Pedigree profile of Rivendell Drambuie
Drambuie was orphaned at a week old. Despite being hand-raised, but with a surrogate mare, nothing is apparent that this youngster did not have a real mare as a mother. He is long-legged, modern, confident and aloof enough. He is poetry in motion.
His sire is Diamonitwas the Stallion Performance Test Rideability champion as well as Reserve Oldenburg County Champion 2006. An ideal modern riding horse with spectacular movement.
Diamonit was awarded with top scores between 8.4 and 9.75 for his three gaits and rideability in his 30 day performance test. Exquisite parentage with the unusual mixture of approved dressage blood lines and show jumping stallions with very powerful actions.
Sire Diamond Hit has a sensational record as a producer – OL champion mare Loxana, national young horse champion Donovan, top-priced auction horses and 13 approved sons – splendidly established and successful up to Intermediate I level.
The dam's sire Santander H is very well bred and Sandro-Contender. Contender who has a breeding lifetime winning record of over 3.8 million Euro is known for producing top dressage and jumping horses by the dozen. Diamonit is regarded as one of the best premium stallions of his age group with very highly-rated quality in all three of his gaits. Diamonit – proof that a unique mixture is key.
Drambuie's dam, the imported Trakehner mare Ricochet, was by the well-known stallion Vatout, whose sire Wie Ibikus replaced his father Ibikus at Gestuet Haemelschenburg and sired four graded sons and many good dressage horses in this short time.
Paternal grandsire Ibikus has transcended international barriers as an outstanding sire of competition horses and particularly dressage horses, with 15 graded sons in the Trakehner breed alone as well as other Breeds in Denmark. According to an analysis of sires standing at stud in 1995, printed in the Trakehner Hefte, the two main contributing sires from the Ibikus line are Va Tout and Santiago (Champion of his grading).
His dam Valjoscha from the highly successful performance Velegu line, is the maternal grandmother of another top class graded performance sire, Vivus. Her sire Gunnar used successfully to upgrade other breeds as well as in the Trakehner breed, has also had a wide European influence, siring both stallions and important mare lines as well as many competition horses. Valjoscha is still being ridden.
Vatout competed at International Grand Prix Special Dressage, Graded 100 day Performance- Tested. Statistics from German FlY yearbooks (contact 0049 258163620). Winnings own performance up to and including International Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special DM 20675 (as at end 1990). For example, 11 wins and 23 placed in one year including Fontainbleau, CHID Aachen, Le Touquet, Schotten (Belg), Dusseldorf, etc. Winning at CD/, CDA and CHIO level.
Va Tout's FlY Dressage index 132. Offspring currently winning under saddle and quoted in FlY Dressage Yearbook - winnings to 12/96 DM 22,430
Dressage: 8422 Arabella, Rhinelander; 21033 Ebenholz, Trakehner; 13817 VaTout, Trakehner; 21608 Venezziano, Rheinlander; 16336 Voyage, Oldenburg; 15697 Da Vinci, Trakehner; 13817 Sunnyboy, Trakehner; 17072 Vasall, Rheinlander; 10349 Voltaire, Rhinelander; Va-Tout /I 7 year old has won at Prix St George in England and selected for Young Riders Dressage Team with Chrissie Havis.
Va Tout has been awarded Elite sire status by the Trakehner Verband in the 1996 awards, for his outstanding contribution to breeding dressage horses.