Harris Park Digby - Australia Warmblood Colt

SOLD: Harris Park Digby (D'Dur x Smash Hit x Stirling Luther). 61 07 702 252 12 (AWHA Ltd).

Bay colt, born 22 Sep 12, XX.X hh - XXX cms.

Breeder: Shanna Antrim - Harris Park Warmbloods.


Harris Park Digby

Harris Park Digby is an Australian Warmblood gelding bred by Shanna Antrim of Harris Park Warmbloods. He was born on the 22nd of September, 2012.


On Thursday the 7th of March, 2013, Harris Park Warmbloods presented Harris Park Digby at the annual Trakehners Australia Inc. and AWHA Ltd Assessment Tour. Digby's overall score was 78.57%, obtaining 8.0 for his type, body, walk, canter and overall impression.


Comments by Matthias Werner and Silvia Ahamer included, "Sportive, well built colt with ground covering gaits." Harris Park Warmbloods would like to thank Silvia Ahamer from the AWHA Ltd and Matthias Werner from the Trakehner Verband in Germany for taking the time to visit and provide invaluable feedback on my horses.


Harris Park Digby has been sold to Charlotte Knopwood of Flynn, Victoria. He has found a wonderful home with Charlotte and Harris Park Warmbloods wish them all the best in their future competition career together!


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Harris Park Digby


PEDIGREE: Harris Park Digby (D'Dur x Smash Hit x Stirling Luther). (DNA parentage verification - D309953).

Registered: Australian Warmblood Horse Association Limited (AWHA Ltd) Studbook Appendix.

Harris Park Digby

61 07 702 252 12



D'Dur (Imp)

DE 333 330 8071 98

Donnerhall Donnerwetter
St.Pr./El.St. C'Dur Landadel
St.Pr./El.St. Chin-Chin

Harris Park Salienta

61 07 702 007 08 HSB

Smash Hit (Imp) Sandro Hit
St.Pr.St. Rose Noir
Lafayette Stirling Luther




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D'Dur (Imp)


D'Dur (Imp)The premium licensed Oldenburg stallion D'Dur was imported to Australia in 2010 by Amanda and David Shoobridge of Revelwood Warmblood Stud from Karin Rehbein's Gestüt Grönwohldhof in Grönwohld, Germany. D'Dur, born 1998, was bred by Paul and Hilde Wendeln of Gestüt Wendeln. Pictured left: D'Dur at Revelwood Warmblood Stud. Photo: Photo Finish Photography ©.


D'Dur was second Reserve Champion at the Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Vechta, Germany, in 2000. "This bay stallion has a strong uphill tendency, his lift off in trot is ideal and he develops the greatest possible impulsion. This stallion was also pleasing in a canter and in free jumping" reported the press enthusiastically. D'Dur's general index for his 70 Day Stallion Performance Test held at Adelheidsdorf, Germany, in 2001 was 99.61 points (HR), with a dressage index of 109.76 points (HR) and 88.25 for jumping (HR)*.


To date D'Dur has not bred a lot of offspring but what he has produced has been successful in dressage. Most of the time he has been competing rather than being used as a breeding stallion, with his brilliant character and trainability. He has had two starts at Grand Prix dressage in Germany and commenced his dressage career in Australia at Advanced level under David Shoobridge. D'Dur and David were competing Prix St George level together until 2012.


D'Dur is out of Gestüt Wendeln's Bundeschampion mare St. Pr. St. C'Dur (Landadel x Zeus x Armand). In 1998 C'Dur became the German Elite Mare Champion. She produced four licensed offspring, one of which was D'Dur. C'Dur is the mother of the licensed stallion Ashby (Argentinus x Landadel x Zeus) bred by Paul Wendeln from Garrel, Germany, who stood at Zuchthof Klatte and also the up and coming PSI Prodigy Donneradel (Donnerhall x Landadel x Zeus), a full brother to D'Dur. At the 70th anniversary auction in Vechta, Germany, in April 2009, a D'Dur son was sold for 20,000 € to the United States.


Landadel (Landgraf I x Farnese x Ladykiller xx) is known throughout the world as being one of the great dual purpose sires. His Holsteiner heritage combines a double cross of the Thoroughbred stallion Ladykiller xx (Sailing Light xx x Loaningdale xx x Apron xx) with the great Holstein stallion Farnese (Faehnrich x Loretto x First). Landadel has produced a vast number of international show jumpers and dressage horses.


In August, 2012, D'Dur was sold to Meredyth Hughes and now stands at Lisheen in Bundanoon, New South Wales.


Main image inc. images 1 - 4 : Photo Finish Photography ©

* HR - extrapolation.



Donnerhall (Dec)


Donnerhall (Dec)Sire's Sire: When a colt by Donnerwetter out of Ninette by Markus-Carnot was born at Otto Gärtner's stud farm in Wenstein, Holstein on the 30th of May 1981, no-one could have imagined that the dark chestnut who was later christened Donnerhall, would one day stage a triumphant march through the equestrian world like no stallion before him. What's more, no other stallion has ever come close to achieving what the chocolate coloured chestnut Donnerhall managed in such a convincing manner, namely, the symbiosis of the dual qualities of being a successful competition sports horse and on the other hand being a top grade breeding horse. It was undoubtedly an encounter determined by destiny, that Donnerhall grew up on the memorable Otto Schulte-Frohlinde's Grönwoldhof studfarm.


On the occasion of the 1983 Oldenburg approval, the then still somewhat lean chestnut with the handsome blaze made a relatively unspectacular appearance. It did not take long however, until he had his first triumph. One year later, Donnerhall absolved his stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf as vice-champion with a score of in excess of 130 points, exceeding all fellow contenders in the field of rideability, scoring 9.5. From that time onwards, Herbert and Karin Rehbein took over the training of Donnerhall, who proved to be a model student. Everything fitted together perfectly: Donnerhall's preparedness to perform, his rideability and first class basic gaits virtually predestined him for an international career in the dressage arena. In 1986 he was again in the limelight, becoming champion stallion of the DLG show in Hanover.


