Don Roncalli, dark bay, a tad over16hh tall Hanoverian by Donnerhall out of Rafale xx, a full sibling to Roncalli xx, by Priamos xx
Don Roncalli is super ridable and has a great temperament, very pleasant in that he has enough sensitivity to be respectful.
His riding career started as an eventer trained to participate in the Bundeschampionat. As a 6 yr old as preparation for events he showed, won and placed at 1.10m classes. He was shown in dressage after that training up to Grand Prix at which time he did not breed much. Don Roncalli stood at a small privately owned stallion station, where he did not get the attention from breeders he would eventually have had if he had been on a big station. Of his inspected daughters, three were classified at the mare show, premium mare quality. St.Pr. Devita, placed 2nd at the Herwart von der Decken Show.
Don Roncalli's breeding values are higher than those of most Donnerhall sons:
type/riding horse points 129
Below for comparison the WBFSH ranked number one in the world,
Donnerhall son De Niro:
Type/riding horse points 111
German Breeders had super results with him, and those values above suggest great correctness and a leggy type from Roncalli xx coming through.
Don Roncalli's sire Donnerhall was a dressage stallion who was known not only for having a successful career as a sport horse, but also passing on his abilities to his offspring to become an influential sire. Donnerhall’s dam, Ninette was from the Nagate mareline. Her sire, Markus, was half-Thoroughbred and his sire Manolete xx is also found in the great eventing horse Volturno, winner of two Olympic silver medals and a silver medal at the 1978 World Championships in Lexington. According to his rider, Donnerhall was very easy to train, reaching the Grand Prix level in two years. He was especially known for his expressive passage, piaffe, and extended trot. Donnerhall had a stellar career as a dressage horse, winning some of the most prestigious competitions, including over 65 FEI Grand Prix Dressage classes. Donnerhall earned his third team
gold while finishing 4th individually at the 1998 Dressage World Championship. He was also named Oldenburg Stallion of the Year in 1998 and had the highest dressage breeding value of all stallions at 271, produced over 77 approved sons, 450 broodmares (84 State Premium), and over 636 competition horses. Donnerhall passed on his flowing gait, presence, trainability, and excellent temperament.
Don Roncalli's Dam 'Rafale xx' is the full sibling to the Hanoverian approved stallion Roncalli xx and produced typey winners as did Roncalli xx who has many great performing Hanoverian get. Rafale xx produced three full siblings to Don Roncalli who all are states premium mares. In November 2017 when the German 50 day test for jumper stallions finished it resulted in a 2nd out of 28 stallions for Argento Vivo with an overall score of 9.01 points. Argento is from the damline of Don Roncalli's Dam Rafale xx (Roncalli xx's full sister) a phenomenal and versatile quality producing mareline.
The Thoroughbred, Roncalli xx, excellent in gait, has achieved very high ranking and is listed as one of the most successful representatives of his breed in the FN breeding value rating. His riding points were 147 and he is known to pass on good size and the best character.
German Hanoverian Verband, German Rhineland Association, American Hanoverian Society, American Rhineland Society, Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association, ISR/Oldenburg NA,
Foals also register-able KWPN, SWANA, Westphalen,GOV, BWP and SBS.