Donaufürst is an amazing horse that has charmed us with his dual career. In his first 5 years as a hunter in Canada, he won championship after championship. Following this, he went FEI dressage after only two years of training.
The reason for his success is spoken of in his Olympic pedigree. His father, Mahagoni, sent many stallions to Grand Prix Dressage, as the famous Peron showed us by medaling in the 1996 Olympics. Through his Dam, Donaufahrt vom Shimmelhof, the full sister to Donauwind, the sire of Olympic jumping silver medallist Abdullah.
Don is the only Trakehner in the United States or Germany to produce three approved sons his first year of breeding. Don's bloodlines combine the Olympic Superstars of Jumping and Dressage, through Abdullah (Sired by Donauwind, the full brother to Don's Dam, Donaufahrt vom Schimmelhof) and Peron (Sired by Mahagoni also Don's sire)
Donaufürst is one of the last remaining sons of the famous Mahagoni.Mahagoni was ranked tenth in the world for producing competitive CDI Grand Prix Dressage Horses internationally for the last ten years.
Donaufürst was evaluated by the German Verband in 1998, earning the exceptional scores of 9 for walk, 8 for trot, 9 for canter, and 9 for temperament.
Donaufürst began his career in Canada where he won numerous championships in Hunter/Jumper competitions. His offspring there continue to bring in hundreds of Hunter Championships.
Info and photos from www.spicadressage.com