His following appearance under Karin Rehbein, who danced through the arena with him remains unforgotten until this day. In next to no time, Donnerhall and Karin Rehbein established themselves in the upper echelons of the dressage sport, easily managing the jump into the difficult advanced class. This was followed by high placements and wins in Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and optional Grand Prix events. In 1994, Donnerhall had not only already gained an outstanding reputation for himself as an exceptional sire through his approved sons, highly decorated daughters and numerous competition sports horses, but also returned home from the World Championships in the Hague with team gold and individual bronze medals, which he secured for himself following a fascinating freestyle performance. Then at the 1997 European Championship in Verden, Karin Rehbein and Donnerhall once again belonged to the golden team and won an additional individual bronze medal. Donnerhall was awarded Oldenburger Stallion of the Year in 1997 and 1998.


At the 1998 World Championships in Rome, Karin Rehbein and the meanwhile 17-year old stallion were once more part of the German gold medal team and gained an excellent fourth place in the individual rating. His sporting successes, substantiated by his life winnings of around DM 640,000 are no less significant than his importance as a hereditary transmitter. As of 2001, his breeding tally includes 77 approved sons, while of the more than 450 registered mares, 84 were awarded the state premium, including the champion mares Primavera and Hallo. Donnerhall's last public appearance under his rider Karin Rehbein at the gala evening of the 1998 Oldenburg approval, where children with lanterns formed a narrow passage through which Donnerhall strode magnificently, remains a warm and unforgettable memory.



St.Pr.El.St. C-Dur


St.Pr.El.St. C'Dur (Dec)Sire's Dam: St.Pr./El.St. C'Dur (Dec) (Landadel x Zeus x Armand) is sired by the dual purpose sire Landadel (Dec) (Landgraf I x Farnese x Ladykiller xx). She took the Oldenburg I-b Future Prize in 1994 and in 1995 she was awarded a State Premium at the Oldenburg Elite Broodmare Show in Rastede, Germany.


The following year she received the I-c Prize at the Schau der Besten in Oldenburg and was the 1996 National Champion Mare in Warendorf, Germany. In 1998, at the 6th National Broodmare Show in Warendorf she left all of her national competitors in the dust, becoming the undisputed overall Champion in the class for five year old mares. The press highly praised her sportiness, dynamics, suppleness and convincing movements. Because of her record in breeding she was awarded Elite Mare status. St.Pr./El.St. C'Dur produced four licensed sons including D'Dur's full brother Donneradel (Donnerhall x Landadel x Zeus) and Ashby (Argentinus x Landadel x Zeus).


"C'Dur was a late developer. At the Elite Broodmare Show she 'only' received State Premium because she was simply missing the necessary composure in the walking ring. At first we thought she should have a career in sport but when she was six years old, her big hour came in Warendorf. In the final round in a trot, she knocked the lights out for which she received thunderous applause from the spectators. And she also made points for her walk. She took off on the honour round with the sash for the best mare in Germany around her neck. What an achievement! When we got back home we put on a big party in our indoor to celebrate her victory." Paul Wendeln.


C'Dur comes from the Cinderella line and the branch of St.Pr./El.St. Chin-Chin. Chin-Chin was one of the year's best mares in the Brillantring at the Oldenburg Elite Broodmare Show in Rastede's Schlosspark in 1990 where she received the I-I Premium. She produced twelve foals, including the National Champion Mare St.Pr./El.St. C'Dur, St.Pr./El.St. Caruge (Landadel x Zeus x Amand) and the licensed stallion, Laphroaig (Landadel x Zeus x Amand). Later, after she had been sold to the Danish Gestüt Blue Hors, she gave birth to St.Pr.St. Celine (by Don Schufro).


"Chin-Chin was a very good looking mare with strong movements but she also inherited Zeus' maddening tendency to stare at things. Breeding her to Landadel was the result of a long thinking process because in the beginning I wasn't that convinced about the stallion even though everyone else was crazy about him. But he hit the bulls eye, first with the licensed Laphroig, then C'Dur and finally Caruge." Paul Wendeln.



Landadel (Dec)


Landadel (Dec)Sire's Dam Sire: St.Pr./El.St. C'Dur is sired by Landadel (Dec) (Landgraf I x Farnese x Ladykiller xx). In 1994, his sire Landgraf I (Ladykiller xx x Aldato Anblick xx x Fangball xx) led the list of stallions with the highest lifetime earnings by a wide margin. His offspring won more than 5 million Deutsche Mark in prizes.


Landadel was also the number one stallion in breeding in 1991 and 1992. In 1994 his offspring made their breakthrough in international tests even though his oldest were only eight years old. Argelith's Luna under Andreas Knippling (who also won the Grand Prix of Leipzig), Le Cou Cou (Landadel x Goldstern x Adrian xx) under Lars Nieberg and La Jana under Gilbert Böckmann are just a few of the many that are an honor to their sire. More than twenty of his daughters were awarded State Premium and more than twenty sons have been licensed.


Landadel left behind two champion stallions in Oldenburg. After Lord Kemm (Landadel x Grandios x Vollkorn xx) in 1989, his son Lagoheider G took the title in 1994. His daughter Utima (Landadel x Argentinus x Zeus) made a brilliant appearance at the German Broodmare Show in Warendorf and finished as the second best broodmare in Germany in this championship. Landadel is one of the greats in breeding and sport.



Gestüt Wendeln

Revelwood Warmblood Stud

Stall Böckmann


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