Darmera Eclipse [ photo gallery ]

Darmera Eclipse is our 4th foal out of Cassia and is yet another great mare for our program. She combines some of the most proven bloodlines in Hanover and is a mare with outstanding athleticism and movement quality. An accident as a yongster has left her for our breeding program instead of pursuiing a career in competition, but we have no doubt that she would have excelled in dressage. We are breeding her for the first time in 2010.

De Niro
Donnerwetter by Disput
Ninette by Markus
Akzent II by Absatz
Wiesenelfe by Wiesenbaum xx
EH Caprimond/Trak
Karon by EH Arogno
PS+ES Capri IV by EH Mackensen
Weltmeyer by World Cup
SPS Eisfee by Eiger I

born 2004

American Hanoverian

De Niro is one of Hanover's most noted dressage producers of our time and was awarded the title "Hanoverian Stallion of the Year" in 2008. This Donnerhall -son was bred by Brigitte Pahl, Fockbek, and approved in Verden in 1995. Burkhard Wahler's famous Klosterhof Medingen acquired the stunning black at the auction and De Niro has been at home with the Wahlers ever since. De Niro passed an outstanding 100 day test in Adelheitsdorf and won the dressage index. His rider Dolf-Dietram Keller trained and competed him up to Grand Prix in dressage and won many shows. Most outstanding is probably their win at the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg. In 2006, Theresa Wahler, an accomplished young rider, took over the reins and showed De Niro at Grand Prix level. De Niro has an approved full brother, Dimension, and two more maternal half sibslings as competition horses in Germany. Over 60 sons have been approved so far, and De Niro's many advanced level dressage offspring produced an excellent dressage index for their sire, which places him in the Top 1% of German stallions. His offspring compete at international level in dressage. De Niro has founded a very succcessful branch of the big Donnerhall line, one that is probably the most powerful in movement, especially the trot. Among De Niro's most popular sons are Champion Dancier, De Noir, Desperados, Duke of Oldenburg, or the full brothers Danone I-III. De Niro is also the dam sire of such stallions as Hotline or Fürst Nymphenburg.

Details about her dam Cassia, along with photos and more info on her offspring can be found on her own page: Cassia.

Offspring of Darmera Eclipse

2010 marks Darmera's first breeding season at Sunsprite Farm.

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