where he continued his immense success in the show ring. He won
several championships, and was the Greenhawk PSG series High Point Champion.
With the season finale, he became a Dressage Canada Gold Medal winner.
Donnegan was also Champion of his AHS stallion
licensing and approval in Maryland this year, receiving top marks from the
elite panel of judges. He was praised for his gaits,head, frame and overall
impression. Donnegan was awarded 8's across the board for his
exceptional gaits. Donnegan's talent and subsequent success in all areas,
from show ring to stallion inspection, are a result of his state of the art
His fine bloodlines will
certainly appeal to discerning breeders. Donnegan has some of the most
renowned dressage stallions of all time on both sides of the family tree
(Walt Disney/World Cup 1 & Don Frederico/Donnerhall). To cap off this
amazing year, Don Frederico (Donnegan's sire) was named 2012 Hanoverian
Stallion of the Year by the German Verband.
Donnegan is being bred to
Prospect's Free Spirit
(by Freedom Z) for the first Hannoverian foal at Prospect.
|Vantage is a Canadian Sport Horse
Stallion by Viva Voltaire (Voltaire)
Vantage is an exciting,
up and coming, 2007 Canadian Sport Horse stallion. He stands 16.2hh, has
very correct conformation with a big, balanced stride and great jump. He's
got a lot of personality but not a mean bone in his body. Vantage is sired
by Viva Voltaire, who at his 100 day performance test in Neustadt/Dosse,
scored 9’s for his character, temperament, ability to work, willingness to
work and his jumping ability. Vantage’s grand sire is the world famous
Voltaire, one of the most influential show jumping sires of the present day,
the result of crossing two outstanding bloodlines: Furioso II and Gotthard.
Voltaire sired more offspring at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta than any
other. He has over 30 approved sons in Europe and many of his offspring show
at the Grand Prix level. Vantage’s dam is Piedratel, a large and impressive
American bred thoroughbred. Piedratel was chosen for her great athleticism;
power, size, strength, balance and stunning movement. During her 2004
inspection, at the age of 16, Piedratel was awarded 8’s for her substance,
temperament, sport horse type and 9’s for correctness and movement. She was
awarded the highest scores for movement and had the second highest overall
score at her inspection, out of some very impressive warmblood mares.
Vantage’s 2010 debut in the show ring was a huge success. At his very first
breed show, the Braecrest Summer Showcase, he won every conformation class
he entered. Vantage then entered the Fieldstone Farm Breeder’s Show where he
won the 3 year old Canadian Sport Horse class and was awarded the titles of
Sr. Champion followed by Grand Champion of show.