"The Desired One"
Born May 5, 2004
Out of the Swedish Mare "Maggie"
Above at 3 weeks
Below at 8 weeks
Above as a yearling, running with mom.
(Photo by Equine Design Photography)
Above as a yearling
(Photos by Equine Design Photography)
Above as a 2-year-old
(Photos by Xpress Foto)
Desiderius was born a dark bay, but turned black-liver, like most of the Donnermeyer foals. He loves people, running around and giving hugs and kisses. He stood 11 hands at 3 weeks, and is easy to handle, standing well to be trimmed, wormed and blanketed.
This pic was taken with a cell phone, during one of his first training sessions in April, 2007.
Here, it is easier to see his conformation and color, during a training session, May of 2007.
Here during a training session, Oct. of 2009.
2010: Desiderius wins 3rd place Open Dressage: USDF Year-End Awards
2011: Reserve Champion First Level Maiden with 68%: NEW Dressage Association
Desiderius is the horse most requested by Steffen Peters, Dressage Silver Medalist in the 1996 Olympic Games & Clinician, when he is in the area giving clinics. He is now being used as a School Master and lesson horse. Below you can see a video of him being ridden by a novice, while taking a dressage lesson (2014).
Updated Jan. 17, 2015