Here we remember the former residents that have played their part in establishing the breeding programme in Romanno Stud.

Rubin Star N - Stallion

Rubin Star N – Black, 1991 – 2017, 166cm
Sire – Rubinstein by Rosenkavalier
Dam – St Pr St Carella by Ramino

It is with deep sadness I can report the passing of our wonderful foundation stallion RUBIN STAR N (Rubinstein x St Pr St Carell), bn 1991 (nearing his 27th birthday) due to old age and related health issues.

RUBIN STAR N was undoubtedly fundamental in achieving the initial success of Romanno Stud and putting our name onto the international circuit. Purchased in 2003 from Paul Schockemohle, he was a horse that captured everybody’s heart with his amazing character and very soon became an integral part of the family and also the yard.

He was the champion stallion at his performance test gaining high marks for both the dressage and showjumping phases. He gained the maximum of 10 for both the willingness to learn and temperament assessments.

He successfully competed at intermediate 1 level and was himself highly placed in the final of the Bundeschampionat final. He was the series winner and most successful dressage stallion in his age group at the DHV Stallion Tournament in Euskirchen.

In 2002, the heritability assessment of the Equestrian Association would indicate that the future is his. A score of 141 points in dressage is a manifestation of the brilliant future prognosis for him and at the same time his jumping score of 122 points is above average. His dressage score also secured him the highest ranking heritability assessment for dressage among all stallions kept in the Hessen area of Germany.

Rubin Star’s offspring continue to excel in both the sports and show rings. In 2015 Romanno Royale, HOYS Cuddy Supreme In Hand Champion. Other HOYS finalists include Stanley Grange Blencathra , Sutton Grange Amazing Grace, Runnon Ruby Tuesday. Other consistant show champions are Remember Rossmore, Remember Rio and Rommano Rubins Devine.. Romanno Rafiel was BD National Novice Open Winter Champion and also was accepted for breeding with the Warmblood Breeders UK Studbook. Riesenstern was BD elementary Open national Champion and Romanno Rustic Star is a regulary winner.
Rubin Star’s progeny competed at international level, these include Rossini and Rush Hour, both grand prix dressage. Willibalds Riverdance CCI 3* inter dressage, Roly Poly advanced show jumping and the wonderful Rolling Stone II CCI 3 * advanced eventer in USA, ridden by Nate Chambers.

He will be sorely missed at the stud but remains present in his daughters that we have and we are lucky to have 2 foals due to him out of wonderful mares in 2018. We are also thankful to have frozen semen taken from him when he was in his prime.

Pendely Gold Link - Pony Stallion

Pendely Gold Link  – Bay, 126cm 2000 – 2015
Sire – Carmargue Tribute by Keston Tribute
Dam – Pendley Loving Cup by Enstone Artist

Pendely Gold Link was a stallion with a fantastic temperament, huge front and the most extravagant movement. He was very lightly shown as yearling, due to foot and mouth but was Supreme Champion at both Devon County and Kent County.

His sire, Carmargue Tribute was champion stallion at the NPS Championships and has sired countless show pony, show hunter pony and hack champions both in the UK and Australia where he was exported too in 2000. Tribute’s dam, Holly Of Spring was four times HOYS Pony of the Year. She in turn was sired by Gems Signet, who when gelded also won the coveted HOYS Pony of the Year title. Tribute’s sire, Keston Tribune, was a Supreme Champion at Ponies of Britain and also the sire of HOYS Pony of the Year winners, Syon Sensation, Hollys Gem, Chiddock Gossip Column and Ambershire Master Touch. Keston Tribune was by another famous sire Rosslyn Sandalwood, sire of Solway Redwood (reserve HOYS Pony of the Year), Solway Magnolia (exported toAustralia) etc.

His dam, Pendley Loving Cup was Supreme Champion at East of England and Overall Champion Riding Pony Broodmare at NPS championships. She is the dam of many champions including Pendley Gold Cup (multi supreme champion and now top sire in Australia), Pendley Rum Punch (supreme champion and sire of many champions including Holltess Whoops A Daisy and Holltess Sugar Tot), Pendley Elite, Pendley Temptation etc. Loving Cup’s full sister Pendley Birthday Girl is one of Englands most successful brood mares – she is the dam of Colbeach Salaman (HOYS Pony of the Year), Colbeach Sensation (twice reserve HOYS Pony of the Year and BSPS Supreme Champion, now a brood mare with the Romano Stud) and Colbeach Martina, Champion Royal Show and Reserve Champion RIHS. Loving Cup’s dam Pendley Maypole was multi champion winner including Supreme at Essex County, Supreme at East of England and 3rd at HOYS.
His offspring regularly qualify for HOYS & RIHS. He is the sire of the multi champion LR Rivenwood Class Act and the unbeaten 2009 foal Romanno Valentino who has went on to be a champion in LR classes, Romanno Revelation, Greenbarrow Art of Gold, Greenbarrow Gold Leaf, Sutton Grange Prim and Proper.

