Baryshnikov (barn name Barry) is a fancy bay colt by Benetton Dream (Brentano II/Rotspon/Davignon) out of a Right Thrill-xx mare.
Benetton Dream is the winner of his 30-day performance test and was also the champion Hanoverian of the 3 y.o. stallions at the World Championships for Young Horses in Verden.
In 2012, based on evaluations of his prior foal crops, Benetton Dream was assigned a dressage breeding value of 156, an incredibly high score! Also see video of Benetton Dream at the 2012 stallion show.
The dam of this colt has really nice old TB bloodlines, the names associated with performance and durability. Nashua, Round Table, Princequillo, The Axe¸ Citation. This colt is very flashy with an interesting irregular blaze. He is long legged and nicely put together. Beautiful deep shoulder. Drives under himself in the canter, beautiful walk. His sire, Benetton Dream, is currently competing at the S-level in Europe (advanced). See video of his first Grand Prix outing in Europe.
Dam was an incredibly talented Polo Pony during her performance years. She was very athletic and was the favorite of the team. She could read your mind and anticipate your commands, was ready for them and spot-on in her delivery. We think Barry is an incredible upper level dressage prospect. Benetton Dream has the reputation for producing good minds, the dam produces foals with good minds, a winning combination.
Baryshnikov is registered PREMIUM with the German Oldenburg Verband.
Videos of Benetton Dream, the sire: Stallion show in 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlGGA4y9ELU
Competition in 2011 at Prix St Georges level (2nd place - first competition ever!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cwRjE3cBFA#at=17
Photo credit for last two photos goes to Angel Photography - Tulsa Oklahoma