colour:        Black
height:       16hh
breed:         NZWB
licensed:     NZWB
year:           2006
breeding:   Donautraum De Niro Rubinstein I
stud:           Chevaux Dansants Stables
service:      AI, Frozen semen 
Fee:            $1,600 + GST and Collection Costs, LFG, 
                   10% discount for multiple mares
                   or return mares/mare owners.

Stud Master: 
Jacinda Younger 
Chevaux Dansants Stables

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Donnerubin - Top Ranking Dressage Pedigree

Donnerubin is a double cross of the strongly inheritable Donnerhall bloodline crossed with Rubinstein I – closely related to Damon Hills bloodlines.

These bloodlines have proven for over a decade to be the most successful bloodlines in top international dressage horses.   In the 2016 WBFSH Sire rankings Donnerhall bloodlines yet again holds the most spots for easily the 10th year in a row.    3 spots out of the top 10 are Donnerhall bloodline stallions now producing the highest number of international dressage horses which no other bloodline achieves.    De Niro – Donnerubin's Damsire holds the top spot!

Donnerubin -  Grand Prix start will be a NZ first

After successful seasons at PSG/Level 7 Donnerubin himself is aiming to start at Grand Prix level Dressage this coming season.     If we achieve that it will be the first time in NZ history that a Stallion has been produced from a foal to Grand Prix by one person.   That’s with a rider who never had ridden above Level 5 dressage before him!   

Progeny Proving the Pedigree

The highly inheritable Donnerhall gene has resulted in Donnerubin’s progeny being National Champions who are now under saddle as young horses – the oldest are only 6 years old.       In New Zealand Donnerubin is a sire of the highest number of National Champions in Level 1 and 2 Dressage in the 2016-17 season.    

At the 2017 National Dressage Championships Donnerubin was the Sire of both the Champion and Reserve Champion of the Level 1 Amateur Championship and the Champion of the Level 2 Amateur Championship.    Also the Rakanui Trophy for the best performed mare was by Donnerubin.

At the 2017 Horse of the Year Show Donnerubin was the Sire of 4 out of the top 7 horses in the Level 2 Championship including the Champion.

In the 2016-17 Super 5 South Island Series in Level 2, Donnerubin was the sire of 3 out of 4 of the top horses including Champion and Reserve.

On the 2016-17 South Island Zilco MFS Level 2 Series Donnerubin was the sire of 3 out of 4 of the top horses including Champion and Reserve.

On the 2016-17 Prestige National Award scoreboard there were a total of 10 horses by Donnerubin and he was the Sire of the overall Champion.

Donnerubin's Diversity

Donnerubin progeny are also doing extremely well in Eventing and Showing.    His progeny are winning multiple championships both in-hand and under saddle in the show ring.    Donnerubin is also the Sire of the 2017 National Eventing young horse Champion so he is proving a very versatile stallion across multiple disciplines.  

Donnerubin youngstock are renowned for being level headed “old souls”.   Together with their wonderful temperaments they have the conformation and bio-mechanics to be the Champions that they are.    Perhaps more importantly the humans in their lives are calling them their once in a lifetime horse.


Examples of Donnerubin’s top performing progeny’s top results from the 2016-17 season are (I’m sorry we can’t list them all!);


Fernlea Diamond Day - Donnerubin x Donnerwind/Landioso

HOYS Level 2 title Champion.
Prestige National futures award Champion.
Level 2 South Island Championships Dressage champion.
South Island Super 5 L2 overall series Champion.
South Island Zilco MFS L2 overall series Champion.


KP Dexter - Donnerubin x Dynamit/TB

Masters Series Overall Champion.
South Island Super 5 overall Reserve Champion
NI Super5 L2 semi final Champion at National Dressage Championships


Raupapa Donnerita - Donnerubin x JK Reynard/TB mare

National Dressage Championships Level 1 Amateur Champ.
Allinflex National Amatuer Level Series CN-L1 category Champion.
Rakanui Trophy – Best Performed Mare at National Dressage
Allinflex National Amatuer Level 2 Series – Area Champion - Wellington.


Donneregal - Donnerubin x Maestro/TB

NI Zilco L2 Musical series overall Reserve Champion.
NI Super 5 League L2 overall Reserve Champion.


Denmark - Donnerubin x JK Reynard/JK Lucas

2017 Canterbury Champion L2 and Champion 5yr old YDH.


Donnerbella II - Donnerubin x Craighaven Voila/Jaguar

2017 Nationals Dressage Championships Level 2 Amateur Champion.
2017 - Allinflex National Amatuer Level Series CN-L2 category – 3rd.
2017 - Allinflex National Amatuer Level Series – Area Champion - Taranaki.

Don Royale (aka Double Up RE) -
Donnerubin x Ramirez II/TB

2017 - Bates National Dressage Championship Reserve Champion Level 1 Amateur.
2017 - Allinflex National Amatuer Level Series CN- L1 category Reserve Champion.
2017 - North Island Dressage Championship Champion Level 1 Amateur.


Donnerstar CDS - Donnerubin x Gymnastic Star

Bates Nationals 5yo young horse classes 1st and 3rd.

KP Don Jäger - Donnerubin x Jaguar

Champion Gelding - NZWB Classification Tour 2017
Placings to Level 2 with scores in the 70's. 

Montbelle Donahue - Donnerubin x Cleveland Bay/TB

Multiple Show Hunter Champion.
Show Hunter High Points series winner with a young rider.
Show Hunter Junior Rider series winner with a young rider.


Ricker Ridge Riley - Donnerubin x Rotspon x Contango II

2017 – NZ Young Event Horse Championship – Champion


Rubinesque - Donnerubin x Jaguar

Champion novice hunter at NZ National Showcase show.Supreme Warmblood at the South Island Zilco Festival of Future Stars Show.
Zilco Festival of future stars  - four year old dressage series Champion.


Panache WDS - Donnerubin x Anamour

HOYS Reserve Champion Rising Star Riding Horse.