Sire: ARIUS was a dressage stallion, owned and shown by a local dressage trainer to Prix St George. His sire was Reiner Klimke's ALPIUS, another exceptional dressage horse and equally successful sire. Arius, through AKZENT I, goes back to ABSATZ who was the sire of stallions such as ARGENTAN, ARSENIK, ADMIRAL I and II, AKTUELL and ADERLA. All told Absatz sired 40 approved sons, 605 competition horses, and 142 Verden auction horses. Thanks to the magic of frozen semen, he continued to sire foals long after his death, and it is rumoured that a vintage cache of Absatz semen is still ‘cellared’ at Celle. Absatz’s modern influence is perhaps most strongly felt through WELTMEYER who is out of ANKA by Absatz.
Dam: SATIN SHUFFLE is a large-bodied, Thoroughbred mare who, after a reasonably successful racing career, was a riding horse before becoming one of Rosenol Performance Horses’ first broodmares. She was remarkably beautiful, kind, and a fabulous mother. Her foals were all big, elegant, and correct, with powerful, balanced movement. Satin Shuffle has a very high quality Thoroughbred pedigree, with horses like NASRULLAH, NORTHERN DANCER and BOLD RULER behind her.
Notes: STILLETO RPH is a kind, uncomplicated mare. She is tall, with long legs, natural balance, and a big stride. She had a successful hunter career with an amateur (see video) while at the same time being used for vaulting by WEG hopefuls. No matter what the task, she is willing and sweet. She is simple to breed, caught on the first breeding, and carried easily. She foaled thirteen days early, and had a foal who is as strong, correct and as kind as his mother. This is a special mare, one who would be a seamless addition to any program, whether it be a dressage barn, as her pedigree might suggest, or a hunter/jumper breeder looking to breed temperaments for the amateur market. Stilleto RPH is in foal to LEETO Z, who also throws an amazing attitude and willingness to his foals. This 2019 foal should be big, correct, smart, and athletic... not to mention gorgeous!