Breed: Irish Sporthorse x Swedish Warmblood
He is probably one of the only, if not the only Irish Sporthorse out of a direct Don Schufro mare in the world.
Pippi Langstrunp is a 17.1 hand, Swedish Warmblood mare imported in utero from Denmark. Pippi’s son Dublin is competing at 4th with scores in the 70’s, her son Shane competed in the FEI 4 yr old classes and is now a jumper and her only daughter Naiyana has been kept for our breeding program.
Don Schufro won recognition from nearly every breeding association in Europe. He was an internationally sought-after breeding stallion throughout his career and left a very positive influence on breeding in Denmark, Germany and Sweden, where he was granted the status of Elite Stallion and ranking very high in dressage. In sport, Don Schufro met all expectations. He won the World Cup qualification as well as over 30 victories and many placings in the biggest Grand Prix competitions, including Aachen, Bremen, Wiesbaden, Lingen, Neumünster and Nörthen Hardenberg. The high point of his career was in 2008 when he was named the Danish dressage champion and played a crucial role in the Danish Olympic team's taking the bronze medal in Hong Kong. Individually he placed as number 11.
Hang On Johnny had competed successfully in Show Jumping, Eventing and Dressage. Johnny was the winner of the 2 year old colt class at the 1990 Irish National Show. He was approved in Ireland, Great Britain and the US. The Johnny offspring have proven themselves in Europe and North America as National conformation champions, in show jumping, dressage and eventing. More importantly, they are being successfully trained and shown by their amateur owners who are often junior riders. Hang On Johnny had two approved sons in Europe.
Johnny's full sister Madden Lady was the 1987 All Ireland Champion Foal, 1998 All Ireland Champion Filly and a Millstreet Qualifier in 1989. She is the granddam of the Class 1 approved ID stallion Scrapman. Johnny's maternal sister Dowdstown Jane is a Gold Merit RID mare having won in Dublin and reserve champion Irish draught mare 2012. Bred no less than three Dublin winners; two were champion Irish draught foals and Dowdstown Dancer (Crosstown Dancer) won the performance Irish draught class RDS 2014 and was the ridden Champion at the National show. His maternal sister Rochestown Gold produced the RID stallion Alice's Diamond Slipper RID.