PF's Rio W is a Bay, Oldenburg Stallion, who's pedigree needs no introduction. Sired by the great imported Grand Prix Stallion Rio Grande who's proven resume is highly regarded throughout the world.
PF's Rio W *SOLD*
Son of the Legendary Hunter Stallion Rio Grande
PF's Rio W is a 4 year old Bay Oldenburg Stallion who's pedigree needs no introduction. Sired by the great imported Grand Prix Stallion Rio Grande who's proven resume is highly regarded throughout the world. PF's Rio W is the only Rio Grande son standing on US soil. Like his sire, he exhibits tons of scope and jumping style, athleticism in way of going, correct conformation, and class. His dam line showcases some of the finest offspring, such as Carpaccio and Lavall I.
Sire Rio Grande's lifetime and career highlights are truly extraordinary. Approved by VhW, AHS, Oldenburg, ISR, CWHBA, CSHA - IHF nominated he has been called, "A Performance Sire Extraordinaire." Rio Grande sired many International Show Jumpers and many of the best Hunters currently competing in North America. His career highlights include:
Winner of his stallion performance test - 135 points
Winner of several International Show Jumper classes - qualified for 1996 Olympics
2005 Leading Living Sire of Hunters - USEF ranking
Sire of Catwalk (won 2 Show Jumping WC Qualifiers in 2007)
Sire of WEF Hunter Champions Rio Bravo, Rio Bronco, Eye Remember Rio, Rio Renoir, Due North & Rio's Echo
"The result of his offspring put Rio Grande at the forefront of Sport Horse Stallions in North America." (Horse Sport Editorial Feb. 2005)
Rio Grande offers the complete package to any mare owner. He excelled in the competition ring, first as a dressage horse (Basic Dressage Champion at prestigious Tournament of Champions as a four year old), then in the Hunter ring and finally as an International Show Jumper. He won several International Show Jumper classes and he was victorious in Nations Cups as part of "Team Canada" on more than one occasion.
Rio Grande is a proven producer of performance horses. His daughter Rio's Rhapsody has won several Grand Prix events under Canadian Show Jumping rider Erynn Ballard. Catwalk was the winner of two World Cup Qualifiers in Canada in 2007. Rio Grande is best known for producing some of the best hunters currently competing in North America such as 2002 AHSA Horse of the Year 'Rio Bronco' and 'Rio Renoir' - Champion at the $60,000 National Horse Show. Rio produced numerous WEF Champions such as Eye Remember Rio, Due North, Rio's Echo and Rio Bravo. Rio Grande has been in the top 5 of the USEF Hunter Sire ranking for several years now and is arguably "The Best Hunter/Jumper Sire in Canadian History."