Ginger Spice, one of the most perfect foals ever born at our farm,
completly correct and absolutly beautiful. Although looking like
a chestnut she will be a grey.
Her dam Riviera was the 2006 Canadian Champion Mare in both the
open Hanoverian and the Canadian bred Hanoverian Mare shows in Canada
last year and was also Hanoverian Mare Performance test winner.
Riviera is a lovely athletic mare, with a hugh canter. Riv will
stay in our breeding program due to her genetic backround from her
mother and will be a supplier of foals for many years to come.
Riviera's sire, Raphael,
needs no introduction of course, he has advanced to a stallion of
world repute, top international riders value the quality of Raphael
offspring. These include Ramina, Ricci, Rockefeller, Raphaelo, Robinson
and many more. Raphael has proved himself numerous approved sons,
such as: performance test winners Ravallo and Ragazzo; Radiator,
ridden by rene Tebbel is currently one of the most successful stallions
in international showjumping; and Canada's own Rio Grande, who himself
won his performance test, and shows very successfully in international
showjumping, qualifying for the 1996 Olympics.
Graf Top is proving
himself as an excellent sire of jumping talent, as well as gifted
dressage horses. He is the #2 ranked German Hanoverian Stallion
for his daughters' breeding values for jumping (score 171), but
also ranks high for dressage breeding values. Graf Top is out of
a full sister to the dam of Laptop, and combines the jumping talent
and willingness of both Graf Grannus and Calypso II.
Here she is at 4 days old, top left is at 2 months