El Dorado is a find. Uphill in build and movement, he also shows great elasticity and correctness in his gaits. El Dorado is a very kind horse who is smart and loves to do tricks. His jumping style is correct and willing. He has had 11 months of professional training under Willie Arts giving him an excellent base in dressage. He is currently jumping up to 3'6" at home and is ready to start his hunter-jumper career. He has also been successful in Dressage with scores in the mid 60's at First Level. At his first A rated jumping show (the third time he had been shown over fences) he was Champion at Level 1 and would have been champion at Level 2 but for an off course.
His sire Evergreen stood at both the State Stud in Celle and Spruce Meadows. His offspring are known for their kindness, work ethic and athleticism. Evergreen is a half- brother to Espri, the sire of ET, Esprit, and Escudo I and II. Evergreen, passed his performance test in Adelheidsdorf in 1988, finishing 4th out of 38. Evergreen has exceptional jumping talent, which comes from his famous sire, Eiger I, producer of both top dressage and jumping horses. Eiger I is also the sire of the famous jumping stallion Espri, as well as Canada's Elute, successfully competed in international show jumping by Mac Cone. Evergreen has also been named as a foundation sire for the AHS Jumping Horse Program.
El Dorado’s dam is the Main Studbook mare West Wind by Walt Disney. Walt Disney was the winner of the 11 month performance test at Adelheidsdorf and has a dressage index of 136. He is a half brother to Weltmeyer and Warkant, two other well recognized dressage sires.
Novize is a son of the Thoroughbred improvement sire Novum xx who is best known in the US for his grandson Nebelhorn. Novize was used as a refining sire whose influence is primarily seen through his daughters.
Argentan was "1994 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year" producing 100 state's premium mares, 19 approved sons, and 500 of his offspring have competed successfully in both dressage and jumping guaranteeing Argentan a spot in the Club of Millionaires. Argentan was one of the most important founding sires of the modern Hanoverian. Argentan was Reserve Champion of his stallion licensing in 1969, and the following year, was 4th out of 15 candidates in the performance test.In 1994 he was crowned Hanoverian Stallion of the Year as a result of his extraordinary success as a sire. Argentan was the sire of 805 competition horses who won a total of DM1,648,638. His broodmares in particular were highly regarded and included three Champion German Riding Horse mares at the DLG show: Aragonia (1978), Ascona (1980) and Arabella (1984). However he was also the sire of some top performers including Mario Deslauriers 1984 World Cup winner, Aramis. He was the sire of 19 stallion sons, including Airport, Al Capone and most famed of all, Hanoverian Horse of the Year Argentinus. He has had great success as a damsire as well most notably with Rotspon, sired by Rubinstein out of an Argentan mare.
(Evergreen-Walt Disney-Novize-Argentan) 1999 Hanoverian Dark Bay 16.3+Hands.