Successfully competing with home-bred dressage horses at the international level – that’s the vision of Hedda Droege and the team of Gut Dalmer. Talented offspring is gently trained and schooled individually before they are introduced to the difficult movements.
The Westphalian licensed stallion Ellis is a son of Escolar out of our Dimaggio mare Delice. He is currently being trained by Stefanie Wolf for his career in sport. Ellis is a full brother to the mare Espe, who was in the final of the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in 2019 and behind the stallion Valverde was the second most successful Westphalian dressage horse among five-year olds.
The Westphalian gelding Bonderman by Belarus x Alabaster was presented by Hedda Droege victorious up to advanced level. In 2019 he was a finalist at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Ermelo for Helgstrand Dressage under Bettina Jaeger-Jensen and is now owned by the Danish rider, Signe Kirk Kristiansen.
To successfully establish the self-bred horses in international dressage sport - that is the vision and drive for Hedda Droege and the team of Gut Dalmer. The talented young horses are individually trained and carefully developed before they are introduced to the more advanced classes.
Darth Vader, one of the top foals of the Westphalian Foal Auction 2010, already knew how to captivate with his charm and his three excellent basic gaits in foal age. In the young horse age he could achieve victories and front placements in young horse tests up to class L, ridden by Claudia Rüscher.
Today Darth Vader has already won advanced (S) level dressage tests ridden by Johannes Augustin and is today in training with Pia Wischerath. The trot reinforcements and his gallop pirouettes are a real highlight. At the moment he is already showing nice approaches for piaffe and passage. Darth Vader is a very honest horse who is always motivated at work and eager to learn new things. Once he has learnt and understood a new lesson, he can be relied on absolutely and he offers it with his own precision at any time. He is very ambitious and always tries to do everything right. Due to his unprecedented interior and his excellent motion sequence, the daily work with him is a real pleasure.
Federle is a half-sister to the Hanoverian premium stallion Million from our breed. Her sire Fürstenball is successful in sport up to advanced level and was number one in the FN breeding value estimation in 2015. In 2017 Fürstenball became Danish Elite Stallion in Herning/DEN and in 2018 "Stallion of the year". Federle passed her own mare performance test with scores in the range of eight and was awarded the Hanoverian Premium Candidate at the mare show in Badbergen.
With three very good basic gaits, whereby the walk is particularly outstanding, and her great eagerness to work, she is developing into a great riding horse for high demands. Federle is always highly motivated and learns new tasks very quickly. The beautiful, dark brown mare is not only a reliable partner under saddle, but also gentle, considerate and very cuddly in handling. Federle is also a lot of fun, the young mare simply does everything: Whether dressage training in the indoor arena, trail rides, our big pond or a brisk gallop around the racetrack, Federle is ready for action.
In her first show season, she has already been able to achieve top placings in dressage horse tests classes A and L and is currently being trained by Hedda Droege.
The strong type mare Sarafina is a successful mixture of her sire, the Oldenburg trademark stallion San Amour, and her dam Coconut Kiss, a state premium mare by Christ, which was bred at Gut Dalmer. She was awarded the Hanoverian Premium Certificate and passed a very good mare performance test with the dressage final score of 8.40 and the guest rider score of 9.0. This beautiful mare with a strong character is already highly committed under the saddle with dynamic, light-footed movements. Her active hind leg and her great elasticity are conspicuous.
Her first show starts she completed with victories and placings in tests for young riding horses, including the vice championship title in the Hanoverian Riding Horse Championships for 3-year old mares and geldings. The mare was nominated by the Hanoverian Verband for the Bundeschampionat in Warendorf. At her first show starts in riding horse tests and dressage horse tests class A, she directly placed first and in second place.
Sarafina: The diva among our young horses looks forward to a promising future in dressage and is currently being carefully prepared for the upcoming tasks by Stefanie Wolf.
The licensed son by Escolar out of our foundation mare Delice by Dimaggio is a full brother to Espe, Emma Peel and Esquire. At the licensing he convinced with his striking movement dynamics and elasticity in all three basic gaits. Despite his size and youth, this young stallion is a jewel in handling, always friendly and turned towards people. Under the saddle, Ellis inspires with a highly motivated work ethic. The young stallion enjoys learning new tasks and offers them with the finest of aids. As a three-year-old he was gently used in his first tests for young riding horses. Winning and placed in front he convinced with dream marks and coolness on the show ground. In 2020, he presented himself as the test winner at the 14-day test in Adelheidsdorf with a final score of 9.09 for dressage and an overall score of 8.5. He received a 9.5 for canter and rideability, a score of 9.25 from the test rider, 9.0 for walk, character, temperament and willingness to perform, an 8.5 for trot and a 7.0 in jumping.
A stallion in whom we have high hopes. For further training, Ellis is now moving to the Hinnemann Stables, where he will be further promoted by Stefanie Wolf.
