1.68 – black – 2008 – KWPN
“The complete package …….”
Diëgo is a modern, complete dressage horse with very good mechanics and mentality and in time he will participate at the highest level.
From a breeding point of view Diëgo is a “tour de force,” with positive genes of top progenitors Negro (by Ferro), Don Gregory (by Donnerhall), Rubinstein, Matador and Doruto.
Diëgo’s sire Negro (by Ferro) has recently become preferment and with this title he enters the list of great stallions of all time.
Diëgo’s mother is the top Oldenburg mare Ballerina II (Don Gregory x Donnerhall). Ballerina II is a full sister to the sire Don Ruto (sire of small tour horse Don Jovi, Don Jerome, Zidhane and Nip Tuck) and is bred from the wonderful mare Ballerina I (by Rubinstein x Matador x Carajan x Hirtensang).
The Hirtensang mare Blitzrot belonged to a small group of mares that survived WW2 and were used to build up the new Trakehner breed in West Germany.
This sensational dam line goes back to stan 16a which include the stallions Doruto, Royal Doruto, Don Ruto, Buddenbrock, Benz and Bernstein
Ballerina II is a preferent PROK mare who also produced
- Aïda (by Negro) vlp. Keur, prok
- Bandito (by Negro) and in 2011 one of the best 5 year old horses in France
- Climent (by Negro) 2nd round KWPN stallion
Diëgo left a very strong impression at the 2010/11 KWPN stallion inspection. He performed in the Spring 2011 performance test and he scored very highly.
His performance test results say:
- Diëgo has a lot of talent as a dressage horse, with good flexibility, posture and balance.
- Diëgo received 8′s for his walk, trot and canter and very good marks for his performance overall.
During the winter of 2011/12 Diëgo has developed very well as a dressage horse and during the 2012 Stallion Show at s’Hertogenbosch he made a very strong performance – positively surprising how much so considering the atmosphere.
Diëgo is seen as one of the trendsetters of the dressage breeding in 2012.