Rafaela brings some very exciting Oldenburg blood to our program! She is sired by Rodioso, and out of Isis (Ironman x Maifeur). Rodioso and Isis carry the genetics of some of the most influential breeding horses in the development of the modern sport horse.
Rubinstein, brought to the pedigree through Rodioso, is one of the most popular and influential dressage sires the world has ever known. In competition the lovely black stallion with the golden temperament had over 40 wins in the Grand Prix ring. In his lifetime he sired 89 State Premium mares and an astonishing 66 approved sons.
Furioso II, on Rodioso’s dam line, was an Anglo-Norman stallion that first came to Germany in the late 60’s to add refinement to the heavier horses of the time. He stood at Gestüt Vorwerk’s and had an incredible influence on the modernization of the European Sporthorse. The blood of Furioso II can be found in just about all the major warmblood breeds in the world today.
Rafaela has beautiful, correct conformation, giving her both great movement and a superb jumping style. Her sweet expression and laid back disposition makes her so very desirable to produce stunning, quiet minded sport horses. She is one of the sweetest mares we have had the pleasure of being caregivers for!