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  • Rubin Royal pregnancies?

    Does anyone know if there have been frozen semen pregnancies from Rubin Royal?

    I am in Australia and I haven't heard of any.

  • #2
    I asked this question as well awhile ago. I've not heard of any either.
    "Sometimes you just have to shut up and color."


    • #3
      I have heard that he does not freeze or I would be using it :-)


      • #4
        Interesting and yet he's available frozen.
        "Sometimes you just have to shut up and color."


        • #5
          We have a friend in TX that said she had several RR babies this spring - I will check with her and see what she thought; if I understood correctly that would mean it must be at least somewhat potent! I'll let you know...
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          • #6
            We have been representing Rubin Royal for many years. There has never been a problem with the semen; the fertility and conception rates are very acceptable. He just hasn't been the most sought after of sires , paling to the flood of enthusiasm for Sandro Hit, then Sir Donnerhall and now Quaterback. Also, his younger brother, Blue Hors Romanov, made a very strong statement of his siring ability in his first foal crop, and has continued to impress ever since. The Romanov's tend to be leggier and more elegant, with a better hind leg. Rubin Royal has been interesting for hunter breeders, which is why perhaps this meessage board has not had much discussion on him. He remains a solid producer, giving us riding horses with good substance and excellent rideability.


            • #7
              Thank-you Judy!
              "Sometimes you just have to shut up and color."


              • #8

                What has his post thaw rate been? If in fact the rumor that he does not freeze is not true I certainly want to use him. Everyone that i have seen i have LOVED!


                • #9
                  I can't even imagine who would have the information (false, as it turns out) that Rubin Royal's semen does not freeze well. I am the only one who has imported the semen to the U.S., and we certainly have not had poor results. So, once again, sounds like a green eyed monster is spreading untruths. "Post thaw rate" has little to do with fertility. Proof is in the pudding, and his conception rate is well above average. I would have no hesitation using him if he fit my program. Once again, both he and Romanov will be a part of 2009 German Frozen Semen Program at Yancey Farms.


                  • #10
                    GREAT to know!!!


                    • #11
                      He is producing HUNTERS? he moves like he hates the ground!

                      can anyone point me to some videos of rubin royal offspring (dressage)...I have a Bolero/Wendekreis mare to breed this year and was blown away by RR.
                      Nothing worth having comes easily.


                      • #12
                        They have had a few http://www.aubreyhill.com/
                        These folks have have one http://fourseasonshorsesales.com

                        And I have seen others in person that have been WOW

                        As for videos of dressage get i will let someone else find them for you :-)


                        • #13
                          While I do not have a video to show you, a good friend of mine has gelding by Rubin Royal out of a Landadel mare. She showed him at Third Level this year and just got Reserve Champion at regionals. He is a WOW mover getting nines for his extended trot routinely throughout the year. He also got 9's and 8's on his gaits regularly - TONS of knee action. This was his first year at Third and his changes were not totally confirmed, so there were a few mistakes here and there. You really can't fault his quality - one super, super horse. He can be a bit hot and tense but other than that - he is phenomenal. When she gets that fixed - he is going to be hard to beat. Very good mind overall though - just a bit wired sometimes.

                          He was not bred in the US though - imported from Germany.