2012 Chestnut Arabian Gelding | 15+ Hands
(Stival x Precious As Gold by *El Shaklan)
Dam: MAGNUMS AIMEE
(Magnum Psyche x Kouvay Ole by Kouvay Bey)
"Tru"-ly my heart horse, Donato is extremely personable and will follow me around all over the ranch. Not only is he extremely friendly, but maintains the highest respect for people at the same time - not being pushy or rude in any way. He is exceptionally kind and sweet, and has a sensitive nature - yet has an amazing sense of humor as well. I cannot imagine life without him!
In addition to his amazing character, he has an extremely tractable disposition. I would describe him as a horse who was "born trained" - he picks up on everything so quickly and retains what he has learned to every detail. He is not a spooky horse, very curious and even bold at times. He will walk himself into the horse trailer, is always the leader of the pack, and the first to approach anyone.
Prior to my owning him, Donato was shown in halter as a yearling and as two-year-old stallion, and was a Region 4 Halter Champion and undefeated in every class shown. His future with me entails many things, including Western Dressage, Western Pleasure, Trail, Halter, Sport Horse, and leisurely rides on our mountain trails here in Montana. No matter what we do, he is a constant ambassador for our breed.I haven't even mentioned how drop dead gorgeous he is! He is the complete package with correct, balanced conformation, beautiful straight legs and perfectly shaped hooves, a short back, full hip, plume tail carriage, well-shaped neck and a STUNNING head! He has huge eyes with large protruding sockets, deep chisling of the face, and a tea-cup muzzle with flared nostrils. There isn't a single thing I would change about him!
Firstborn of his sire, National Champion Stallion TRUSSARDI.
Donato's sire is US National Champion Futurity Stallion TRUSSARDI (Stival x Precious As Gold by *El Shaklan), who was the highest scoring male at the 2012 US National Show. Trussardi is sired by US National Top Ten Champion STIVAL (World Champion *Gazal Al Shaqab x US National Top Ten Champion Paloma De Jamaal by Soho Carol) and out of the US & Canadian National Top Ten Champion mare PRECIOUS AS GOLD (British, German, European, & Brazilian National Champion *El Shaklan x Autumn in Gold by Classy McCoy+++/).
Out of the Champion-producing mare MAGNUMS AIMEE.
Donato's dam MAGNUMS AIMEE (Magnum Psyche x Kouvay Ole by Kouvey Bey) is a daughter of US, Canadian & Argentine National Champion stallion MAGNUM PSYCHE (US Reserve National Champion Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle by renowned Spanish import *Sasaki) and out of the mare KOUVEY OLE (US Top Ten National Champion stallion Kouvey Bey x Vanna T by Russian National Champion stallion *Marsianin). Magnums Aimee has produced Champions in halter, western pleasure, dressage, sport horse in hand, and sport horse under saddle.
Donato brings joy to my life each and every day - his kind spirit shines through in everything he does.
Link to DONATO's FULL pedigree: