- Discipline: Dressage
- Height: 16.3hh
- Stud Fee: P.O.A
- Breed: Hanoverian
- Colour: Black
- Year of Birth: 1993
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De Niro is an extremely popular sire in Germany due to his outstanding movement, extremely high ‘rideability’ and beautiful type. De Niro was Reserve Champion of the 1996 Stallion Performance Test in Adelheidsdorf scoring 9s in all three gaits and was awarded the highest scores for ‘rideability’ (9.67).
At 7 years old De Niro was already succeeding at Grand Prix level. In 2001 he was Champion Dressage horse at the German Championship for Professional Riders. In 2002 he was the winner of the international Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special tests in Saumur and Berlin, and in 2003 he was the winner of the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg.
De Niro’s sire, Donnerhall, held the highest dressage breeding value index of all stallions. He was placed second amongst 70 stallions at his performance test and went on to become DLG Champion in 1986.
De Niro has already produced more than 45 approved sons. In addition to 2 vice-champion stallions, De Niro also produced Dancier, the champion stallion at the stallion licensing in Verden.