His Highness (Hohenstein I-SPS Darieen, Donnerhall), who stood at 16.3hh, was the Hanoverian undisputed licensing champion in 2002. Though he was in high demand as a breeding stallion, he began his dressage career under the tutelage of Klaus Balkenhol. At the Danish licensing in 2005, he was proclaimed champion of the four-year-old dressage stallions. He was champion at his stallion performance test in Prussendorf in 2003, receiving a total score of 149.24. His outstanding quality was rewarded with the dressage index of 155.04, the highest score in this class, and he received 106.67 in jumping with 9’s and 10 for rideability.

His Highness also knows how to please with his progeny: many offspring from his first two foal crops were chosen for the Verden auction program and were awarded champions at many breeding shows. He now has over 10 licensed sons, including Hochfein and Hendrix. Owners of his offspring compliment their sweet temperaments, beautiful top lines, and unbelievable movement.

His Highness´ sire Hohenstein I belonged to the premium stallions at his licensing in 1993 in Neumünster and was reserve champion at his stallions performance test in 1994 at Adelheisdorf, where he received the highest dressage index of 148.29 from all 53 stallions in this class. He continued his career as champion of the Trakehner Riding Horse Championships in 1995 and won the Bronze Medal at the Federal Championships in Warendorf. At the age of seven, he has already competed successfully in dressage shows up to advanced level. In the meantime, he has become successful up to Intermediare II level. Hohenstein I is sire of more than 20 licensed stallions, one of them is the Grand Prix dressage horse Münchhausen TSF. Hohenstein I is Elite stallion and was proclaimed Trakehner Sire of the Year 2002.

His Highness´dam, States Premium mare Daireen, was several times champion of her class at breeding shows. Daireen´s sire Donnerhall deserves the title “Sire of the Century” because of his incredible success as both breeding and sport stallion: two Gold Medals at World Championships with his rider Karin Rehbein, more than 110 licensed sons, 160 States Premium mares and 1.3 million € total prize money of his offspring in competition. His Highness´ grandmother, States Premium mare Flic Flac, produced the show dressage horse Corigo (Contucci), competing successfully up to medium level. Her half-brother Donnerprinz (Donnerhall) was licensed and was successful up to Intermediare I. Her half-sister, States Premium mare Dixie (Donnerhall), produced the licensed Don Jovi (De Nior). From the dam line of Wolgarune descend more than 25 licensed stallions, among them Adios I,II and II, Allround, Thronfolger and Walzerkönig as well as the Olympic horse Crisp, ridden by Ricky McMillan/AUS.

Though His Highness passed away in 2007, frozen semen is available.

His Highness was a horse of a lifetime! Before we purchased him at the auction I went into his stall to get to know him. His personality was perfect.
— Louise Leatherdale
Highness was a very ambitious horse, very good in his character, very good in his gaits and he was very handsome. He had everything I look for in a sport horse, and he gave these qualities to his foals.
— Klaus Balkenhol
He was a gorgeous horse, he was incredible and he was so easy to ride. He still produces great babies.
— Doug Leatherdale
He worked for you, and you could feel he wanted to learn. Highness was always a partner and wanted to be.
— Klaus Balkenhol