Wow! This youngster really is the whole package! He has a 9+ walk! His trot is amazing. He gallops around the field with one flying lead change after the other. He has substantial bone and huge joints!
If you are looking for a young sport horse to be your lifetime partner, or if you are looking for a young investment athlete to train and sell this is that horse. Rip is going to be a very big, substantial horse when he matures. Already he is 16.2h+ his disposition is suitable for an amateur. His talent is going to take a professional to top level competition. His movement is full of suspension and elasticity. He is soft and very willing. Letter Rip could take an amateur or professional as far as he or she wanted to go. This horse was bred for performance.
He is currently priced as unstarted under saddle. Once he is going under saddle he will have a price change to reflect that progress. If you are looking to start your own equine partner and are looking to have huge potential at an affordable price this is that opportunity. Rip's ground work is becoming a solid foundation towards putting a rider up. He has a wonderful attitude and learns rapidly. When we have video of Rip under saddle I believe his price increase will be significant, this young horse is exceptional. If you are interested in him, at this current price, the time to act is now!
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*** FOLLOW HIS PROGRESS: ***
7/15/23 Rip is moving forward with his ground work with absolute ease. The videos below are a sequential, unedited series of pieces of a driving session. Included are getting Rip into a heavy harness, ground driving in a 70' training ring, then driving from a small contained area into a large open paddock. The finish is patiently standing while his gear is set and I can walk away from him to get a lead rope while he stands and waits.
12/17/22 Rip took a turn in the free jump chute for his first time. No real height to it since he is only a 2yo but he had fun.
A quick video trot-canter-trot
10/09/22 The Danish inspectors came to the US for the Inspection tour. They started here, at Wildest Expectations Farm. Rip received great reviews. He received an
8 for type/frame
8 for head/neck
7.5 for shoulder/withers
8 for topline/hindquarters
7.5 for hind legs
7.5 for walk
7.5 for trot
8.5 for canter
8 for total impression
6/12/22 We put Rip in the round pen and got a bit of rough video trotting and cantering. When we finished up he was perfectly happy to come right back to me to get haltered and taken back to his pasture mates.
We took a slow motion video of trot to canter by accident. Rip was just loafing along until about :55sec into this clip, Rip's over track becomes huge prior to his canter transition. He is over tracking by 2' or more just before he breaks to a smooth canter, really showing his potential.
We put a stick on Rip today, 4/12/22 he was 16 hands and he is not yet 2 years old. With a string test he should finish at about 17.3 - 18+h
Rip is balanced showing beautiful, correct gaits with elasticity and suspension beyond his age. He is super muscled and carries himself so well. He is going to be tall when he finishes growing. Probably in the range of 17.3 - 18+ hands. His markings are bold and flashy. To top off all that raw talent, conformation and movement he is so curious and friendly with people. He seeks us out for love and rubs and scratches.
If you are looking for a true, quality partner with huge potential Letter Rip is the horse for you.
We are leading him quietly, he stands and balances himself for handling and rasping his feet. He walks right on and off the trailer without any fuss. You can touch him anywhere.
June 2, 2020 beautiful big bay colt with large star and left hind sock available for sale. Big bone and joints. Correct legs, very sloped shoulder. We have a full veterinary record disclosure policy on our horses. We're happy to share everything since birth.
Letter Rip (Rip) was gelded on October 8th, 2020.
In 2014, Rip's sire, Ripline was FEI Six Year Old Young Horse Champion, winning the FEI Six Year Old Final at Lamplight with a score of 88.200%. He also won the GAIG/USDF Third Level Championship at Saugerties with a score of 74.744%. In addition, Ripline was 2014 US Dressage National Champion at Third Level with a score of 71.239%. At the 2014 Danish Inspection, Ripline was awarded a Silver Medal from the Danish Warmblood Association.
