- Discipline: Dressage
- Height: 16.2hh
- Stud Fee: £1,375 + VAT 24 Hr LFG
- Breed: KWPN
- Colour: Black
- Year of Birth: 1995
- Contact: Stallion AI Services - Faye Durrant
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 01948 666295
- Web: http://stallionai.co.uk/stallions/negro/
Negro’s place in history is now assured as one of the all time greats of the dressage breeding world. With an index of 150 (92%) he has just been installed in the KWPN hall of fame as a preferent stallion. Reserved for only the very best, he joins an elite group of just 22 KWPN stallions honored in this way. Recently, famous in the UK as the sire of European gold medal winner Valegro and identified by Carl Hester as his preferred bloodline in Horse & Hound.
Father, “the black tyrant” Ferro is a proven stallion. He was for years the fixed power of the Dutch A team dressage. Negro’s mother comes from a top parent line, through the international stallions “Variant” and “Gondolier” (label) and the predicate rich mares’ Fewrie (preferent IBOP AA 92) Mewrie (keur pref prestatie sports) and Geerie (ster pref prestatie) stands for sport, model, strength, spirit and quality.
Negro is a winner of both the stallion competition in 2000 and 2001, he won the title “Young Star Stallion” (Zwolle 2001). During the 2001 World Championships in Verden Negro was the best 6-year-old KWPN.
Negro has successfully completed his small tour period. Of his four starts, he won three times. His first start in the Big Tour, he won convincingly by the score of 72.50% super debut, using his unparalleled talent for piaffe and passage showed.
2012: Awarded Preferent status by the KWPN
2012: KWPN Dressage Index 150 (92%)
2011: interview Carl Hester in Horse and Hound (7 April 2011).
2010: KWPN Dressage Index: 143
2009: Awarded Keur status by the KWPN (please click here for January 2009 article)
2002: Prix st. George debut
2001: Zwolle stallion show champion 6 year old
2000: Zwolle stallion show champion 5 year old
1998: Reserve champion of performance test
Negro is high on the latest dressage index, with 150 (92%) which has satisfied the requirement for him to be awarded the KWPN’s highest honour for a stallion of “preferent”. His children are doing extremely well in the sport.
They are internationally in high demand. Negro’s offspring are widely appreciated for the great cooperative nature, inquisitiveness, hard work, and of course the trade balance of Negro No. 1: the great hind leg use, and great potential for change.
Negro’s children make a stir everywhere, with champions, approved stallions and daughters talked out in the USA, UK, Scandinavia etc..
Despite his still young age, his children are competing and winning at the highest level, including the most famous son Valegro – who was 2011 European Team Gold Medal Winner and the Grand Prix special World record holder.
Also through the powerful and positive influences of his genetics, he is becoming increasingly valued as a maternal sire.