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Rubignon

(Rubinstein/Donnerhall/Pik Solo)

Rubignon (Rubinstein/Donnerhall/Pik Solo) is a beautiful black 16.2h Oldenburg stallion.  Rubignon represents 3 generations of the most valuable dressage bloodlines through the Grand Prix stallions: Rubinstein, Donnerhall, and Pik Solo.  He was listed for the Swedish Dressage team in 2008 and 2009, and has 17 Grand Prix wins and placings including international wins in his name. He is approved with multiple registries and was tested in Sweden with 9’s for his special jumping talent as well. 

His temperament is superb, true to his sire, “his movement even better than Rubinstein” said Oldenburg Judge Evelin Vollsted during Rubignon’s licensing.  It is noted that Rubignon's best feature is his incredible mind and rideability. 

Rubignon was the most popular breeding stallion for SWANA both in 2002 and 2003.  He bred the following years in Germany and Sweden where he also had a successful Grand Prix career.  Rubignon offers a well rounded dressage pedigree, with proven performance generation after generation.

Rubignon stamps his offspring with elegant uphill toplines, modern type with long legs, and excellent light springy movement with good lift in front and well carried from behind. 
 

 

 

Rubignon's Pedigree

 

Rubinstein I

   

Rubignon's sire, Rubinstein I, born out of a Royal Dressage Family, was a son of Rosenkavalier who was a stallion performance test winner and is considered to be one of the most significant Westphalian sires today.  Rubinstein was reared from probably the most eminent dressage dynasty worldwide and was given the title, “Stallion of the Century”.  He had 40 wins at Grand Prix level, was a member of the 1996 Olympic team, sired 89 state premium mares and 66 approved stallions and was the father of top auction horses and Grand Prix winners. 

Rubinstein is known for passing on his wonderful temperament and movement.  Offspring by him are frequently sought after by professionals and amateur riders alike for their willingness to please.

Donnerhall

   

Rubignon's damsire, Donnerhall, is considered one of the best stallions of the later half of the 20th Century.  Donnerhall’s talent was apparent right from the start and he scored 131.92 to be second in his performance test at Adelheidsdorf in 1984.

Donnerhall’s competition career is legendary.  He won many Grand Prix, Grand Prix Specials and Freestyles.  In 1994, Donnerhall was individual bronze medalist (and team gold medalist) at the 1994 World Championships at The Hague.  Donnerhall won the European World Cup Freestyle League final standings twice, in 1997 and 1998.  He retired from competition in 1998.

Known for throwing his superb character, temperament and willingness to work, Donnerhall offspring are successful in sport all over the world.  He passes along trainability and the strength to handle more collected work.  The 2007 Hanoverian Stallion book records that Donnerhall has had 763 dressage competitors - and even 84 in the jumping ring - for total prize money of Euro 1,502,302.  He is the sire of 48 licensed sons.

Pik Solo

   

Rubignon's grand damsire, Pik Solo, is a personality of a horse with a well reknowned and established pedigree.  He has an excellent dressage breeding value of 145.0.  His sire is the top dressage stallion Pik Bube I, who was competed at Grand Prix dressage by Herbert Rehbein, after completing his performance test as Vice Champion in 1976.  He possessed flowing movements, lots of presence and a tremendous capacity to learn.  His breeding values are 158 for dressage and 127 for showjumping.

 

 

 


Rubignon

   

 

Rubinstein I

Rosenkavalier

Romadour II

Dive

Antine

Angelo

Dodona

Una Donna

Donnerhall

Donnerwetter

Ninette

Utana

Pik Solo

Urania