This 2012 mare is under saddle and has been in professional training for a junior hunter since May 2016. She went to her first show with less than six weeks training and took it all in stride! That is definitely the type of mind most riders seek. While she is enough horse for a professional, she is accepting, trusting and giving enough for a child, junior or amateur.
Her pedigree reads like a who’s who of the world’s top dressage competitors and sires in recent history. The list of stars in her ancestry includes Rubenstein I, Donnerhall, Weltmeyer, World Cup I and Pik Bube I.
Ruby’s sire shows two proven crosses in the dressage realm: Rosenkavalier/Angelo xx along with Donnerhall/Pik Bube I. Little wonder he was a dressage horse. Rubenstein I, Ruby’s paternal grandsire, sired the international dressage horses Jumbo M, Relevant, Renoir-Unicef, etc. And the broodmare sire of Ruby’s sire is none other than the highly influential dressage competitor and progenitor, Donnerhall. As proof of potency, Damon Hill, past Young Horse Champion and World Cup winner, shows a blend of Donnerhall and Rubenstein I in his lineage.
Ruby’s dam is by Weltmeyer, the Hanoverian Sire of the Year in 1998 and most frequently found in modern pedigrees through his daughters. His daughters have produced such notables in the dressage arena as Her Highness O, Delgado, Fontalero, Habitus, etc. In addition, the sire of Ruby’s second dam, produced the dam of Fishermans Friend, a grand prix mount and approved stallion in Australia.
Movement is definitely in her blood.