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Diacontinus awarded Grande Prize

During the stallion show of the Celle State Stud in Verden, State Stud stallion Diacontinus was honoured with the Grande Prize. He causes a sensation with his own performance as well as with his outstanding offspring. Breeder Klaus Jürgens received the award.

 

Diacontinus was born in 2010 at Klaus Jürgens in Sehnde-Bolzum and attracted the attention of breeders as a premium stallion at the 2012 licensing. At the stallion sales, the powerful jumping Diarado/Contendro son moved to the State Stud Celle. One year later, he won the 70-day-test in Adelheidsdorf with outstanding scores. For this performance he was awarded the Stakkato Prize. Already Diacontinus' first vintage shone at the stallion licensing with three licensed sons and one premium stallion. His daughters are in no way inferior. Of the 162 broodmares registered in Hannover, 73 mares are premium mare or premium candidates. Among them is the winner of the jumping mares of the Herwart von der Decken-Show 2017, Hann.Pr.St. Dinara. The offspring of the grey stallion are not only characterised by outstanding ability and impeccable scope, but also shine with modern type. More than 90 Diacontinus offspring were sold at a Verden auction. At the Elite Auction 2019,  DJ advanced to the celebrated top price of the show jumping horses. The first offspring celebrate successes in advanced level show jumping. The 340 sport horses registered with the German Equestrian Federation have so far achieved lifetime earnings of 93,386 Euros.

 

 

Diacontinus himself won the bronze medal at the Hannoveraner Show Jumping Championships in 2015 and, with rider Heiko Tietze, has decorated his ranking list with numerous successes up to 1.45 metres. "He is always ready for action and has never been sick," says the rider.

 

 

For years, Diacontinus has been among the top 1 percent in the FN breeding value estimation of young horse tests for jumping stallions and is currently in third place with a breeding value of 153. Diacontinus is also in the top 10 percent of the FN breeding value estimation of young horse tests for dressage stallions with a breeding value of 129. The pedigree of Diacontinus is highly interesting. His dam, Hann.St.Pr. Carentina, carries Contendro, one of the most influential show jumping sires in Hannover, and his dam's sire Argentinus, the Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year 2005, in her genes. At the beginning of the successful pedigree is the dam Pension, to whom the Celle state stallions Perpignon, Willem's As and Foxhunter as well as the Herwart von der Decken show champion mare German Girl also go back. Diacontinus will leave a lasting mark on the Hannoveraner breed and makes him a worthy recipient of the Grande Prize.

 

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Diacontinus with his rider Heiko Tietze, board member Hergen Forkert, breeder Klaus Jürgens and Dr. Hinni Lührs-Behnke, President of the Hannoveraner Verband. Photo: Hannoveraner Verband
Diacontinus with his rider Heiko Tietze, board member Hergen Forkert, breeder Klaus Jürgens and Dr. Hinni Lührs-Behnke, President of the Hannoveraner Verband. Photo: Hannoveraner Verband