On August 31, 2018, Rivendell was presented to Westfalen NA for breeding approval. She was awarded Premium status and was the third highest scoring horse out of a group of outstanding horses, with an overall score of 75 and scores of 8.5 for trot and 8.0 for correctness (foundation and movement)! Rivy showed off her outstanding trot, looked fantastic, and had much more energy and presence after working with Kelsie Rumisek of 3K Performance Horses. We just wish she had the opportunity to work with Kelsie before her AHR inspection a month ago. The inspector commented on Rivy’s correctness, how well developed she looked, and her elastic trot with swing and an active hind leg. He also commented several times on how Rivy looked like she had a very enjoyable, rideable trot and very useful, rideable comfortable canter. Photo credit Red Pony Photography.
In late July 2018, Rivendell was inspected and classified through AHR. Unfortunately, she had been sent to a “trainer” who did not properly prep her for inspection (or under saddle, for that matter), and her score was much lower than the high silver quality she represents. Even the judges commented that she was just not in the shape she needed to be in to be presented, which was understandable, and that she lost several points because of it. Having said that, Rivy still received 8s on type, head, neck and overall movement. Rivy was sent to Kelsie Rumisek of 3K Performance Horses right after the AHR inspections. Kelsie did a fantastic job of working with her under saddle and getting her in excellent shape for Westfalen breeding approval, where Rivy shined and received the score that she deserved–Premium mare with an 8.5 on trot! We are hoping that whoever purchases her presents her to AHR again next year so that she can get the score that she deserves.
Rivendell of New Horizons is maturing into exactly what we expected–a powerful moving sporthorse with outstanding movement and excellent conformation, just like her older sister, Rafinja! As a weanling and yearling, this leggy filly is maturing into the tallest foal at this height that we have bred so far, and we expect that she will easily top off over 15H. This cross continues to produce exceptional sporthorse type Haflingers, and Rivy’s younger brother born in 2016, Standing Ovation, is no exception! We can’t wait to see what this cross produces for us in 2017! With a sale pending for Rikka and Stellar’s 2017 foal, it means that all four foals from this cross have sold inutero! Rikka will be bred back to Stellar again for a 2018 foal. If you are interested in this exceptional cross, we invite you to contact us about the 2018 option.
At the 2015 RPSI inspection in Michigan, Rivendell was awarded Gold Premium status with an outstanding score of 8.2, and was also Site Inspection Champion foal out of nine foals in attendance!
The inspector commented on how very well developed Rivy was, and that she fit very well together with good size, a nice long neck with a good neck set, that she stayed nicely uphill in movement, had a very nice uphill canter, sits in the hind end, is very balanced, and has easy flying changes.
SHE is finally here!! We were expecting a colt, but Rikka blessed us with another tall, leggy, beautiful filly in the wee hours of May 18, 2015, exactly a year after her full sibling was born! Rivendell of New Horizons once again demonstrates what a wonderful cross this is! This spectacular filly has outstanding conformation, with a gorgeous head, beautiful neck and long legs that go on and on!
Rivendell was sold in utero back in November, and her new owner is extremely excited with her purchase! Rivendell will spend the year growing up at New Horizons with her stablemate, Rock My World, before heading to her new owner. We can’t wait to repeat this cross once again for 2016, and are hoping for yet another filly!