North America's NUMBER
ONE Sporthorse Breeder


World Dressage Breeding Champion, Elite Hanoverian Stallion


Dimaggio, the 2002 World Champion of Dressage Horses.  Dimaggio was anoble , modern Hanoverian with three outstanding gaits and an ability to produce top class international dressage horses such as Dreamcatcher Meadows licensed stallion Dreammaster DMV.

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’s daughter, Cherie, 2001 World Champion of six year old dressage horses and hands down winner of the 2003 NürnbergBurgpokal confirms that Dimaggio has a dressage pedigree par excellence. Almost 20 of Dimaggio’s sons have been licensed. Among them are the finalist of the Bundeschampionate, FS Demirel, the Premium Stallion and Oldenburg State Champion, Diamo Gold OLD, the second Oldenburg Reserve State Champion, Dylando, and the Austrian National Champion and competitor at the World Young Horse Championships, Bartlgut’sDuccio.

In North America, licensed son ES Dreammaster DMV has a strong fan base not only from high scoring FEI level dressage, but for his unforgettable pas de deux, performed with his dam Elite Mare Daisy Dee.  She is the farm namesake, competing at Grand Prix under the competition name Dreamcatcher.  That a breeding stallion appeared in front of audiences in the thousands, mirroring his dam, speaks volumes of his trainability, show presence and temperament.  The pas de deux can be found on the You Tube page for Dreamcatcher Meadows at this link.

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.

At the 2006 German Foal Championships, Dimaggio was the sire of the Reserve Champion Filly (dam by Fürst Heinrich), and his foals continue to be impressive and successful to this day.

Approved for : Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Rheinlander, Westphalian and southern German associations
Stallion Performance Test 1999, Nuestadt-Dosse : Overall score: 113.72/6th, Dressage score: 133.72/2nd, Jumping score: 79.31/29th

2012 FN Breeding Values : Dressage: 146/89%,  Jumping: 73/76%
2012 Hanoverian Values : Dressage: 157/85%,  Jumping: 67/85%

Breeder: Ralf Hollwedel

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