If you're looking for something extraordinary and unique that will be a total standout in the ring, but without sacrificing any quality or talent, this beautiful and exceedingly rare colt is for you! Something this special only comes around once in a lifetime...
"Rumple" is a charming, fancy palomino colt by the acclaimed, extremely popular imported Elite Hanoverian stallion Romantic Star, and out of the winning hunter mare Skattered Dreams. This outstanding colt has flashy hunter-type movement, displaying a big lopey canter and a flat-kneed, elastic trot that will serve him very well in the hack. He is very correct in his conformation with a gorgeous topline, strong hindquarter, balanced frame, big sloping shoulder, and a lovely head with the kindest eyes.
Rumple is incredibly easy to deal with, calm and relaxed, super friendly and lovable, and has a disposition to die for, just like all of Honey's previous foals, and all the other Romantic Star offspring we have had. He truly could not be any quieter or easier and is a pure delight to handle. Romantic Star comes from some of the finest jumping lines in Germany, and has sired many successful hunters as well as competitive dressage horses. This, along with the TB blood that many feel is so valuable for the hunters, ensures Rumple is bred to be a well-rounded athlete, and has all the tools needed to excel in any discipline of one's choosing, not only the hunter ring. The breathtaking color is simply the icing on a nearly perfect cake!
Rumple's dam has been a terrific producer for us, and he is her fifth foal. Her offspring of under saddle age have proven to be wonderful riding horses and were easily started with good attitudes, great trainability, super movement and talent over fences, lots of heart and fun-loving dispositions - just truly enjoyable horses in every way. She has produced 3 out of 4 foal inspection site champions as well thus far. Honey herself is a multiple-time Devon winner in hand and even won the prestigious and competitive Young Hunters Under Saddle class at Devon in 2004 as a 3yo! She also was Year End Champion in the Baby Greens in PA prior to a pasture injury which sidelined her career.
This colt is extremely unusual not only in his amazing coloring, but in the fact that he is also fully registered in the highest book of a German Warmblood registry. His dam is approved in the highest studbook of her registry, so Rumple is branded with the full brand and placed in Book 1, a status for which many other dilute warmbloods in the US are not eligible. Normally registration isn't quite this pivotal, but in his case, given his rare coloring and outstanding quality, it allows him the opportunity to one day become an approved stallion if one chose to develop him as such. From what we can already see, the quality is there to support this path, however, he will also make an extremely nice riding and show horse as well! There are only a handful of, or even less, dilute German Warmblood colts in North America that possess these credentials, not to mention the distinctive excellence of movement, conformation, type, and disposition, and even fewer (less than 2 we believe) that are fully approved stallions. As if dilute Warmbloods aren't scarce enough, this colt is really and truly one in a million!
Rumple should easily mature to about 16.3h, as all of his other siblings are at least 16.2h and he is already VERY tall for his age. He is fully branded and registered Book 1 with the RPSI. He received super comments and an 8.0 score for movement without even showing all he had that day due to his mother's recent hoof abcess. We also received German inspector's approval to continue developing him as a stallion prospect.
Flexible terms are available and price may be negotiable to the right situation and/or show home! Please feel welcome to approach us with offers or ideas. We pride ourselves on being flexible and easy to work with, and are happy to consider propositions.
See this marvelous colt and other high quality young hunters and dressage prospects at sporthorses.com .