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    Default Rapture R

    Trying to find his owner/breeder. Any help would be appreciated.
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    I believe this is his breeder, but he's been sold since...

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    I believe he was bred in Germany and imported in utero by Roberta Falk (I think). OHBS/GOV stallion book shows his breeder as Joachim Tobaben.

    He was owned for some time by Dr. Chris Perry of St. Louis Equestrian Center, but I don't know if that is still current. I think he was for sale for a while.



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    I watched the video of Rapture R's first Intermediare test on the St. Louis Equestrian Center's website. Unfortunately, I don't think they identified who is training him or who rode him in that test.

    I am VERY impressed. I have followed this horse since he was very young--when I still had E.M. Bo Peep he was showing in breed shows. He struck me as a very talented colt and stallion, and I was pleased and thought they made the right decision when he was approved as a Hanoverian breeding stallion. I might be wrong, but I think the first time he was presented he did not get approved, but they correctly brought him back the next year and he won the inspection.

    It's not that often that a colt who starts off hot as a young one in hand is able to go through the levels and the test I saw looked good. That's what I am so impressed with.

    Who is training him? She is doing a good job. I think he started out really good at lower levels, then I might have seen a tape of him at Lexington a few years ago that didn't look great but now he is doing well...



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    They have an in-house trainer/rider, but I can't (for the life of me) think of her name right now. We travel to Dr. Perry's farm each year for the annual Westfalen inspection and I've seen her ride the stallions in person; she's very good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Horse Farm View Post
    Trying to find his owner/breeder. Any help would be appreciated.
    Please be informed that Rapture R was bred in Germany at our farm. He was sold in utero together with his dam Damaris (Donnerhall x Weltmeyer x Argentan) to Karen Rossen and later on Roberta Falk bought both horses from her.

    Currently owned by Saint Louis Equestrian Center (Dr. Chris Perry).

    http://www.saintlouisequestriancenter.com/rapture.php


    Details about his dam line are available at our homepage.

    http://www.hof-tobaben.de/en/index.html
    Last edited by Hof-Tobaben; Jan. 6, 2013 at 07:07 AM.



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    He is ridden by Lotta Eklund @ St Louis Equestrian Center.

    I have handled a yearling colt by him a couple of years ago at breedshows - he was Rapscallion by Rapture R, out of a Galiani mare, bred by Dr Sandi Lieb. This colt was unbeatable - and it took all my skills to run with him. He was just plain unbelievable (great temperament too). Unfortunately, when he was sold, he was gelded.



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    Rapture R was a favorite of mine (and the crowd's) at his stallion testing. What a lovely boy and what freedom in his shoulder. I'm glad he is doing well. He is underused as a stallion, IMHO.
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    We have a lovely 5yr old gelding by Rapture R out of a Conquistador mare that will begin his show career in 2013. Not sure if he will be a dressage horse or an eventer at this point, as he is at Windchase Farm in Purcellville with young horse trainer Cindy Anderson-Blank. Just super temperament, hugh stride, lovely gaits, chestnut and 16 hands. Very modern conformation, and the mare is an older style, but not heavy. We are looking to repeat this cross in the future.



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    I think Rapture R would be more widely used if he were available for fresh semen breedings. He is beautiful, but not very well promoted and when it comes to breeding with frozen only, he then has to compete with many foreign stallions.
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    Yeah, clint. You are right. Shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hof-Tobaben View Post
    Please be informed that Rapture R was bred in Germany at our farm. He was sold in utero together with his dam Damaris (Donnerhall x Weltmeyer x Argentan) to Roberta Falk.

    Currently owned by Saint Louis Equestrian Center (Dr. Chris Perry).

    http://www.saintlouisequestriancenter.com/rapture.php


    Details about his dam line are available at our homepage.

    http://www.hof-tobaben.de/en/index.html
    Actually I am rather hurt Herr Tobaben does not remember me. my name is Karen Rossen and I bought the mare Damaris with the foal she was carrying from Herr Tobaben through the agent Jorg Clausen and imported the mare to NC where I was then living. I sold the foal in uterine to Roberta Falk and then a year or two later I sold the mare as well to Roberta. In fact I named her Damaris. Believe they had planned to call her Donna Laura. I have all the relevant documentation such as the money transfers,vet things and so forth. If Roberta or Marydell who was around NC during the time this all occurred I am sure they would confirm all this. Furthermore I still have every emal Roberta's husband sent me detailing Rappys success and occasionally asking for photos or other information. As this colt who has been such a star was born in my barn I have never said anything when my name was never included in his story. But at the point where a gentleman who I paid a considerable sum of money to is denying my existence I feel the need to set the record straight. Thank you and carry on.


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    Just to confirm that Karen indeed imported Damaris in foal to Rotspon.
    I had my mares just a mile down the road from where Rapture was born and was a frequent visitor to see him from day 1.
    I am also friends with Roberta Falk who had the foresight to buy this wonderful horse in utero. Roberta began to show Rapture R as soon as he traveled to her farm. Rapture enjoyed huge success from the first time he set foot in the arena.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knr28782 View Post
    Actually I am rather hurt Herr Tobaben does not remember me. my name is Karen Rossen and I bought the mare Damaris with the foal she was carrying from Herr Tobaben through the agent Jorg Clausen and imported the mare to NC where I was then living. I sold the foal in uterine to Roberta Falk and then a year or two later I sold the mare as well to Roberta. In fact I named her Damaris. Believe they had planned to call her Donna Laura. I have all the relevant documentation such as the money transfers,vet things and so forth. If Roberta or Marydell who was around NC during the time this all occurred I am sure they would confirm all this. Furthermore I still have every emal Roberta's husband sent me detailing Rappys success and occasionally asking for photos or other information. As this colt who has been such a star was born in my barn I have never said anything when my name was never included in his story. But at the point where a gentleman who I paid a considerable sum of money to is denying my existence I feel the need to set the record straight. Thank you and carry on.
    Dear Mrs. Rossen,

    it was not my intention to hurt anyone, especially not you as the person who selected Damaris. I want to emphasize, that we are very happy that you and later on Roberta Falk have been so successfull with this mare of our dam line. Actually I have not been aware of the fact that Damaris as well as Raputure R had been sold later on to Roberta Falk. This might seem strange to you, but as you might know my Dad (Joachim Tobaben) is not in the age of being used to modern media as Internet, so me as his son I am taking care of it. Back then I have not been closely involved in the purchase of Damaris, so we never had contact before. So it was my fault.

    Many apologies for not naming you as the correct person. Please accept.

    Kind regards,

    Soenke Tobaben



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    I remember the first time I saw Rapture R. It was at a breed show at Fairhill. He was at that time in training with Hilltop Farm. He was super.. This was just before he went to his stallion testing. I thought some of the photos I took of him that day were quite nice but they were never used publicly. You can see some of them in the Hanoverian file on this blog. Click on first image and you can see enlarged. He is a chestnut and in riding horse classes. He stood out. Lovely paces and I thought I captured his movement well. He is impressive..

    His pics are filed in the Hanoverian group.

    http://noramsporthorse.blogspot.ca/2...sociation.html

    My impression of Rapture R.... very pleasant and appealing appearance, modern in type, medium size, with an air of nonchalance and a very rhythmical way of going, very consistent and free moving in all paces. He captures your attention from the moment he enters the ring. Hilltop also does a beautiful job in presenting horses both in hand and under saddle.
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