28 May 2010 - Oldenburg
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Introducing Larkshill Debonair, full bother to Supremacy and Decadence and Licensed stallion! He is suave, elegant and totally charming hence the name Debonair!

Power, presence and huge effortless movement combined with a World Class dressage pedigree. With outstanding conformation - a real stunner with extremely long legs! His walk is huge with a great over track. His trot is cadenced and rhythmical and he has a wonderfully expressive uphill canter.

A true World Class Contender


August 2014
We are so thrilled to announce that Debonair has been crowned the Badminton Young Dressage Champion! Previous winners of this prestigious Championship title include Valegro, Uthopia and Woodlander Farouche! There were 47 in the class including many 5 year olds (Debonair is only 4) and he was the only one to receive 9's. His final score was 86% and he was the clear winner.


April 2013
We are thrilled to announce that Debonair is licensed with the German Oldenburg Verband!
The judges made the following comments about him:

A young horse with three exceptional paces and International potential.”

  September 2012
Debonair is licensed with the British Warmblood Society. German Judges Dr Senckenberg and Dr Heuschmann licensed him - one of only 4 colts out of 17! Huge congratulations and thanks to his owner Bruce Matthews for believing in him and allowing him to go forward for licensing and also big thanks to the wonderful Woodlander team who, as always, did a marvelous job in preparing him.


October 2010
Debonair is awarded a Foal Premium by the Oldenburg Verband who said he was the best colt we have ever bred! This boy is World Class and a Stallion Prospect.

Sire De Niro
In 2008 De Niro was named the Hanoverian Stallion of the year on the basis of his exceptional quality of his offspring and his influence on breeding. De Niro is a legendary sire due to his outstanding movement, extremely high 'rideability' and beautiful type. De Niro was Reserve Champion Performance Test scoring 9s in all three gaits and was awarded the highest scores for 'rideability' (9,67).

At 7 De Niro was already succeeding at Grand Prix. In 2001 he was Dressage Champion at the German Championships. In 2002 he was the winner of the international Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special and in 2003 he was the winner of the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg. De Niro's sire, Donnerhall, held the highest dressage breeding value index of all stallions. De Niro's dam was a successful dressage competitor producing an approved stallion in Westfalia. His dam's sire, Akzent II, is regarded as one of the best sires for producing 'rideability' in modern sport horse breeding, and has produced many approved stallions and expensive auction horses.

De Niro has already produced more than 60 approved sons. His foals are consistently of an elegant, modern type, showing excellent conformation as well as outstanding movement. His first foal crop got an overall mark of 9 by the Oldenburg commission, and based on the exceptional quality of his foals De Niro received the "Hauptpraemiensieger" (Main Premium Champion) award in 1997. His offspring are extremely popular all over the world, consistently reaching top prices at auctions.

Dam St.Pr.St Show Hit
St.Pr.St Show Hit is a truly sensational mare. She is a State Premium mare and is now a stallion mother too! She comes from three generations of State Premium mares. Show Hit was awarded her State Premium title at the prestigious Elite mare show in Münster-Handorf where she competed against 80 mares selected from throughout Germany. She was awarded outstanding marks for her conformation, movement and type.

In 2008 Carl Hester named Show Hit the 2008 Reserve Champion Dressage Broodmare at the BEF Elite Championship Show. All her Oldenburg foals have all been awarded the coveted Oldenburg Foal Premium. Her first foal Larkshill Riaza was graded with a Verband Premium with the Westfalian Verband. Her daughter Larkshill Supremacy was BEF Elite and Champion Foal and Oldenburg Premium graded as a 3 year old. Show Hit was one of only 100 mares worldwide to be approved to be bred to the Dressage sensation Moorlands Totilas.

Show Hit is from one of the oldest and most successful dam lines in Westfalian breeding. From this mother line came the great stallions Grunhorn I, II and III and more recently, from her grand dam St.Pr.St. Fontaene came the very successful Sattelkorung winner, the Riccione son, Rittmeister. With a strong and convincing dam line of her own through Potsdam and Faschingsprinz Show Hit has the best of old and new. Her sire Show Star is a Premium Stallion, he became vice Champion riding horse at the Oldenburg State Championships in Rastede as a 3 year old. He went on to be the Champion at the German Federal Bundeschampionate as a 3 year old scoring two times a 10 from the test riders & Vice Champion as a 4 year old. Sandro Hit of course needs no introduction - he is already writing sporting and breeding history!

De Niro


Akzent II
St.Pr.St. Show Hit

Show Star

Sandro Hit
Feiner Dame
St.Pr.St. Pagera
St.Pr.St. Fontaene
......................Sire: De Niro.................. . . . ...................................... . .. . . .......... . . . .... . .Dam: St.Pr.St. Show Hit