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Decker is a darling little colt by the late Donatelli, who unfortunately passed last fall. Donatelli wass by the infamous stallion Donnerhall, who combined a sports career at Grand Prix level with a phenomenal breeding performance, including more than 40 approved sons. Donatelli's damsire was the stallion Pik Bube I, an outstanding stallion known for producing dressage horses. In the third and fourth generation we find the valuable bloodlines of Graphit and Daimyo. The success formula of Donnerhall and Pik Bube I can be seen in the pedigrees of Davingon, Da Vinci, Donnerbube and Don Pikado. Donatelli's dam, Granny's Girl, is a full sister to the Oldenburg approved stallion Placido. Donatelli himself had an outstanding 100 day Performance Test at Neustadt-Dosse in 1997. He was "Leistungsklasse I" with a total-score of 121.26 points. For the dressage elements he obtained high marks for walk: 9, trot: 9, canter: 9 and for his character he got a 10! Although Donatelli had a pedigree for dressage, he also showed jumping talent with scores of 7 and 8 for these elements. Interestingly enough, Donatelli had embarked on a career in the hunter/jumpers after his move to Canada in the spring of 2008. As a sire, Donatelli was awarded the 1c Main Premium Award from the Oldenburg Association, given for outstanding performance results, high quality of first foals and brilliance of type and movement. His son Dynamico became premium stallion at the Oldenburg stallion show, his daughter Djerba was sold very expensively in the Oldenburg Auction and Donatorio won the "Materialprufung". In 2001 his very beautiful son Divertimento was approved. Donatelli himself won 5 times in the S-class in Germany and was fifth in his first Prix St.Georges competition. Since arriving in North America Donatelli has continued to excel in the dressage arena. He has received outstanding scores up to 72% at Grand Prix.
Decker's dam, The Fox, is a very kind and loving mare who has been a wonderful amateur mount. She has been in dressage training for the last three years and exhibits extreme trainability combined with the best of dispositions. Even at such a young age, The Fox had been deemed reliable enough for small children to ride. She has an exceptional hind leg and a beautiful, expressive eye. The Fox comes to us with a good show record in the dressage ring. She also has wonderful hunter type form over fences. Fox is by the Hanoverian stallion Freestyle who combines the bloodlines of Werther and Bolero.

Decker will be branded Hanoverian

Congratulations to Shannon Elmendorf. We expect to hear great things of this pair in the dressage ring.