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Age:14 years Height:16.1 hh
Breed:KWPN (Dutch) Colour:Black/White Tobiano
Stud Fees:$2200.00
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Colour: Black/White Tobiano - homozygous Tobiano: will always produce a coloured foal & homozygous Black: does not carry the chestnut gene.
Height: 165cm/16.1hh
Born: 1998
Country of Birth: NL Netherlands
Competition Level: Dressage Medium
Breeder: Mr Hans de Ruiter
Owner: Goshka Sport Horses
NZ Representative: Jatsar Equestrian via frozen semen stored at Equibreed

Goshka Ringo's standard fee is $2200.00+GST.

Ringo is a stunning stallion of impeccable Warmblood breeding. He has an exceptionally gentle and kind disposition which he passes onto his foals. He is also a forward thinking horse to ride with a will to work and a desire to please! He jumps too as you would expect with his bloodlines.






Some notable pedigree highlights include:

  • Olympic Ferro (Keur stallion and individual Olympic Silver medallist)
  • Purioso (Keur stallion and sire of three Olympic sons; Olympic Wendella, Olympic Ambush and Olympic Cocktail)
  • Furioso II (sire of 68 approved sons and over 200 state premium mares) 
  • Samber (the most notable sire of coloured horses in Holland, himself Grand Prix dressage and Grade A equivalent show jumper)
  • Wanda (Keur Pref Prest broodmare and full sister to Samber)
  • Tina D (Ster Pref Prest mare and dam of Samber, Wanda)
  • Pericles (Keur stallion, English thoroughbred)

In June 2002 Ringo was confirmed homozygous for the tobiano coat pattern by the University of Kentucky, which simply means that his foals will be coloured every time regardless of the colour of the mare! His first 30 foals in the UK/Ireland in 2003/4 (all coloured) have proven this.

Ringo commenced his dressage career in Spring 2004 and is now competing successfully at medium level. Online results available on the British Dressage website.

The Grandsire Purioso is by the famous sire Furioso II who sired more than 200 State premium mares and 69 approved sons. Purioso was successful at this stallion testing scoring: 8 for free jumping and 9 for jumping under saddle. He has 5 sons approved with the KWPN: Bently, Cantor, Olympic Cocktail, Faldo and Prince Paradiso R. Purioso’s offspring are well know for their fantastic gaits and jumping ability, he is without question an absolute all rounder and the founder of specialized show jumping and dressage pedigree lines.

The most well-known offspring of Purioso in sport are the three Olympic horses he sired: Olympic Wedela, Olympic Ambush and Olympic Cocktail. Wendela and Cocktail are two very different horses in different disciplines, one at the highest level of Jumping the other of Dressage. Jennie Zoer trained the grey mare Wendela [m. Sorhaya by Nimmerdor - El Gaucho xx] herself and became a member of the Dutch team. Highlights of their career were the 10th place at the individual class of the Winter Equestrian Games in Stockholm. Also Balderdash, Curioso, Deeply Impressed, Chanel, Krielens Consult, Harald II, Kijoy for Ever and Zero jumped at the highest levels.

Purioso’s sire Furioso II, who many consider one of the founders of the modern European sport horse breeding and to this day all these years later is still influencing many studbooks in Europe with his sons, grandsons and great-grandsons. You can of course think of Voltaire and Concorde in Holland and Fidelio and son Florestan 1 in Germany. Furioso II [v Furioso xx, damsire Talisman SF] became the symbol of the modern Oldenburg sport horse breeding. Furioso II descends, just as Alinda’s sire Martell from a Thoroughbred [Trebonius xx], Furioso II’s origin is French and Martell’s is Holsteiner. Furioso II produced 200 state premium mares and no less than 68 approved sons, many of them are rendering their services on other continents. Furioso II has certainly influenced breeding on a world wide scale. His full brother is the French stallion Mexico, who’s son Le Mexico became famous in Holland as a jumping horse producer.

The Damsire Olympic Ferro, the Dutch sensation at Aachen, competed at the 2000 Olympics and assisted his team in achieving a team silver medal, with an individual score of 74.92%. As a three-year-old he was champion of his performance test at Ermelo, where he achieved the outstanding results of 6.5--step, 8.5--trot and 8.5 gallop. His sire Ulft, is a son of the great Le Mexico, who is listed 10th on the jumping index with 142 points. Le Mexico carries Furioso xx blood, which brings value to any pedigree. Ferro's dam, Brenda, is a daughter of the Holsteiner, Farn, who is listed sixth on the jumping index with 146 points. Farn's son Nimmerdor, is listed second on the jumping index with 155 points. Olympic Ferro sired the champion of the three-year-old stallions at s'Hertogenbosch in 2000, and has nine young stallions in the second round there in 2001. The champion three year old mare at Ermelo in 2000 was an Olympic Ferro daughter. Much is expected of this charming, talented black stallion who achieved the title of "Keur" in 2000. He can be relied upon to produce beautiful, typey, talented offspring of the highest quality. Fantastic toplines and an elegant look characterize his get. In addition to their dressage excellence, Olympic Ferro's offspring also make good jumpers. Olympic Ferro was affectionately known as the "Black Pearl." In 2002 Olympic Ferro once again had the highest scores on the Dutch Olympic team.

Ferro’s Sire Ulft is known around the world as a top sire of both dressage and jumping horses. He is a prodigious sire, producing such offspring as Olympic Ferro, Caesar, Disney, Utopia to name but a few, and has numerous approved sons and keur daughters. Ulft is a very compatible cross with the sporthorse mare which can be found in America, improving on their temperament, gaits and athleticism.

Ulft is by Le Mexico, who also possessed phenomenal jumping ability. At his performance test, Ulft broke records for not only jumping, but also dressage. He was the first stallion at the test in Ermelo to receive a 9 for dressage. At the 1983/84 Stallion Championships in Holland, he was Reserve Champion of Category

Samber is still the only 100 day performance tested coloured stallion in the KWPN studbook. He passed the performance test in 1979 where his temperament scored him the maximum of 10. He was described as a talented jumper and highly talented event and dressage horse. He went on to jump at Z level with a 15 year old rider and when he returned to dressage competed at Grand Prix.

Registered with KWPN (Dutch Warmblood)
Approved by Weatherbys in the UK
Approved by Haras Nationaux in France.


Find Goshka Ringo's full pedigree here

 View video of Goshka Ringo's progeny "Volatis Devlin" here

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