Phoenix of Rio Star

Gaudi SSF x Wolkentanz II

Phoenix of Rio Star

Phoenix is our KWPN colt out of our premium GOV mare Jeselle RSF and was born April 20th, 2020. Phoenix is very athletic and friendly, with superb conformation. He is very balanced, powerful and uphill in his movement and is already demonstrating suspension in the trot and strings of tempi changes in canter during his pasture play. The upper level movements will be easy for this future dressage star! His beauty and talent comes from blending his dam’s famous foundation Wolkentanz II x Freestyle x Cicero bloodlines with Gaudi’s modern bloodlines of Totilas and De Niro. We have produced 4 Gaudi offspring with various mares. All of them have been exceptional. Jessie is in foal to Gaudi again for 2021 if you are interested in an exceptional value.

Congratulations to Julie Hesse on her purchase of Phoenix!

Jeselle RSF aka Jessie

Phoenix’s dam, Jeselle RSF was given premium status at her GOV mare inspection and for good reason. Her conformation and powerful engine with 3 lovely and correct gates provide the foundation to her foals. Jessie has produced one of the only Hesselhoj Donkey Boy foals in the U.S., Jordana RSF. In her continuing tradition, she has produced this amazing colt!


Phoenix’s sire, Gaudi SSF, is the first and only Totilas offspring standing in the USA. Imported in January 2018 by Shooting Star Farm, his dam is the elite preferent prestation mare Annabel, by De Niro. Bred by the Jansen family at Stable Joppe in The Netherlands, Gaudi has an exceptional pedigree. His dam also produced the KWPN licensed stallions Bretton Woods and Chagall D&R, and from these same dam line comes the licensed stallion Four Legends KS. Annabel leads the KWPN index for dressage mares. She has produced top sport and keuring horses.

Gaudi was presented at the 2014 KWPN Stallion Licensing and was accepted for the Stallion Performance testing, but due to a sport career ending neck injury in training, he could not participate. He is fully approved with the AES studbook.



Phoenix’s sire Gaudi SSF.

Picture of Jeselle RSF (Wolkentanz II x Freestyle)

Phoenix’s dam Jeselle RSF

Phoenix RSF
2020 KWPN
Gaudi SSF Totilas Gribaldi
Annabel De Niro
Jeselle RSF Wolkentanz II
Joie Grace Freestyle
Just Rio
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