Black/Brown Filly 20/09/2009
Sire: Regardez Moi Dam:Shakira
Ridotto R is a sensational filly which just explodes into action. She has a deliberate regular walk, a trot which is just so powerful that "explode" has to be the correct adjective. The canter is pronounced, round and seriously up-in-front. Ridotto R has a very powerful physique, displaying great aesthetic balance topped off with a stunning neck rising high out of her shoulders and an exquisite head. Ridotto R is probably the best foal that Shakira has ever produced. Ridotto R is a full sister to Ribena R who has been retained by Heath and Rozzie as a broodmare and is indeed the dam of Julio R, also in this catalogue. Ridotto R is by Regardez Moi who in 2008-2009 was the reigning Australian Grand Prix Champion and who is very likely to be a part of the Australian Grand Prix Dressage Team going to the World Equestrian Games in the USA later this year. Interestingly enough Ridotto's dam Shakira is by Salute who is also the sire of Victory Salute owned by Carolyn Leutenant. Victory Salute and rider Brett Parbery are also very likely selections for the Australian Team to go to the WEG this year. The Salute blood is very strong in Australia in producing International Three-Day Eventers, World Cup Show-Jumpers and Grand Prix Dressage horses. Right down on the bottom line is Lucilla who is a full sister to Stirling Liberty. Stirling Liberty competed in World Cup Show-Jumping at the tender age of just 7 years with Olympian Gavin Chester and perhaps more significantly Stirling Liberty is the sire of Grand Prix Dressage horse Snowy River Blackwood who with Di Jenkyns was considered one of the top combinations in Australia for some years. Ridotto R has the hallmarks of a legend waiting to happen!