approved for: Hanoverian, Oldenburg and Westfalen
Dimaggio, the 2000 World Champion of the 5 year old Dressage Horses and damsire of the 2011 & 2012 Young Horse Dressage World Champion, Woodlander Farouche, is a very noble, modern Hanoverian with three outstanding gaits and an ability to produce top class international dressage horses.
Di Maggio -> Don Primero / World Cup I / Lindberg
His sire, Don Primero, was a 1990 Bundeschampion and was highly successful in international Grand Prix. Dimaggio’s damsire, World Cup I, won his performance test, was the DLG Reserve Champion Stallion twice, received the “Hanoverian Stallion of the Year” award and sired numerous dressage horses such as Watussi, What Joy, Willi the Kid, Walamo, Water World and Vino Veritas. Through the half Thoroughbred stallions, Lindberg (by Der Löwe xx) and Emir in the following generations, the line goes back to the Dannenberg breeding area.
Dimaggio passed his performance test in 1999 in Neustadt/Dosse with a score of 133.39 (2nd place) in dressage, and proceeded to place 4th with the best at the Bundeschampionate before he left for England. After his arrival in England he immediately became the Young Horse Champion. In 2000 in Arnheim (NL) he became World Champion of five year old dressage horses, and in 2002 and 2003 under his rider, Suzanne Davis, Dimaggio won and placed in various tests up to Inter I. During his breeding time in England, Dimaggio sired the 2003 British Warmblood Champion and the British Sport Horse Champion.
Dimaggio has also produced top selling auction horses. His licensed son, Di Magic, was the top priced horse at the 2011 75th Jubilee Oldenburg Elite Auction in Vechta selling for 240,000 Euro. At the same auction, the chestnut gelding son, Discovery, sold for 95,000 Euro, and the Dimaggio daughter, Dezemberspitze, was the top priced horse at the following Oldenburg Winter Mixed Sales Auction going for the price of 100,000 Euro.