Darco, Clarimo, Con Air, Stakkato – these four stallions in possibly unheard-of succession grab the attention. Each of these stallion in Daymian’s pedigree alone constitutes a highly positive value in competitive show jumping.
His sire Darco used to be Ludo Philippaerts’ success horse and competed successfully at Europeans, World Equestrian and Olympic Games. Darco is in the front line regarding the ability to pass on strength and energy as well as scope and ability. Clarimo is a similar case – highly successful at the most important show grounds in the world himself, he took home the Falsterbo 5-star grand prix in 2016.
Con Air won grand prix classes and performed multiple clear Nations Cup rounds with Lars Bak Andersen for the Danish team and participated at the Mannheim Europeans in 2007. He went on to win at grand prix and Nations Cup level with Otto Becker. After Jose Maria Larocca had taken over the stallion’s ride, the combination had multiple international successes and competed in the final of the 2010 Kentucky WEG in Lexington.
Stakkato used to be the stand-out representative of Hanoverian jumping horse breeding for years. With Eva Bitter, the stallion secured the title of National Champion with the dream score of 9.9 in 1998 and jumped to win the German Championship of the female riders in 2003.
Even though Daymian’s damline has been bred in the Hanoverian studbook for some generations, it traces back to the Holsteiner mare family 1023.
Daymian’s build is athletic and he is medium framed, but with sufficient body length. He does not embody the typical Holsteiner stallion, but convinces with his strong top-line. His big eye indicates his character and his performance attitude.
As to be expected given his ancestors and the combination of miscellaneous jumping genes, jumping is Daymian’s forte. A take-off of rarely found quality in combination with top reflexes and awesome scope you wouldn’t from the first think this fighter capable of. As yet, all his riders have been thrilled by the feel Daymian conveys over the jump.
Daymian is a specialist in jumping with quality and a big fighter's heart. Therefore, it is recommended to feed this Darco son specifically to large-framed mares that can tolerate a little more ambition and go and that lack quick reflexes. Because both Darco's and Clarimo's genetics should be able to improve in this area.
Darco used to be Ludo Philippaerts’ success horse for years. The big-sized dark bay always stood out for his strength, reactivity and great willingness to perform, exceptional qualities he consistently passed on to his offspring. Out of an impressive number of internationally successful offspring, Sapphire (McLain Ward), Winningmood (Luciana Diniz), Narcotique de Muze (Eric Lamaze), and Socrates (Edwina Tops-Alexander) are particularly memorable.
His dam Clarissa – a Clarimo daughter – clearly demonstrates her exceptional quality and willingness to perform in the show jumping arena. Already at the age of 14, equestrienne Pia Stieborsky chalked up placings in jumping classes at S level with Clarissa. The second dam, Capetown, also has results to 1.30m level under the saddle of Chiara Behnke. The third dam, Shanon by Stakkato, competed at the National Championships in Warendorf with Marc Bettinger and was later successfully shown in 1.45m classes in the UK.
Daymian was produced and brought into the sport for the Holsteiner Verband by Ebba Johansson. At five-year-old he already had placed in young horse jumping classes at M level. At the age of six, the stallion changed to the stable of David Will, at the age of seven he went on to collect many good placings in international youngster classes at S level. Over the past season, Daymian performed impressively on the international scene with David Will and Richard Vogel in jumping classes to 1.50m.