DAVIDOR Information:

DAVIDOR stood at stud in Germany for many of the 13 years before he was imported to the US. DAVIDOR’s breeding index was 132/83% for dressage production in Germany. Half of DAVIDOR’s get age 6 did FEI-level dressage and, since 2000, DAVIDOR was represented 3 times by his daughters at their Bundeschampionats. His 1997 daughter, DAISY DUCK, was Champion foal at the Foal Show in Fronhofen and another 1997 daughter, LANTANA CAMARA, won a spot on the 2005 Swiss Dressage Young Riders Team with rider Christina Ebert.

DAVIDOR is being offered via FROZEN SEMEN ONLY as he was humanely euthanized in August of 2012 after a sudden & severe colic. DAVIDOR was collected routinely by COOPER QUARTER HORSES, LLC in Maysville, GA from 2008 through 2012 and they continue to maintain his frozen semen.

If you are interested in breeding to DAVIDOR via frozen semen, please contact Ann at ann@theyardsporthorsecenter.com

DAVIDOR, bought by Ann in 2008, was an impressive black Hanoverian stallion by Davignon and out of Wanessa (Warkant/Eiger). He was a proven FEI stallion, having shown successfully through Intermediare in Germany before his importation in 2006.  He had a superb pedigree, was an accomplished breeding stud and was named 2008 USDF Region 3 Reserve Champion in Intermediare I.

DAVIDOR’s sire, Davignon I, is considered to be one of Donnerhall’s best sons, having earned Class I scores at his licensing in 1991 before going on to win the Bundeschampionat in 1992. Davidor’s damsire, Warkant, is by World Cup I, who also sired the famous Weltmeyer. Like Davignon I, Warkant earned Class I scores at his performance testing and is the sire of numerous approved sons, as well as top competition horses such as Hubertus Schmidt’s Olympic mount, Wansuela Suerte. Davidor’s dam, Wanessa, was a proven producer and a Bundeschampionat winner as well. She has consistently been represented at stallion licensings by her sons and produced mares of top quality.

Selected judge comments:

“Lovely horse, expressive movements”
“Energetic, overall well-prepared horse”
“Active, engaged, good power, fluid changes”
“Talented horse”
“Good trot & canter”
“A nice elastic horse”
“Very talented pair, expressive”

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Superior Quality & Quantity

He was registered in both the German and the US Hanoverian Societies and was approved by the German Oldenburg Verband / Oldenburg Horse Breeders’ Society as well as by the Westfalen Verband / Westfalen Horse Association for Westfalen-registered mares.

DAVIDOR’s first US foal crop in 2006 had 100% Premium status in their respective registries.

DAVIDOR had the classic Donnerhall character, temperament and wonderful work ethic. He was calm, sweet-natured and very easy to manage. Jet black with a small white facial whorl, DAVIDOR stood 16.3 hands, weighed 1,440 lbs., had Class I x-rays, excellent feet & legs, was EVA negative & fully vaccinated. Until his fatal colic, he was in robust health and had a strong libido. Head of the University of Georgia’s Veterinary School Equine Reproduction Department, Dr. Richard Fayrer-Hoskins graded DAVIDOR as “perhaps the most fertile, masculine stallion (he) had ever collected” and Dr. Fayrer-Hoskin’s tests showed DAVIDOR’s semen to be of superior quality & quantity with an average specimen containing 18.7 billion sperm with an 85% motility rate (15.895 billion alive).

DAVIDOR’s Grandsire, the great foundation stallion DONNERHALL

Bred by Dorothea Zielke of Kremperheide, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, DAVIDOR’s sire is the Pape stallion Davignon I, the Federal Riding Horse Champion of 1992, whose off-spring are continuously named in Bundeschampionat decisions. Julia Werndl won individual silver and team gold at the European Championships for young riders on her 7 year old Davignon daughter, Dutchess. In 2006 he again left his stamp in the finals at the Bundeschampionat and the young horse World Championships. At the Verden elite auction his son Darwin B was the highest priced dressage horse. In the FN’s estimated breeding value statistics and in the statistics of the Hanoverian Verband, Davignon ranks at the very top each year. Davignon has to date sired more than 30 approved stallion sons, including FEI stallions Davignport and Dacaprio as well as DAVIDOR.

DAVIDOR’s dam, Wanessa, was a proven producer and a Bundeschampionat winner as well. She has consistently been represented at stallion licensings by her sons and produced mares of top quality. Wanessa’ sire is the famed Warkant.

Both Davignon I and Wanessa won their respective Bundeschampionates

DAVIDOR’s first son via frozen semen

was Kathy St. Martin’s lovely 2009 stallion DRACULA D’AVALON who just completed his 70-Day Stallion Testing and stands at stud at Kathy’s breeding farm Avalon Equine in Wynnewood, OK.  Dracula is currently in training with his co-owner Philesha Chandler here in Wellington.  www.avalon-equine.com/dracula-davalon.html


Current DAVIDOR offspring for sale – DAKARAI

18.1 hand 2007 German Papered Oldenburg gelding (Davidor/Riverman/Coriolan). Impressive gaits, beautiful dark bay with star, leggy modern conformation. Elegant rhythm and cadence with true athleticism. Forward thinking and light on his feet to be so big. Winning at Training level with 72% average. Schooling 2nd level with ease. “In your pocket” temperament with willingness to do anything you ask. A unique standout worthy of a rider that wants it all. Now jumping and showing aptitude over fences. Equitation prospect with great future. Was judged a PREMIUM foal at the Oldenburg inspection when he was only 3 weeks old!

Offered by Shannondale Farm, Milton, GA www.shannondale.com

DAKARAI being graded PREMIUM at his Inspection, age 3 weeks

Retired from competition in 2011, DAVIDOR went on to spend almost a year as a guest breeding stallion at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police breeding farm in Ontario. The RCMP breeds exclusively black Hanoverian stallions to black Hanoverian mares in order to produce similarly sized, colored and compatible horses for their world-wide traveling exhibition of coordinated routines called “The Ride.”

DAVIDOR returned to full retirement June of 2012 and was slated to go to Ann’s new farm in Wellington in October. On August 15, Davidor began to colic and, despite heroic efforts by Dr. Joseph Tashjian of Springville Veteriniary Services, DAVIDOR had to be humanely euthanized on Friday, August 17. He was buried in an old apple orchard, a fitting place for a noble horse to be laid to rest. Plans are being made to transfer his remains to the YARD Sport Horse Center in 2016.

Please contact The YARD Sport Horse Center via email for additional information, inquiries and copies of our Breeding Contract for Davidor

The YARD Sport Horse Center, LLC 820 Cindy Circle Lane Wellington, Florida 33414 – t 917 806 5434