“Foundation stallion in the making”
Patent black, a generous and modern dressage build, impressive paces and talent for collection. That describes Dante Weltino OLD in a nutshell. It is not without reason that the career of this powerful dressage stallion is a concatenation of highlights.
Dante Weltino was Reserve Champion of the Oldenburg stallion inspection, he qualified as a young horse for the Bundeschampionat twice and subsequently shot to the world top in the Grand Prix. Together with his regular rider, Therese Nilshagen, he has become a pillar of the strong Swedish team. At the European Championships in his home country in 2017 this resulted in Team Bronze, an individual fourth place in the Grand Prix Spécial and a fifth place in the Kür. A year later at the WEG in Tryon they were impressive on the world stage. The Swedes came fourth as a team and tenth place in the Spécial was for Dante Weltino.
This stallion, who does not produce chestnuts and who in addition to his remarkable qualities also frequently passes on his beautiful dark colour, can make a difference to current dressage breeding. Dante Weltino is approved by all the important German studbooks, his foals are much sought after and his offspring include German champions, premium stallions, performance test winners and auction stars.
Potential foundation stallion thanks to top genes!
As befits a potential foundation stallion, all of this that Dante Weltino has, is not down to coincidence. His sire Danone I competed at Grand Prix-level with Therese Wahler. As a direct son of the legendary De Niro, he is one of the remarkable stallions out of the strong German D-line. Via Danone’s strongly-producing dam Well Done, the valuable Weltmeyer bloodline is introduced. In Dante Weltino this is actually the case twice in the third generation. Via his dam Rihanna, a daughter of Welt Hit I, we indeed find Weltmeyer again. Dante Weltino’s dam is also a full-sister of Riwera de Hus. This mare took part in the 2012 Olympic Games with French rider Jessica Michel Botton and is one of the most well-known offspring of the strong progenitor Welt Hit II, a KWPN Keur stallion. Finally, Dante Weltino’s granddam, the warmblood mare Riconess (s. Noble Roi xx) also produced Lumos. This Lordanos-son was Bundeschampion as a six-year-old and later jumped at 1.60m-level.