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Ramirez
Ramirez
Age:17 years Height:17.1 hh
Breed:Holsteiner Colour:Mahogany Bay
Discipline:SportHorse, Eventing, ShowJumping, ShowHunter, Dressage, Showing, PleasureRiding, Other
Stud Fees:$2000.00
Blood Line:Click to view

Ramirez is a magnificent and superbly bred imported Holsteiner stallion with huge presence, from the famous "R" sire line that is particularly well known for its exceptional jumping abilities.

Ramirez was bred in Germany and had begun a very promising competition career in both dressage and showjumping before a stable injury forced his early retirement. As a dressage horse he scored 9's and 10's for paces with Dr Ense, and as a jumper he showed tremendous scope, very keen attitude with a powerful bascule and sharp technique.
RAMIREZ IS CURRENTLY THE SIRE OF:
* GRAND PRIX STAR COMPETING AT SPRUCE MEADOWS, CANADA
* 6TH PLACE OVERALL IN 6YO SHOWJUMPING SERIES 2007/08
* 3RD & 7TH PLACES OVERALL IN 5YO SHOWJUMPING SERIES 2005/06
* NZ SHOWJUMPERS COMPETING WITH WINS AND PLACINGS UP TO 2 STAR GRAND PRIX, OPEN AMATUER SERIES, AGE GROUP SERIES AND TRI-NATIONS CUP
* NATIONAL SHOWHUNTER CHAMPION 2005
* LEVEL 5 DRESSAGE CHAMPION IN BOTH NELSON & MARLBOROUGH 2007/08
* RESERVE CHAMPION LEVEL 5 SOUTH ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008
* 3RD OVERALL NATIONAL PRELIM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2006
* SUPREME CHAMPIONS IN-HAND & UNDER SADDLE
Ramirez - Holsteiner stallion by Ramiro Z
Ramirez at Astek Stud - April 2006 - 15 years old
Ramiro Z - World Famous Sire of RamirezHis legendary sire Ramiro Z has been titled "Stallion of the Century" and "King of Sires". He has produced numerous international and European champions in both Grand Prix dressage and Advanced showjumping (including Ratina Z - described as the best horse in the world after Gold and Silver Olympic and World Cup performances), as well as many superb stallion sons and premium broodmares. Ramiro Z was a very talented performer in his own right, winning Nations Cups, Puissance (jumping over 2.2 metres!) and international Grand Prix. He has ranked Number One and is consistently rated among the World's Top 10 Sporthorse Sires for outstanding breeding and offspring performance!
Ramirez's dam Riletta is by Roberto and she also showjumped successfully at advanced "S" class level (A Grade). This is the female family of many well performed horses, including champion showjumper and successful sire Corrado (by Cor de la Bryere) ridden by Frankie Sloothaak.
Ramirez has tremendous presence, a magnificent body, a very beautiful head and expression, medium sized bone and much power and athleticsm, well suited to crossing over both Thoroughbred and warmblood mares. He has a superb kind, alert, willing character and is a very intelligent, sensitive horse who loves to do things. His movement is uphill and elastic with an especially well balanced canter, and he has super clean jumping technique showing great power and scope. Ramirez is indeed the image of his own sire, Ramiro Z!
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Ramirez at Astek Stud - April 2006
