Desperados FRH passed away.

Desperados FRH by De Niro/Wolkenstein II  (breeder: Herbert Schütt, Hemmoor) died at the age of 19. He died unexpectedly, probably due to an aorta rupture.


The career of this privately owne sire began in 2003 at the Verden stallion sales, where he was sold to the Sprehe Stud Farm as the most expensive not licensed stallion. Less than a year later, Desperados FRH was licensed and awarded a premium at the Niedersachsenhalle. After his 70-day test he proved his enormous potential in the dressage arena. With rider Holga Finken he became Hannoveraner Champion of three-year-old riding horses and won two bronze medals at the Bundeschampionat. In 2010, the shiny black won the German Dressage Derby with rider Falk Rosenbauer. When Germany's Kristina Bröring-Sprehe climbed into Desperado's saddle in 2011, a dream couple was born. They returned with medals from the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games as well as from the 2014 World Equestrian Games and the 2013 and 2015 European Championships.


Desperados FRH has also made a name for himself as a sire and celebrated two more great successes in the Niedersachsenhalle: In 2012, he was awarded the Grande Prize and in 2016 he was celebrated as Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year. In the same year the WBFHS awarded him as the most successful dressage horse in the world.