Blackshire Equestrian Centre
Breeding Quality Warmbloods, Friesians & Irish Sporthorses In Western South Dakota USA
Dam: St. Pr. Grille
EM Rhwanda is a 16 hand, imported Elite Hanoverian mare. EM Rhwanda was third in her group at the 2001 Hanoverian Foal Championships in Verden, Germany with a score of 8.8. This score would have qualified her for the final Ring in any other group, but she had the misfortune to be in the same group as the overall champion and reserve champion of the finals. She was bought at the 2001 Hanoverian Elite Mare and Foal Auction in Germany. At Rolling Stone Farms GOV inspection in July 2007, Wanda was accepted into the main studbook of the GOV. Shitake, her colt by Sir Donnerhall was awarded a premium. At her Hanoverian inspection at RSF in 2004, she received an overall score of 7.0, with 8's on head, neck, foreleg, typiness and femininity. At the same time, as a green broke three year old, she successfully completed the mare performance test with an overall score of 7.44, tying for the high score mare performance test score of the day. She received a well deserved score of 8 for rideability and also for both jumping scores.
Rhwanda comes from the same mareline as the famous Hanoverian stallion, Akzent II and the jumping Oldenburg stallion, Quilot Z.
Rhwanda's sire, Rotspon is another top quality son of the dressage stallion Rubinstein I. He was the sovereign winner of the stallion performance test in 1998, scoring an excellent 148.82 points in the dressage category. Like his father, Rotspon is a very impressive horse with great rideability, outstanding movements and a high ability for dressage. He also has a good jumping technique which is highly above average. He is an elegantly made sire in a noble black coat with a lot of expression and appearance. The first offspring of Rotspon were born in the year 2000. The foals have beautiful heads and good conformation (long sloping shoulder, long well set up neck). They are equipped with a very elastic trot, a ground covering walk and have been very much in demand. At the prestigious Ratje Niebuhr-Show of 2002, Rotspon was the second most successful sire represented with only his first crop. Both the two and three year old classes were won by his daughters, with the two year old becoming the youngest champion in the show's history. Rotspon has begun creating his own branch of the Rubinstein I dynasty with many approved sons and daughters, as well as high-priced auction horses and stellar performance horses. In 2005, Rotspon received a Breeding Value Index of 155 points, with an assurance of 97% heritability, from the German Equestrian Federation.