Blackshire Equestrian Centre
Breeding Quality Warmbloods, Friesians & Irish Sporthorses In Western South Dakota USA
(Raffaello/Boundlessly xx/Akureyri Kid xx)
Breed: Dutch Warmblood
Dam: Holy Bound xx
Damsire: Boundlessly xx
Roxy is a 16.1+ hand tall Dutch Warmblood mare. Roxy is a very sweet, loving mare with great manners.
Sire, Raffaello is an imported 16.3hh 100 day tested an approved Hannoverian stallion. His is by the proven producer Raphael, sire of numerous top level international jumping and dressage horses including Radiator, Robinson, Rio Grande, Ravallo, Ragazoni and more.
Raffaello's dam, Fiola, is by the sadly deceased Foxhunter (Spruce Meadows) who is by Watzmann. Watzmann produced an Olympic gold medallist. Foxhunter's dam carries the blood of both Inschallah and Absatz. Fiola's dam is by Don Juan from the same D line that produced the International show jumper Dollar Girl amongst many other top jumpers and successful stallions such as Drosselklang.
In his 100 day test, Raffaello scored 9's for his temperament, willingness to work, ability to work, character and jumping, placing him 4th out of 37 stallions in the jumping component of his test. The judges at his 100 day test in Germany stated 'He is very careful and has tremendous scope over fences. He is also a nice type and very good mover'. Raffaello competed extensively in 2005, his first year showing and at stud, winning in showjumping and placing in the Pacific Regional Dressage Championship show. In Zangersheide magazine 2000, Raffaello was chosen by Henk Bouwman amoungst the ten stallions selected as outstanding jumper talents, out of all the stallion inspections for Hanover, Holsteiner, Oldenberg, Westfalian and Trakehner studbooks in 1999. Raffaello is now competing and reaching his potential.
Roxy's uncle, Icarus was a 4 star level eventer and was short listed for Olympics. Icarus “Fly” was a 14 year old OTTB who most recently competed at the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* event in April. Fly got his competitive start at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, where he raced four times and won a total of $540 before finding his better discipline. He competed through preliminary with Jessica Stegall before Nathalie spotted him warming up for cross-country in 2004. Though he was initially Nathalie’s ride—Will Coleman also got a stint in the stirrups in 2007, piloting him to fourth in the Jersey Fresh CCI*** while both Pollards were busy with business—Michael took over to win both his and Fly’s first CCI*** at Jersey in 2009.