Stallions we use
Stallions we use
At Benchmark we carefully decide each year which stallions to use. One factor that ranks very high in our decision making is the ability of the stallion to pass on good rideability. Whilst we all like attractive horses rideability is paramount. Most years we travel to Germany to view the stallions first hand but we also use the statistics available in the Hannoveraner Jahrbuch Hengste (Hanoverian Stallion Year book). To find out more about these stallions and how well they pass on their attributes you can read a few of the pages from the Stallion Yearbook by clicking here. To understand the pages refer to the English notes on the De Niro pages.

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 Desperados - Competed Grand Prix at the Olympics. read more Desperados has been given major awards in Germany read more

                                         Belissimo M - an amazing stallion producing amazing stock.   read more

Londonderry - Winner of the stallion licensing 2007. He stands at Celle State Stud - Germany. read more >>

Sir Donnerhall - approved for Hannover 

Fishermans Friend - Competed to Grand Prix in Australia. Imported from Germany. read more >>

Rotspon - Winner of the stallion licensing. He stands at Celle State Stud - Germany. read more >>

                                                Riverside - Gives 3 good paces to all of his foals.

                                             Lauries As - Super modern stallion currently competing at Intermediate 11 level.