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Diamond Hit

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1997 169 cm Bay

Breeder – Gabriele Harder-Brune

It might come as something of a surprise to learn that Paul Schockemöhle considers Diamond Hit a better son of the famous Loretta, than his half brother, Sandro Hit

“His mother breeds very good horses. She is a fantastic mover, from her I have a number of top foals. Diamond Hit who was reserve champion at the World Young Horse Championships is also from that mare, and Diamond Hit is probably better than Sandro Hit.”

Praise indeed since it was Sandro Hit who transformed Mr Schockemöhle from being a dealer who sold his stallions first chance he got, to a stallion owner with the largest and most influential line-up of stallions in Europe…

And it is not only Sandro Hit in the mix, bred to the Rohdiamant son, Royal Dance, she produced Royal Hit, the 1-c premium stallion of the 2002 Oldenburg stallion licensing, and now a successful sire in his own right.

Loretta is by the Ramiro son, Ramino, who was champion of his performance test at Adelheidsdorf in 1983. He stood in Oldenburg from 1983 to 1987, while at the same time competing in showjumping with Melanie Kötter. The pair won team gold at the European Junior Championship in 1987, before he joined up with the Italian rider, Loris Pujatti, again with international success.

Ramino has proven a good sire of broodmares – he is the dam sire of the jumping stallion, Gio Granno; the 1997 Oldenburg licensing winner, Ronaldo, and his full-brother, Rubin Star W, who won his stallion performance test and was a finalist at the Bundeschampionate; Sergeant Pepper, two time Bundeschampionate finalist is also out of a Ramino mare. Loretta’s dam, Lassie is by Welt As who was the sire of international showjumping star, Leroy Brown, and dressage star, Bonfire.

Diamond Hit was a winner right from the start. In 2002 he became Reserve World Champion Young Dressage Horse, and second in the five-year old dressage class at the Bundeschampionate. A year before, he was Oldenburg Vice Champion and Vice Bundeschampion of four-year old stallions.  In 2005 he was proclaimed VTV-Dressage Stallion of the Year on the occasion of the Oldenburg Stallion Days.

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Diamond Hit and Emma Hindle

From 2007 to 2012 he competed successfully at international Grand Prix level with Britain’s Emma Hindle. In 2012, Diamond Hit retired from sport at the Oldenburg Stallion Parade.

Diamond Hit has been a great success as a young horse sire. The licensed son Donavan became Bundeschampion of four-year old stallions in Warendorf in 2005, his daughter Loxana was  champion at the Oldenburg Elite Broodmare show in Rastede, where ten Diamond Hit daughters were named State Premium Mare. Diamantenbörse was Oldenburg Champion for three-year old riding horses and achieved the bronze medal at the World Championship for young dressage horses in 2008. In 2015 Diamond Hit’s daughter, Donna Maria was the winning mare of the German Elite Broodmare Championships

In the 2016 Hanoverian Stallion book, Diamond Hit is credited with 603 competitors with winnings of €407,186 – 519 dressage horses (66 at S level), 76 jumpers and 17 eventers. He has five progeny that have won more than €10,000, the most successful being Della Cavlleria (wiinner of Grand Prix at Cappeln and Achleiten) with €14,431. He has an FN breeding value of 146 for dressage (90 for jumping). He has a Hanoverian dressage value of 138 (Trot – 128, Canter – 153, Walk – 120, rideability – 138) while his jumping value is 79.

In the 2017 book he has 648 competitors with winnings of €468,793, with 80 competing at Advanced level. He has sired six dressage horses with winnings of more than €10,000, the most successful being Della Cavlleria (20,881) followed by Daily Discovery (13,764).

In the new format German FN breeding values, he has a young horse value of 139, and a open competition value of 142. His Hanoverian dressage value is 138, while he scores 107 for type and 145 for conformation. Diamond Hit’s best pace is canter – 153, followed by rideability – 138, trot – 127 and 120 for walk.

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Della Cavelleria wins at Achleiten

Diamond Hit had four horses on the preliminary entry list for Rio: For Austria – Della Cavalleria (Rubinstein), for Australia – Diamantina (Campari M), and for the United States – Goerklintgaards Dublet (Ferro) and Docktor (Renoir I).Diamond Hit

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