Dressage & Event

Stallion @ Stud


Don Dante
Don Dante and Owen Cooper dressage champions

Don Dante Black Hanoverian Stallion

Standing 16.2 hh with 9.5 inches of bone, Don Dante is a superb mover with an exceptional temperament and consistently successful international level dressage competition record.

He is already producing easy to ride stock of first-rate quality. Don Dante’s first foals, born in 2014, show great promise, having inherited his expressive movement, good temperament and confidence.

Other lines we have available include Dancier (Dante’s sire), Sandro Hit, Rubinstein, De Niro, Weltmeyer, Florestan 1, Pik Bube, Donnerhall, Millennium.

Don Dante Breeding

Don Dante’s Sire, Dancier, has an incredible pedigree filled with top Stallions such as De Niro, Donnerhall, Lancier and Espri. Champion of the 2005 Stallion Testing, Dancier attained a perfect 10 for his trot.

Dancier was third in the Bundeschampionate at 4 years. In 2011, a two year old son of Dancier sold at auction for 315,000 Euros.

Don Dante’s dam, Sabrina, is a State Premium mare by Salvano, grandsire of the famous Salinero. Her pedigree also includes Matrose, the grandsire of Millennium.

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World Class Pedigree

Don Dante2007 Black Hanoverian16.2hh (168 cm)Bone 9.5 inchStallion
Don Dante Stallion Pedigree
Don Dante and Owen Cooper Dressage Champions

Don Dante Performance

  • 2008: Reserve champion yearling at the BEF Futurity Elite show.
  • 2009: Reserve champion at the BWBS UK stallion grading. The judges remarked on his natural balance and self-carriage.
  • 2011: Under saddle, placed at the Shearwater Young Dressage Horse 4 yo Championships and qualified for the National Championships.
  • 2012: Placed in all the Shearwater, Hickstead and Badminton Young Horse Championships, and the National Championships.
  • 2014: Medium Restricted Champion at the National Championships.
  • 2015: Placed in the Advanced Medium Restricted, Open and Open Freestyle at the Winter Championships and Advanced Medium Gold at the National Championships scoring over 70%.
  • 2017: Won at Premier League in PSG and Inter 1 scoring of 70% + 7th in the Elite Inter 1 Freestyle Championship at HOYS.
  • 2018: Won at Wellington Premier League in Inter 1 with 71.93% and Hartpury CDI3* placed 6th in the PSG with 70.11% and 5th in the Inter 1 Freestyle.

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Don Dante At The NAF Winter Dressage Championships 2016
Don Dante At The BEF Stallion Event 2017

Don Dante Offspring

In 2018, Don Dante’s son, Don Divine, was graded Elite at the Futurity grading scoring 9.5 for his trot, 9.5 for his canter and 9.5 for his frame. He’s also the sire of higher first premium winners Dixie Rose and Dodge the Doubters.

We often have youngstock for sale by Don Dante and his Sire, Dancier. We welcome visitors to the stud to view our youngstock and competition horses, by appointment.  Or, as an alternative to buying a foal, if you have a suitable mare, why not breed her to Don Dante!

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Don Dante Pedigree
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Breed Your Mare to Don Dante

Breed what you really want and be part of our goal to breed world class dressage and event horses. Don Dante has no Rubinstein, Weltmeyer or Sandro Hit in his pedigree, so is a useful outcross for those lines. Stud Fees for Don Dante for the 2020 breeding season:

  • £750 NFFR Fresh / Chilled
  • £550 NFFR Frozen
  • £75 Chilled Semen Collection

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