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Harmony’s Baroncelli

1998 Hanoverian Stallion

Bergamon – Matcho X – Pik Koenig

2003 VhW Best Hanoverian of the Year

Owner: Harmony Sporthorses (Silver Spur Operating Co.)

Breeder: Dr. Christiane Schlichting, Germany

Stallion Licensing and Approvals: Champion of 2000 Hanoverian (VhW) Licensing

Also approved AHS, GOV

Performance Test: Champion 2001 Performance test, Munster-Handorf;

overall score of 129.76, dressage 135.9 and jumping 102.3

Sero-Negative for EVA, prior to vaccination

Breeding Fee: $2,000 LFG Frozen semen only

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About Baroncelli

Baroncelli_IMG_6576It is such a pleasure to have Baroncelli as part of our daily lives! We have had the privilege of knowing him throughout his life and personally cheer him on at many of his big victories. We were always impressed by his solid character, cashmere gaits, and glowing charm. We have so enjoyed the opportunity to now campaign Baroncelli at Grand Prix and to offer him to North American breeders. He is such an honest stallion and tries hard to please at all times. Professionals and amateurs alike find much to love in Baroncelli and his offspring!

Baroncelli has never failed to shine. He was Champion of his stallion licensing in Verden in the year 2000 and the Champion of his stallion performance test in Muenster-Handorf with a dressage index of 135.9 and well-above average scores for his jumping. In 2002, the Hanoverian Verband awarded Baroncelli the significant title “Best Hanoverian Stallion of the Year” which to date had never been awarded to a privately owned stallion. He was the Reserve Champion of the Bundeschampionat (German National Championships) in 2002, having won with first qualification with a 9.1.

As a 5- and 6-year old, Baroncelli won his qualifying round at the FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Verden and finished 4th place overall. He had several wins and top placings in Wiesbaden, Verden and Alfalterbach as he developed toward Germany’s ‘developing horse championships’ (the Nuernberger Berg Pokal for 7-9 year olds). At the finals in Frankfurt in 2007, Baroncelli celebrated a 4th place finish. Baroncelli made his earliest Grand Prix in 2008 and has matured to produce scores reliably 66-68% with his best scores topping 70% at Grand Prix.

Baroncelli’s offspring have demonstrated outstanding qualities as riding horses. Many excellent riding horses by Baroncelli have been sold through the Verden Elite auction. His Hanoverian licensed son Black Tie (ds. Raphael-Gardestern) earned 8’s for character and jumping ability at his stallion performance test at Adelheisdorf. He was imported to the US and is a recognized producer of hunter offspring. His son Bradley Beach was one of the top FEI Junior horses in Hungry and participated in the 2012 European Jr/Young Rider Championships. Baroncelli’s kind and generous nature underlies his keen ability to perform and is clearly evident in his offspring.

For more photographs of Baroncelli, visit Baroncelli’s Gallery page.

Top Offspring

Bradley Beach

Baroncelli – Del Piero – Werther


 2013: Competing in small tour with scores in the 70’s

EMC Bahai

Baroncelli – Rotspon



2010, Bahai was awarded the Engler-Friedlaender Memorial Trophy from the AHS for earning the highest Mare Performance Test Score in the nation.

1st place in PSG at GMHA Dressage Days with a 69.5% (07/21/12)
1st place in Developing Horse PSG at GMHA Dressage Days with a 66.103% (07/22/12)
1st place in a large open PSG class at the Great American Region 3 Championships with a 68.289% (10/06/2012)
2013: Successfully competed in the PSG Developing Horse class and placed 6th with a 65.351% in the Markel/USEF PSG Developing horse Championships at Lamplight

Black Tie

 Baroncelli – Raphael – Gardestern


Bred by Dr. Carsten Haack owned by J. Talley Ruhle

Licensed in 2005 by the Hanoverian Verband in Germany, performance tested in Adelheidsdorf
Successes in the Hunter Jumper arena with many victories at Ocala, FL and Lexington, VA His success awarded him the AHS Hunter of the year award!





(Baroncelli – Donnerschlag)

Bandido (Baroncelli - Donnerschlag)

2013: With his rider and owner, Evie Izeboud is successfully competing at CCI 1* and CIC 1* in the Netherlands!



