Breed : Hanoverian
Born : 05 / 05 / 1997
Colour : Bay
Gender: stallion (approved)
Location: Amselhof Walle, Germany
Raphael is probably best known as the sire of international jumpers like Radiator, Ralph or Millstreet Raphael. Few people know he also has produced no less than 11 FEI level dressage horses and even has offspring who is successfully competing at international level in carriage driving. The number of offspring he comes up with in the show ring is high and earned him great indices for producing show horses according to 2000 FN yearbook: 112 in dressage and 123 in jumping. Amongst his approved sons there are names like Rio Grande, Radiator and Ravallo who is a role model for work ethic and personality.
In the hanoverian Verbands stallion yearbook 2001 he is one of few stallions who have significantly above average scores for all criteria regarded (breeding type: 113, conformation of limbs 125, dressage 118 and jumping 124). In 1999 an article in 'Reiter und Pferde in Westfalen' honored him as the top sire in the German stallions league leaving behind him names such as Landadel, Pilot, Capitol and others).
People might also take into consideration he is still healthy at 22 years. So Raphael can be considered one of Germany's most successful sires alive and we hope he will continue to reproduce himself for a long time.
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