Rivendell Westlife

Pedigree profile of Rivendell Westlife

Westlife is a Buckskin colt with a wide blaze and socks! He is a Warmblood pony colt, which any girl will want to have. Westlife is by our Warmblood pony stallion Rivendell Waimea Bay, who in turn is by Waikikimof Wadacre out of Bronwydd Bannutt Camelia. The dam of Westlife is the registered Welsh pony mare ‘Kubusie Gentle Springsong’, who has also sired out Welsh section C stallion ‘Altamira Surprize’.

Waikiki is by the stallion Wittinger…
Weltmeyer produced numerous champions: seven German National Champion Riding Horses including Waikiki’s sire Wittinger, Weltburger, Wolkenstein II, Wolkentanz, White Star, Wildrose, and Welt Hit IV); 2001 5-year old Dressage Champion Wanesco; two Hanoverian Stallion Licensing Champions (Wittinger and Wolkentanz), two Stallion Performance Test Champions (Wittinger and Wolkenstein II)! Weltmeyer has 64 licensed sons and 205 out of 473 of his mares have achieved the coveted “States Premium Mare” title in Germany. His first Olympic competitor, Wall Street, competed for Australia in Sydney. His son, Weltall, competed for Germany, winning the team Gold Medal in Dressage in the 2004 Olympics. His daughter, Weserperle, competes at Grand Prix level in Germany.

Bolero was by the English Thoroughbred stallion Black Sky, who was imported to Germany in 1972. Black Sky was a grandson of the great stallion Djebel, who also sired the very influential My Babu, a stallion seen in many show jumpers pedigrees in the United States. Bolero’s dam, Baroness, was registered with the Hanoverian Verband. Bolero did well at his 100-day stallion test held at Adelheidsdorf, placing 6th out of 30 stallions with a final score of 111. He stood at Landesbrück from 1979 until his untimely death at the age of 12, when he died of a heart attack. He only stood for 9 seasons, making his impact on the breeding of Hanoverians even more spectacular.
Despite the relatively short breeding career, Bolero was remarkably influential on the breeding of dressage horses. His high degree of Thoroughbred blood brought an elegance to his progeny, and this trend toward a lighter dressage horse has been on the rise since he stood at stud. He consistently produced offspring with good shoulders and toplines, as well as elastic and rhythmic gaits.

Bolero was the founding sire of a new B-Line in the 1990s, and produced the stallion Brentano II, who also became a foundation stallion for this line. Bolero was found to be most successful with daughters of Grande and Duellant. Breeders continue to cross the B-Line with the G- and D- lines to produce successful dressage horses, as well as those by Argus.

The stallion sired 47 licensed stallions during his time at stud, the most important being Brentano I and II, Buenos Aires, Bismark, and Beltain. As a well-known sire of sires, Bolero sons have been exported around the world. Bolero has also made a name for himself as a sire of broodmares, producing 317 mares that went on to be registered, 96 of whom earned the status of State Premium. The great success of his mares gave him a dressage ranking of 139.

Bolero began with 5 sons attending the Verden licensing, of which 4 were selected. His offspring, known as the “Bolero Boom,” continue to make their mark on the dressage scene. As of 2000, there were 412 Bolero offspring competing, with winnings of DM 1,282,504. Three of his descendants medaled at the 2004 Olympics in Athens: Brentina, Bonaparte, and Beauvalais. Beltain: sired Bellissimo, the Champion six-year-old at the 2005 Bundeschampionate.

Waimea Bay’s dam is Bronwydd Bannutt Camelia, who was a highly successful pony all her competitive life under three riders. Camelia went to SA Champs ever since she was three.

She was on the Eastern Province Dressage and Showing Team with first Kate Scallen and then Michelle Glover.
Under her last rider Ella de Nicola they were the WP show riding pony in the 2008 team. Individually at SA Champs in Shongweni in 2009, they won Champion pony in hand and the Novice Dressage Championships.

The dam of Rivendell Westlife, ‘Kubusie Gentle Springsong’, is a Buckskin mare, who has sired many foals which have become winners in the arena for all three disciplines.

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