Sire - Ramirez
Ramirez comes from the Holsteiner “R” line internationally renowned for producing Olympic and grand prix sport horses, and is blessed with his sire’s upstanding presence, intelligent head, expressive movement and kind, willing temperament.
Ramirez is by Ramiro Z (Raimond X Valine), known as the King of Kings and Sire of the Century due to his outstanding offspring, especially in showjumping.
His progeny includes numerous international and European grand prix dressage and showjumping champions as well as many successful sire sons. Probably the most well-known of his offspring was the great mare Ratina Z, winner of both gold and silver at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and the 1993 Volvo World Cup.
Ramiro Z was also a top competition horse in his own right, winning at nations’ cups, grand prix and puissance (up to 2.2m).
Ramirez’s dam line is equally impressive coming from the same female line as the highly regarded showjumper and sire, Corrado, ridden by Frankie Sloothaak. His dam Riletta (Roberto X Filetta) was herself an advanced “S” level showjumper in Germany.
Although his own competitive career was cut short due to injury he showed a lot of promise as both a showjumper and dressage horse, scoring 9s and 10s for paces with world-renowned Dr Ense.
Standing at just over 17hh, Ramirez’s progeny are stamped with his star presence and ability, and have proved successful in all disciplines from limited outings. Some of his progeny successes include Cheleken Heidi winner of the New Zealand 5YO National Showhunter Champion in just its first competitive season, multiple supreme show champion Roulette, New Zealand National 5YO Showjumping Series 3rd= and 6th placegetters in Mind Games and Metropolitan respectively, and Raimius SL, which finished 3rd overall in the preliminary section of the 2006 National Dressage Championships.
Ramirez is a registered and branded Holsteiner with the German Verband, and is licensed and classified with the NZ Warmblood Association and the Holsteiner Association of Australia and New Zealand. (Text from Astek Stud).
Rameriz x Kinnordy Ghandia (x Graf Landau) x Head Over Heels XX
2007 Grey Mare
Dam: 'Kinnordy Ghandia' (full sister to KS Genoa, Olympic Cup winner and Australian Showjumper of the Year) is by the influential German imported sire "Graf Landau".
Dam Sire Graf Landau: "GRAF LANDAU" Graf Landau was imported from Germany, he is a fully licensed and performance tested Hanoverian stallion with powerful elastic movement and outstanding jumping technique. Graf Landau is the sire of international representative performers in Grand Prix and World Cup showjumping and Advanced dressage, including: Australian Grand Prix/World Cup showjumping representative and 2006/07 Australian Showjumper Of The Year 'KS Genoa' - winner of the richest prize in Southern Hemisphere history to date, the $100,000 Olympic Cup at
NZ Horse Of Year show; plus Australian Hanoverian Advanced Dressage Horse of the Year "Remi Giselle", exciting exported gelding "Walk The Line" who has already had consecutive competition wins eventing with William Fox Pitt (UK Leading event rider) including 1st CCI**, and the Young Dressage Horse Supreme Champion 'Grunelius Legacy' to name just a few.
Graf Landau's influence adds terrific scope, athleticism and jumping ability. (Text taken from Astek Stud).
Astek Roxette's first foal at PL Performance Horses is PL Sizzle and Sass (x Grandorado TN). PL Sizzle and Sass was awarded a Merit at the latest NZWB Classification Tour.