Ellis is now available for breeding in Westphalia, Hanover and Oldenburg through the Hinnemann breeding station at the Küsterhof.
Estella (Escolar x Florestan I) is a very special horse: She knows how to convince the people around her with her unique charm and her sovereign appearance. She is sensitive, cuddly and gentle with people. A horse you can absolutely rely on in every situation. The mare stands in modern mare type, has excellent movements and impresses with high rideability values. The daughter of Escolar, who is successfully shown in Grand Prix by Hubertus Schmitz, has a maximum of balance and willingness to assemble. She already shows good approaches in the piaffe & passage work.
She descends from our broodmare Franziska and is the half-sister of Ernesto (by Ehrenwort, born 2009), who is also bred at Gut Dalmer and is now successful at Grand Prix level. Another half-sister is the Westphalian Champion Mare 2016 Ballerina (by Belarus, born 2013). Currently Estella is carefully being prepared for a career in dressage sport. She participated in the Westphalian Elite Mare Show and completed her mare performance test with a dressage final score of 8.40.
The Hanoverian mare Delante is a daughter of the premium stallion Danciano. The stallion, who is successful in sport, impresses with his large frame and elegant conformation - characteristics that he has passed on to his daughter. Delante is the spitting image of her sire and impresses with her rideability and special charisma. She is eager for knowledge and learns new lessons very quickly. She is always motivated under the rider and very sensitive to the aids. The large-framed mare is a real reliable horse: Once learned, it can always be recalled safely.
At the mare show in Badbergen, Delante was awarded as a Hanoverian Premium candidate. She passed her mare performance test with a dressage score of 8.10, convincing in all three basic gaits and rideability. She has already been shown victoriously up to elementary (L) level dressage tests for young horses and is currently being developed further for medium (M) level dressage tests for young horses. We are already very excited about the development of this special mare.
Don Weltino (Dante Weltino x Donnerhall) is a son out of Donna del Mondo, one of the foundation mares of Gut Dalmer. His half-sister Florina (Fürst Romancier x Donnerhall) was fourth at the World Championships for 5-year-old dressage horses and is now owned by Fiona Bigwood and Anders Dahl in Great Britain.
The elegant gelding impresses with his boyish charm and great rideability. Under the saddle he shows himself very docile and already very concentrated on his rider. You can see that he always wants to please his people and is a convinced team player.
The large-framed gelding has potential in all three gaits and shows an elastic movement mechanism. He has a tremendous canter, a large walk and a very promising trot. He is currently being given plenty of time to grow into his new tasks and is now in further training with Julia Werning, who is preparing him for his first show season. A horse in which we see a lot of potential and which will later become an easy to ride and dynamic sparring partner in the big arena.
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Sixth Avenue (nicknamed "Simba") is a very special horse: He is the only foal of my top mare Fifth Avenue. The Sezuan son has such an incredible charisma and elegance that he cannot deny his parents. With his dam Fifth Avenue I was victorious in Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special. His sire Sezuan is a three-time World Champion of young dressage horses and meanwhile victorious in advanced level.
Simba is a young horse that gives us pleasure every day and arouses great expectations. He already offers a high degree of willingness to assemble, especially in trot. In walk and canter he has an enormous amount of frame. A special strength is his perceptiveness when it comes to learning new lessons. A horse that I have to slow down a bit every now and then because he always wants to do everything even better than the rider asks. Simba is now being carefully prepared for his first tournament starts by myself.
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I have high hopes for our Ferro x De Kooning mare Follini. She passed her mare performance test as a three-year-old with a dressage final score of 8.3 and scored points with three very well-balanced basic gaits: She has a promising hind leg in trot with a lot of drive, an uphill canter and a very nice striding walk.
Since she was still in development as a three-year old, we gave her another time out in the pasture directly after the mare performance test, so that she had time to enjoy the rest of the summer until the beginning of winter and to grow out in peace. Starting in early 2020, she is now being trained in an age-appropriate manner and gently prepared for her first show appearances. Follini is very fond of people and has a very good grasp of the situation. Under the saddle she already gives the feeling that she is taking care of her rider in every situation - her reactions are always well-considered. She is an absolutely reliable horse that I enjoy more and more every day and I feel grateful to be able to work with her!
The 4-year-old Westphalian Desire is by our stamp stallion De Kooning out of a Florestan I dam. She was bred by Heinrich Ramsbrock. She passed her mare performance test in 2019 with a final score of 8.4 with a strong emphasis on dressage. She qualified for the Westphalian Elite Mare Show and was awarded the State Premium.
After the mare performance tests, Desire initially spent the rest of the year in the large herd of mares in the pasture. Since the beginning of 2020, the mare has been trained according to her age and gently prepared for her sporting career.
Desire is already convincing with three very good basic gaits and a strikingly beautiful shoulder freedom. Under saddle she is willing to perform and committed to please her rider. I have high hopes for the development of this talented and strong type mare.