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Rio Grande (Raphael-Wandra/Windhuk)

RioGrandeIn 2005 and during the summer of 2010, Rio Grande was the leading living sire of hunters as per USEF rankings. He was a former international show jumper, representing Team Canada on several occasions. He was a member of Team Canada that won the 1996 Nations Cup at the Meadowlands in N.J., and the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. Rio Grande was the winner of his Stallion Performance Test, achieving very high scores in both the riding and jumping phases. Rio Grande’s own versatility, athleticism and outstanding temperament are mirrored in his offspring’s multifaceted success. Rio has produced numerous Premium mares, approved breeding stallions and successful eventing and dressage horses, such as Grande Crimson, winner of the USEF/Markel Young Dressage Horse Central Selection Trial in 2006, and R Kameo, winner of a CCI* in the fall of 2007. Rio Grande is the sire of many of the top hunters currently competing in the U.S., such as Rio Renoir, Rave, Due North, Rio’s Splash, Eye Remember Rio, Rio Bravo, and 2002 AHSA Horse of the Year, Rio Bronco. Several of Rio’s older offspring are now competing successfully at the Open Level of show jumping. The Hanoverian mare Rio’s Rhapsody has won major Grand Prix competitions in Florida and Canada. Catwalk was the winner of two World Cup qualifiers in 2007. To quote the editorial of the February 2005 issue of Horse Sport: “The success of his offspring have put Rio Grande at the forefront of Sport Horse Stallions in North America.” Rio Grande is a stallion who truly puts a stamp on his offspring. He is known to pass on his good looks, extraordinary athletic abilities and wonderful disposition. Rio Grande passed away in 2007. Excellent quality frozen semen is available and stored in both the U.S. and Canada.
Breeding Information:

Registration Number: 310400986

Contact Information:

Augustin G. Walch
W. Charlot Farms
R. R. #3
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S4

Tel: (519)271-5322
Fax: (519)271-4021

Owner of Record: Augustin G. and Christine Walch

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