Don Quixote is a 2014 handsome big bodied Hanoverian gelding out of Eclipse by Eherntusch by the legendary Don Frederico! He is a fantastic upper level dressage prospect who has the best characteristics of both of his exceptional parents. He has inherited his mothers strong body and joints, power, and quiet temperment, and his fathers elacticity, lofty movement, and classic good looks. This boy is strong, healthy, and correct. He is inquisitive, sweet natured, confident, and has been handled daily since birth. He easily loads on trailers and has been off property several times. He has good ground manners, ties, cross ties, stands quietly for grooming, and is green but going well under saddle in contact, light in the hand and moves easily off the leg. Lateral movements are green but coming along nicely. Don Quixote is registered and branded Hanoverian, he is a big solid boy sticked at 17.2h
His sire is the elegant and impressive Don Frederico who became Champion of the 1999 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing. This "eye-catcher" completed his stallion performance test as runner-up with the amazing score of 151.67 points in the dressage section. He also constantly improved his qualities during the test, proving his excellent mental qualities.
In 2012 Don Frederico was named Hanoverian Stallion of the Year by the Hanoverian Verband. The award ‘Stallion of the Year’ is meant to honor stallions whose progeny are successful in international top sport. This is exactly the most impressive characteristic of Don Frederico. He scores with willingness to perform, power and ambition, and he passes on these important positive traits to his sons and daughters. He set standards.
Don Quixote's dam is Eclipse by Ehrentusch. Ehrentusch was the champion of the 1987 stallion performance test at Warendorf finishing first in both the dressage and jumping sections. At the 1989 DLG show in Frankfurt, he was reserve to Weltmeyer.
Ehrentusch has been a consistent sire of young horses at the Bundeschampionate – including Ecciavelle, Euro Design, I Cestelli and Espania. He has also produced a number of top priced auction horses, 33 state premium mares, and ten licensed sons including: ECU, Ehrentanz I & II, Ehrenwert, Edinburgh, Ehrenwort, Escobar, Externstein, Ehrenpreise and Ehrenmarsch. He has been a producer of really top dressage horses, like Etienne, a member of the bronze medal winning US team at the Sydney Olympics with Christine Traurig, Eichendorff, a Grand Prix winner with Victoria Max Theurer and Egalite, ridden by Nina Stadlinger for Austria at the 2006 WEG… he has also produced the international carriage horse, Excalibur W, driven by Josef Dobrovitz for Hungary. His showjumpers include: Emily with Rene Tebbel, Escada and Horst-Klaus Heleine and El Paso of Kenia with the Irishman, Denis Lynch.
On the WBFSH dressage stallion standings for 2007, Ehrentusch was in 9th place with five representatives, the most successful being Austria’s Egalité with Nina Stadlinger however by 2013, he had slipped to 43rd, with points from Eichendorff, and Isabell Werth’s El Santo.