This flashy gelding has it all: talent, movement, breeding and temperament. Ricky has three lovely, correct gaits, a very long stride and plenty of suspension. He was professionally trained as a three-year-old and lightly ridden by his previous owner. Although he is still green, he works correctly off the aids, knows his lateral work and has been started over small jumps. He is straightforward and uncomplicated to ride but needs a strong and determined rider to bring out his best. With his scope and talent, Ricky has the potential to rise up the levels with the right partner and would make an outstanding dressage or hunter prospect for a rising professional or experienced amateur.
More about Ricky's breeding...
Ricky's sire, Rolling Stone, is by the world-renowned stallion Rubinstein I and out of the State Premium mare Waldbluete by Figaro. Rolling Stone is a successful Grand Prix dressage competitor: 2008 BLM Reserve Champion Grand Prix and 2007 GAIG/USDF Region I Champion at Intermediaire II. He received the second highest score at his 100 DT in 2002, with a Dressage Index of 107.86 and individual marks of 9 on walk and 8 on temperament, rideability and character.
Ricky is out of Amelia Bedelia, dam of Furst Daylight (by Furst Impression), recipient of the American Hanoverian Society's Bari von Buedingen Memorial Trophy in 2012, and 2013 winner of the Engler-Friedlaender Memorial Trophy and Hartwig Prize. Furst Daylight is 9/16 sister to Ricky, with a single cross to Rubinstein I in her fourth generation.
Company / Facility:
Agd Equine Services -
AGD Equine Services provides horse and rider training based on developing trust, communication and harmony between horse and rider. Adam's approach is guided by classical principles and the dressage training scale with the goal of producing happy, willing mounts that take pride in their work.