Don Ricoss
(Don Federico - Weltmeyer - Eiger I)

Approved: Approved Hanoverian, Westfalen, Rheinland, all South German Verbands, KWPN (Reg A), BWBS & Selle Français (FSFB)
Studbook Number: DE 431 312335002, Born: 2002, Color: Black, Height: 16-2 hands

Don Ricoss Bundeschampionat 20064 years old

Foals & Progeny

His foals have shown to have inherited his elegance & 3 very good paces & have been very successful at foal shows in the UK , France & Germany taking Champion & Vice Champion titles, as well as several top placings.

In 2009 his progeny have ranked him 2nd in the BEF end of  year  Dressage Sire rankings, with 100% First Premium foals for the second year.

His yearling colt Don Rolieto gained a BEF Elite Premium & was the joint highest scoring dressage horse of the day of all age groups at Plumpton.

In 2008 he had 100% BEF 1st Premium foals with 2 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 2008 BHHS Championship show his foals won Champion filly foal ( Diorissima) & Champion yearling filly ( Donna Walina) as well as all the others being placed.

Don Ricoss is a modern young dressage stallion, equipped with three first-class paces and an outstanding character & attitude to work.

He was 30 day Test Champion (Neustadt- Dosse) with a dressage index of 8.84 & was the ONLY 3 year old to get marks of greater than 9.0 for both trot and canter, out of 309 3 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 Interieur 8.75

Competition successes include:

Champion 3 year old Elmlohe - Score : 8,8 -  highest mark of all 3 and 4 year olds. Scores included 9.0 trot, 9.5 canter, 8.5 Walk, 8.5 Suppleness, 9.0 Rideability

Vice Champion 3yr old Hanoverian Stallion at World Young Horse Championships Verden.

Vice Champion 4 yr old CDN Verden

Nominated for the World Championships - 5 yr old

3 x Bundeschampionat Qualifyer.

His first class talents have given him several wins & high placings in  L & M level (Adv Medium), with scores up to 8.8 including at the International Competition in Elmlohe.


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 & Champion of the Dressage, with an outstanding score of  151.67. He is currently the sire of 20 licensed sons & 111 State Premium mares & in 2008 had a breeding index of 160 with 98% reliability.

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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 & 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. 

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Grand Dam State Premium Erina, by Eiger I, produced the licensed dressage stallion Wallstreet Kid (by Warkant, USA) and his full sister Windsor Queen, who is the dam of Advanced level licensed dressage stallions Will Be (by Wittinger) and the Licensing and Bundeschampionat Champion Londonderry - the latter is currently considered to be a foundation sire.

Another Erina grandaughter Lawalda (Lauries Crusador xx/ Warnet) was sold at the 2006 Verden Elite Foal Auction for 65,000 Euros & her full brother Londondance who licensed as a Premium Hanoverian stallion & sold to Holland.

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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 & also produced the licensed stallion Amoural (Pb, Rhineland Pfalz-Saar) and Dante Alighieri (AUT).

Don Federico (Hann)
DE 331 310831497

Donnerhall (Old)
DE 330887081
Grand Prix Dressage

Donnerwetter (Hann)
International Dressage

Disput (Hann)

Melli (Hann)

Ninette (Old)

Markus (Old)

Negola (Old)

Cleopatra (Hann)

Consul (Hann) Elite

Swazi xx

Cornau (Trak)
Verbandspremie Elite

Gatsby (Hann)

Gardeulan I (Hann)

Werona (Hann)

Windroeschen (Hann)
DE 331 31233997

Weltmeyer (Hann)
DE 331 314403585
National Dressage

World Cup I (Hann)

Woermann (Hann)

Sendernixe SPS

Anka (Hann)

Absatz (Hann)

Adelsbuch SPS

Erina (Hann)
DE 331 311108584

Eiger I (Hann)

Eisenherz I (Hann)

Alete SPS

Palmroeschen (Hann)

Perfect (Hann)

Vineta (Hann)

Don Ricoss Offspring

2009 Foals (Don Ricoss is ranked 2nd in the BEF Dressage Sire Rankings for 2009 with 100% First Premium foals for the second year running.)

