Desperados FRH, the beautiful black Hanoverian stallion ridden with much international success by Kristina Bröring Sprehe of Germany, died unexpectedly at hoe at Gestut Sprehe at the age of 19. Kristina and the talented son of De Niro won team gold and individual bronze at both the 2014 WEG and the 2016 Rio Olympics, a team silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, were European Champions in 2013, and earned a totl of three dozen international victories over their career together, which began in 2011. Desperados has 30 sons approved for breeding. He was retired from competition in 2018 and passed away on February 14th after a routine ride in the morning.
The stallion was owned by the Bröring Sprehe family, and had been trained by Falk Rosenbauer in his early years. Desperados and Kristina were solid team members and also excelled as individuals. In 2016, Desperados was ranked at the top of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses World Dressage Stallion Ranking and also received the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year Award. His progeny include grand prix Destiny OLD, Diego, Destano, Dior, Duisenberg, and Harmony’s Diabolo.