Diamant de Plaisir brings together two of the most significant stallions of the international sport, Diamant de Semilly and For Pleasure, and is a successful young sport stallion.
In 2019 Diamant de Plaisir convinced already at the beginning of the season in the international Youngster-Tour. Under the saddle of Holger Wulschner he was placed in several 1.40m and 1.45m classes. Diamant de Plaisir was for example successful in the Youngster-Tour of Neustadt-Dosse, Dortmund, Braunschweig and Bad Schwartau. In April Diamant de Plaisir and Holger Wulschner placed third in the 1.45m final of the Youngster-Tour at Horses and Dreams in Hagen aTW. At the end of the outdoor season the two were able to win the Youngster Tour at the CSI Paderborn.
Diamant de Plaisir placed several times in 1.30 m and 1,35 m jumping classes in 2018. He qualified for the “Bundeschampionat” for six-year-old jumpers. Diamant de Plaisir impressed in both qualifications with clear and fast rounds at the Bundeschampionat an qualified for the big final, where he was also placed.
At the World Breeding Championships for 6-year-old horses he competed with great clear rounds.
In 2017, Diamant de Plaisir won qualifications for the “Bundeschampionate” of the five-year-old jumpers and was one of the favourites for the title. At the Bundeschampionat, he won the first qualification, received marks of 9.0 and 9.3 giving him a 7th place finish in the Big Final.
He was the winner of his licensing (jumpers) in Finland in 2015, is remarkably easy to ride and shows his potential on course. In 2015, he was the most popular breeding stallion in Finland, and after coming back to Germany he was licensed for Hanover and Oldenburg-International.
In February 2016, Diamant de Plaisir successfully completed his 50-days-test in Adelheidsdorf, receiving the highest marks for jumping (scope 9.5, technique 8.5) and a final score of 8.6.
He won his first show in May 2016. During the International dressage and jumping festival of Verden 2016, he became Hanoverian Young Jumper’s Champion of the 4-year-olds in August 2016 with an exceptional mark of 9.3.
Gerd Sosath: “He makes typey foals with good movements. We used him on different mares and got very good offspring. The first offspring convince with technique and scope while free jumping. We don’t recommend using him with “heavy” mares and old blood lines“.
The sire Diamant de Semilly was placed first in the international WBFSH-ranking as the most successful jumper sire worldwide in 2016. This stallion has won team-gold at the world championship in Spain in 2002 with Eric Levalloi. One year later, he became Vice-European champion with his team in Donaueschingen. Moreover, he was awarded “Best Sire of Young Horses” in France for several times. More than 100 offspring are successful in the advanced classes, including numerous licensed stallions. Among many others, the most successful offspring in 2018 were the two top horses Don VHP Z and Emerald van’t Ruytershof of the Dutch rider Harrie Smolders, who led the jumping world ranking in 2018. Diamant de Semilly was sire of Reserve Bundeschampion of the 5-year old show jumpers Dark Knight in 2018.
The dam sire For Pleasure is placed third in the international WBFSH-ranking. This stallion has won many titles with his riders Lars Nieberg and Marcus Ehning, for example German Champion in 1995 and 2002, Olympia-team-gold-winner in 1996 and 2000, European-team-champion in 1997, 1999 and 2003. Furthermore, For Pleasure has won Grand Prix and World Cup competitions.
The great-grandfather Landor S is one of the most important Landadel-sons and father of many nationally and internationally successful sport horses like Blue Loyd (Cian O’Connor, third in the Olympic Games London 2012), Leoville (Philipp Weishaupt, Winner of the Global Champions Tour competition in Monte Carlo), Lobster (Abdullah Al Sharbatly), Lacapo (Alexander Hufenstuhl), Larry (Lauren Hunkin) and Lord G (Beezie Madden).
Diamant de Plaisir’s dam Lady Pleasure is out of the “National-Mare-Champion” Lady Heida I, her full-sister, state premium and elite mare Lady Heida II, got an incredible score of 10.0 for jumping in her mare performance test.
Out of this dam line of Heida are many successful sport horses like the licensed Cador by Catoki (1.55 m, Oldenburg VTV-stallion 2015), Cadora by Catoki (1.50 m), Lady Lordana by Lordanos (1.50 m), Lady Cadora by Catoki (Oldenburg-International winners mare 2014 and Vice County Champion 2017). Furthermore there are a lot of licensed stallions like Cador, Diamant de Landor, Landor S, Lambrusco Ask, Lagoheidor G, Landwerder, Coulthard, Incello and Omnistar. The two youngsters Diamant de Landor and Diamant de Plaisir are the future hopes of the Heida dam line.
Hanover, Holstein, Finland, Oldenburg-International, Oldenburg, southern German associations, other breeding associations on demand