The Stud Season begins in September and the Service Fees for Stallions are:
REGARDEZ MOI $3500 + GST
JIVE MAGIC $3500 + GST
FIJI $3000 + GST
PROMISE $2000 + GST
Please refer to the Download Forms section to print off the Service Contract.
Heath and Rozzie currently own four breeding stallions - two of which are top of the range competition horses.
REGARDEZ MOI, ridden by Heath is currently the reigning Australian Grand Prix Dressage Champion. (For more information on REGARDEZ MOI please go to Stallions). JIVE MAGIC ridden by Rozzie has just started Grand Prix Dressage and has already won 2 Grand Prix classes. Jive did finish his career in the small tour at the CDI in May 2009 where he won the Prix St Georges, the Intermediate I and the Intermediate I Freestyle as well as the prize for the horse, over the whole weekend, in all classes to score the highest percentage. The CDI in Sydney is probably the biggest Dressage show in Australia where just the very best riders from all over the country come together. (More information on JIVE MAGIC please go to stallions.)
These two stallions along with stallions imported in previous years by Heath & Rozzie (LUDENDORF, SALUTE, DON RAMIRO, RICHMEED MEDALLION), have helped evolve a broodmare herd of some 60 mares. These mares have been carefully bred, performance tested and evolved by Heath and Rozzie over the past 30 years. These mares are Heath's pride & joy and until now have pretty much been kept secret. They are a life's work and we would argue probably represent the most advanced breeding programme in the world focused on offspring specifically genetically organised for Grand Prix Dressage. They are not focused on young dressage horse classses, they are not focused on stallion licencing, these goals according to us are very different and very much at odds with producing Grand Prix youngsters for the Olympics. Each year, the Ryans offer about 30 exclusive young stock and a handful of exceptional mares usually in foal for sale via Auction of the Stars or by private sale. Most of Australia's established Grand Prix riders have one or more youngsters from the Ryan Broodmare band. More and more people are recognising that producing a horse takes enormous TLC, passion and dedication and unfortunately in most instances most horses just cannot train on to the top levels. This is no reflection of the riders being lacking in any shape or form. In the past everyone has excused the horse on the assumption that the riders were lacking. This has proven to not be the case. The problem is to have a horse who is born with the vocabulary/spectrum and aptitude to embrace both mentally and physically the discipline of Grand Prix. This is a genetic thing. Australian riders are as natural a horseman as there exists anywhere in the world. We believe that Gold Medals in the Olympics in Dressage is a self fulfilling prophecy for Australia. Put some of the best natural horseman in the world on horses which are genetically more likely to perform at Grand Prix than almost any other horse in the world and the result will be Gold Medals. Australians have dominated the Olympics and Gold Medals in the Eventing disciplines for the past two decades and this is courtesy to a very similar phenomena of highly suitable horses and very competitive natural horseman.
FIJI is the third stallion and is in his third season here at Ryans but has only just now had any public exposure. Most people would be unaware of his existence. Fiji has a whole new set of genetics which are being introduced into the breeding programme. There are lots and lots of different genetics out there being promoted in the warmblood world however despite massive publicity there are only a few families which influence Olympic Competition. Fiji represents the Florestan bloodline through his father Florencio. Florencio also carries the Weltmeyer bloodline and Florencio himself was the 5yr old and 6yr old Young Dressage Horse World Champion. Florencio actually contracted EVA which is a type of venerial disease in his second season at stud and although this disease does not affect the performance of the horse in competition it does pretty well bring to an end a career as a serving stallion. At the moment EVA is incurable so FIJI, being a result of Florencio's first season at stud, is one of the few stallions in the world by Florencio.
Fiji is very quiet and is being campaigned by 18yr old Bree Tillittzki in competition. Bree and Fiji have become something of a legend up here in the Hunter Valley where they are almost unbeatable. Fiji and breanna have scored over 75% in Novice levels in Sydney at Clarendon which is probably one of the most ferocious competition arenas in Australia. In so doing these scores Breanna and FIJI have rounded up imported horses being ridden by some of Australia's best riders including Olympians. Fiji foals show spectacular movement and spectacular temperaments.
PROMISE is the fourth stallion. He is a young chestnut stallion who has been pretty well hidden and other than the following couple of short paragraphs has not yet been introduced to the public. He was bought by Rozzi Ryan as a foal through the 2006 Auction of the Stars from Dirk Dijkstra. PROMISE is by Prestige who was the Champion Stallion in the performance testing in Sweden where he scored 8,8,10 for his paces. Prestige is one of the very few foals by Olympic Silvano. Silvano was ridden by Ellen Bontje at the Sydney Olympics in the Dutch Dressage Team. Silvano also competed in the Atlanta Olympics. Ellen owned Silvano, rode him but did not promote or stand him at stud in an agressive fashion. Silvano is pretty well a lost bloodline in the Dressage world except for Prestige. Silvano is predominately jumping blood and was a Grand Prix Showjumper in his life before becoming a Dressage star. Talking to Ellen she says that he very nearly ended up returning to a jumping career as he had a lot of talent in this area. It was only courtesy to the fact that he started winning a couple of Prix St Georges tests that Silvano stayed in the dressage world. From a very shakey beginning he did become the cornerstone of the Dutch Dressage Team.
PROMISE is out of a mare called AEA Florin who is by Flemmingh. Like Silvano, Flemmingh's pedigree is predominately jumping and Flemmingh himself started life being advertised as a jumping sire. Flemmingh went on to sire Gestion Lingh who with Edward Gal won many international Grand Prix competitions and was part of the Dutch Dressage Olympic Team. Flemmingh was also the sire of Krack C who was one of the most spectacular Grand Prix stallions in the world when ridden by Anky van Grunsven. Australia's Feur bred by Jane and Maurie Bruce went to Grand Prix with Maurie in the saddle before being sold to overseas interests.and so the list of International Grand Prix horses by Flemmingh goes on and on.
We expect PROMISE to show spectacular talents in the Advanced work. Advanced work does take time and we expect to know real answers in another 18 - 24 months. In the meantime we have actually jumped PROMISE and his jumping is absolutely spectacular with great technique in front and a back end that really kicks way up over the top of the riders head in mid air. PROMISE has a very steady temperament and we are using him in stud duties very sparingly. For anyone interested please refer to our Broodmare SONG who has the first PROMISE foal. SONG is actually a Thoroughbred by Sanction who is the sire of Adelaide 4**** winner FLAME. So you can see we are trying to capture the jumping blood and praying that the PROMISE youngstock are going to be unusually rideable and who knows, we may just come up with a superstar Olympic Eventer. Of course if Promise starts to show freaky talents in the dressage arena he will very quickly be introduced to the JIVE MAGIC & REGARDEZ MOI broodmares! In the meantime its work hard and watch closely!
All of this information on the stallions we hope you find of interest. We understand that many of you are viewing this information from different perspectives and this includes interested parties who are involved with breeding young stock for commercial purposes, interested parties breeding young stock for performance purposes, interested parties sending mares to the stallions, interested parties sourcing young stallions with a view to setting up their own programs, interested parties interested in fillies for their genetic worth, interested competition riders sorting through each years drop of foals searching for a Gold Medal and interested individuals looking at working pupil opportunities doing a season of stud work learning the ropes involved with follicle testing, preg testing, foaling down, and preparing weanlings for auctions. To all of you please contact us if you need any more information.