Soraya - for Sale
Sandro Hit/ Donnerhall Offspring

We are pleased to offer for sale, “Soraya”, a 16.2 hand 8 year old Hanoverian States Premium Mare. Her sire is Sandro Hit, cited as the number 3 dressage stallion in the world. Her dam’s sire is Donnerhall, whose famous “D Line” produced 50% of the top dressage horses at the Rio, dominating the top 10 placing in the GrandPrix Special. The combination is magic, producing such top dressage horses as Sir Donnerhall and Weihegold (Don Shufro/SandroHit), the winner of the Grand Prix Special at the 2016 Rio Olympics and 2017 Omaha World Cup winner.

Soraya’s dam is the Elite Mare Denebola, a champion in her own right and whose 1/2 sister, Raffles (same dam, SPS Dukate), was a silver medal winner at the 2007 Pan Am Games. Denebola produced the registered Oldenberg and RPSI Stallion Totem, Soraya’s half brother.

Soraya has been classically trained in dressage and only professionally ridden. She was Ontario Canada Reserve Champion training level with scores in the 70s by 3 FEI 5 (level 0) judges, including a 75% by Cara Whitham and 8s for impulsion. Stephen Clarke commented that Soraya is “a very talented horse with much ability” and a “clever dressage horse”.

In the fall of 2013 she achieved her 1A status from the Canadian Hanoverian Society and passed her performance test with an 8 for ridability and type by the German judge, Ludwig Christmann.

Soraya had a successful 2015 show season in Wellington, Florida, where she was in the ribbons with scores in the 70s and high 60s. She was shown by Esther Mortimer 3 time Pan Am competitor for Guatemala. In 2016 Soraya won the Gold Eastern Canadian and Ontario Dressage Championships third level open, as well as the Ottawa Area Dressage Group third level open Gold Championship. She was ridden by Sian Fernandez Thomas of International Equestrian Centre.

Soraya has a natural talent for Piaffe and Passage. She has a great work ethic and no vices or lameness issues. She loves to hack and show.

Soraya will have the same fabulous trot as her aunt Raffles who won a silver medal at the Pan Am Games (see Dukate’s page for more info).

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Soraya’s Pedigree - Click here to view/hide the pedigree

Sandro Song
SIRE Antenne II
Sandro Hit
ES Loretta
PM-C Soraya
DAM Ninette
EM Denebola
SPS Dukate

Photos of Soraya

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  • Soraya 2014

Videos of Soraya

Soraya as a 5 Year Old

Soraya - 5 yrs

Soraya Dec 2014

Soraya - Dec 2014

Soraya Feb 2015

Soraya - Feb 2015

Soraya Apr 2015

Soraya - Apr 2015

Soraya at ON Championships 2016

Soraya at ON Championships 2016