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  • Dormello

    Have had Dormello in the back of my mind for a while now. I saw a pic of his daughter, the Brilliant Ring Mare DeLovely and am really impressed. Is anyone aware of any of his get here in the US , stallions standing or mares for sale?

    There is frozen available of his sire's. I have always thought going to the grandsire to breed makes sense if you want what has already been produced. What do you think?

  • #2
    We have a Dormello mare in our barn. Owned by a friend, we are leasing her (and might very well end buying her) for the 2013-2014 breeding season. She was imported from Germany in 2007 (or very early in 2008). Here's her page on my website. http://www.autumnsstables.com/eng/donna_magica.html We are not sure yet wich stallion we'll breed her to this spring, but are leaning towards Sir Gregory or Fabriano. She got a very nice Johnson colt in 2008 who is for sale by his current owner (wich is not me!).
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    • Original Poster

      Very nice mare. Seems they are a rare commodity. Couldn't find many while searching.


      • #4
        Ann Kitchel has a super producing Dormello mare in Germany. Has been bred to Floriscount at least times and produced super foals! Tantorini Warmbloods in the UK also has a super Dormello mare that has been bred to Floriscount with great results. Pangaea Farm also owns a Dormelo mare. Those are the ones I know of. We own De Lovely and she had her first foal last year, a filly by Sir Gregory. Filly had never been off the farm when we took her to Dressage at Devon where she won the Fillies of 2012 Class, a class of 30 foals. Katrin Burger told me the Dormello mares were proving to be good producers. I sure was pleased with the foal my De Lovely had in 2012. Think she is going to be a very good producer.
        Nancy Holowesko
        Breeders of GOV Horses for Dressage


        • #5
          Originally posted by Spike View Post
          We have a Dormello mare in our barn. .
          Super nice mare! Look forward to seeing the cross you propose.!


          • Original Poster

            Thanx Nancy. I read on Eurodressage that Dormello has one stallion son but I cannot find any information on him. With Dormello in Germany it may be difficult to get his semen.


            • #7

              Dutch Dormello is the one stallion son that I am aware of. But know nothing about him to share, sorry.
              Nancy Holowesko
              Breeders of GOV Horses for Dressage


              • #8
                Thanks Derid. We are pretty excited too! She is lovely in every way. Very easy and polite mare, yet so expressive.

                In this Eurodressage article, they say that Dormello has 6 licenced sons. http://www.eurodressage.com/equestri...and-stud-again

                One of them is Don Bon Jovi (Dormello x Anhaltiner), but he died in 2010 or so. Was a London 2012 prospect for his NZ rider. Not sure if he was standing at stud or not.

                Not sure if he has ever been a licenced stallion or not, but Dormello's son Der Stern OLD ridden by Isabell Werth, is out of a Sion x Manstein mare. Seems like he was campaigned in 2012 in Inter 1, according to what I have found on Google
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                • #9
                  I’m not sure if it’s interesting since I’ve not seen a direct son but a grandson by Florencio is very popular here in Sweden.
                  Floricello is by Florencio x Dormello x Feingau
                  His first foal crop looked very promising.

                  Floricello: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgwyH...2tj3nQ&index=2

                  A foal by Floricello sold at the SWB Elite foal auction:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAXWICfpLik

                  Another foal born 2012, this one won the class for best Dressage foal in southern Sweden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iRGd6Ch6vk



                  • #10
                    I saw Floricello at his Korung in Oldenburg and thought he was lovely. He looks super under saddle too. In-hand he reminded me more of Dormello than Florencio, but under saddle I can see the Florencio coming out (-:

                    Confirming my point that the Dormello mares are good producers (-:
                    Nancy Holowesko
                    Breeders of GOV Horses for Dressage


                    • Original Poster

                      Thanx all for all the links. I have seen Floricello and love him too! I see what you mean Nancy about the Dormello mares. I think I will direct my attention to acquiring one of his daughters.


                      • #12
                        I have started 2 Dormello dam-sired horses (by different sires). Both have been kind, easy to train and elegant. The gaits are good and they seem to be ideal horses for the NA market. I had the privilege of meeting Floricello's dam Starlet this summer, she was stunning and Georg Sieverding showed us a yearling filly out of her by Fürstenball that was truly special. LL-Photo.de posted some more recent photos of Dormello on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnm...type=3&theater