2020 Belissimo M/Wruby foal (Wellesley/Rotspon)
Our most reliable mare who has proven herself with her incredible foals, Wruby is in foal to the legendary Belissimo M. Wruby is a beautiful mare who stands 16.2h, is a gorgeous liver chestnut with incredible movement, a big lofty walk, uphill trot with a quick hind leg, and a top quality canter. Wruby has produced 3 outstanding foals for us. Her first foal by Sagnol is now 3 years old, and was recently titled 2019 Grand Champion 3 year old by the USDF breeders Championship series for the United States West Coast, and was the winner of the 3 year old prospect award with a score of 81%. Her 2019 foal by Quaterhall won his large 28 foal inspection against some incredible foals and was awarded the Albert Kley Top Ten Foals in Canada. He was the highest scoring dressage foal and was named a Gold Medal Foal. Wruby herself comes from an impressive performance line, her dam is currently ridden and owned by a junior rider who represented Canada in the NAYC and was part of the team winning silver in 2019! All of Wruby's foals have been very easy to work with, very sweet temperaments and easy dispositions.
Belissimo M (by Beltain x Romadour II) was named stallion of the year by the Hanoverian Verband in 2018 and is one of the most sought-after dressage sires. The expressive chestnut presents himself from the crown to the sole as an athlete. His sire Beltain also demonstrated his extraordinary talent with his rider Leonie Bramall at various competitions. He is a representative of the dam line of Alferate, which makes him a direct relative of the legends Brentano I and II as well as Wolkenstein I, II and III. His dam is the full sister of the important State Stud stallions Garibaldi I and II.
Belissimo M, born in the Rhineland in 1999, made his way into the dressage ring after his licensing. After his 30-day test, which he completed with top marks in Zweibrücken in 2002, he was celebrated with Holga Finken in Warendorf as Bundeschampion of the four-year-old riding horses in 2003. This success was followed by a fifth place at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses before he won the silver medal with Kathrin Meyer zu Strohen in Warendorf in the class of five-year-old dressage horses. With Australia’s Hayley Beresford, Belissimo M appeared on the international circuit in 2011. Already in his first Grand Prix season he collected World Cup points and competed at the CHIO Aachen/GER.
Belissimo M passes on his outstanding qualities to his offsprings. His name stands for rideability and type, combined with exquisite basic gaits. Isabell Werth's double World Champion Bella Rose, currently the best dressage horse in the world, is his daughter. No less than five of his offspring became Bundeschampions in Warendorf. Bacchus von Worrenberg celebrated his victory in the class of three-year-old riding horses in 2008. Six weeks later, he was one of the price peaks at the Verden Elite-Auction. Benicio caused a sensation when he won the Bundeschampionat of six-year-old dressage horses in 2011. He had found his way to his South African owner via the Verden stallion sales. In 2009 and 2010, the Westphalian Blickpunkt not only won the dressage horse titles in Warendorf, but also celebrated two bronze medals at the World Championships for young dressage horses. Baccardi from Westphalia also became Bundeschampion of the three-year-old riding horses in 2014 before taking part in the World Championships twice. Preziosa from Bavaria celebrated the title in the class of four-year-old mares in 2009.
His offspring helped Belissimo M reach a leading position in the breeding evaluation. His breeding value estimated by the German Equestrian Federation is 135, the Hanoverian breeding value 136. Almost 100 sons and daughters were auctioned off in Verden. 80 of his daughters have so far been awarded a premium, 27 sons have been licensed for Hanover. Belissimo M stands at the stallion station Westfalenhof in Steinhagen since four years.
Wruby's sire is Wellesley and dam sire is Rotspon, both talented dressage horses who have produced many top quality horses. Wellesley himself competed to PSG level, and Rotspon was named stallion of the year by the Hanoverian Verband in 2017!
After years of producing quality offspring, in 2017 Rotspon was awarded 'Hanoverian Stallion of the Year' by the Hanoverian Verband in Verden, Germany.
Rotspon is a top quality son of the dressage stallion Rubinstein I. He was the sovereign winner of the Hanoverian stallion performance test in 1998, scoring an excellent 148.82 points in the dressage category. Like his father, Rotspon is a very impressive horse with a great rideability, outstanding movements and a high ability for dressage. He also has a good jumping technique which is above average. He is an elegantly made sire in a noble black coat with a lot of expression and appearance.
Rotspon's son, Rosevelt, competed for Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics. With his rider Allison Brock, Team USA won Bronze. Rosevelt also won the 2015 Grand Prix in Wellington, FL and did it again one month later at the Grand Prix CD13*.
The first crop of offspring by Rotspon were born in the year 2000. The foals have beautiful heads and a good conformation (long sloping shoulder, long well set up neck). They are equipped with a very elastic trot and a ground covering walk, and have been very much in demand. In the 2015, according to the Hanoverian Stallion Book, Rotspon is credited with 888 competition progeny with winnings of €680,105 – 767 dressage placings with 80 progeny competing at S level.
Rotspon is particularly noted to be a "background sire" of many quality mares. Along with passing on above average gaits he is known for producing super rideable horses. He is the sire of 17 licensed sons including Rascalino and Royal Blend.
Wruby's dam Rosamunde by Rotspon:
Wruby Belissimo M