About - Devonport is a very modern, elegant stallion with three excellent basic gaits. He is very willing to work and has great rideability, and is always keen to learn. He has excellent hindquarters with good mechanics; he is already very well-balanced under saddle and finding his early education very easy.
Performance - He finished his 14-day performance test as the vice champion, with marks of 8.50 for all paces, and a 9.0 for rideability, temperament, and willingness. He also impressed the judges at his first shows, becoming "Hövener Reitpferdechampion" (champion of the riding class at Höven) with a score of 9.1. At a traditional show in Elmlohe, he won the riding class as well. In August 2016, Devonport won the bronze medal at the Hanoverian Championships at Verden and was nominated for the Bundeschampionat. Devonport won the sport test of the four-year-old dressage stallions in Verden 2017. He received a final score of 8.78, his walk being a highlight, scoring 9.0, while his canter and rideability were marked 8.8.
Sire - Dancier was champion of the 2004 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden and the 2005 stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf; after his performance test, he sold for €330,000 to the State Stud at Celle. As a young horse, he was reserve champion of the Hanoverian Young Horse Championships, and was third in the four-year-old Bundeschampionat final. In 2008 he was a finalist in the six-year-old Bundeschampionat, and is now successful at advanced level. Dancier's sire De Niro is top of the WBFSH Sire Rankings for 2016, while damsire Lancier is by the great Thoroughbred stallion Lauries Crusador, who won his own performance test with the highest marks in every section, including a 9 for rideability.
Damline - Damsire Ravallo was the winner of his 100-day stallion performance test with an overall index of 155.43 points. He has sired, among others, the grand prix horses Riverdance and River Joy. Devonport descends from the dam line of Flirtliese, which has produced many sport horses for both dressage and show jumping. His dam's full sister Rawina was successful at medium-level dressage competitions herself. Some of the most successful horses of the dam line are Aldebaran (by Aperitif), three 1.40 m jumping horses by Löwen; Lombardo, Navajo and Lester. C'mon Girl (by Calvaro), Lagune (by Lungau) and La Lopez (by Lord Pezi) also compete successfully at 1.40m level internationally.
- Additional Information
Chilled/Frozen Chilled only Stud Gerd Sosath WFFS status Unknown Studbook Hanoverian Approved for Hanoverian, Oldenburg Year of Birth 2013 Colour Black Height 168cm