With Rajah you get it all…the most loving, curious and affectionate foal with three super gaits and a pedigree to match. Born March 2012, Rajah, from birth has loved and trusted people. Although just a youngster, you can already see his willing attitude. He has been handled gently, yet firmly, since birth to provide you with the best companion possible.
His sire, Rashka, received the highest score ever given to a US stallion (164.86) at his stallion testing and possibly the highest overall index in European stallion performance testing as well. He received a 10 for his canter from all the judges. He was a Premium ISR/Oldenburg colt and was the 2004 USDF Weanling Colt Reserve Horse of the Year. In 2007, he was Regional Champion Young Colts and Gelding, Great American/USDF Breeder Championship Series, East Central Regions, with 81+%. Rashka has won multiple USDF Horse of the Year awards in Dressage competition and continues to move up in the levels.
His dam, Virona-O, a KWPN Star imported premium mare, was the top scoring filly at her inspection. Her sire is Ferro, a superb stallion who is one of the best dressage horse producers in the Dutch Warmblood studbook. His offsping are known for great rideability and strong gaits. Ferro was awarded the Keur predicate based on the outstanding results of his offspring, both at in-hand inspections and in the show ring. Many of Ferro's offspring compete at FEI levels. Ferro himself competed internationally in Grand Prix dressage for many years, including the World Equestrian Games (silver) and the 2000 Olympic Games (silver). He has sired 10+ licensed sons.
Virona-O's excellent Donnerhall dam line is by one of the most influential dressage stallions who produced rideability and the strength to do more collected work in his offspring. Her dam, Prima Donna-O has the sport predicate in Dressage.
Virona O's first foal by Gribaldi has a loving character and great movement. Her second foal, RPSI Gold Premium CF Don De Ablo by Don De Marco, was the highest scoring foal at his inspection site. As a yearling, he took his class and was Reserve Champion at his first breed show.
At Rajah's foal inspection the judge gave him an 8.5 for movement and commented "an AMAZING trot, uphill and elastic movement". Rajah has the conformation, gaits and temperament to take you to the top in dressage.