On arrival to New Zealand Ramirez stood semi-privately at stud with John Cottle (International and Grand Prix showjumping rider and trainer). Since beginning his stud career, Ramirez has been proving his potential as a sire by producing classy purpose-bred sporthorse types who are winning many Champions in hand, with the oldest now making their competitive debuts undersaddle and receiving some super comments and results. This stallion is producing foals with upstanding, very correct conformation and rich colours and markings. (He will not produce a chestnut foal.) His progeny have big uphill, well balanced movement and athleticism, very talented jumping technique with great scope and natural inclination for jumping and highly intelligent, sensitive yet extremely sensible temperaments that are superbly suited to top dressage and showjumping careers, while also being very correct, attractive "look at me" types with the presence to make excellent show performers. Some of his progeny are also now taking to eventing (especially the TB crosses, and showing great potential).
Despite serving smaller mare numbers in his first few seasons at stud simply because he was kept semi-private and not strongly promoted, his older progeny are already being talked about by top riders, judges and trainers right around the country for their star quality and true ability.
We are regularly hearing the same words repeated by owners of his progeny - that these are once in a lifetime horses!
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Ramirez at Astek Stud - April 2006 (Photo right: www.AnnieStudholme.com)
LATEST PROGENY NEWS! (Updated July 2008)
Hez Zurich and Retrospect II show their form with Greg Jamieson in the 6yo series, 2007/08"Retrospect II" - In 2007/08 he won 11 rounds of the 6yo series and jumped a total of 27 clear rounds more than any other horse in the series. Also wins and placings to 1.30m in the Open Amatuer Series 2007/08.
"Hez Zurich" - Showjumping to 1.30m with Greg Jamieson, many wins and placings in the 2007/08 6yo Series culminating in 6th place overall, plus wins and placings in the Open Amatuer Series 07/08.
"Roulette SW" - Finished the 2007/08 dressage season as Level 5 Champion in both Marlborough and Nelson, Reserve Champion Level 5 in Canterbury and at the South Island Championships, plus 5th place overall on the National Challenge Leaderboard!
"My Ocean Wave"
- Talented showjumper competing successfully at 1 and 2 star Grand Prix with Russel Green, also one of the best performers in the 2008 HOY Tri Nations competition!
Rackateer and Katie Cox at the Xmas Cracker, on their way to 2nd in the Junior Rider class"Rackateer" -
At Xmas Cracker show December 2007 won the 7 Year Old class (1.25-1.35m), 2nd place in the Junior Rider class (1.10-1.25m) and 4th in the Foxhunter class (1.10m).
"Romariz" -
Champion in-hand at first show outing
"American Beauty" -
Champion at first show outing, followed by 2nd place in first ever dressage test!
"Cracker Jack"
- Winter Series Showhunter Champion
"Ramboldi"
(yearling gelding) - Champion Sporthorse at first in-hand show
"FE Repecharge"
(yearling gelding) - Champion Gelding at NZWHA Championship show
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Roosevelt - talented young gelding by Ramirez"American Express" - many placings in NZEF dressage, now commencing promising eventing career. Almost won his first ever Training Horse Trial start! (Was 2nd in dressage, clear SJ, but unfortunately this bold jumper took on a x-country bounce as one jump! Rider remounted and they continued clear... keep an eye on this one!)
"Roosevelt" - 1st place BOP Training Horse Trial, March 2007. Very talented young eventer.

