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Pik Bube

Pik Bube

Pik Bube was a successful sire in his own right, but he became something of a phenomenom when teamed with Donnerhall as a broodmare sire: for the majority of really successful Donnerhall progeny are out of mares by Pik Bube, for example, Davignon, Don Primero, Don Schufro, Donatelli, Donnerbube, Dream of Glory, Duntroon - who were all bred on that magic cross Donnerhall/Pik Bube. Pik Bube was licensed in Verden in 1975, and was Vice-Champion at his 100-Day Test at Adelheidsdorf in 1976.

Under Herbert Rehbein, Pik Bube won 11 of the 12 advanced dressage tests that he competed in his sole year of competition in 1980. During his lifetime he sired 16 licensed sons and 28 state premium mares. He sired performers in all disciplines and his offspring compete in dressage to Grand Prix and Jumping to International S-Level. His daughter, Pikantje was Federal German riding horse champion of 1981, and Pik Bube’s Girl won the 1990 Federal Mare Show in Verden.

Pik Primaire and Pik Royal were amongst the 49 of his offspring that were successful in advanced dressage, while 19 showjumpers achieved advanced level. Perhaps the most successful of his stallion sons has been Piaster who stands in Bavaria, Pik Labonics has been a successful sire for the Westfaliens, and Pommery has produced some useful progeny in Hanover. His son, Pik Noir competed successfully in dressage and was the sire of Prinz Paul, who placed 3rd in the six year old Dressage Championship at the 2001 Bundeschampionate.

He died in 1991, at the age of 18. He was undoubtedly the best known son of the outstanding Celle State Stud, Pik König, who in turn was the finest son of the valuable Thoroughbred Pik As XX. Pik Bube’s sire, Pik König is considered the most important son of the famous Thoroughbred sire of showjumpers, Pik As xx. Pik König sired 19 Approved sons and 22 State Premium mares. His offspring - such as Pirol 37 - were mainly successful in showjumping. With a dressage index of 126, and a jumping index of 131, Pik König had an overall rating of 129. His sire, Pik As xx stood at the State Stud Celle from 1953-69, where he sired four approved sons.

Pik As was only 157 cm tall but according to Claus Schridde in his survey Thoroughbred sires in Hanover (II} in Z Magazine, June/July 2005 ( / } "far from tall, Pik As looked great and always made a deep impression at his presentations. At stud at Hohnstof in the Arlenburger Elbe polder, the superbly bred female stock in that region offered him enormous opportunities which he did not waste. With top class progeny such as Pesgö under Helga Köhler and Porta Westfalica ridden by Hartwig Steenken, he soon earned a good reputation as a showjumping horse producer.

He hardly produced any dressage horses. State stud Celle had kept three sons from the last seasons in his career: the dark brown Pik König, the chestnut, Pik Junge and the grey Pikör... Pik König... developed into a top-class showjumping horse producer. His sons Pik Bube I and II even produced many dressage horses."

Pik Bube’s dam, Franka also produced the full-brother, Pik Bube II and the advanced dressage horse, Poseidon 30. Her dam, Dohlenfurstin, was an international showjumper under the name Daniela. Dohlenfurstin is also the dam of Grand Prix showjumper, Prince Charming.

Franka is by Frustra II, who was a crucially important dam sire in the Hanoverian studbook; stallions such as Donkosak, Drosselklang I & II, Goldfalk, Graphit, Gralsritter, Imperial, Löwenstein, Piaff, Wachmann I & II, Webefunk, and many more, were out of mares by Frustra II.

Licensed sons of Pik Bube: Delta's Bubka, Paquirri, Pascal, Pasqual, Philippus, Pianist, Piaster, Pik Boy, Pik Donnerhall, Pik Junior, Pik Kaiser, Pik Labionics, Pik Noir, Pik Primaire, Pik-Rally, Pik Ramiro, Pik Royal, Pik Senior, Pik Solo, Pikadero, Pikfein, Pink Floyd, Placido, Plaisir d'Amour, Playboy, Pointmaker, Pommery, Preußenulan, Prinz Carneval, Prinz Miro

This horse is part of our breeding programme bloodline, we DO NOT offer semen.

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