(Ger) 1981-1998 black Hanoverian stallion – DE4313138079-981; 169cm / 16.3 hh
(Dynamo (Don Carlos / Goldfalk) / ex Elfi (Eger II (Agram / Fechtmeister)
Dynamit – a tribute
Dynamit is the foundation sire of Vollrath Hanoverians. He was voted the Horse and Pony Sport Horse Super Sire in 1997 and 1998.
A black 16.3hh horse, Dynamit was born in 1981 and died in November, 1998.
Dynamit underwent his performance testing in 1984 in Adelheidsdorf. He was placed 18th of 70 with a total index of 114.04 points. He was imported to New Zealand in 1992.
Dynamit, a B-Grade Showjumper in his own right, was retired to stud at age six. The photo at left shows him jumping in September 1991 in Germany just a few months before arriving in NZ.
His progeny were excellent jumping and dressage horses. At the NZ Dressage Championships 2000 the following six Dynamit offspring achieved placings in their grades: Damask, Dauntless, Dyson, Devastation, Doonebaggo and of course Dominik T. With rider Stephanie Tovey, Dominik T was re-selected in the ID Squad, and Stephanie was named Dressage Young Rider of the Year at the Awards Dinner by popular vote.
Vollrath had a great success with this stallion on his arrival 16.1.1992 till end of February 1992 he served 44 mares and 43 were in foal! We were not hammered aby ‘frozen semen’ as it happens nowadays.
Dynamit did not compete, he was Berny’s stallion and super riding horse – we lost him due to a broken shoulder bone on 8.11.1998