O'Pierre received his certified breeding licence on August 15, 2015 from the ISR Oldenburg Society at the Hilltop Farm Stalion Inspection. During the inspection, O'Pierre received gait scores as high as a 9 and an 8 for his jumping ability. O'Pierre has three good elastic ground covering gaits, confidence and rideability, and is already demonstrating his uphill way of going at the age of 4. O'Pierre's bloodlines are impressive and read like the whose who list of successful dressge horses. O'Pierre is out of the Oldenburg Stallion Opus and is by Draco whose damsire is none other than Del Piero. O'Pierre will be standing at stud to few select mares starting in 2016. O'Pierre's first foal crop are due in the spring of 2019.
Sire: Opus (Olympic Idocus x Elite J. Adelian***) - Registered Dutch Stallion and ISR/Oldenburg Approved. Opuse was the No. 1 USDF Dressage Breeding Sire for 2006 and No. 2 in 2005 and 2004. Opus was also the No.1 NA/WPN Dressage Breeding Sire in both the USDF and USEF rankings in 2004-2008 and in 2012. Opus was the No.1 Producer of ISR/Oldenburg Premium Mares and Horse of the Year winners in 2005-2008. In 2006, Opus was the USEF DSHB Matrure Horse Champion. Opus's dressage index is one of the highest of all U.S. Stallion Testing, 140.50! He received the only 9 given in the gaits category by all four judges and one of only two 10's given in rideability. Opus has won second place four times at Dressage at Devon and qualified to third level by the time he was five years old.
Dam: Draco - is an Elite Mare Candidate Hanoverian mare and an ISR/Oldenburg premium mare. This mare has four generations of Gran004d Prix sires and great grand sires. Her grand dam, SPS Wakonda produced the Oldenburg Farm approved Hanoverian stallion, Regazzoni. Draco moves much like her Grand Prix sire, Del Piero.
Dam Sire: Del Piero - received a 142.65 in ridability at his stallion testing, and a 9 and 9.5 when he won the 1998 Bundeschampion National Five Year Old Dressage Champion and was Reserve Champion in the World Young Horse Six Year Old the following year in Arnheim.
Grand Sire: Olympic Idocus: is a KWPN and ISR/Oldenburg approved, international Grand Prix Dressage stallion, who participated in the 2004 Athens Olympics for the Dutch team. He is a three-time World Cup participant, placing sixth in 2007 at Las Vegas. He was the Grand Champion of his stallion performance test in 2003 and held the highest jumping score of the stallions. In 1994, Idocus was presented to the Dutch Jury at the NA/WPN inspections. He holds the highest score given in the North American Dutch Kuerings, 99AA. He scored a 9 walk, 8.5 trot, 9.5 canter, 9 for jumping, and a 9 for character. In 1994, he was the Grand Champion of Dressage, and returned in 2006 to win the Grand Prix. In 2001, he returned to Holland to be approved by the stallion committee of the KWPN. He has been named by the USDF as the top sire of the Cosequin finalists, and consistently produces offspring in the top-ten lists of the Dutch Kuerings of North America. His offspring are known for their supple movment, excellent temperment, and great rideability.
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