Follow us on Facebook

Rivendell Daktari


Pedigree profile of Rivendell Daktari (Sold)

D.O.B - 22/04/2012 - Davignon I (Hann) x Lancier (Hann) x Bolero (Hann)

A friend of mine wanted a foal by Jack Sparrow, and ended up buying a mare in foal to Davignon I and due to foal soon.  The foal was born a chestnut colt and Daktari was named!

Davignon was born on 16 April 1988 and was by Donnerhall out of Piroschka (by Pik Bube I x Diolen x Wahlmann). He was bred by Horst Rudnick.


Davignon became the foundation stallion of Pape's station in Hemmoor, Germany, as he was discovered by Ingo's father Günter.  He was first approved in Vechta for the Oldenburg verband and licensed the same year for the Westfalian and Hanoverian society. He did his 100-day stallion performance test in Munster in August 1991 and scored 138.92 points in total, ranking 2nd out of 60 participating stallions. He had the top dressage score of 146.49 points. 

He competed in sport from 1992 till 1995 under Ingo and Susan Pape. He made his show debut in the riding horse tests in 1992 at Schuffdorf and won the class. Under Ingo Pape he won the 1992 Bundeschampionate in the 4-year old stallion class. His last show was in November 1995 at M-level.

Davignon has sired 30 licensed offspring, including Dacaprio, Davidor, Davignport, Di Caprio, Di Versace and Douceur, and 88 state premium mares. No less than 951 of his offspring are registered as sport horses in Germany and 105 of them have reached S-dressage level. His most famous offspring in sport are Duvalier (Uta Gräf), Dark Diamant (Sophie Baetens-van Lent), 

The stallion was retired from breeding in 2013.

Daktari's dam is a Hannoverian mare by Lancier, who is by Lauries Crusador xx, the 2006 Hanoverian Dressage Stallion of the Year.

Lauries Crusado xx was born in England in 1985 and began his career on the track. He achieved a handicap of 90.5 kilograms (200 lb) which opened the doors for him to warmblood breeding in Germany. The late renowned stallion owner, Maas J. Hell, discovered the bay, and thanks to his good relationship with the Hanoverian State Stud director at the time, Dr. Burchard Bade, Lauries Crusador xx was brought to the Niedersaechsische Landgestuet in 1991 where he became the first non-Hanoverian sire in the Hanoverian breeding program.

Almost no other Thoroughbred has influenced German warmblood breeding as this English sire has. For the Hanoverian Society, 2406 offspring have been registered, 248 daughters have been honored as States Premium Mares, and 55 sons have been licensed. In Celle, some of his best sons are at home; above all, Londonderry with his sons, Londontime, Lauscher, Liberty Gold and Lorenzio.

In sport, Lauries Crusador xx stands for pure performance.

Le Bo, ridden by Carola Koppelmann, was 3rd in the 2005 German National Championships. The former Hanoverian Elite auction horse, Lesotho, was a member of the Olympic gold medal team in Athens under Ellen Schulten-Baumer. Louis Heslegard, ridden by Gerda Lehmann, was on the Danish Olympic team, and at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Le Primeur, competed for Switzerland under Marie-Line Wettstein.

Pedigree of Rivendell Daktari:


Standing beside the mare in stocks while the vet is scanning, willing and hoping to see that highly-respected black dot on the screen is when it all starts.

Read More