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16.3 ½ hands
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Stud fee 900,- EUR

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Main Premium winner 2011  

The power of genes sets standards: Destano was the I-a main premium winner at the 2011 Oldenburg Hengsttage in Vechta. After evaluation of his performance record in sport, assessment of his first crop and current physical state, the stallion committee declared him the absolute "Number One" of four and a half-year old stallions in a field of strong competitors that were also presenting their first crops. Destano is a good-sized stallion with a modern silhouette, correct conformation and the best character. Supple and dynamic, he knows how to put on a first class presentation by showing off his gaits. As expected with such a pedigree, he's highly rideable, very intelligent and eager to learn. Attributes, which he  passes on to his offspring exceedingly. As heir to the throne of his Olympic sire he was strongly frequented in the past years. In 2013, he presented again several highly paid auction foals as well as two licensed sons. In the meantime, the number of licensed has increased to nine, among them was Desperaux, premium stallion of the Southern German licensing 2014 in Munich. In Vechta alone, he presented  licensing candidates, which all were licensed and two of them were awarded a premium. Destano took his 30-day test as well as his 70-day test in Schlieckau where he received outstanding scores for his gaits and rideability. Meanwhile, he has won tests for young dressage horses at medium (M) level and is trained all the way up to advanced (S) level.

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His sire, Desperados, is currently one of the most successful dressage horses worldwide and medalist guarantor for the German championship team. In 2014 and 2015 he was, with Kristina Bröring-Sprehe, German Champion in Balve, took the team silver medal at the Olympic Games in London in 2012, became  team European Champion in Herning in 2013 and team World Champion in Caen/FRA in 2014. Last year, he won the team bronze medal as well as two times the individual silver medal at the EC in Aachen. The dam's sire Brentano II is State Stud sire in Celle. This liver chestnut stallion was licensing winner, finalist at the Bundeschampionat and trained up to Grand Prix level. Due to his outstanding breeding record as dressage sire (e.g. sire of numerous world-class horses such as Barclay II/Sven Rothenberger, Brentina/Debbie Mc Donald and several others) he was nominated „Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2003“. With the large-framed Anglo-Norman Imperator, Wenzel I, Absatz, Valentino xx and Lateran/T. first-class sires can be found in the further generations of this dam line, which has its origin in the area of the tradition-rich station Stedenbergen (near Verden). Destano's special card is the top-class Hanoverian dam line 749/Eckernförde II (by Erlkönig/T.-Neon-Optimist-Jugurtha-Y. Grand-Zampa-Caplan-Ramm). This line is also known for well-known stallions such as the famous brothers Argentan I and II, Downtown (private stallion NL), Hochfein (state stud Marbach), Labadia (private stallion Thuringia), the Olympic horse Lancet (private stallion NL, Hesse, internationally successful with Imke Schellekens-Bartels/NL and Emma Hindle/GBR) and Western Star (state stud Celle). They represent this line just like the queen of numerous broodmare shows, the DLG Champion Mare Goldlady, whose grandsons Frenchman I and II were both licensed. In Holstein this line is registered under number 8777 and presented the first-class half-brothers Calvin Z, the shining Cantus, also Lansing, who all became top jumper-sires. 

Licensed for Hanover, Oldenburg, Westphalia and Rhineland as well as all Southern German and new German State Verbands. 

Breeder: Heinrich Giesselmann, Barver

Desperados De Niro Donnerhall v. Donnerwetter
Alicante v. Akzent II
Wie Musik Wolkenstein II v. Weltmeyer
Maskottchen v. Matcho AA
Bella Navonna Brentano II Bolero v. Black Sky xx
Glocke v. Grande
Illusion Imperator v. Imitateur
Wonne v. Wenzel I