Sandro Hit/ Donnerhall Offspring

We are pleased to offer for sale, “Soraya”, a 16.2 hand 11 year old Hanoverian Premium Mare Candidate. Her sire is Sandro Hit, cited as the number 2 dressage stallion in the world (WBFSH 2018). Her dam’s sire is Donnerhall, whose famous “D Line” produced 50% of the top dressage horses at Rio. The combination is magic, producing such top dressage horses as Sir Donnerhall, Soliman de Hus, and Adrienne Lyle’s stallion Salvino, winner of the 2019 CDI5* and 2020 CDI4* Grand Prix Specials at Wellington. As well, they won the GP freestyle at Aachan with a score of 83.56% (February 17, 2020).

Soraya’s dam, the Elite Mare Denebola, was Eastern Canadian Champion Hanoverian mare and went on to have a sucessful dressage career, showing up to Prix St. George. Her 1/2 sister, Raffles (same dam, SPS Dukate), was a silver medal winner at the 2007 Pan Am Games. Denebola produced the registered Oldenberg NA and RPSI Stallion Totem, chosen to represent young dressage horses at Omaha and the winer of FEI 5, 6 and 7 year old classes in Wellington with scores in the 70s. He also as a 7 year old did his first PSG test and got over 70% in the Inter 1 freestyle at the Omaha International in April 2019. In 2020 he won many PSG and I1 classes at Wellington including the CDI3* PSG.

Soraya has only been professionally ridden. In 2013 she was Eastern Canadian Reserve Champion training level with a 75% by Cara Whitham with 8s for impulsion. That same year 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 Gold at the Eastern Canadian Dressage Championships third level open. She was ridden by Sian Fernandez Thomas of International Equestrian Centre. Giving Soraya a 67%, Stephen Clarke commented that Soraya is “a beautiful” and “a very talented dressage horse with much ability” with “3 good gaits”. Soraya has shown Fourth level with consistent 7s In the extensions and lateral work. Soraya trained at the Prix St.George level in Florida this winter (2020) with Janine Little, of Little Dressage, Canada.

Soraya learns quickly, has a good work ethic, loves to hack and show. She is light off the leg without being hot. She has no vices, health or lameness issues. She has made great strides in her training, now practicing all the small tour movements. According to her trainer is on her way to going Grand Prix.

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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 and Janine Little Florida 2020