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Top Der Da

The Ultimate in Rideability with Amazing Power

Bay Imported German Riding Pony

DOB - 1st March 2006

Height - 152cm - 14.3 7/8 hh without shoes

Negative for CA & WFFS


Sire - FS Don't Worry

Dam Sire - Dressman I

Breeder -  Jan Schothorst, Germany


Germany - DE441411949806

  • Fully Licensed for Westphalia via sport  



  • Registered with the Australian Sports Pony Registry Inc Reg No 10305 (Premium)

  • ACE Group DE441411949806

  • Welsh Pony & Cob Society of Australia Reg No PWS-2443

  • Progeny may also be eligible Part Arabian and Australian Pony Stud Book

Top Der Da translates to “Top This One”

He is indeed hard to top with his rideability and

has proven himself as a dressage sire with his success at FEI level



  • 2008 Licensed in Muenster-Handorf for the Westphalian Registry with a score of 75%

  • Wins and places in open dressage competition

  • Overall Champion at Seppenrade Young Pony competition with 8.8



  • Championships, wins and places in Open dressage from Preliminary to PSG level in open classes against Warmbloods.

  • Wins and places in Open Elementary level to gain full licensing status HLP via sport with Westfalen Verband, Germany 

  • Champion Open Preliminary scoring over 70% in each test at Yalambi Dressage Classic.

  • Wins and places in Open Elementary dressage.

  • Full licensing gained with Wesphalian Registry, Germany through performance results.

  • Wins and places in Open Medium in strong fields of seasoned horses including the Masters Series Final against the top Warmblood horses in the state.   

  • 1st to 4th placings in every Open Advanced test entered.

  • 1st place in Open Advanced with head judge International FEI 5* Judge Stephen Clarke

  • 1st place in first PSG class at 9 years of age at the FEI Showcase

  • Successful progeny in both Australia and Europe in both dressage & jumping incl. a daughter awarded National Champion Pony in Denmark at D1 Level (2017)

  • Successful progeny in show horse classes and dressage including places at State Championship level.

  • Dam Sire of 2022 National 6 yo Young Pony Champion (Champion of Champions) and National 5 yo Young Pony Champion.

Top Der Da was licensed in 2008 in Muenster – Handorf for the Registry of Westphalia.


With Top Der Da’s competition success in sport, his scores and placings were submitted and he was granted full Licensing for Westphalia, Germany. He was fourth place at his first competition in Seppenrade, Germany with 79.2% in an Open Young Horse class.

Winner of the German Riding Pony Young Pony Dressage class and was the overall Champion of the day scoring 80.8% at his second competition as a 3 yo and third place at the young horse dressage class at Duelmen Show in open classes against warmbloods.

Top Der Da has had much success in dressage in Australia in Open classes against warmbloods.  He has been awarded champions, wins and places including places at State level from Preliminary through to PSG.  He has been the winner of leader board annual events and was awarded first place at Advanced level (S) dressage, at the Masters of Dressage Competition with International FEI 5* Guest Judge, Stephen Clarke.

Top Der Da grew over pony height quite early and was therefore unable to compete at his Bundeschampionate, despite qualifying.  He stood at stud for one season in Germany and was very popular with the breeders because of his modern type, and power in the hind legs and the outstanding combination of pedigree with FS Don’t Worry and Dressman 1. His first foal crop in Germany are now having success in competition with wins and places and dressage and jumping.  His progeny have excellent rideability and are easily ridden by small children.  A daughter won the title of State Champion Pony at D1 level in Belgium in 2017. 


Top Der Da's Australian progeny are now under saddle and are also reporting exceptional rideability and movement under saddle. They are having success in breed shows and foal assessments with Premium gradings.  A 4 yo son out of a warmblood mare has wins and places in open dressage including State Championship level. He has also had success in the show hunter arena with a reserve champion title.  Other Top Der Da progeny are having success and winning championship titles in pony dressage in WA.


Top Der Da is a fantastic horse with an exciting future in dressage.  This stallion is a great type with excellent hocks and is passing on his cadenced trot and huge walk through to his foals. He is an ideal stallion for creating a modern looking horse with a longer leg and length of rein.  He is proving to be a good option to downsize as well as modernise taller warmblood mares as well as upgrading the movement and power for smaller pony mares. Despite the fact that Top Der Da is over pony height, his pedigree shows smaller genetics behind him.

The progeny of Top Der Da are renowned for having sweet and soft characters and are extremely willing and uncomplicated to ride.

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Sire  -  FS Don’t Worry is Germany’s top producing  stallion. 


He was Bundeschampion, won his performance test and was successful in dressage classes up to Intermediate I.  He has already produced over 30 licensed stallions and 35 state premium mares.


Among his countless foals are Bundeschampions, Bundes Mare Show winners and top priced auction ponies, such as HB Dreamgirl (sold for 70,000 Euros at the Elite Auction in Westphalia).  


The Number 1 name in Germany when it comes to dressage sires.

Dam  -  Daria is by the super sire Dressman I  (who is also Don Philino's sire)


Dressman I was a very successful dressage pony and was the first ever to win the prestigious Bundeschampionate four years running. He was winner of the European Dressage Championships, three times German Pony Champion and the winner of his licensing and 30 day stallion test. 


He has over 30 licensed sons and 20 state premium mares.


Dressman 1 is known for making his offspring extremely rideable.

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FS Dacapo Doro

Derano B

Derano Gold

FS Golden Sunlight

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