We have retained several daughters as breeding mares.

St. Pr. St. De La Rosa – Dark Bay, 17HH, 1998 – 2018

Sire – De Niro by Donnerhall
Dam – St Pr St Bellevue by Manstein

This very stunning, elastic mare is by the Grand Prix stallion De Niro who is the leading sire of dressage horses and has over 36 approved Hanoverian approved breeding sons, numerous state premium daughters and he was the sire of the largest number of competing dressage horses at the 2016 Olympics He is by the legendary Donnerhall.

The dam’s line is based on older breeding and Manstein and also the grandfather Barsoi XX. Manstein was the sire of the British Olympic horse Millenium ridden by Laura Richardson. Barsoi XX was also the grandfather of the Welt Hit son Weltissimo who was the top lot stallion at the 1999 Vechta autumn auction and is a premium stallion with the Oldenburg society.

This mare won her mare grading with excellant marks and was also in the “Briliant Ring” at the annual mare show held at Rastede, Germany.

This mare has produced 2 approved breeding sires who have both been dressage national champions – Romanno Ruinart by Rohdimant and Romanno Rafiel by Rubin Star N. She has produced 2 Oldenburg Verband Premium mare Romina and Bonita both by Rohdiamant. Bonita is an ELITE mare and has produced 2 Premium Oldenburg approved breeding stallions including Feu D’Or (gestuet Bon Homme) and several premium daughters.

De La Rosa’s son Romanno Ruinart dominated the 2009 dressage competitions. He is the winner of the BEF British Dressage Young Horse 4 yo 2009 award following his 3 major wins, the Badminton Young Dressage Horse of the Future award and the Shearwater 4 yo Dressage Horse championships scoring 84% in both. He then took the 4 yo championship and reserve young horse supreme championship at the National Dressage Championships. He was awarded the Premium title at his stallion approval.

2014 saw De La Rosa’s offspring continue their success. Romanno Rafiel by the stud’s stallion Rubin Star N was National Winter Novice Open Champion and then went on to be accepted as a breeding stallion with the Warmblood Breeders UK Studbook.

De La Rosa is the dam of Romanno Bedriska (R) who has had a tremendous debut showing season in 2012 – Supreme In Hand Horse Of The Year Show Champion, Supreme Ponies UK West Midlands Stallion Show & Supreme Kellythorpe Stud In Hand Champion. Romanno Bedriska by Quando Quando had her first season under saddle and qualified for both the RIHS & HOYS De La Rosa has only ever produced Premium foals and we have retained 3 as competition and breeding mares at the stud. He offspring successes have earned her the Oldenburg ELITE mare title. 

Deine Lady - Performance Mare

Deine Lady, Black, 170cm, 1997 – 2018

Sire – Rubinstein by Rosenkavalier
Dam – Deine Leibling by Donnerhall

This true black pearl of a mare combines legendary proven breeding of the very best – Rubinstein x Donnerhall x Pik Bube . This mare is the direct maternal half sister to the Oldenburg stallion champion and grand prix winner – Sorento Old.  She is the dam of the Grand Prix mare Dorina and the studs mares Romanno Deine Traum and Romanno Deine Lady who achieved the prestigious Gold Premium award as a yearling from the SPSS>

From this dam lines derives the stallions and grand prix horses Aktuell, Pommery, Konsequent, Versace T. We have retained her daughter Romanno Deine Traum by Bordeaux as a breeding mare.

St Pr ST Wie Liebe – Bay, 168cm, 2002 – 2018

Sire – Wolkenstein ll by Weltmeyer
Dam – Maskottchen by Matcho AA

This mare is the full sister to Wie Musik who is the dam of the Olympic grand prix stallion Desperados FRH. She is the maternal half sister to Welfenkonig who competed to Inter l.

The stallions Don Marcello, Don Noblesse, Don Placido, Limonit, Londontower, Moseltal and Rocko Barocko all stem from this dam line. Numerous sport, state premium mares also derive from this renowned line.

Verband Premium Deliah G – Black, 168cm, 1996 – 2016
Rubinstein x Donnerhall x Pik Bube

Mouth watering pedigree and dam line of the premium stallion Mon Dieu. Numerous dressage horses , elite foals and state premium mares have been bred from this dam line. Deliah G is the dam of the dressage horses Romanno Fillielingh, Romanno Quest, Romanno Denika and the sport pony Romanno Destiny who we have retained as a brood mare and who is multi champion in hand winner. Destiny’s full brother Romanno Royal Salute is also a championship in hand winner. She bred an approved stallion in Germany who tragically died at a young age.

