Dutch Stallion - Democraat - Anyone have any info?
I just purchased a new horse who is Westphalian although his sire is a Dutch Stallion Democraat. I could not find any information about him or whether he is even alive. Any one know of him and what he did. Thanks.
Democraat was a KWPN by "Pion". He competed at both high levels of Showjumping and Dressage. His offspring seem to be competing in both successfully as well.
A good friend of mine has a nice young mare by him that is excelling at Eventing. She is a very good mover and a great jumper. Probably would make a lovely hunter.
The successful show hunter Saint Nick (KWPN registered name "Hairos") was also by Democraat. I really can't think of any other Hunters off hand by him, but I remember there have been a few very good ones.
If you google his sire "Pion", you may be able to get more information about the bloodlines, as Pion also sired the famous jumping stallion Argus, and the famous dressage stallion Aktion. There is a lot of information about him and Democraat is always mentioned as one of his successful stallion sons.
I also wanted to mention that Democraat is the damsire of Steffen Peter's top Dressage mount Ravel.
You may be pleasantly surprised to know that you may produce the next ":Ravel" I am told that he is by Contango out of a Democraat mare!!
Yep, I found that out. This in-utero baby had 3 people wanting to own it?! It's sold but wow, what a following Ravel has. Democraat is a super stallion that exemplifies versatility! The OP should be very happy with their purchase.