Pride of Rio StarGaudi SSF x Sir James
Pride of Rio Star
Pride is out of our GOV mare Summer Dance RSF and was born May 26th, 2020. He is a lovely, forward moving Gaudi colt with three powerful gates and an amateur friendly personality. Pride has long correct limbs, with solid muscling through his hind end, shoulder and neck and carries himself with ease and floats across the ground, making him an ideal partner for dressage. Pride was purchased by Carrie Ahonen.
Summer Dance RSF aka Summer
Prides’s dam, Summer Dance RSF is one of our finest broodmares and for good reason. Her conformation and powerful engine with 3 lovely and correct gates provide the foundation to her foals.
Summer’s sire, Sir James, is by Sir Donnerhall, who was Bundeschampion, Vice World Champion and was the undisputed top stallion at his stallion test in Adelheidsdorf, where he achieved the highest score ever of 163 in his dressage index. Sir Donnerhall’s pedigree contains the perfect combination of genes from Sandro Hit and Donnerhall. Sir Donnerhall’s dam, Contenance D, was “Brilliantring” mare in Rastede and she is also dam to approved stallion Sir Donnerhall II.
Sir James’ dam is by the famous Feiner Stern, main Premium Stallion in Oldenburg in 1987. Sir James shows the rideability and gaits under saddle that his pedigree suggests. He participated in the 2011 Stallion Test at Silver Creek Farms in OK where he was the only 3 year old tested. He was fourth overall, third in rideability and seventh in jumping. He was Champion stallion and reserve Grand Champion in hand at both the 2012 Maplewood Warmbloods Show and at Dressage at Stone Tavern. He was also a winner at first level dressage with scores up to 69%.
Pride’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.