Ravenna - 2005 CWHBA Premium mare, 16 1/2 hh. Asking $13 500 CDN + gst. (Radjah Z/Warkanson/Godewind).
This beautiful black mare is schooling Second Level dressage and 2'6" hunter/jumper courses, and she hacks safely - very amateur friendly. She has a trot to die for - supple and full of suspension with a steady and adjustable rhythm. Walk - canter transitions are coming along nicely while showcasing her lovely canter. She is very supple laterally as well and does easy leg yields, shoulder in and travers.
She jumps with the same, clean form every time and her big stride easily makes the lines yet is adjustable enough to add or leave out strides. Hunter course changes are developing - most of the time they are there but not yet consistently automatic. An all around fun and very willing, straight-forward partner to ride. Always sound.
Ravenna is reliably even tempered, never a moody or disobedient mare, she possesses a super work ethic! Every ride is fun and rewarding. She is a willing partner and very amateur friendly. She is always eager to work as soon as you get on, never requiring any lunging prior even in new arenas or after long winter breaks.
This mare is from a selective breeding program from quality parents and she exudes rideability and quality gaits. She is supple and up in her back and goes in a 'built in' frame easily - it is such a joy to ride horses who are bred to perform! She has lots of suspension so is big moving yet supple, not jarring to sit. A soft, responsive mouth that likes quiet hands coupled with a strong back very responsive to seat aids makes for a quiet, easily subtle ride.
A successful broodmare in the past, she is still a quality broodmare candidate. Her only foal was Champion of the Saskatchewan Chapter CWHBA Foal Futurity with a premium score of 8 and the German judge recommended him as a stallion prospect. Westwind is now in his first few months under saddle and was Champion of the Saskatchewan CWHBA Riding Horse Test with a premium score.
Located in Kindersley, SK.
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November Dressage clinic video (2 min) - Ravenna Short Dressage Clip Nov 14
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