SOLD GrandView Shines Like A Diamond (IFS)

Posted on Jan 12, 2018 in Progeny, Sold Horses

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Palomino warmblood colt

DOB: 23rd December 2017

Sire: Sezuan (IFS) (Blue Hors Zack/Rousseau/Ferro/Jazz/Don Schufro/Donnerhall

Dam: Iraina Park DÓro (Donnerhall/Sirocco/Flaneur)

Who can deny the unbelievable presence of Sezuan (IFS)?? Triple World Champion!!! And to be blessed with a Sezuan colt with a glorious golden coat… He is continuing to grow into a sensational colt, with a temperament to die for..!

The 2013 Danish Warmblood Stallion Champion and the winner of Aage Ravn’s trophy for best Danish-bred dressage stallion. Sezuan passed his stallion performance test in 2012 in Denmark with scores never awarded before: He was actually given the highest possible score of 10.0 ten times! In 2013 Sezuan continued his victory march and became the Danish Champion Stallion with 10.0 for his walk and canter and 9.5 for his trot. Already as a 3-year-old stallion, he won many European dressage experts’ hearts with his outstanding gaits and high rideability, and as a result he became one of Europe’s most popular young stallions. Following this, he went on to become the best four-year-old dressage horse in Denmark at the competition in Odense. Here he was again awarded the dream score of 10.0 for his trot, canter and willingness to perform and 8.9 for his walk. With a total of 9.68, the title was rightfully his.
Following his WC-gold win in 2015 with the dream mark of 10.0, Sezuan is now a double champion as in 2016 he won the qualifier for the WC-Final of seven-year-old dressage horses with a final score of 9.52. His rider Dorothee Schneider said of his win, “Everything was perfect. Sezuan is simply a “limelight hog”, he wants to be the best, he wants to please.”

In recent years, his sire Blue Hors Zack has proven his value as a breeding stallion with several approved sons and successful progeny. Blue Hors Zack’s pedigree combines extremely valuable bloodlines through Rousseau, Jazz and Belisar and he himself was a Champion Stallion not only in the Netherlands but also in Denmark. In 2015 he was able to celebrate victories up to Inter I level with Daniel Bachmann Andersen of Denmark.
Sezuan’s dam, Don Romina (by the world-famous Don Schufro who won OL-bronze under Andreas Helgstrand as part of the Danish national team) received the Danish Warmblood’s breeder gold medal and was nominated best dressage mare of the year in 2006. Sezuan’s grand dam is the bronze medal mare Laina.
This foals dam, Iraina Park DÓro is a Sirocco granddaughter. Sirocco arrived as a two year old in Australia in October 2004, after a mammoth amount of research of hundreds of pedigrees and stallions. The pedigree and conformation of this exceptional young horse was like no other. On top of that he showed the most amazing movement and a temperament and character that was equally impressive.

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Twice in Diva’s pedigree is the great Donnerhall. When a colt by Donnerwetter out of Ninette by Markus-Carnot was born at Otto Gärtner’s stud farm in Wenstein, Holstein on the 30th of May 1981, no-one could have imagined that the dark chestnut who was later christened Donnerhall, would one day stage a triumphant march through the equestrian world like no stallion before him. What’s more, no other stallion has ever come close to achieving what the chocolate coloured chestnut Donnerhall managed in such a convincing manner, namely, the symbiosis of the dual qualities of being a successful competition sports horse and on the other hand being a top grade breeding horse.

This colt cannot help but be an FEI sensation. A dressage champion in the making without doubt.

Sold to an absolutely outstanding dressage home in NSW.