- Discipline: Dressage
- Height: 148cm
- Stud Fee: £400 (one free frozen return)
- Breed: Weser Ems
- Colour: Dark Bay
- Year of Birth: 2010
- Contact: Jo Wright
- Email: email@example.com
RFS Socrates (Romeo) is a very modern, 6 year old dark bay pony stallion by Sarkozy, Sandro Hit/Weltmeyer. He has a super trainable, kind and willing temperament and loves to please. He is ridden and trained by a 13 year old girl, gaining scores of over 70% at Elementary. They are on the High Performance Dressage Youth Development Squad and working towards FEI level. Socrates is graded with Breeders Elite and licenced with WPCS as part bred.
His sire, Sarkozy, won the hearts of the crowd during his stallion approvals. With outstanding impulsion and maximum freedom in the shoulder, he redefined the meaning of ‘ground covering’. An athlete for the elite dressage sport. Sarkozy combines two of the world’s most famous sires: Sandro Hit and Weltmeyer, both serial-producers of champions along with Bolero through Bogenschuetze. Sandro Hit’s achievements as a sire can only be described as phenomenal and Weltmeyer can look back on an armada of national champions, licensing champions and international top-class horses including Olympic horses.
RFS Socrates dam, Sannanvalley Valencia descends from generations of influential ponies including Keston Royal Occasion, Valiant and Oakley Bubbling Spring. Her lines go back to Bwlch Valentino and Downland Chevalier several times. She is successfully competing affiliated with a 9 year old boy.
Damsire, Rudgeway Charming Prince, has produced hugely successful HOYS winners and International sport ponies both in the UK and abroad.
At the BEF Futurity Evaluations, RFS Socrates was the highest scoring pony over all disciplines as a 2 and 3 year old and was awarded a Certificate of Merit at the British Breeders Awards Dinner in London both times. His first foal was the highest scoring dressage pony yearling overall at the BEF Futurity as a yearling and is now successfully starting out under saddle himself.
RFS Socrates is black based with one copy of the Agouti gene so can sire black foals. Photo’s and video of his first three foals are available on request. His 2015 colt is pictured above. As Socrates is now in Ireland and concentrating on his ridden career, his excellent quality frozen doses are limited.