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Rio Grande

Breed: Hanoverian

Sex: Stallion

Colour: Dark Bay

Year: 1986

Height: 17.1hh

Elite Hanoverian Stallion

by Raphael - Windhuk

Approved by VhW, AHS, Oldenburg, ISR, CWHBA, CSHA - IHF nominated

"A Performance Sire Extraordinaire"

Sire of Several International Show Jumpers and many of the best Hunters currently competing in North America

Career Highlights

  • Winner of his stallion performance test - 135 points
  • Winner of several International Show Jumper classes  - qualified for 1996 Olympics
  • 2005 Leading Living Sire of Hunters - USEF ranking
  • Sire of Catwalk (won 2 Show Jumping WC Qualifiers in 2007)
  • Sire of WEF Hunter Champions Rio Bravo, Rio Bronco, Eye Remember Rio, Rio Renoir, Due North, Rio's Echo
"The result of his offspring put Rio Grande at the forefront of
Sport Horse Stallions in North America"
(Horse Sport Editorial Feb. 2005)
 "Arguably the best Hunter/Jumper Sire in Canadian History"

Rio Grande offers the complete package to any mare owner. Rio excelled in the competition ring, first as a dressage horse (Basic Dressage Champion at prestigious Tournament of Champions as a four year old), then in the Hunter ring and finally as an International Show Jumper.

He won several International Show Jumper classes and he was victorious in  Nations Cups as part of "Team Canada" on more than one occasion.

Rio Grande is a proven producer of performance horses. His daughter Rio's Rhapsody has won several Grand Prixs under Erynn Ballard. Catwalk was the winner of two World Cup Qualifiers in Canada in 2007.

Rio Grande is best known for producing some of the best hunters currently competing in North America such as 2002 AHSA Horse of the Year Rio Bronco or  Rio Renoir - Champion at the $ 60,000 National Horse show. Rio produced numerous WEF Champions such as Eye Remember Rio, Due North, Rio's Echo and Rio Bravo.

Rio Grande has been in the top 5 of the USEF Hunter Sire ranking for several years now.

Rio Grande passed away in 2007.

Excellent quality frozen semen is available & stored  in US & Canada;


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