Royal Ramses SOLD!

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Ramses Fall 2015

Ramses was sold to Felix Deurr and Colleen Duncan in Fort Collins, CO. We are so excited he has found this excellent home! They also purchased Soleado and we are glad the boys are together!

Royal Ramses WOR is a stunning 2013 bay colt by Royal Prince (Rohdiamont x Prince Thatch xx) out of our States Premium mare, SPS Whitney (Wolkenstein II/Matcho xx).

He is a beautiful mover and has a great mind! Ramses is an elegant gelding with tremendous presence.  He has an exquisite head and well set neck, good conformation with lightness of movement.  He is an elastic and supple mover with a very rhythmic trot, uphill canter and a GREAT walk!  Royal Prince offspring are known for their lovely temperaments and trainability. Ramses is certainly demonstrating this. He is easy to work with! He loads, clips, stands tied to be groomed and on top of that he is a total love bug! He is certainly an FEI prospect! We love him so much we rebred Whitney to Royal Prince. She threw a filly in 2015, Royal Jewel, that we plan to keep for our breeding program and for Sarah’s next horse. He currently stands at 16.1hh and should mature under 17 hh. $18,000. Price will increase when he is started under saddle in the spring.

Royal Prince’s offspring typically share their sire’s stamp of refined, modern type, a correct foundation, trainability and quality movement.  Royal Prince has won the USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year for the FIVE consecutive years prior to 2013.

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Ramses Fall 2013, 5 months old

 

Royal Prince was approved in the fall of 2001 by the Hanoverian Verband and was a finalist in the 2002 Bundeschampionat. As a 4-year old, Royal Prince was Reserve Champion at his 30-day and 70-day Performance Tests, earning 10’s for his rideability and walk, and 9’s for trot, canter, and willingness to work. He was again a finalist at the Bundeschampionat that same year.

Hilltop Farm imported Royal Prince in the fall of 2003 and in the spring Royal Prince made sweeping wins of all his classes at the 2004 East Coast Selection Trials for the FEI World Championships for Young Horses and earned an unprecedented score of 9.82. At the Championships in Verden, Germany, Royal Prince made a bit of American history when he earned an overall score of 8.84 and a final standing of 4th place in the world! No American entry to date has placed so successfully in this international event. Royal Prince finished the 2004 season by winning the US National Championships for Five-Year-Olds with an overall score of 9.14.

He repeated his East Coast Selection Trials win in 2005 and returned to the World Breeding Championships to represent the US. He consistently earned 9’s and 10’s for his walk, 8’s and 9’s for his trot, canter, and submissiveness over these two years.

Royal Prince’s sire, Rohdiamont, is a Rubenstein son who was short listed for the Olympics with rider Lisa Wilcox.  His dam sire, Prince Thatch xx, was an influential thoroughbred stallion who produced very good dressage horses.

Royal Ramsez dam, SPS Whitney, was imported from Germany and scored all 8’s and 9’s on her mare performance test and received an overall 8.39!  Whitney’s sire Wolkenstein II  is considered to be one of Weltmeyer’s best sons:  Faultless character, extraordinary willingness to perform, tremendous presence and outstanding dressage and jumping ability.  Whitney’s dam’s sire, Matcho xx, is considered to be one of the most important refining stallions in Hanoverian breeding.  This thoroughbred stallion produced 46 licensed sons, 64 states premium daughters and over 200 mane stud book mares.  Her offspring have demonstrated good rideability and all have had her excellent hind leg with good hock action.  Sarah’s mare, Prada, is Whitney’s 2006 offspring by Pablo.  Prada was high score mare at the Hanoverian inspection at Highpoint Hanoverians in Maryland in 2010.  Besides being beautiful,  she has an excellent work ethic and world class gates.  We have no doubt that she will be a very competitive FEI horse. She is currently showing third level.