Ready to start this fall! "Roo" is a very fancy 2yo Hanoverian gelding displaying a finely etched type, and was produced with great care to please and excite our discriminating clients. Your eyes can't help but be attracted to the striking charm and class he exudes, complimented by a very distinguished and modern phsyique and a really lovely, dishy face and beautiful curvy neck. His movement is effortless, free, elastic, and powerful with that coveted fancy trot, and he shows a nice, big canter step and easy natural lead changes. Roo stands very straight and correct, with near perfect feet and a classic hunter type conformation set off by a long sloping shoulder and uphill build. With these assets, it's no wonder he is so attractive, balanced and athletic.
His dam, Subrette, competed in dressage, the hunters, and also the 4'6" jumpers, so she is a well rounded athlete with talent for many disciplines who is still sound at the age of 24 this year (she can be seen on farm). Her 2009 Apiro colt was very similar in looks and movement and was purchased by one of the biggest name hunter trainers in history.
There are many exceptionally nice Rienzi hunters out there if one does some research, but for some reason this lovely stallion flies under the radar in popularity as a hunter sire. It should be no surprise, as Rienzi possesses solid jumper blood from his sire, Raphael, and classic dressage talents from the infamous Bolero. Since we noticed this trend, we wanted to try using him in our program and are very happy with the results! Roo has recently free jumped some small fences and shows impressive instinct and technique, is brave and willing, and seems to have a natural love and knack for jumping.
Roo has plenty of quality to stand on the line prior to an under saddle career, and is bred to be well rounded and therefore could easily go either into the hunters, eventing or the dressage ring. He is currently over 15.2h as and early 2yo and should mature to ~ 16.1h.
Roo has a great disposition and is nice to handle and work around. He is bold and brave but mannerly, very willing and super trainable and wants to please, and is confident in new situations. He stands well for the farrier and vet, and has no issues, blemishes or injuries. He is just starting a bit of groundwork, is learning to lunge and jogs very well in hand.
Roo has a full set of baseline xrays available and is OCD free! He has a Certificate of Pedigree from the American Hanoverian Society and is conservatively priced for his quality. Terms are available and we are happy to provide flexible payment options for you.
Buy with confidence from a reputable, proven and nationally ranked breeder! We are breeding for YOU, our valued discriminating clients, trainers and competitors. We are located just over the VA line into Northeast NC and are 45 minutes from Norfolk/airport, and 2 hours from Richmond.
Other quality hunter prospects from foals to those going under saddle/showing are available!