Verband Premium Deliah G – Black, 168cm, 1996 – 2016
Rubinstein x Donnerhall x Pik Bube

Mouth watering pedigree and dam line of the premium stallion Mon Dieu. Numerous dressage horses , elite foals and state premium mares have been bred from this dam line. Deliah G is the dam of the dressage horses Romanno Fillielingh, Romanno Quest, Romanno Denika and the sport pony Romanno Destiny who we have retained as a brood mare and who is multi champion in hand winner. Destiny’s full brother Romanno Royal Salute is also a championship in hand winner. She bred an approved stallion in Germany who tragically died at a young age.

Pascale – Black, 164cm 1997 – 2017
Pascal x Paradox

Wonderful mare who’s dam was an international showjumper in Europe. Pascale bred numerous horses and ponies and was a major influence in bringing our stud prefix to the fore especially in the show ring. Her dressage daughter Romanno Dark Dream was a regular contender in the dressage arena. Her daughter Romanno Romany Gypsy is a massive inhand and ridden show winner and has been placed 3rd at HOYS 3 times! Her son Romanno Pascale Prinz was a multi in hand champion and is now competing young rider eventing. Her daughter Romanno Gypsy Queen is a champion in hand winner and her son Romanno Royal Recital is due to commence his ridden duties in 2018. We have retained a daughter by this mare.

Broadstone Dubonnet – Black, 169cm, 2000 – 2010
Demonstrator x World Cup I

Purchased as a foal this stunningly beautiful mare was a massive in hand show winner and indeed won the BHHS Show points award trophy in 2001. She stems from direct dam line of the stallions MATT I & MAAT II – her grand dam is their full sister. Her son Romanno Rustic Star is a prolific winner in the dressage arena and her daughter Romanno Rubin’s Devine has been a champion winner under saddle and is now a brood mare at the stud.

Chiddock Spot On Chestnut, 144cm, 1996 – 2019
Sire – Chiddock Fankino by Wingrove Mankino
Dam – Pendley Spotlight by Rosslyn Sandlewood

This truly outstanding mare had a very short but outstanding ridden career prior to an injury preventing her from being ridden.

The wins are too numerous to mention but consistently throughout the country this mare headed the class, and as a 4 year old, not only went on to become the Hoys Champion Show Hunter Pony 2001 and then went on to become the Hoys Supreme Ridden Horse or Pony Champion 2001.

Her breeding is lovely, the sire Chiddock Fankino is the sire of so many champions and also the Supreme Ridden Show Pony Champion, HOYS 2004 – Chiddock Over The Limit. The dam’s side goes back to Rosslyn Sandal Wood, Elizabeth Arden lines which are so sought after and found in so many of the top show ponies.

Spot On has bred numerous offspring including Romanno Spot The Talent who was the Ponies UK Supreme Overall Champion and qualified for HOYS. The in hand champions Romanno Royal Celebration and Romanno Spot Of Class.

Rosslyn Sweet Fun - Pony Mare, Romanno Stud

Rosslyn Sweet Fun – Bay, 14.0hh 1984 – 2009
Sire – Oakley Bubbling Fun by Wingrove Minkino
Dam – Rosslyn Sweet Talk by Bishops Morning Magic

Rosslyn Sweet Fun was one of the most prolific mares bred by Margaret Runcie of the Rosslyn Stud. She was never ridden but won many championships throughout the country in hand and produced many wonderful offspring that also had coveted showing careers both in the UK and in Australia.

The most noted was her daughter Rosslyn Sweet Repose who qualified for HOYS 5 times and in 2001 was the HOYS In Hand Supreme Champion. We have retained Fun’s very last daughter as a breeding mare at the stud- Romanno Sweet Talk.

Rosslyn Sweet Fun - Pony Mare, Romanno Stud

Rosslyn Sweet Repose – Bay, 13.2hh, 1989 – 2010
Sire – Oakley Roaming Free by Oakley Bubbling Spring
Dam – Rosslyn Sweet Fun by Oakley Bubbling Fun

Repose was one of the most noted show mares in hand both as a youngster and as a broodmare, winning championships throughout the country and qualifiying for the In Hand Championship at HOYS 5 times and in 2001 she went on tot become the HOYS Supreme In Hand Champion. Her offspring have been successful in both the UL and Australia. Her daughter Falconhurst Park Penny Royal indeed was placed under saddle at HOYS.

