2000, 16.2hh black V.Pr.St. GOV mare
Lord Liberty G/Donnerhall/Pik Bube
Breeder: Sven & Gonnelien Rothenberger, GER
Donna, pronounced Don-eah, is a fabulous mare with a deep-rooted German history. She has presence, rhythm, movement, and personality all in one. Imported in 2005, she brought old lines and talent.
Lord Liberty G is described as the ideal model being very correct with three excellent gaits. In the German media, Lord Liberty G was exclaimed in 2001 to be the biggest breeding success. In 2000, Lord Liberty G’s daughter, Liberty Largo, conquered the Champion’s title with the five-year-old dressage horses. His offspring have been in demand at German auctions, and at the 2001 PSI auction his daughter, Love Parade, was sold for 900,000.
“The end of the Cold War between the East and West was officially finalized with the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. Not only was this an end of prejudice relationship and hatred between the capitalist and communist world, but it also meant the union between east and west Germany. In 1990 Germany celebrated this unity, the “Deutsche Einheit”, in front of their parliamental building “Reichstag”, in Vechta, the headquarters of the Oldenburg Verband, this union was celebrated with a special horse named Deutsche Einheit.
Deutsche Einheit was second in the Federal Championships in Verden in 1992 and in the same year she was top-priced lot of all the German Breed Societies auctions reaching DM420,000 (£147,000). Her full brother Duntroon was vice-champion stallion of the Oldenburg approvals in 1993 and in 1994 he won the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf. Sold at the Vechta Elite auction for an astronomical 420,000 DM, Deutsche Einheit moved to the stables of Adrie Gordijn and Sven Rothenberger in Bad Homberg, Germany. The mare would be prepared for a blooming show career and, therefore, received surprisingly a new name, Donnee. Bred by Gestut Grönwolhdhof out of a Donnerhall x Pik Bube lineage, Donnee eventually competed little as both Sven Rothenberger and Gonnelien Rothenberger-Gordijn had enough other horses to count on (Dondolo, Bo, Ideaal, Without a Doubt, Weyden).
Since July 2000, the mare has been appointed a new career in her life. Mommy Donnee gave birth to a lovely foal (Donna) by Gordijn’s own breeding stallion Lord Liberty G. What a way to celebrate ten years of German unity!”