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Charm Diamond

On 25th June, Rodile gave birth to a bay filly named "Charm Diamond" by "Coal Diamond" out of "Rodile". On the sire side, his dam has "Don Schufro", and you can certainly see his characteristics in this filly. She is an exciting future prospect, long legged and quick thinking.


Samber is the only Dutch stallion of pinto coloring ever to be an approved by KWPN as a breeding stallion and is in the KWPN STUD Book in Holland.

Samber, is out of the also famous black tobiano Preferant Dutch mare Tina D and is known worldwide for his tremendous versatility, athletic scope, and extraordinary disposition.

Although the KWPN is not a `fan` of coloureds, by grading Samber 20 years ago in 1979 it gave this horse credibility and therefore his stock were desirable from the word `go` as his offspring were the first fully registered coloured performance bred horses. Since the approval of Samber, no other coloured stallion has gained entry into the KWPN (many have tried!) and perhaps this will only happen when Samber is deceased. With this knowledge in mind, other coloureds residing in Holland have taken the route of the NRPS, due to its perceived easier criteria for acceptance.

A brown tobiano born 2nd April 1976, measuring 1.68m (16.2 hands) with 22cm bone (83/4"), bred by Mr H Smilda at Roden in Holland.

In 1979 Samber passed his 100 day performance test, with a 10 for character and temperament, he gained an overall 160.2 points and an A Certificate. At this point he was purchased by Mr Vrieling Senior and has remained in the ownership of the Vrieling family for the whole of his life.

Samber proved himself in competition in the early to mid eighties and reached Grand Prix level in dressage and Z level (BSJA Grade A) in showjumping.

Samber`s dam TINA D, the black tobiano preferent mare by Ordonnans, a son of Ornament, is also a legend in her own right. In 1983 at the age of 19 she paraded at the UTV National Mare Show with some of her offspring including Samber. At that time she had brought 16 foals into the world, several of which were tobianos.

Samber`s sire PERICLES was born in 1962, measuring 1.67m (just under 16.2 hands). British bred from the West Grinstead Stud, he stood for one year in 1968 under the H.I.S. scheme, and prior to this ran 14 times, won 2 races and was placed in 3. In 1976 he attained Keur status and in 1977, preferent and died in 1987. He covered over 200 mares a year and during his eighteen years at stud, a total of 2,600 mares.

It is said that Pericles himself competed in Open jumping whilst in the Netherlands, and that his offspring generally did well in sport and breeding. British breeding "die-hards" will console themselves with the thought that the world`s most famous coloured sire is, after all, half British!

Samber`s influence as an international performance sire: Not just the stallion descendants of Samber, but also the mares and the geldings are proving themselves in all the Olympic disciplines.

Betty Boop (sold)

“Betty Boop” 25/4/13 Filly foal, Coloured, by Callahos Benicio (Bellisimo M) out of Rodile, by Samber.

Another athletic foal with superb limbs, good bone and joints, and a very pleasing neck and topline. She is showing good use of her limbs and forearm, just like her sire Benicio.

In October 2007 Callaho stud travelled to the Hanoverian Stallion Körung in Germany to source a Bellisimo M colt with which to bolster their dressage breeding program, having been extremely impressed by the sons and track record of this exciting sire. At his 30-day stallion performance test at Zweibrucken (2002), Bellisimo cast a shadow over his peers with a final dressage score of 9.63, the highest ever awarded to a stallion at the time. He then went on to win the 4yr old Bundeschampionate in Warendorf. His first foal crop yielded eleven licensed sons, Reserve and Champion mare at the German nationals.

Benicio, a burnt chestnut with flashy white markings. Although still immature, we were convinced by Benicio’s excellent basic paces and an exemplary, if unfashionable, dam-line. His mother, St.Pr.Valencia, was Reserve Champion Mare in Germany in 2002 and also produced the Champion Foal at the German Championships, Benicio’s full brother. Damsire Velten Third was an International Dressage competitor himself and his sire in turn, Velten Sohn, was the most successful dressage stallion of his day and competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

After his approval Benicio was brought to South Africa. Two years later however, convinced by the high quality of his foals and to do justice to his extraordinary potential for advanced level dressage, he returned to Germany to be professionally trained by Anna-Sofie Fiebelkorn and to earn his full breeding license for the Hanoverian Studbook.

The rest is History: this remarkable partnership escalated Benicio out of nowhere to win the 2011 6yr old German Bundeschampionate and the Stallion Performance Test at Schliekau with perfect 10’s for walk, trot and canter. His final score for the dressage section, 9.88, superseded even that of his father and is the highest score ever achieved in the history of the stallion performance test. Coupled to his faultless rideability and character, this incomparable stallion has captivated the European dressage and breeding community.


Dreamcatcher has now been sold

“Dreamcatcher” 14/04/13 Bay colt by Desperando (Desperado) out of” Ciel Libre” Don Ricoss/DonFrederico Dam Sire Samber. Super modern athletic long lined colt, that is exceptionally friendly and loves people. He is showing superb paces, with an excellent walk (unusual to see in a foal!) and an uphill canter and shows great promise for the future.

Sire:- Desperando born 2009 170cm Bay

Type of a refinement stallion with success-oriented pedigree. A dressage candidate par excellence. Desperando’s impressive image seen from side is characterized by a powerful push-off, impulsion and elasticity. He highlighted his fantastic opportunities with a final dressage score of 8.41 at his 30-day test in Schlieckau in 2012. For the walk alone he received the dream score of9.5. In Desperados he has one of the most relevant Grand Prix stallions as sire: Amongst others with Kristina Sprehe, Desperados was winning internationally many times, received the Otto-Lörke award and, in 2012, the Grande Award and became team silver medalist at the 2012' Olympic Games in London. Desperados won already the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg in 2010 and he made a large impact in breeding due to high-priced licensed sons, premium stallions and the Bundeschampion Doris Day. The dam' s sire Warkant #Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2002# produced outstanding dressage horses, which chalked up more than900,000 Euro in sport – numerous are internationally successful at Grand Prix level, such as Wahajama Unicef, World Congress and the Olympian WansuelaSuerte. The black multi-talented sire Lanthan, found in third generation, looks at offspring's lifetime winnings of more than 500,000 Euro. Due to Dürkheim and Wittelsbach Desperado's line is similar to the line of Beaulieu.

Dam Sire:- Don Ricoss born 2002

30 day test champion (Neustadt-Dosse) 8.84. Don Ricoss was the only 3 year old stallion tested in 2005 (309 stallions) to get marks greater than 9 for both trot and canter.

Test Rider Scores;
Trot 9.25 Canter 9.75 Walk 8.

Overall dressage score 8.84, which includes trot 9.13, canter 9.38 walk 8, rideability 8.75, interior 8.75.

His sire Don Frederico was Hannoverian stallion of the year 2012, and champion of the stallion licensing 1999.

On the dam side is Samber, competed to Grand Prix, as well as Grade A jumping, a sire known for his temperament he scored a 10 on his performance test.

Dreamcatcher gainer a Higher First Premium, at the BEF Futurity at Writtle college on 16th July. He gained a 9 for his trot, 18 for his athleticism with the comment that he is light on his feet, and nothing under an 8.75

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Royal William

Royal William SOLD
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By Royal Classic out of Don Ricoss/Samber mare


Foaled 23/05/2010, Tobiano filly.
By Sambertino out of mare by Graf Top. Leggy and athletic girl to mature approximately 17 hands. Been lunged with tack.

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Sambertino in action YouTube


Foaled 20/04/2010, Bay gelding.
By Don Ricoss out of Samber mare, full brother to Don Dari. Stunning movement, uphill canter. Friendly character, well handled, loves attention. Been lunged with tack. Unfortunately scar to right flank, sustained in field.

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Don Dari

Foaled 7/05/2011, Dark Brown Gelding.
By Don Ricoss out of Samber mare (Attached pedigree) Oldenburgh premium foal, awarded British Equestrian Federation Higher First Premium, highest placed foal at Arena UK 2011. To mature approximately 16.2.

3 year old Dari (Don Ricoss/Samber) is progressing nicely, and is lunged, long reigned and backed, and ready to be sold on. He has a lovely temperament and attitude, just like his siblings.

Don Ricoss
Don Ricoss in action YouTube