Grace Kelly SD
(George Clooney/His Highness/Sandro Hit)
Sire, George Clooney:
Breed: Black Hanoverian Filly
DOB: June 7, 2020.
Dam: Hope TF
Damsire: His Highness
Price: Sold to Minnesota
Sire, George Clooney has been very successful in Small Tour level and is now trained up to Grand Prix. He was recently sold to a British investor and is in training with Severo Jurado López. His offspring is performing excellent, for instance the 2020 NRPS performance test winner “Gregory”, the 2019 Prinsenstad winner “Keano”, the EPTM highlight “Kurona” and many successful horses in the “Van Olst Sales”. George Clooney has 2 full brothers at Grand Prix level and a very famous cousin: “Don Johnson” (Isabel Werth) who is high placed in the FEI World Ranking. An exceptional pedigree stands firmly behind George Clooney. He is sired by the great stallion De Niro, who is consistently ranked at the top of the WBFSH Dressage Sire Rankings and is continuing the Donnerhall legacy. The dam line is equally important to breeders.
Dam, Hope TF was a Premium foal with the GOV and is approved for breeding with the AHS. Hope scored in the 70s at Training and First Levels and in the high 60s at Second Level, and as a four-year-old she won the 2012 GAIG Region 1 Championship Training Level Jr/YR. Hope has great rideability, as evidenced by the fact that she was catch ridden for that rider's first recognized show, where they won high point for the weekend! All this was done despite Hope only having one eye (a congenital but not hereditary condition). Hope's first foal (a 2016 gelding by Rotspon) scored in the 70s, with a high score of 76%, at Training Level at his first recognized show. Video: Click Here
Hope's sire, His Highness (by Hohenstein x Donnerhall) was the 2002 Hanoverian Licensing Champion and sold for the record price of 515,000 euro to the American couple Doug and Louise Leatherdale from Minnesota. The black stallion became the Stallion Performance Test winner in Prussendorf and was licensing champion at the Danish Warmblood Licensing. Trained under Klaus Balkenhol's supervision, His Highness won many riding horse and dressage horse tests under Stefan Wolff and Inga von Helldorf. He placed in the finals of the 2005 and 2006 Bundeschampionate in Warendorf. From his first crop of foals, already 10 sons were licensed, including the premium stallions Hochfein and Hendrix. The black Hanoverian licensed stallion Hoftanz sold for 120,000 euro to Lone Boegh Henriksen in Denmark. His Highness bred only for five years but will leave an indelible influence on Hanoverian breeding behind him.