for Derringer in the 2000 Hanoverian Stallion Book and check our website
for frequent updates.
The following excerpt is from the January 1998 issue, (page 50) of
"Dressage Today" magazine:
Breeding For Excellence: What does it take to breed the best?
Top American horse breeders share their secrets for success.
In this article we're going to take a look at what factors have contributed
to the growth and success of American breeding programs. And if breeding
your own foal is something you've always dreamed about, we have advice
from successful one time breeders, too.
"......One time breeder Elisabeth Kierkegaarde, of Portland, Oregon,
agrees. "I bred my own performance mare to produce a riding horse
for myself. The bond I have with my now 5-year-old mare, Dazzle, has
been the best thing about the breeding experience." Dazzle is out
of the Oldenburg mare Dom Querida, by the Hanoverian stallion Derringer,
and in 1997 Elisabeth and Dazzle captured the title of Amateur Northwest
Dressage Champion at Training Level. To make this successful cross,
Elisabeth consulted with a knowledgeable friend involved in breeding,
who made the recommendation for a stallion. "My mare had a wonderful
temperament, says Elisabeth, "and I wanted to improve her gaits.
So I went to a stallion with good gaits that I thought would complement
her well. I've been very pleased with the result."