British Hanoverian Championships 2008
A brilliant result with all progeny placed:
DIORISSIMA (Don Ricoss x Rohdiamont) Champion Filly foal & Reserve Champion foal. Breeder Sandra Tinker
DONT DELAY  (Don Ricoss x North Col xx) 3rd colt foal, Breeder Maxine Wells
DON ROLIETO (Don Ricoss x Balzflug) 5th colt foal, Breeder Sue Botha
DONNA WALINA (Don Ricoss x Wie Weltmeyer) 1st place yearling filly & awarded 1A. Breeder Jan Tassell
DONNA RICCA (Don Ricoss x Odysseus) 3rd place yearling filly & awarded 1A. Breeder Danyelle Barnett

BEF Futurity Elite Championships 2008
DANTE INFERNO (Don Ricoss x Sandro Hit) Champion Dressage Foal & Overall Reserve Dressage Champion. Breeder Springfalls Stud
DON ROLIETO (Don Ricoss x Balzflug) 3rd place Dressage foal. Breeder Sue Botha

BEF Futurity:
100% Don Ricoss progeny entered for the BEF scheme in 2008 were awarded First Premiums: 
DEVONAIR SH (Don Ricoss x Maestro Nativio)  2007 filly. Highest scoring Dressage Yearling, The Grange.
DI IAWN (Don Ricoss x Gunner B xx)  2008 colt
DIORISSIMA (Don Ricoss x Rohdiamont)  2008 filly
DON ROLIETO (Don Ricoss x Balzflug)  2008 colt. Highest scoring Dressage colt of the day. Qualified for BEF Championship
DONNA ROSSA (Don Ricoss x Isolan) 2008 filly
DANTE INFERNO SFS (Don Ricoss x Sandro Hit) 2008 colt. Scores of 9.0 for paces & athleticism. Qualified for the BEF Championship

Foals qualified for the French National Breeding Championships, Saumur
UN AMOUR DE NOE (Don Ricoss x Astryd des Chouans Welsh D) Reserve Champion Pony colt
DIXIE DELIGHT LH (Don Ricoss x Warkant) 4th out of 41 fillies
DIEGO LH ( Don Ricoss x Waikiki) 15th out of 31 colts & the second youngest in the class.

Rotenburg Foal & Mare Show, Germany
Don Ricoss / Carbid / Wiener Skat - 2006 filly awarded 1a Premium
Don Ricoss / Lauries Crusador xx / Furioso - 2008 filly selected for the Regional foal Championship

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Dixie Delight II (Don Ricoss x Warkant x Lanthan)

Filly born 3.07.09. Breeder: Haras Du LH, France
Winner of the "Trophee ACS Foals"  24.7.09 Judges included President of French Dressage.

Full sister to chestnut filly Dixie Delight, who despite being the youngest in the class at 2 months old placed 4th in the 2008 French Breeding Championships, Saumur.

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Donna Camilla (Don Ricoss x Criminal Law xx)

Black Hanoverian Filly born 14.06.09.
BEF 1st Premium score 8.82.

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Don Ricoss x Lord Sinclair x Sandro

Colt born 5/26/09. Breeder: Vicki Davis, UK

Stunning colt foal, Hannoverian pinkpapered stallion prospect, excellent friendly temperament, good looks and movement, a real star!!!

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4 weeks old
DEJA VU (Don Ricoss x De Niro x Grenadier)
Filly born 4/13/09. Breeder Lesley Brundle, West Sussex, UK

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DJAMAL( Don Ricoss x Lauries Crusador xx x Wanderer)

This stamm line has produced numerous successful sport horses and several approved stallions including Lord Laptop - Verden Prämienhengst and Highest Price of the 2000 Verden Stallion Auction. 

Colt born 4/6/09 Breeder: Tanja Kröger, Germany

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Don Ricoss x Diamond Hit x Fabriano 
Colt born 2009. Breeder: Germany

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DON FABIO DU PAYROL(Don Ricoss x Pik Solo x Godehard) French Inter-regional Dressage Champion Foal with a score of 81%
Black Hanoverian Colt born 9.06.09.

Breeder: Haras du Payrol, Dienné, France

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DON  DELICETO(Don Ricoss x Rohdiamont x Donnerhall)

Colt born 4/4/09
BEF 1st Premium.

