Another breeding donated to help Eddo - Holsteiner GP stallion, Ralando II
Angela Pritchard has generously donated a breeding to her new stallion, Ralando II. He is registered with the German Holsteiner Verband. His breeding is Ramiro-Calando-Romino, stamm 741. Now that he has been retired from competition, they are in the process of obtaining approvals for him. Only cost to winning bidder would be collection and shipping, and that would be at cost through Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Collection is $170 and shipping at cost. Collecting Monday - Friday (and Saturday with sufficient advance notice).
Ralando II's show record is impressive as he has gotten good ribbons from the Grand Prix Jumpers to the Adult Amateur Hunters. He was most successful in the AA rated hunters - Regular Working and Amateur Owner, with wins at big shows. The best thing about him is his fantastic personality. He is very sweet and just a pleasure to be around.
Ralando II competed in Germany as a young horse up to M-Level (1.3m). He was imported by Eduardo Braun as a seven year old and competed up to the Grand Prix level on the east and west coasts before becoming a schoolmaster for an adult amateur. In 2010, a change of ownership meant a change of discipline as Ralando II transitioned to the hunter world with amateur rider (now turned professional), Arly Golombek. The pair amassed top placings and championships as both a Regular Working and A/O Hunter at elite A-Circuit shows including WEF, Kentucky Spring & Summer shows, the Kentucky National, Capital Challenge, Pennsylvania National and the National Horse Show. Before retiring from competition, Ralando II was competing & winning in the Adult Amateur divisions with students of Arly’s.
Below are recent conformation/headshot photos, and a couple of older competition photos (the jumping one is from when he was 9 & he's 18 now). We should soon have more recent hunter competition photos.
I don't have an official measurement on him, but 16.3 is the general consensus on his height... He's only collected at R&R, he lives about 20 minutes from there. You are more than welcome to come see him any time - anyone is - just email or pm me and I'll give the contact numbers for setting it up.
He is currently available fresh cooled only - I will start freezing him next year.
SBS is coming to look at him in early November, and have said a preliminary yes based on his performance record. I'll be taking his info (papers/performance record) to OK with me to see about other options.
I've got to give Ralando II a huge plug in the character and temperament department. He came to live at our farm for his retirement, a farm that is set up as a mare and young horse facility. So, the 360-degree view for the big guy is mare, filly, mare, filly, mare... And, some of the mares are open so they are very interested in the new arrival and are very clear in their intentions. While definitely interested, Ralando acts like a gentleman at all times; a fact, as a 5'4" female, for which I'm very grateful.
He's just stunning in person with tremendous presence. What a huge opportunity for hunter (and jumper) breeders to have access to such a stallion.