"Hez Zurich" - consistent top 5 placings in Olympic Watches 5yo Showjumping Series. Many double clears SJ up to 1.25m including a 5th place at very popular Horse Of The Year (over 80 entries).
"Cheleken Heidi"
- winner 6yo Most Suitable For Dressage, Gisbourne

"Roulette SW" - 2nd place 6yo Young Dressage Horse Class, and 2nd place in the Elementary Accumulator Series Final, both at the National Dressage Champs March 2007. Also Reserve Champion 6yo, SI Dressage Champs.
"Rackateer" - jumping very well 1.05m double clears at the National Showjumping Champs.
"Jakemate LS" - very promising horse, placings at Prelim level, National Dressage Champs.
"Mind Games" - currently placed 5th in 6yo Showjumping Series.
"Metropolitan" - currently placed 7th in 6yo Showjumping Series.
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NZ National 5yo Showjumping series final results from Easter show April 2006:
"Mind Games" - 3rd= overall
""Metropolitan" - 7th overall
Great results in this hotly contested national age group series spanning over months of competition!
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Results from the NZ National Dressage Championships, March 2006
"Raimius SL" - 3rd overall in the National Prelim Dressage Championship title (only his 3rd outing! Has been commented by an international dressage judge as "..the best young horse in NZ at the moment". Previously, he had also won or placed at his first and second dressage outings!)
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Results from the National Young Horse Breeders Championship Show (December 2005)
"Cheleken Heidi" by Ramirez - The 5yo Showhunter Champion!
"Mind Games" by Ramirez - 4th in the 5yo National Showjumping Championships (41 starters)
"Kaipara Allied" by Ramirez - 4th in the 6yo National Showjumping Championships
Other Progeny news and horses to keep a look out for....
- "Retrospect II" - very talented young showjumper starting in competition with Greg Jamieson
- "Dunstan Sir Ronald" - showjumping with Katie McVean.
- "Our Secret" - scopey young horse with a very big jump, starry showjumper in the making
- "Madonna" - exciting mare with HUGE jumping ability campaigning with the Cottle family
- "Renaissance II" - stunning mare, qualified for Young Event Horse classes
- "O'Ryan" - recently exported to USA for showhunter/showjumping
- "Whos That Guy" - 4yo gelding wins & placings in early Showjumping / Showhunter competitions
- "Roulette" - Beautiful Ramirez mare won Champion Ridden Novice Hack at the 2005 Baileys Show, Canterbury's top show. She has had 6 show outings for 6 Supreme Champions. Has received 9s and 10s for paces in her dressage tests including 10 for her canter. She is also a very talented jumper!
- "Crackerjack", 5yo gelding, has been out competing, scoring 8s & 9s for paces in dressage tests and winning or placing in early showhunter competitions.
Several of Ramirez' progeny also did well at the 2004 National Young Horse Breeders Championship Showjumping show: In the 4 year old championship "Metropolitan" (Ramirez X Metro) was 5th=, and in the 5 year old championship "The Last Lad" (Ramirez x Oakley Lass) was 6th=, great results!
Ramirez - Holsteiner stallion by Ramiro Z
Ramirez has heaps of scope, power and bold attitude for jumping. July 2004
(Note: these two photos were taken from video footage hence the low quality)
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Ramirez stood at Astek Stud for the first time in 2004 and, with his progeny successes, his popularity as a sire is continually increasing. Many people with older progeny are breeding back to Ramirez again and again - great testiment to his offspring!
We believe this stallion is a huge asset to New Zealand sporthorse breeding with his highly influential bloodlines and own very classy attributes, and we're very excited about the future as his youngstock continue to make their competitive debuts.
Our first Astek foals by Ramirez arrived in the 2005 season and we are very pleased with their correctness, powerful forward balanced movement (his progeny generally have a very good walk, big round elevated trot and an extremely good uphill canter), natural inclination and ability for jumping, and responsive, character filled temperaments. Because our own Astek bred progeny are still only young, we have bought in several older progeny for ridden work - we are EXTREMELY impressed by their obvious natural talent and excellent attitudes to training..... these horses continue to impress us more and more as we work with them!
Service bookings are now open for the 2007 season. We value all clients and will do our very best to ensure your quality mare produces a quality foal for you.

Ramirez - your sire choice for producing progeny with:
- Upstanding, very well balanced conformation with good bone
- Natural presence!
- Three big, round, forward, uphill paces
- Attractive good looks and markings
(he will never produce a chestnut foal)
- Highly trainable, rideable temperaments (sensitive yet also very sensible)

- Powerful, bold jumping technique with very honest attitude
- World reknown Holsteiner bloodlines
- Classy progeny already competing with distinction in all disciplines to National level

2008 Stud Fee: $2000 all inclusive
(includes GST, Booking Fee, First Semen Collection Fee & First Semen Freight NZ wide, plus Live Foal Guarantee).
(Discount provided for multiple mares booked to any of our stallions by one owner.)
AI only. Transported fresh chilled semen available NZ wide. Highly fertile.
(90 - 100% pregnancy success via chilled, transported semen New Zealand wide in 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007.)
All services come with a Live Foal Guarantee and Service contract.
 
2008 Service Contract, Brochure & Video Clip Downloads
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- Short video clip of Ramirez (WMV file 1690kb)
(Requires Windows Media Player, Quicktime etc to view)

All progeny by Ramirez are eligible to be registered with the New Zealand Warmblood Horse Association and with the Holsteiner Horse Association of Australia New Zealand.
Free DVD of Ramirez and progeny now available. Please enquire!
Please phone Sue or Diana at Astek Stud - 03 347 6613 - or email info@astek.co.nz for more info/video or DVD/service contracts etc.

 

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