Ravello - SOLD
Ravello is a VERY special horse. He is competing and winning, and is THE reigning World and National Champion Engish Show Hack Open friesian!
Here is a highly elastic dressage horse. Ravello shows lots of tact and rhythm in his performance. His canter is beautifully 'uphill', and Ravello is EASY for all levels of riders....a push button horse. Bred to be a winner by the famous H. Mulder in Holland, Ravello is entirely uncomplicated, he has passed the "Ron" test, and been shown successfully by Ron in the U.S., which means a very novice rider can ride him, inside and out, with no difficulties whatsoever. His relaxed personality made us fall in love with him, and we have been proud to have Ravello as one of our "keeper" horses for the past few years, and he is ONLY now available due to his rider, Julia, attending college.
This is a GOOD one... a RARE hard to find boy. Pedigree?? Couldn't be much better, this Tsjerk son [Tsjerk is known for passing on phenomenal movement] has a textbook motherline: STER-Model+Pref-Model+Pref-Prst-STER.
Ravello stands 16.0 hands and has a baroque build. He is a
Perfect Schoolmaster!!!!! How many friiesians do you know that are competing succesfully at 3rd level and have points in Z dressage and are very well trained for driving?!?
Ravello is very affectionate to people, he has the best character. He is
gentle, willing, and easy to handle.
Ravello is deligently forward moving, yet not difficult to control. There just are not many friesians with this much professional training, and winning show records going both dressage AND saddleseat, that are on the market. Ravello has dream looks with a gorgeous head and an abundance of thick full hair. We LOVE his fluffy thick poodle like feathering, which you just don't see on the younger horses. If you are looking for an upper level, older, been there, seen that, kind of horse, Ravello is your man. He offers great movement, an impeccable personality and goes just as well in a snaffle bridle, as a full bridle! Ravello is a super show horse. And did we mention that Ravello has MUCH experience driving, and is a spectacular carriage horse, as well? Oh yea, and he has won with Jana and Julia at every single large A rated USEF show on the west coast, in both open and friesian classes for the last two years.
Ravello stands ready to take his new owner into the winners circle, but you must promise to keep in touch----we LOVE this horse.
At the 2007 IFSHA Friesian World and National Championships in St Louis, Ravello was crowned English Show Hack Open World Grand Champion, besting a large field of quality horses, including beating the 2006 National Champion English Show Hack-Open horse [priced 30k MORE than our boy!!]!!!
2006 IFSHA Overall Highpoint Winner
Friesian Specialty (Leadline, tandem riding, combination class, English show hack)
3rd, Ravello with 227 points
Friesian English Saddle Seat (Pleasure & Park)
Reserve Champion, Ravello
Del Mar Charity Fair, 2006 Amateur Saddleseat Friesian Pl Championship and Reserve Champion
Del Mar Charity Fair 2006 Amateur Saddleseat Friesian Pleasure CHAMPION
IFSHA Grand National Horse Show, 2006 Grand Nationals:
Friesian Walk/Trot Pleasure Amateur Reserve Champion
Monterey Springfest 2006: Amateur Saddleseat Friesian Pleasure Championship Champion
Monterey Springfest 2006 Amateur Saddleseat Friesian Pleasure Champion
N.W.S.A Futurity Fall Classic 2006 Amateur/Jr Saddleseat Friesian Pleasure Champion
N.W.S.A Futurity Fall Classic 2006 Amateur Saddleseat Friesian Pleasure Championship Champion
N.W.S.A Futurity Fall Classic 2006 Open Saddleseat Friesian Pleasure Stake Champion
Santa Barbara IFSHA Western Regionals 2006 Regionals Open Walk/Trot Pleasure Championship With Ron -3rd
Santa Barbara IFSHA Western Regionals:
2006 Regionals Amateur Saddleseat Pl Amateur Championship Reserve Champion
Santa Barbara IFSHA Western Regionals 2006 Regionals Saddleseat Friesian Pleasure Amateur Reserve Champion
Santa Barbara IFSHA Western Regionals 2006 RegionalsWalk/Trot Pl Amateur Championship Champion
U.P.H.A. Chapter One Woodside Show 2006 Friesian Walk /Trot Pleasure Championship With Ron--4th
U.P.H.A. Chapter One Woodside Show 2006 Friesian Walk/Trot Pleasure Open with Ron 3rd
U.P.H.A. Chapter One Woodside Show, 2006 Friesian Walk/Trot Amateur Rider 3rd with Ron
U.P.H.A. Chapter One Woodside Show 2006 Amateur Saddleseat Friesian Pleasure Championship Champion
U.P.H.A. Chapter One Woodside Show 2006 Amateur Saddleseat Friesian Pleasure Champion
Del Mar Charity Fair Horse Show 2007 Friesian Walk/Trot-Amateur to Ride With Ron -3rd
2007 UPHA Chapter One Friesian Saddleseat Country Pleasure Amateur Champion
UPHA Chapter One 2007 Friesian Saddleseat Country Pleasure Amateur Stake Champion
UPHA Chapter One 2007 Friesian Walk and Trot Amateur Rider with Julia 3rd
Del Mar Charity Fair 2006 Open English Pleasure Champion
N.C.A.S.H.A Fall Fun Show Open English Pleasure Champion
Del Mar Charity Fair Horse Show 2007:
Open English Pleasure-Amateur to Ride Champion
Monterey Springfest Horse Show 2007 Saddleseat Equitation Rider 14-17 Reserve Champion with Julia
UPHA Chapter One 2007 Friesian Saddleseat Equitation Champion with Julia
2007 IFSHA Open Saddleseat Highpoint Horse of the Year Champion!!
Ravello is a VERY special horse. He is competing and winning in Saddleseat, AND English Show Hack, and watch for Janna to show Ravello in dressage at the Monterey Springfest Horse Show in April, 2008!
Ravello is deligently forward moving, yet not difficult to control. There just are not many friesians with this much professional training, and winning show records in both dressage, driving, AND saddleseat, that are on the market.