Pedigree profile of Rivendell Hennessey
Hennessey is a very special member of the clan, as he is the only offspring of the mare Delovely. His attitude is so much like hers, but he has better movement and is stronger in conformation. He will remain in the stud and be produced as far as possible.
Hennessey is by the stallion Hotline, a stallion with a superior breeding record at the Bundeschampionat as well as being a Prix St. Georges winner.
What Hotline already proved under the saddle, he is holding on to it in breeding: His 93 successful progeny chalked up 8370 Euro in competition winnings – the oldest are four years-old. 72 horses alone collected 174 ribbons in tests for young riding horses, including finalists and medal winners at the Bundeschampionat.
Already in 2010, Hotline’s first crop had its shining debut under the saddle represented by Horizon, who was sold for 550,000 Euro at the PSI Auction, and Halifax, who placed among the best five at the Bundeschampionat and several other progeny competing successfully in tests for young riding horses. Nine sons, including reserve champion of the 2010′ South German licensing High Spirit, are already licensed. And at the 2011′ PSI Auction his offspring was very demanded: Hopkins fetched 305,000 Euro, Hot Dance 100,000 Euro and Hot Spot 200,000 Euro. His daughter Sirikit became champion mare in Denmark in 2010.
Hotline competed already successfully up to advanced class at the age of seven and when he was eight years-old he won Prix St. Georges at the Danish licensing in Herning. In 2008 he placed first in the Danish Bundeschampionat and a year later, he won the qualifier with 9.45 and became reserve champion.
Delovely was bought as a three year old and inseminated with ‘Scolari’ before leaving Germany for RSA. Unfortunately she aborted a colt at nine months gestation in quarantine. She was then put into work and was so rideable and willing to work, that it was decided to put her back into foal, this time to the stallion Hotline. At nine months gestation she once again threatened to lose the pregnancy, but we managed to pull her through and she produced a lovely colt, Rivendell Hennessey. She was then put into foal to Sir Donnerhall, and aborted another colt at ten months gestation. Therefore, she is now a sporthorse, and has excelled in the arena, winning many local and national prizes. Embryo transfers will be done to continue with her line and exceptional rideability and temperament.
Delovely’s sire, Don Crusador, at the 2000 Stallion Licensing in the Niedersachsen Halle in Verden, Germany, was laureled as Champion of his licensing year. As a pitch black Don Bosco x Lauries Crusador xx stallion, he was the crowd pleaser and absolute favourite of the judges, and impressed each day throughout the approval procedures. Descending out of Larissa, a Lauries Crusador xx x Pik Bube I, Don Crusador was purchased by Bernhard Bade, head of the Landesgestut in Celle.
Don Crusador placed 3rd in the dressage portion of his 300 day test at Adelheidsdorf in 2001 with a dressage index of 133.06 and 6th overall.
Delovely’s damsire Rotspon is another top quality son of the dressage stallion Rubinstein I. He was the sovereign winner of the stallion performance test in 1998, scoring an excellent 148.82 points in the dressage category.
Like his father, Rotspon is a very impressive horse with a great rideability, outstanding movements and a high ability for dressage. He also has a good jumping technique which is highly above average. He is an elegantly made sire in a noble black coat with a lot of expression and appearance.
The first offspring of Rotspon were born in the year 2000. The foals have beautiful heads and a good conformation (long sloping shoulder, long well set up neck). They are equipped with a very elastic trot and a ground covering walk, and have been very much in demand.
At the prestigious Ratje Niebuhr-Show of 2002, Rotspon was the second most successful sire represented, with only his first crop. Both the two and three year old classes were won by his daughters, with the two year old becoming the youngest champion in the show’s history. Rotspon has begun creating his own branch of the Rubinstein I dynasty with many approved sons and daughters, as well as high-priced auction horses and stellar performance horses. In 2005, Rotspon received a Breeding Value Index of 155 points, with an assurance of 97% heritability, from the German Equestrian Federation.