Baroncelli – Soros
2012 AHS site Champion filly



 Bred and owned by Sandy Hunt


Bergamon Baryshnikov Bolero
St.Pr. Allergirl
Paola Pik Koenig
St.Pr. Madeira Matcho AA Pancho II AA
Timab de Fondelyn
Picarla Pik Koenig
Donna Clara


BergamonBaroncelli’s sire, Bergamon (below), won both his 100 day test and his performance test. At his stallion testing, Bergamon scored a dressage index of 126.12. He sired the Henststation Pape Foal Show Champion four years in a row as well as five approved sons, including the two Premium Hanoverian stallions Bugatti Hilltop and Baroncelli. Bergamon trained through FEI, exhibiting power and elegance in all three gaits. His last rider, Paige Peters-Windham spoke passionately about her former mount, “I’ve never had so much fun with any horse. He worked so hard for me and never said no! I’ve also had the opportunity to ride several of his offspring and each time I find they have wonderful rideability and trainability, fantastic character and great athleticism! All of them worked so easily under saddle that they made excellent amateur horses, but had the gaits and quality that any trainer would love to have. He really leaves nothing to be desired.”

boleroBergamon’s sire, Baryshnikov, was Champion of his 100 Day Test. Baryshnikov is by Bolero (photo, below), a stallion with a relatively short breeding career, but a huge impact on dressage horses, founding the new B-line of the 1990’s. Bolero sired nearly 50 stalllions, including the very successful and famous Brentano II. Three Bolero descendants have medaled in the Olympic Games: Brentina (USA Team Bronze 2004, Debbie McDonald), Bonaparte (Germany Team Gold 2004 and 2008, Individual Bronze 2008, Heike Kemmer), and Beauvalais (2004 Team Silver, Individual Bronze Spain, Beatriz Ferrer-Salat). Baryshnikov’s dam is St. Pr. Allergirl, full sister to US Grand Prix horse, Allerlord. This dam line was prolific in producing States Premium mares. Baryshnikov stood at Hengststation Pape for several years where he was trained to I-1 in a very short time and was a real gentleman.

pikasBergamon is out of St. Pr. St. Paola, full sister to the influential Oldenburg stallions Pik Bube I and II as well as St.Pr. St. Pirola who produced the premium stallion Donnerschlag. Paola is by Pik Koenig (photo, right), the most famous son of the successful showjumper Pik As xx (photo, below left). Pik Koenig sired 19 approved sons and 22 State Premium mares. His progeny were successful in dressage as well as in the upper echelons of showjumping. St. Pr. St. Paola’s most famous offspring include St. Pr. St. Primavera (by Donnerhall), a States Premium Oldenburg mare, who was the Champion Mare of the Oldenburg Elite Mare Show in 1992 and was also the Dressage Champion at the Bundeschampionat that same year. Primavera held a record with her States Premium licensing score of 9.44 for many years, with highlight scores of 10 for trot and canter and 9.5 for walk and rideability.

Pik_KoenigBaroncelli’s dam’s sire is the black French Anglo-Arabian stallion, Matcho AA (photo, right), who after being purchased by the State Stud, won his performance test in 1992 at Adelheidsdorf. matcho-zzHis win of the performance testing was highly acclaimed, given as an anglo-arab, he surpassed all warmblood stallions at the testing. A well-known refinement stallion, Matcho AA offspring have good temperaments and rideability, quality gaits and ample show jumping talent.




Performance Career

Winner of Hannoverian Stallion Licensing, Verden, Germany.

Winner of Performance Test, Muenster-Handorf, Germany
Scored 135.9 in Dressage

German Sport Results under Susan (Draper) Pape

Named “Best Stallion of the Year” by Hannoverian Verband, a first for a privately owned stallion

Won first qualifier and placed 2nd overall at Bundeschampionate

Reserve Champion of first qualifier and 4th overall at World Championships for Young Dressage Horses, Verden, Germany

Won first qualifier and placed 4th overall at World Championships for Young Dressage Horses,
Verden, Germany

Won first tests at FEI Level (“Advanced level” in Germany)

2006 – 2007
First Place awards at German shows such as Wiesbaden, Verden and Affalterbach

Qualified for Nuremberg Burgpokal, achieving 4th place at the Finale in Frankfurt

2008 – 2010
Numerous victories at Grand Prix and in the Grand Prix Special

American Sport Results under Susanne Hassler

PVDA Spring Show – FEI TOC, Grand Prix Q, 3rd with 65.319%
VADA/Nova Summer Show – Grand Prix Q, 1st and High Score award, 65.638%
Dressage at Devon CDI – Grand Prix, 10th
Grand Prix Freestyle, 8th with 66.25%
BLM Championships – Winner Grand Prix Championships with 63.511%
Winner of Fiona Baan Memorial Trophy, High Score Grand Prix
VADA Fall and Region One Finals – Reserve Champion of Grand Prix Championships with 66.525%

CDDCTA Spring Dressage at Morven Park May 5-6, 2012
Grand Prix Champions with 68.83 and 66.702%!

Memorial Weekend Dressage Show and CDI 3* in Allentown, NJ.
Second Place in GP Freestyle with 65.750%