Don Ricoss is a modern young dressage stallion, equipped with three first-class paces and an outstanding character & attitude to work. He was 30 day Test Champion (Neustadt- Dosse) with a dressage index of 8.84 & was the ONLY 3 year old to get marks of greater than 9.0 for both trot and canter, out of 309 3 year olds tested in 2005. Test riders scores: Trot 9.25 Canter 9.75 Walk 8.0. His average scores were: Trot 9.13 Canter 9.38 Walk 8 Rideability 8.7 Interieur 8.75. Competition successes include: Champion 3 year old Elmlohe - Score : 8,8 - highest mark of all 3 and 4 year olds. Scores included 9.0 trot, 9.5 canter, 8.5 Walk, 8.5 Suppleness, 9.0 Rideability. Vice Champion 3yr old Hanoverian Stallion at World Young Horse Championships Verden. Vice Champion 4 yr old CDN Verden. Nominated for the World Championships - 5 yr olds. 3 x Bundeschampionat qualifyer. His first class talents have given him several wins & high placings in L & M level with scores to 8,8 including at the International Competition in Elmlohe.
His first foals have shown to have inherited his elegance & 3 very good paces & have been very successful at foal shows in the UK, France & Germany taking Champion & Vice Champion titles, as well as several top placings. In 2008 he had 100% BEF 1st Premium foals with 2 qualifying for the BEF Elite Championship - SFS Dante Inferno was Champion Dressage foal & Overall Dressage Reserve Champion & Don Rolieto placed 3rd - Dressage foal.
At the BHHS Championship show his foals won Champion filly foal (Diorissima) & Champion yearling filly (Donna Walina) as well as all the others being placed.
Bloodlines: Don Ricoss' sire Don Frederico was Champion of the Hanoverian licensing in 1999. In his performance test he was Overall Vice Champion with a score of 141.04 & winner of the Dressage section, with an outstanding score of 151.67. He is currently the sire of 20 licensed sons & 111 State Premium mares. Windröschen is by the legendary stallion Weltmeyer, who is a multiple champion - stallion licensing, performance test, Bundeschampionat as well as the prestigious DLG show. He has sired more than 100 approved stallions, 250 State Premium mares, 11 Bundeschampions, performance test winners & an outstanding 148 successful advanced level dressage horses, including Olympic gold medal winner Weltall and World Cup winner Warum Nicht, along with Weserperle S, Wie Weltmeyer & Vincent. Grand Dam State Premium Erina, by Eiger I, produced the licensed dressage stallion Wallstreet Kid (by Warkant, USA) and his full sister Windsor Queen, who is the dam of Advanced level licensed dressage stallions Will Be (by Wittinger) and the Licensing and Bundeschampionat Champion Londonderry - the latter is currently considered to be a foundation sire. Another Erina grandaughter Lawalda (Lauries Crusador xx/ Warnet) was sold at the 2006 Verden Elite Foal Auction for 65.000 Euros & her full brother Londondance was licensed as a Premium Hanoverian stallion & sold to Holland. Eiger I, Hanoverian Stallion of 1999, was known to pass on his type, correct conformation and very good rideability to his offspring. Very often they are talented for both jumping and dressage. Empire, ridden by Dr. Martina Fincke has won over 85,000 DM in dressage at Grand Prix level. His progeny include team World Champion Esprit FRH (ridden by Lars Nieberg) and Easy Jumper ridden by Jos Lansink . Another son Espri was also awarded Hanoverian stallion of the Year. This dam line, is grounded in the Holsteiner Family 8116 & also produced the licensed stallion Amoural (Pb, Rhineland Pfalz-Saar) and Dante Alighieri (AUT).
Approved Hanoverian, Westfalen, Rheinland,all South German Verbands, KWPN (Reg A), BWBS & Selle Français (FSFB).