About - Diamant de Plaisir is a young stallion from an outstanding family. He is a large-framed, tall stallion with incredible power behind, and he has a very quick hindleg and an exemplary jumping technique.
Performance - Diamant de Plaisir was champion jumping stallion at his licensing in Finland, and in 2015 he was the most-used jumping stallion in the country. In his early career under saddle he has shown to be really easy to ride, and is showing much talent and potential over a course. Since returning to Germany he has been licensed in Oldenburg and Hanover. In February 2016, successfully completed his 50-day performance test in Adelheidsdorf, receiving the highest marks for jumping (scope 9.5, technique 8.5) and a final score of 8.6. He won his first show in May 2016 and became Hanoverian Young Horse Champion of the 4-year-olds in August 2016 with an exceptional mark of 9.3. At the stallions shows in early 2017, he has impressed the crowd with not just his technique, but also his temperament and rideability.
Sire - Diamant de Semilly topped the WBFSH Sire Rankings for the second time in 2016, having been inside the top ten since 2012. During his career, he was French national champion and WEG team gold medallist in 2002, and European team silver medallist in 2003. His offspring include Quickly Du Kreisker (FEI World Number One 2015), Don VHP Z (winner of the Rome GCT), Utamaro D’Ecaussines (member of British Nations Cup squad), Hello Guv'nor (winner Aachen 2016), and Helidor Hybris, who jumped national grand prix as a 7-year-old. Diamant de Semilly is known for his outstanding power, suppleness and balance.
Damline - Diamant de Plaisir descends from Sosath's foundation mareline, which is one of the strongest in Germany. His mother Lady Pleasure is a daughter of Lady Heida I, whose full sister Lady Heida II scored a perfect 10 for jumping in her performance test and is the dam of Cador and Diamant de Landor. The mare line has also produced grand prix jumpers Lambrusco ASK and Coulthard, the two 1.50m jumping mares Cadora and Lady Lordana, and a total of 19 licensed stallions in the first four generations. Of particular note is Lagoheidor G, by Landadel, who not only jumped at 1.50m level internationally, but also competed at grand prix dressage.
For Pleasure was on four gold-medal-winning teams for Germany; two Olympic Games (Atlanta 1996 & Sydney 2000, where they finsihed 4th individually), and two European Championships at Hickstead in 1999 where they were 5th individually, and Donaueschingen in 2003. At Donauschingen, he also won individual bronze, having also won gold and silver medals at he German National Championships. His career earnings totalled over €1.8million, ahead of Milton, and his offspring have won over €2.5million between them.
Third sire Landor S is one of the most influential sons of Landadel. His offspring include many nationally and internationally successful sport horses, among them Blue Loyd 12, individual bronze medallist at the London Olympic Games, and Leoville, winner of the Monte Carlo GCT.
Progeny - His first crop, born in Finland, were lovely, strong foals of a super, modern type. His first German foals will arrive in 2017.
- Additional Information
Chilled/Frozen Chilled only Stud Gerd Sosath WFFS status Clear (N/N) Studbook Hanoverian Approved for Hanoverian, Oldenburg Year of Birth 2012 Colour Bay Height 171cm