Raiden is a rising 5 year old 16.1 hh branded Hanoverian gelding by (Rascalino x Wagner). This talented gelding has it all. He has the bloodlines and temperament to go either hunter/jumper or dressage. He has been successfully shown training level dressage with marks in the high 60's. Gait scores have been 7 and 8's. He is currently training all the first level movements. He has been started over fences and has great jumping technique. He has an incredible mind - never says no.
Raiden's dam is the main studbook mare Willow by (Wagner x Goodwill). She was the 2002 winner of the Western Canadian Homebred Hanoverian Mare Prize at Spruce Meadows Masters. She was successfully shown baby green and pre-green hunters - she won flat classes with over 30 other horses. She also competed in the 3 foot 3 inch jumpers. At the age of 5 she began training for her super successful dressage career. She was successfully trained and shown to Prix St. George. The comments were always so positive on her gaits and capability/potential. Raiden inherited her incredible temperament and movement. The week before dressage provincials - she was hacked in the Rocky Mountains (crossing streams and bridges).
Raiden's sire Rascalino completed the dressage portion of his Adelheidsdorf performance test with the knockout score of 153.37. This score was good enough to make him the winner of the test, with the score of 103.56 on the jumping portion. In fact, this respectable jumping score is probably a product of the of the Wedekind/Ferdinand and Wendekreis/Ferdinand in damsire, Velten Third's background. A further performance component is added through paternal grandsire Rubinstein I, a line known for dressage excellence, but also with some talent at the jump. World Cup III as the sire of the second dam insures dressage excellence. Rascalino is a beautiful, elegant animal with the best gaits and exceptional freedom of the shoulders, sure to make his mark in modern dressage breeding, in the hoofprints of his famous sire and grandsire Rotspon / Rubinstein I.