In 2015, Rip's sire, Ripline was Reserve Champion of the USEF Developing Prix St. Georges at Lamplight. He went on to win the GAIG/USDF Prix St. Georges Championship at Saugerties with a score of 76.184% and also won his first time out at Intermediare I with a score of 74.211%
Rip's grandsire, Blue Hors Hotline, was the superior winner of his 70-day performance test and was Champion Stallion of the Hanoverian Licensing in 2005. He sired the 2010 Danish Warmblood Mare of the Year and his offspring have been successful in competitions internationally. Hotline is still competing internationally with rider Daniel Bachmann Andersen and most recently placed 7th at the World Cup Qualifier in Odense. The pair hope to represent Denmark at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Rip's granddam's sire, Blue Hors Cavan, was a successful International Grand Prix Dressage stallion. Cavan won 8 World Cup Qualifiers and placed second in the 2002 World Cup Finals. Blue Hors Cavan also sired the Gold Medal mare, Lara Stensvang, who also was Mare of the Year.
Rip's dam, Temptress is an exceptionally well-bred hunter/jumper mare. Her sire, Voltaire, is the leading Hunter sire in the US currently. Her dam, Halftone, is the full sibling to the Jumper and approved SF Stallion D'Accord. The bloodlines on both top and bottom are some of the best in the world. She is short coupled and extremely athletic. She has good solid bone and large joints. The potential for this mare is unlimited. She is not started under saddle as she has been busy producing exceptional foals. She is an approved mare with the Oldenburg ISR N/A. She was awarded DH Mare and invited to be neck branded by the Danish Registry. Each one of her foals has been better than the last!
Rip's dam, Temptress's 2011 foal, TripTheLightFantastic (Tango), is by Cabaret and is a registered Oldenburg ISR N/A. He is a 17.2+ hand bay gelding. Tango was the high scoring colt and only Premium foal at his Oldenburg ISR N/A inspection with an 8.2 for his overall score! He has consistently scored well at the Dressage Breed Shows with frequent scores of 8.
Rip's dam,Temptress's 2012 foal, Flying Solo (Gracie), is by Solos Landtinus and is a registered Danish Warmblood. She is a 16+ hand bay filly. Gracie was high scoring foal at her Danish Inspection with consistent scores of 8. She has scored well at the Dressage Breed Shows with frequent scores above 8 and several scores as high as 8.6!
Rip's dam, Temptress's 2014 foal, High Caliber Soul (Cal), is by Solos Landtinus and is registered Danish Warmblood. He is a chestnut gelding. Cal was high scoring foal at his Danish Inspection with consistent scores of 8 and a 9 for Type and Frame. He has received several 8's at the Dressage Breed Shows with excellent comments from the judges.
Rip's dam, Temptress was shown successfully in-hand at four dressage breed shows in 2007. She placed first at three of those four. She also was Filly Champion, Young Horse Reserve Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. She qualified for the East Coast Breeder's Championship Series at Dressage at Devon.
You don't have to take my word for it that Rip's dam, Temptress is nice, the judges agree! Some of the judge's comments and scores include: "nice filly, typically like her sire", "good neck; shoulder and front leg very good! (8)", "Good topline", "very good canter with balance", "good strong topline, very good proportions (7.9)", "very expressive, generous forward drive (8)", "well laid back withers, lovely neck substantial hind end, great expression, good legs, good condition (7.5)", "well presented, agreeable temperament, pays attention, obedient (7.5)", "Lovely filly, appears good tempered (most important), enjoy!", "large framed filly of good type. Well proportioned (7.5)", "nice uphill build, short in back, straight in pastern, nice long legs, nice type (7.5)", elegant modern type", "good suspension and regularity".
Rip's dam, Temptress's Sire is Voltaire, the leading Hunter/Jumper sire in the U.S. and Europe. Her Dam, Halftone is by Olisco, the Barcelona Olympic qualified (That year Michael Matz qualified the #1 and #2 positioned horses for the Olympic team. Heisman was the one who competed and Olisco was the reserve competitor for the U.S. team.) Grand Prix Stallion and out of Servus an international Grand Prix competitor by Lucky Boy. Temptress is not under saddle.
Rip's dam, Temptress is registered Selle Francais and approved Oldenburg NA. At her Selle Francais Foal Evaluation she scored 7.4, which earned her a rating of Tres Bon. She is in the Oldenburg Main Mare Book with a score of 102. She is also approved by the Danish Warmblood registry earning her DH and was neck branded by the Danish inspectors. Her 2011 foal, TripTheLightFantastic, is registered Oldenburg and he was the high scoring premium foal at the Chestnut Lawn Inspection in VA with a score of 8.2.
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