Height: 170 cm / 16.3 hands
Finland, France, Italy, Hanover, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, OS-International, Poland, Rhineland, Sweden, South German Stud Books, Westphalia, (Holstein only via the Holstein Breeding Association)
Going for gold from the very start: Diarado was champion of the Holstein licensing in 2007 and with numerous marks between 9 and 10, was the undisputed champion of his stallion performance test in Schlieckau in 2008. He impresses with exemplary ease at the jump, with superior scope, a willingness to perform that is second to none, manoeuvrability and intelligence, attributes that are necessary for today’s technical courses. Diarado won several show jumping classes, in 2010 he won the qualifier at the Bundeschampionship with a mark of 9.3 and in the final, he won the Bronze medal (with two marks of 9.0). To date, he has regularly been highly placed at advanced level/S, he came third in the Grand Prix (S***) at the traditional Dobrock competition.
His offspring are clearly marked by their father: typey, strong movement and with great capacity at the jump. This is why they are much sought-after at numerous auctions. From the first crops of foals, 33 sons were licensed in Germany, amongst them numerous premium sires, like Eldorado de Hus in Westphalia in 2011, who was sold to France for 165.000 euros, the much demanded stallion performance test champion Diacontinus (Ldb. /stud Celle) and the sought-after Holstein stud book sire Dinken. The Oldenburg Stallion Days in 2013 in Vechta were a festival for Diarado: His son De Quidam was champion stallion of the OS-collection and sold for 115.000 euros to Westphalia. Diarado’s Boy was the top price at 450.000 euros at the AOS-auction 2011 and proclaimed Ia main premium winner. His daughter Jurwina was OS-champion mare at Rastede’s Schlosspark in 2013. To date, his offspring have been very successful in sport. In 2015, a striking number of them qualified for the German national championships. In 2013, Diarado was number 1 of the FN show jumping breeding value estimation and since then, he has maintained his position in the top group.
Diarado is also placed above average in the dressage breeding value estimation. His sire Diamant de Semilly is one of the best show jumping sires worldwide and with Dicapo in 2011 and with Diamant de Quidam in 2015 has produced two Champion Stallions at the OS-licensing, as well as other licensed sons who currently receive much attention. He won the team Gold Medal with Eric Levallois at the World Equestrian Games 2002 and a year later, the team Silver Medal at the European Championships. He was awarded the title ´Best Sire of Young Horses` in France a number of times. In 2015, he was ranked first in the WBFSH world ranking of the best show jumping sires.
Combined in his dam´s pedigree are Corrado I, Contender, Lord and Ramiro, four absolutely top sires in one line. Corrado I alone, internationally successful with Franke Sloothaak, has a progeny lifetime earnings sum of 3.28 million euros. Contender’s record is at 8.65 million. Diarado stems from the Holstein dam line 318 d 2, from which come more than 50 licensed stallions, among them Corofino I and II, Coriano, Crawford, Chello I-III, the licensing champion Camiros and a multitude of international sport horses.