Diëgo is a modern, complete dressage horse with a strong back. He combines three good basic paces with an extremely good action and an extremely good temperament. Everything points to Diëgo, in time, competing at the very highest level. In everything Diëgo has inherited much from his famous father, the preferent top-producer Negro.
Diëgo’s dam is the Oldenburg top mare Ballerina II (s. Don Gregory x Donnerhall).
Ballerina II is a full-sister of Don Ruto (sire of top horses such as Don Jovi, Don Jeroen, Zidhane, Nip Tuck) and is out of the wonderful mare Ballerina I (s. Rubinstein x Matador x Carajan x Hirtensang).
The Hirtensang mare Blitztrot is the granddam of the Dutch top dressage horse producer Doruto and is one of the small, select group of mares responsible for restarting the Trakehner breeding in Germany after WW II. This sensational dam-line goes back to the extremely important and influential Trakehner bloodline 16a, that produced the stallions Doruto, Royal Doruto, Don Ruto, Buddenbrock, Benz and Bernstein, amongst others.
Diëgo completed an extremely good performance test in 2011, in 2012 he was Reserve Champion in the PAVO-Cup final. Since then, Diëgo has made his Intermediar II debut with a score of almost 70%. Diëgo shows a lot of aptitude for the difficult movements.
As stud stallion too Diëgo’s results are very good, despite the fact that his stud opportunities have been limited. In the Spring of 2015 he showed his first crop of four sons at the Stallion Inspection, three of which were sent through to the 3rdround. Diëgo has an extremely high dressage index of 159 and in Spring 2017 he received a very positive assessment for his four-year-old offspring.
His offspring attract attention under the saddle due to their superb temperament, trainability and 3 good paces. His first crop of foals is already competing at Z2/ZZ-L level. Of particular note is Don Joe (ds. Lord Leatherdale). Don Joe performed extremely well in the Pavo Cup and Stallion Competition, and is KWPN-registered and NRPS approved. This talented Don Joe is currently being prepared for the Small Tour.
Stud fee €1.250,- excl. VAT (€300,- basic fee + €950,- when in foal)