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Danish Warmblood

Skovens Rafael (Archived)


2019 Danish Warmblood Stallion of the Year and 2014 Swedish Warmblood Stallion of the Year!

Skovens Rafael has a great heart and a fantastic temper, always willing and cooperative. After the 2007 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing he was described as "An eager and willing stallion with an impressive natural self-carriage. He impresses with his wonderful walk and trot, but his canter is absolutely breathtaking. A gait he masters with great balance and powerful hindquarters".

In his pedigree he displays three generations of Grand Prix stallions: Blue Hors Romanov, Blue Hors Don Schufro and Zorro Z, and in the fourth generation we find the internationally famed sire May Sherif. Skovens Rafael was unbeatable in 2008, winning his way through the qualifying rounds of the Danish championship for young dressage horses and eventually claiming the victory in the final.

Skovens Rafael was purchased for a record price, breaking the one million DKK marker at the Spring Auction in Herning, Denmark at the age of three. At the age of four Skovens Rafael won the Danish national young dressage horse championship. At five he represented Denmark at the World Championships for young horses in Verden, where they landed a respectable 7th place. In 2010, he represented Denmark once again in Verden and this time he placed 5th. With his first crop of four year olds, three offspring made it to the finals and placed 3rd, 4th and 8th at the Danish championships in Odense. His offspring inherit his great rideability.

Some of his best offspring are Safir, Tailormade Ralph Lauren, Adrenalin Firfod (licensed in 2013, Rafaella K and Natasha Mollegard. His son Springbank VH won the Swedish Young Horse Dressage Championship for three year olds. The four year old division was won by Revolution, with U.Bolt second, both by Skovens Rafael. 

At the World Championships for five year olds in Verden, 2014, Revolution was 7th with 8.72 points and won the five year old championship in Falsterbo, Sweden, where U.Bolt was fourth.  His son, London, won the Swedish Breeders Trophy for four year old dressage horses in 2014. 

Skovens Rafael: following in the hoof prints of his Grand Prix ancestors.

Stallion Details

liver chestnut
Approved For
Oldenburg, Denmark, Sweden
Premium stallion, Performance Test winner

WFFS Status: tested carrier (N/WFFS)

Skovens Rafael : PEDIGREE

BH Romanov Rohdiamant Rubinstein I
Elektia V
Rumirell Grundstein II
Ruling Action
Tazorba BH Don Schufro Donnerhall
Tazora Zorro Z

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