Don Francisco was 2017 Grand Champion at Intermedate I (a combination of scores from test and musical freestyle) and Reserve Champion at Intermediate I Freestyle at the California Dressage Society 50th Anniversary Championship show in September 2017. He will be competing at Intermediate II in 2018 with Chelsey Sibley.
Below on right is Don Julio 2016 Oldenburg Premium colt by Don Francisco x Dancing Queen by Diorello. He's a full sibling to Don Daiva also a Premium and a Foal of Distinction. More foal photos soon.
Don Diego, a 2015 dark chestnut colt by Don Francisco x Diva by Dream of Heidelberg. Diva was trained and shown at 4th level by her young rider and was schooling Prix St. Georges. Diego will be started under saddle this spring. He is offered for sale.
We're thrilled with the success of Don Francisco's 2016 competion season. He placed 12th in the USDF Horse of the Year at Prix St. Georges with Chelsey Sibley. He will be at Intermediate I in 2017 with a musical freestyle as well. He's schooling passage, piaffe and one tempis and islooking good!!
Don Francisco was lifetime approved for Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society in August of 2015 through the 'sport test' which is scoring 5 times at Prix St. Georges with scores of 64% or higher. He is being offered to outside mares for the first time in 2016. He had two foals in 2015, one was named Premium and Foal of Distinction. His 2016 colt was also a OHBS Premium. We are planning to also present him to ISR/Oldenburg in 2017. He will be competing at Intermediate l and Int. l Musical Freestyle with Chelsey Sibley this year as well.
DON FRANCISCO 2007 OLDENBURG Imported from Gemany March 2009
Sired by Daddy Cool (Don Davidoff - Calido - Sandro) x SPS EL. Leandra (Lafitte - Rubinstein - Ramino). This colt's pedigree is a combination of top dressage and top jumper lines which we are seeing more often these days in the breeding of sport horses. Daddy Cool won the Oldenburg county dressage and jumper championships as a 4 yr.old. scoring high in both.
This colt is perhaps the only colt in the USA to date with the legendary mare El. Loretta in his dam line. Loretta's influence in the world of warmblood breeding is far reaching. She is the dam of Sandro Hit, Diamond Hit and Royal Hit as well as States Premium and Elite daughters. Leandra's sire is Lafitte sired by the Landgraf son Landsberg and out of Investa by the Anglo Arabian Inschallah. Lafitte has been successful in FEI dressage and show jumping in Germany.
We have high hopes for this young horse and hope that he will be an asset to the gene pool here in the USA. He was the winner of the July 11, 2009 Woodside Dressage - Breed Show High Point Award with a score of 84.