Height: 169 cm
Approved for: Baden-Württemberg, Bavarian, Brandenburg-Anhalt, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar, Sachsen-Thüringen
“Loved by the public – ennobled with the band – celebrated as Champion” – The 2014′ Oldenburg Champion Stallion and dressage winner at his stallion performance test in 2015.
With standing ovations Morricone was celebrated at the licensing site Vechta. Over the period of three days the shiny black son of Millennium/T., from the breeding of Heinrich Vahle in Friesoythe, had impressed not only the audience but also the licensing committee.
Our Champion Stallion is hard to beat in view of his elegance, type and manner. With his royal appearance and his outstanding movements, always keeping his perfect self-carriage, this noble black stallion inspired the audience and the committee”, so commented the Oldenburg Breeding Manager Dr. Schulze Schleppinghoff.
Under the saddle Morricone exceeds all expectations. On the one hand this noble dancer impresses with three fantastic basic gaits, rhythm and a striking engagement of the hindquarters, but on the other hand is the rideability and the imperturbable strength of character, which is absolutely unique for such a youthful stallion. In his stallion performance test he won superiorly the dressage part with a score of 9.33and received the maximum score 10.0 for rideability and walk four times. All basic gaits as well as constitution, character, temperament and willingness to perform were praised with scores of 9.5 and 9.0.
His classic line of ancestors appears like a fairytale: His sire Millennium was second reserve Champion at the 2010′ Trakehner main licensing and leads over his sire Easy Game, a half brother of the dressage prospect Grey Flanell, to the noble blood of the Trakehner Gribaldi directly. Since 2014 Gribaldi has been in the lead of the WBFSH and is therewith listed as the best dressage sire.
His direct dam Hartima is hardly to beat in view of noblesse and, among her ancestors, there are even three significant Grand Prix victors named Rubin Royal OLD, De Niroand Rubinstein.
The dam’s sire Rubin Royal OLD originates from on of the most successful Oldenburg dam lines, namely the line of Rudilore. Rubin Royal OLD, who already sired 26 licensed sons, is Main Premium Winner in Oldenburg and international serial Grand Prix winner under Hendrik Lochthowe. He is direct full brother of the stallion Romanow, who is internationally successful under Hans Peter Minderhoud, and of four other licensed stallions.
The grandsire is none other than De Niro. This Donnerhall son had been unchallenged in the lead of the WBFSH ranking as best dressage sire all over the world. It would go beyond the scope to honor his breeding record in detail.
In fourth generation the Grand Prix winner Rubinstein manifests the pedigree as founder of the modern R-line. This line is also known for the performance-sires Admiral I as well as Thoroughbred Guter Gast xx. Even Morricone’s great great granddam, State Premium Mare Hartine, competed successfully in dressage and show-jumping at medium (M) and advanced (S) level.
Therefore, origin of success is the dam line of Hainbuche, which also produced Donnerhall‘s dam’s sire Markus, Weltgeist I, San Remo as well as numerous successful Grand Prix horses.