Reference Sires — Nocturno


Owned by Suzanne Quarles, Some Day Soon Farm, MD, Nocturno is a 17 hand coal black Elite Hanoverian stallion by Natiello xx out of SPS Weira (Wenzel II / Gardekurassier). He was foaled in 1997, and was bred by Hans Heinrich Blume, Germany.

Nocturno offers a new bloodline to North AmericanHanoverian breeders. He has the elegance of his Thoroughbred father, along with a quick hindleg and powerful engine from his Hanoverian motherline. He has a wonderful, generous nature. We were hoping to breed him to Rohanna for a 2005 foal, but had to abandon those plans when it got too late in the season.

At his 100 day testing, Nocturno received scores of 9 from the training leader for character, constitution, temperament, and willingness to work. He received 8 in all three gaits and in rideability from his training leader, as well as an 8 in the canter from the guest rider. In the short time he has been with in MD, his willingness to work has proven to be well beyond outstanding.


Nocturno's full brother Nobleman (above) was named the Champion stallion of the 2001 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden, Germany. The striking black stallion was bred by Hans Heinrich Blume, Germany, and was presented at the approval by Heinrich Giesselmann. After the licensing, Nobleman was sold at the open stallion sale to a Danish stallion station for what was then an almost unheard of price of 300,000 DM. This was the first time that the National State Stud of Celle had to bid amongst all others for top stallions.


Nocturno's sire Natiello is a 1989 Thoroughbred stallion. He is medium framed, very well muscled, and has very correct conformation. He was the winner of the Cologne Thoroughbred Show in 1992. He has outstanding basic gaits, with an especially rhythmic and active walk and trot, and an exceptional hindleg activity, and very good rideability. He endows his offspring with a lot of type and expressiveness. His offspring are noted for very generous and easy temperaments.


Dam St Pr St Weira, by Wenzel II (above), is a highly placed brood mare who, in addition to Nocturno and Nobleman, has produced several National Breed Show finalists. She has received awards of 1a premium at the Louis–Wiegels Show, the Rajte–Niebuhr–Schau (Hanover's central mare show) and the Bundestutenschau (the National Mare Show). The grand dam SPS Gardespiel (Gardekurassier/ Waldmeister) won a premium at the Louis–Wiegels Show in 1984. She produced the auction horse Wembley by Wenzel II, who was successful at Level M/B dressage. Gardekurassier is pictured below.


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