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Diesel CF

Stud Fee 800.00 USD
  • Breed: Hanoverian
  • Discipline: Dressage
  • Registry: American Hanoverian Society, Holsteiner Verband, Oldenburg Registry of N.A., Oldenburg Verband, Rheinlander Verband, Westfalen Verband North America
  • Export qualified: no
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  • Owner: Kasey Cannon
  • Last Updated: Tue Oct 05, 2021


Diesel is an approved 2011 Hanoverian stallion by Dressage Royal x Ritual x Grande. He is a stunning full brother to the premium Hanoverian Grand Prix stallion Damsey FRH, who has been ranked as high as 4th in the FEI World International Dressage Rankings and on the German A-Squad (Olympic squad) with Helen Langehanenberg. Diesel stands at 167 cm or just shy of 16.2 hands.   

Diesel’s dam, Ria Grande, was awarded the prestigious Hanoverian Mare of the Year title in 2013.  Ria Grande is one of only four dressage mares to have ever received this coveted award from the Hanoverian Verband.   Diesel was bred in Germany by Hermann and Dorit Kothe.

Diesel was imported in 2016 and has been with the same amateur owner/rider, Kasey Cannon, since import.  His quality, character, temperament, work ethic, rideability and trainability have proven to be exceptional.  Like his brother, he shows exceptional talent for the higher collected work, particularly piaffe, passage, pirouettes and tempi changes.   

In sport, Diesel is proving to be very competitive.  He has been Champion and Reserve Champion for multiple state and national titles in the 5 years that he has been in the US.  In 2017 and 2018, he was Reserve Champion USDF Dressage Horse of the Year (and Champion AA combination in the US) for Second Level and then again for Fourth Level.  In 2019, he earned scores up to 74.5% at PSG.  And in 2020, along with Kasey, he made his CDI debut in the Small Tour and broke the 70% barrier at their very first CDI in Temecula, CA.  Diesel and Kasey qualified 6th (and notably the only amateur combination in the top 15) for the Intermediare 1 Championships in Chicago at the Festival of Champions, however the pair decided to forego the Championships in an effort to make an even bigger trip in 2021... which is still to be announced, so stay tuned!  

In general, Diesel is very easy to handle, both at home and at shows.  He nickers and whinnies whenever he see his humans but he is very quiet and well behaved around other horses, including mares.  At competitions he lights up and loves to put on a show and yet he will lay down and sleep the first day he is there.  He is in general, a very calm and happy horse.  In the arena, his focus is bar none.  It doesn't matter how many horses are in the warm up, whether the wind is gusting, tents are flapping or how loud the motorcycles are that pass by, he doesn't bat an eyelash.  He is always highly focused on the job at hand... and the bigger the atmosphere, the better!  As a bonus, he loves to trailer out and hack away from home. And he's incredibly patient... he will stand in the trailer without making a fuss (even while waiting at the SBS clinic to be collected), he will wait in the cross ties until he's taken out, he doesn't get agitated when being clipped, legs and face included.  He doesn't beg.  He tie's to the trailer.  He is super in the wash rack, with the farrier and the vet.   

Diesel is a dream come true.  He checks all the boxes.  He has amazing presence, he's highly competitive in sport with an amateur rider, he shows huge talent and promise for the big ring, he's very smart, exceptionally focused and always trying to answer the questions that are being asked.  He's an international quality stallion with a temperament to match.   



Median USDF scores:

I1 Freestyle (2020): 73.625% 

I1 (2020):  69.559% 

PSG (2019): 69.250%

Fourth (2018): 72.389%

Third Freestyle (2018): 74.800%

Third (2018): 68.462%

Second (2017): 73.057%

First (2017): 72.353% 

Training (2016): 71.709%


National Awards/Highlights:

2020 Qualified 6th for the Intermediare I Championships at Festival of Champions

2020 Broke the 70% barrier at very first CDI in the Small Tour

2019 Fourth Place USDF Adult Amateur, 69.250%

2019 Reserve Champion PSG Horse of the Year, American Hanoverian Society, AA

2018 Reserve Champion USDF Dressage Horse of the Year, Fourth Level, 72.389% 

2018 Champion USDF Adult Amateur Fourth Level, 72.389%

2018 Reserve Champion USDF Adult Amateur Musical Freestyle, Third Level, 74.800%

2018 USET Level Horse of the Year, American Hanoverian Society

2018 Fourth Level Horse of the Year, American Hanoverian Society, Open and AA

2017 Reserve Champion USDF Dressage Horse of the Year, Second Level, 73.485%

2017 Champion USDF Adult Amateur Second Level, 73.485%

2017 Second Level Horse of the Year, American Hanoverian Society, Open and AA


California Dressage Society/USDF Region 7 Awards:

2019 Reserve Champion CDS Horse of the Year, PSG AA, 69.706%

2019 Tambu Perpetual Trophy, Highest scoring stallion for a HOY class

2018 Champion CDS Horse of the Year, Fourth Level AA, 69.604%

2018 Reserve Champion USDF Region 7, Fourth Level AA, 68.444%

2018 Champion CDS Horse of the Year, Third Level Freestyle, 73.367%

2018 Champion UDSF Region 7, Third Level Freestyle, 72.767%

2018 Reserve Grand Champion, Third/Fourth Levels 

2018 Tambu Perpetual Trophy, Highest scoring stallion for a HOY class 

2017 Champion CDS Horse of the Year, Second Level AA, 72.167%

2017 Champion CDS 6 Year-Old Futurity AA, 71.026%

2017 Champion USDF Region 7, Second Level AA, 71.037%

2016 Champion USDF Region 7, Training Level AA, 70.114%

2016 Reserve Champion CDS Horse of the Year, Training Level AA, 71.597%

2016 Tambu Perpetual Trophy, Highest scoring stallion for a HOY class


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