Rubinstein I 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, and Graziella is no exception.
Graziella’s damsire, Furioso II, was the 1968 Champion of his
Stallion Testing in Germany. Furioso II became known as the “Stempel
Hengst”, or "Stamp Stallion", because his offspring got his ‘very good
feet and legs, his outstanding neck and shoulder, striking dappled
chocolate chestnut coat with flaxen tail and white markings’. From
1979-1989, Furioso II was the No.1 stallion in Germany based on money
earned by his progeny. In 1990, he was still the leading sire of
to Thank Merle Lindt
Kim Ennett with
Graziella and Merle Lindt
was Stud Manager at the famous Gestuet Vorwerk Stud in Cappeln,
Germany. She earned a degree in Equine Reproduction and has been
practicing her vocation for many years. Merle has extensive
experience with Rubinstein I breeding and we valued her expertise
and help in the acquisition of Graziella.
Gestuet Vorwerk, one of the most famous stud farms in Germany,
combines age-old traditions and horse wisdom with modern
technology. The Stud has had a tremendous influence in
developing the modern Oldenburg with foundation sires Inschallah, Zeus and Furioso II.
One of the Stud's crowning achievements was Rubinstein I, sire of
such great stallions as Rohdiamant and Relevant, as well as the sire of our mare