Breeding horses with international pedigrees and potential in South Africa can be frustrating at times, as we are not easily able to compare our horses with the rest of the world. This is mainly due to African Horse Sickness and export quarantine protocols. This makes it an extremely expensive and lengthy exercise to export a horse to Europe. Several horses bred at Rivendell have elicited international interest, but due to logistics these could not happen.
However, at this point in time, by the end of 2022, Rivendell has three horses outside SA borders. Two stallions are competing at open levels in Ireland, and a pony gelding is in Kenya. Hopefully export will get easier soon and more horses bred at Rivendell will be seen in Europe. Any breeders dream come true.
Sire Concetto Famos, was successful under Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum in Grand Prix, Nations Cups and the Hamburg Derby, Concetto Famos now impressively…
Dickens is by the SA Warmblood stallion M.o.T Diaghilev, who is by Highwell Flambard out of Holme Grove Dynasty. Flambard’s sire is the legendary stallion Kir Royal.
Rivendell Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist is a Buckskin Warmblood Pony colt, who is an extremely harmonious, well put together little horse, with lovely movement and expression as well as an excellent temperament.