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Black Ruby

Black Ruby

Striking example of a modern dressage horse

ColorLiver Chestnut
Date of birth2008
Height168 cm
Stud fee250 € insemination fee €
+ 600,- € if the mare is certified in foal (by 1.10.)
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Pedigree Belissimo M × Donnerhall × Grundstein II × Aktuell

Belissimo M Beltain Bolero
St.Pr. Gänseliesel
St.Pr. Roxa Romadour II
Durena Donnerhall Donnerwetter
El.St. Dugranda Grundstein II
Dubina II v. Aktuell


Black Ruby impresses with his exceptionally brilliant type: An eye-catching silhouette combined with correct legs and a flawless conformation. Three first-class basic gaits, a back swinging in rhythm with the gait, promise the best riding-comfort.

In 2010 he became celebrated Premium Stallion at the main licensing in Neustadt/Dosse. Black Ruby proved his exellent dressage talent at his 30-day test in Munich, finishing with impressive 138 points with emphasis on dressage. He also received top scores up to 9.5 for his supple mechanic of movements and for his extraordinary rideability.

In the following years he won effortlessly in elementary (L) level tests for young dressage horses and qualified wth top scores for the Bundeschampionat of five-year old dressage horses and also of six-yer old dressage horses in Warendorf. For both, walk and canter, he received again and again a 9.0! Now, Black Ruby has several victories in dressage tests at medium (M) level on his performance record.

His first crops, too, convince with true to type and strongly moving progeny such as a colt that became reserve winner at the Foal Championship of German sport horses in Neustadt-Dosse. Black Rubys eldest progeny are already successful under the saddle in dressage tests up to medium (M**) level. They stand out due to their beauty, rideability and lovely character combined with the prospect for the highest classes!

In sire Belissimo M‘s career one highlight follows another one: top auction horses, record stallion performance test winner, Bundeschampion and, finally, successful Grand Prix horse in World Cup qualifiers under Hayley Beresford. But also his sons and daughters cause attraction – the popular line of Bolero got important boosts from him: 61 licensed sons, 143 state premium mares, four Bundeschampions, 66 progeny competing successfully in advanced (S) level dressage classes – that’s so far the record of this top-class sire. Currently, Bellissimo’s daughter Bella Rose attracted attention under Isabell Werth at the WEG in Tryon as Team and Individual Gold medalist. On the occasion of the licensing in Verden Belissimo was awarded Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2018.

Black Ruby’s dam Durena is full sister of the licensed stallion Danse Diabolique (USA). The dam’s sire Donnerhall is beyond any doubt in both sport and breeding and, therefore, enjoys epochal esteem worldwide.

In third generation Grundstein II is found. He was captivating with his outstanding quality of movements and presented hard and durable successful horses at the highest level.

Black Ruby comes from the Hanoverian dam line 170/Schneeflocke, which is also known for Lanceur (state stud Marbach), Tambourin (state stud Celle, private stallion CAN) and Trajan (private stallion Rhld.) as well as the dressage stars Biagiotti W and Breitling W from the Wittig family.

WFFS status: negative (NON carrier)

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  • Black Rubys seven years old daughter Black Pearl wins several medium (M**) level classes and wins a 2nd place in her first Prix St. Georges

2014 - 2015:

  • victorious in the qualifier for the Bundeschampiont of six-year old dressage horses with a score of 8.5
  • victorious in medium (M) level dressage classes


  • qualified for the Bundeschampionat of five-year old dressage horses
  • many high placings in novice (A) and elementary (L) level tests for young dressage horses


  • victorious in tests for young riding horses


  • 30-day test in Munich-Riem: 138 points in ZW-dressage, including subscores of 9.5 for character and willingness to work as well as 9.0 for canter, rideability and constitution


  • Premium Stallion at main licensing in Neustadt/Dosse

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Approved for

Oldenburg (OL), Southern German studbooks, Poland, Baden-Württemberg, Bavarian, Brandenburg-Anhalt, Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar, Sachsen-Thüringen

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