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Born: 20-04-2012
Sex: Stallion
Colour: Black
Height: 1.70m
Studbook: KWPN
Breeder: Fam. Ploegmakers-van Bavel, Sint-Oedenrode
Dressage index: 179

Pedigree :

De Niro Donnerhall
Silhouette Jazz

Hennessy combines the genes of three of world’s best sires: De Niro, Jazz and Ulft. For years both De Niro and Jazz led the WBFSH ranking for dressage sires and both performed successfully at Grand Prix level. De Niro is considered one of Germany’s most valuable dressage sires and is known as the sire of world-famous horses like Desperados FRH, Delgado, D’Agostino FRH and Glock’s Voice. Grand sire Jazz has been indispensable in the breeding of dressage horses and is still famous as the sire of international stars Glock’s Johnson TN and Jerich Parzival (the latter born also from the proven combination Jazz x Ulft).

Dam, Silhouette, has been awarded ‘Elite and Preferent’ by the KWPN and passed the performance test for mares successfully with an 8 for her canter. In addition, Silhouette is the full sister to the approved stallion Ragtime, ridden to Grand Prix level by the American rider Christina Robinson. Besides many successful dressage horses, several international jumpers descend from this line.


Beauty is as beauty does! Glossy black, Hennessy was approved by the KWPN with dream scores: a total of 82 points composed of a great canter, easy rideability, excellent posture and balance – all rewarded with 8.5’s. For his talent as a dressage horse Hennessey was marked 8.5 with his walk and trot receiving 8’s. For the Champion of the Dressage Stallion Approvals it was Hennessy that stood in the top place.

Hennessy has a wonderful character and under-saddle he is receiving top scores and remarks. Under Vai Bruntink Hennessy moves with suppleness and rhythm creating a lovely picture together. In the stallion competition in Ermelo, Hennessy finished 4th with a score of 82 points.


The first offspring are well-developed dressage foals with an appealing forehand. The foals have good movement with notable suppleness, articulation stepping well under. In the canter, the same notes apply to include good balance. La Nadinda Altena was Reserve Champion of the dressage foals at the CK Zuid-Holland and Lord Hennessy B was Reserve Champion at the CK Friesland. Latanya VDL placed 3rd at the foal show of Harich.

Hennessy: a gorgeous black that combines world’s best sires in his pedigree


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