Top dressage sires in 2022 - any predictions?
I have been looking at the recently released 2012 WBFSH dressage sire rankings.
On the top 10 list, the youngest stallions were born 19 years ago – De Niro, Gribaldi, Don Schufro, and Sandro Hit. (And wow, what a year that was!)
The next youngest stallion was born 20 years ago - Welt Hit II.
Two stallions were born 21 years ago – Jazz and Michellino.
Then there is a jump to Ferro (born 25 years ago), followed by Florestan I (born 26 years ago), and finally, Donnerhall (born 31 years ago).
So I started wondering how the list will look in 10 years. Based on the ages reflected in the current list, most of the stallions that will top the list in 2022 were born in the 2000-2004 time frame. To toss out some names of popular stallions from those foal crops - Romanov (2000), Totilas (2000), Desperados (2001), Sir Donnerhall I (2001), Rascalino (2001), Dancier (2002), Fidertanz (2002), Johnson (2002), Hotline (2003), Quaterback (2003), Rock Forever (2003), Wynton (2003), Furst Romancier (2004), Scolari (2004), Zack (2004). Florencio is also sort of in the same time frame (1999). I am sure I forgot some biggies, but those were the ones that came to mind.
Anyone want to make a prediction on whether any of those stallions or others from the 2000 - 2004 foal crops might be among the WBFSH top sires of Grand Prix dressage horses in 2022? Are any of them looking like they may turn out to be reliable sires of GP dressage talent? Or is it just way too early to tell, since the oldest foals from those stallions are now only 8 years old?