Glorioso is a beautiful black stallion with suspended gaits and excellent conformation that makes him equally talented for dressage and jumping. He completed his 100-day stallion testing in Germany and finished in 11th place out of 40 stallions, placing equally well in both dressage and jumping. Among the highlights of his scores were an 8.0 on character, temperament and willingness to work, and constitution. He received an 8.0 on jumping ability and an 8.0 on his trot. Glorioso competed in the young horse dressage classes as well as in the hunters and jumpers with a junior rider.
He was the 2007 AHS Regular Working Hunter Champion. Shown in the FEI 5-Year-Old Young Horse Dressage classes. Awarded top ribbons in the rated hunter and jumper divisions at AA shows.
His foals tend to inherit his long legs and well-set neck. His offspring have light, elastic movement with excellent conformation and character. He is a unique stallion that crosses very well with Thoroughbred and Appendix mares by adding substance, jumping ability and movement to his get. His foals have had successful careers many disciplines with regional and national championships. He is truly a stallion that produces offspring for all disciplines- jumpers, dressage, hunters and eventers. Glorioso produces foals with excellent temperaments who are quiet, willing and easy to work with. Many of his foals have been started by their amateur owners!
Glorioso has produced a number of Premium foals with the ISR/Old NA and the RPSI. Glorioso was the sire of the Top Colt and Top Filly at the AHS inspection held October 7, 2006. In addition, he sired the highest scoring colt at the ISR/Oldenburg N.A. inspection in August 2006. This colt received an 8.2 overall score including an 8.3 on movement. At the same inspection, Glorioso’s daughter Gold Digger HU earned an 8.1 on movement. His get have been successful in every sporthorse discipline. In 2013, the Glorioso Noir son Gladiator HU was Region 5 Training Level Champion with his amateur rider. Glory’s daughter Golden Darling HU was High Scoring Horse and multiple class winner at the 2013 Gold Coast Fall Fling in Welllington, Florida.
Bred by Heinrich Gerrit in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, Glorioso Noir has an impeccable pedigree and is a testament to the famous G-line Hanoverian. His sire Glorieux won the Bundeschampionate and was the winner of his stallion licensing and reserve champion of the performance testing. Glorieux is by the immortal Goldstern. Glorioso’s damsire is the legendary Grundstein. His dam, Grosse Liebe, is the mother of three other licensed sons. Her dam, Luna, is the mother of popular Landkoenig. Glorioso has a wonderfully consolidated pedigree being linebred to Goldfisch II four times; twice through Gotthard daughters, and once through Gotthard's fantastic son, Goldstern. A fourth line to Goldfisch is through the phenomenal stallion, Grande, who produced numerous Olympic offspring in both dressage and jumping. Glorioso Noir's pedigree also brings in the valuable blood of French Anglo stallion, Pancho II (sire of Matcho AA).
From the Hanoverian Verband website:
"No other stallion line is that much associated with performance than the one of the Goldammer II/Flugfeuer II-son Goldfisch II. Through his progeny Grande and Gotthard, he has added properties such as work ethic, power, toughness and expression to this stallion line. Wherever our horses have to perform at the highest level, wherever it is getting tough, this bloodline can be found in the pedigree. G-blood is a necessity.
The blood stands for properties such as energy, willingness to perform and – above all – for the physical capacity and stability to accomplish extraordinary performances. It would be desirable to start re-establishing these properties even more in our breed by using G-bloodlines. This was the intention of the Hannoveraner Verband when it launched its G-initiative in 2007, targeting on increasing breeder’s attention on performance properties and thus boosting breeding rates of stallions from this bloodline...
The Hanoverian sport horse breed is inseparably linked with the G-bloodline. And this will not change in the future."
Glorioso Noir's sire, Glorieux, was 1st in his performance testing 1989 at Adelheidsdorf, scoring 139.03 in dressage and 114.98 in jumping. A beautiful black stallion, Glorieux has produced many elite auction horses and show winners. At the stallion performance test Glorieux caused quite a stir because of his outstanding results in nearly every aspect, scoring 9 or better 8 times. His show career was also successful winning the Oldenburg Championship in Rastede in 1988, the german riding horse Championship in 1988 and went to stud unbeaten in conformation classes in 1989.
Glorioso Noir's dam, Grosse Liebe, is the
mother of three other licensed sons, and her dam Luna also was an impressive producer whose offspring include the popular stallion Landkoenig. It would be hard to find a dam
line that has a stronger production record!
This damline has produced seven licensed stallions. These sons include Glorioso Noir's
full brother Grundsteins Erbe, who sold to
Italy for DM 450,000 as a jumper. Others are Groenland, a breed show champion at Devon; Gratulata, a World Cup Qualifier with Michael Matz; Gina, a breeding champion of
Luxemburg; her daughter winner of the Zangersheide breeding championships;
Genua and Gentleman, Bundeschampionat participants. A Drosselklang filly and a stallion producing Grundstein filly from Luna sold to Paul Schockemöhle. Two offspring sold in the Vechta auction for over DM 100,000.
Glorieux's sire Goldstern was one of the most popular sons of the famous Gotthard.
Glorioso Noir's damsire is the legendary grand prix dressage stallion Grundstein, who was imported to the US in 1985 after siring 13 fully approved breeding stallions in Germany. He has been the leading sire in the FN rankings among stallions in the top 10% of their age group in both jumping and dressage since 1988. In 1995 Grundstein's dressage index was 178 and his jumping index was 142.
Grande stood at stud for a remarkable 25 years (1962-1987) and has left an indelible mark on the Hanoverian breed. Grande is ranked in the German Eternal Top 10 sire list. He produces both jumping and dressage horses of the best quality as influenced by the blood of Graf on his sire’s side and Duellent on his dam’s side. Grande sired 40 approved stallion sons and 34 states premium mares. Grande’s line dominates the sport of dressage in Germany and abroad. He is the grandsire of several Olympic champions including Gifted, Grunox and Gigolo FRH.
For seven years Gotthard was the leading sire of showjumpers in Germany. During his time he sired over 34 licensed stallion sons and 25 States Premium mares.
Graphit is the sire to the famous grand prix jumping stallion Grannus and grand prix dressage stallion Grundstein I. Graphit is the damsire to the jumping stallion Pilot, who sired Pablo and many other grand prix offspring. Graphit’s sire Grande is on the Germans eternal top 10 list of sire, he produced many offspring that excelled in jumping and dressage all the way to the grand prix level.