1998 Bay Hanoverian/Thoroughbred Mare by our Hanoverian Stallion Derringer (Diwan) out of the Thoroughbred Mare Key Blue xx. 16.5 Hands, excellent conformation, nice and gentle mind, easy to ride, exceptional Hunter/Jumper Prospect.
Sale Price $89,000
Click here to see her Pedigree
On March 30, 1998 one of Ashanti Farm's mares, Azure, a beautiful thoroughbred we purchased in Florida, gave birth to a filly sired by Derringer. We've named this filly Donnatela and she is another fine example of the quality of Derringer's foals.
The birth occurred at 7:20 P.M. much to the delight of the staff and owners and everything proceeded like clockwork. The whole birthing process took approximately seventeen minutes and it wasn't five minutes after the foal was on her feet that the mare had her nursing. Farm manager George Michael and his assistant Shelley Mix were present for the birth and owner Gabrielle Heertje arrived before Donatella was on her feet. The foal was handled briefly at the time of birth for imprinting, which did not interfere with the natural process that the mare and foal need to experience for normal, healthy bonding.
This foal entered the world with a healthy appetite, a good nature and gentle disposition. She is happy, sensible and tolerant and enjoys the company of people. Donnatela is a very leggy bay with three white socks and a star, strip and snip forming an interesting pattern on her face. She is beautiful, elegant and athletic and we are certain that she will mature to be a fantastic horse.