Owned by Midas Touch tud – Charné Pestana
Imported British Warmblood stallion
Disciplines: Show Jumping /Dressage / Eventing
Born: May 2008
Colour: Black Tobiano
Sir Donnerhit was imported from the UK in 2009.
He is an exquisite young stallion who is very modern in type, with faultless conformation.
He is modern in type with outstanding movement and he has an exceptional pedigree. His “colour” is truly a Bonus!!
He is by the legendary Oldenburg breeding sensation, Sir Donnerhall out of a Catherston Goldstorm Warmblood Sport Horse Mare, White Gold.
Sir Donnerhit is showing remarkable talent for both Dressage and Show Jumping. He has 3 lovely paces, and a beautiful bold scopey jump. He is currently competing at Elementary level in Dressage and he is jumping in the 1.20m classes very successfully successfully, with scope to go up the grades.
Sir Donnerhit is already a prolific winner of In Hand showing/ Breed classes, and has taken numerous Championships and Supreme Championship Titles. We are especially proud that he holds the title of “2011 South African Adult Future Star Show Horse Champion”, which he won at SA Champs in October 2011, after only 8 weeks under saddle.
Sir Donnerhall is a stallion who has created quite a stir. His second crop of foals completed the licensing tests with excellent results in 2008. The reserve champion in Oldenburg, an outstandingly fluent mover who captivated onlookers and sold at auction for EUR 130,000, was by Sir Donnerhall. The fourth-placed premium stallion was another Sir Donnerhall progeny, as was second reserve champion at the North Rhine-Westphalian licensing in Münster-Handorf, Son of Cologne. Sir Donnerhall’s popularity is in clear evidence at auction. Sankt Hülfer was the highest priced lot at the Vechta Elite Spring Auction, selling for EUR 300,000, only to be topped by Schickeria’s sale price of EUR 355,000 at the NRW Elite Autumn Auction. His son Sir Rubin – first reserve champion 2007 – won the Oldenburg Regional Championship for Three Year Old Riding Stallions and Surprise von der Heide was the first reserve champion at the Oldenburg Elite Mare Show. Even the first crop of foals set a benchmark when Sir Donato was sold at the Münster-Handorf auction
for EUR 150,000. Sir Donnerhall fascinates onlookers wherever he goes. Reserve champion at his licensing in 2003, he had the highest index at his 30-day test and achieved an unheard of 163 points in his 70-day test dressage index. Scoring 9.2, he won the World Championship for Five Year Old Dressage Horses qualifier to take the Vice World Champion title, and he later won the Bundeschampionat. Sir Donnerhall’s pedigree is the
perfect combination of genes. His dam, Contenance D, is a “Brillantring” mare, who produced another licensed stallion which is full brother to Sir Donnerhall. Grundyman xx in the fourth generation rounds off the pedigree with the crucial refining element of thoroughbred blood. Sir Donnerhall is a rare example of a pedigree stallion.
CATHERSTON GOLD STORM: Gold Storm is a beautiful example of a modern type of stallion. He has great charisma and charm. His paces are exceptional and he has that wonderful elevated trot that
takes your breath away. His jumping ability is first class, as was seen at the BWBS Grading in November 1993 where he graded with flying colours. In 1994 he was winner of the Stoneways 3yo Champs, gaining 8 for walk, trot and canter, 7 for his jump and 8.5 for his temperament. He is a most talented Dressage Horse
who is beautifully balanced, very supple and enjoys learning. He is working at Medium level. His foals are, as expected, full of Quality with great bone and excellent paces.