- Discipline: Dressage
- Height: 170cm
- Stud Fee: £600 NFFR
- Breed: Graded British Warmblood
- Colour: Black
- Year of Birth: 2007
- Contact: Mr Brian Hurst
- Email: email@example.com
Romanno Rafiel is an eight year old Oldenburg stallion by the wonderful sire Rubin Star N, out of the most prolific state premium mare Belavadere, who is by De Niro.
Rafiel or Raf to his friends, has achieved a very great deal in his relatively short riding career, bearing in mind he was only backed at the end of his fourth year and has done fantastically well so far!
He was, it must be said very immature as a young horse which partly explains why his first season at stud is in his eighth year. Also we believe that as a working stallion you should be able to put your money were your mouth is, in other words, how many production line stallions are there out there who may have the most amassing breeding but actually have no credentials what so ever. Rafiel on the contrary is we hope a career riding horse with proven ability and to that end he has already amassed almost 200 dressage points, rarely out of the winners enclosure and he is the current 5 STAR OPEN NOVICE DRESSAGE CHAMPION of the 2014 Winter Nationals. Although he is now working at a level well above medium, we are expecting him to achieve PSG well before the end of the year.
What makes a good stallion? Well of course many things, but the first thing you ask yourself surely is what do I want to pass on to my foals? Well, Rafiel has just about everything you wish for; he has an amazing temperament, he is kind, gentle, he has size and substance you will need for the strength needed for a top dressage horse, and of course we know he has proven trainability, his successes so far show this, he takes to his work so willingly and learns remarkably quickly. Romanno Rafiel is a wonderful young horse with the brightest future ahead and has absolutely everything you would want to pass on to your foal!