Full brother to 2008 Champion Hanoverian Filly foal Diorissima

Breeder: Sandra Tinker, UK 

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Don Ricoss x Gribaldi x Gasparone 
Filly born 4/2/09. Breeder: Ashbank Equestrian, UK 

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DIORISSIMA (Don Ricoss x Rohdiamont x Donnerhall)

Champion Hanoverian Filly Foal & Vice Champion Foal, BHHS show 2008.

BEF 1st Premium Winner

Filly born 3/19/08. Owner/Breeder: Sandra Tinker, UK.

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DON FRISCO (Don Ricoss x Brentano II x Wenzel II)
Colt born 28.03.09. Owner/Breeder: Flax Lion Stud, UK

DON ROLIETO - Don Ricoss / Balzflug / Sovereign Bill xx. Colt born 2.5.08

BEF Elite Premium yearling

Don Ricoss   Pedigree

2008: Awarded 1st Premium dressage foal & highest scoring Dressage colt of the day - BEF Futurity

2008: 3rd Place Dressage Colt - BEF Futurity Elite Championships

2009: 2nd Place Yearling Competition Horse - East of England

2009: 2nd Place Yearling Sportshorse - Bucks County

Owner/Breeder: Sue Botha, UK


DANTE INFERNO SFS - Don Ricoss / Sandro Hit / Brentano II

2008 Champion Dressage Foal, Dressage Reserve Champion - BEF Elite Championships

Don Ricoss   Don Ricoss   Pedigree

BEF 1st Premium Winner

Colt born 28.06.08. Owner/Breeder: Springfalls Stud, UK


DEJA VU II LH - Don Ricoss / Hohenstein / World Cup I

Don Ricoss   Pedigree

Filly born 2008. Owner/Breeder: Haras du LH, France



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DIXIE DELIGHT LH - Don Ricoss / Warkant / Lanthan 

4th place filly foal 2008 French National Breeding Championships


Despite being the youngest in the class at only 2.5 months old, she received a score of 79% (82.5% from the German judge) and a trot score of 9.

Filly born 5.07.08. Owner/Breeder: Haras du LH, France


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UN AMOUR DE NOE - Don Ricoss / Rhon Lyndon / Cherauds Ginger 

Reserve Champion Pony Colt Foal - 2008 French National Breeding Championships, Saumur.

Dam, Astryd Des Chouans, born in '87, competed succesfully in France, her results include:

4 x finalist CSO (2003) Labellisée dressage 16.5 M & A au Lion d'Angers (poulinière suitée 2005)

D1p élite (2003)

Vice Champion of France dressage D2 (2002)

4th place CCE D2élite (2001)

Colt born 3.05.08. Owner/Breeder: Conin, France


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DONNA LEONA - Don Ricoss / Lemon xx / Frühlingstraum

Filly born 22.05.08. Breeder: Hans-Jörg Oldenburger, Ottersberg, Germany


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Colt born 3.03.08. Breeder: Kurt Künzler, Reeßum, Germany

DON RICO - Don Ricoss / Woronow / Wenzel I

DONNA KIKI MAE - Don Ricoss/ Faighter / Furore 

Don Ricoss   Pedigree

Filly born 21.04.08. Owner/Breeder: Elizabeth Burford, Australia


Don Ricoss / Prince Thatch xx / Wenzel

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Colt born 17.03.08. Breeder: Angela Fitschen, Germany


Don Ricoss / Goldstern

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Filly born 10.03.08. Breeder: Ute Böschen, Germany


DON RICARDO - Don Ricoss / Florestan / Don Primero

Don Ricoss   Pedigree

Colt born 3.07.08. Breeder: Rosemary Walker, UK


DIANA - Don Ricoss / Woronow / Wenzel I

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Filly born 3.03.07. Breeder: Kurt Künzler, Reeßum, Germany


Don Ricoss / Longchamp / Archipel 

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Vice Champion FOal - 2007 Sottrum Foal Championships, Germany

Colt born 2007. Breeder: Germany 


DONELLA - Don Ricoss / Sambuco B / Kaschmir  

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Landeschampion Deutsches Reitpferd & Pinto-Hutner Fohlen - ZfdP Landesschau Niedersachsen in Tarmstedt, 2007.

Breeder: Horst Steencken, Bülstedt, Germany


DONNA BELLA Don Ricoss / Graf Top. 2007 Hanoverian Elite auction Filly

Don Ricoss  Pedigree

2009 French National Breeding Championships - 9th place

Owner: France


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