Colbeach Sensation – Brown mare, 12.2hh, NPS PBA PBW, 1991 – 2011

The outstanding mare Colbeach Sensation, sired by Willowbay Symphony, who is one of the most consistent sires of top ridden show ponies out of Pendley Birthday Girl, who is known world wide as being one of the most consistent brood mares of top class ridden ponies.

Colbeach Sensation is familiar with everybody on the ridden show scene having won HOYS 3 times, been HOYS Pony Of The Year Reserve Champion 3 times, placed 2nd at HOYS twice and placed 3rd once. She has been the Supreme Champion of Champions at the BSPS Summer Championships, BSPS Blue Ribband Legand Show Pony Champion, David Manning Champion of Champions, twice BSPS Dennybeck Champion, Scottish Horse Show Champion twice, etc – there is few trophies pertaining to her classes that this mare has not had her name put on.

Her full brother Colbeach Salaman was HOYS Pony Of The Year Champion 2004, her half sister Colbeach Martina also a Supreme Champion ridden pony..

Colbeach Sensation’s dam Pendley Birthday Girl is the full sister to Pendley Loving Cup dam of Pendley Gold Cup who was exported to Australia to stand at stud.

Sensation has produced 2 wonderful ponies both by Deanhills Royal Portrait, a filly Romanno Simplicity who is a champion winner both in hand and under saddle and the studs riding pony stallion, Romanno Serendipity who is siring quality show champions both in hand and under saddle.

Romanno Royal Talk – Bay, 14.2hh, 2005 – 2015
Sire – Stanley Grange Royal Appointment by Small-Land Maytino
Dam – Radway Small Talk by Radway Ptarmigan

Stunning mare who was the first ever foal by her sire Stanley Grange Royal Appointment, who although still young in his breeding years is proving to sire top quality, sought after progeny who are winning championships at all major shows and include Renells By Royal Appointment who qualified for the Cuddy Supreme In hand Championship at HOYS in 2006.

Her dam, a former HOYS Intermediate Champion and multi supreme in hand and ridden champion is Radway Small Talk (see pony brood mares for full details).This mare was the foundation riding pony mare for the stud.

Romanno Royal Talk has only ever been lightly shown and some of her successes include, British National Foal of the Year Reserve Supreme Champion, Reserve Part Bred Arab Northern Horse Show, Reserve 148cms NPS Youngstock Champion, Champion Part Bred Arab Ponies UK Summer Champs, Overall Arab Champion Royal Highland Show.

Royal Talk sadly only had 3 foals before her life was cut short but all have been champions in the ring.

Jackets Mayfair – Chestnut, 14.1hh, 2001 – 2017
Sire – Whalton Touch O The Blues by Whalton Morning Glory
Dam – Jackets Maysong by Valient

This outstanding, quality pony, bred from outstanding, proven champion breeding is by the sire Whalton Touch ‘o’ the Blues sire of so many top show ponies including the 2 FULL sisters to this pony Jackets Maybe and Jackets Maydream both HOYS Champions. The dam Jackets Maysong herself was HOYS PONY OF THE YEAR and undoubtedly was one of the most consistent brood mares of producing top progeny.

Jackets Mayfair has only lightly been shown this season, her first show season and has already proved her worth winning numerous championships including, DURHAM COUNTY, SCOTTISH HORSE and BORDER UNION SHOWS. Her Filly foal has also taken numerous foal championships.

Jackets Mayfair had her first ridden season in 2010 ridden by April Pollock and what a partnership theysecured. The following are a few of the championships they won. They even secured their HOYS ticket on their first attempt!

EQUIFEST Supreme Home Produced Champion 2011 & Scottish Showing Masters Supreme Champion 2011 (winning £1000 prize)
Ayr County Show Supreme Overall Arab Champion 2012

Her first offspring Romanno Mayflower is a regular winner in BSJA jumping classes and was won numerous discovery & new comers classes and qualified for the SCOPE finals several times..

Radway Small Talk – Bay, 148cm, 1994 – 2016
Sire – Radway Ptarmiagn by Broadmore Royal Pennant
Dam – Radway Chit Chat by Mischiefmaker

Radway Small Talk was the foundation pony mare for the stud and what a fantastic mare she was for us.

Radway Small Talk needs no introduction as one of the best ridden and brood mares in Britain. Her career both in hand and under saddle excels itself, to name a few – Intermediate Show Riding Type Champion Wembley 1999, BSPS Vauxhall Show Pony of the year Champion 1998, 4th Cuddys Supreme Inhand Final HOYS 2003, Supreme Overall Inhand Champion NPS Area 4 2003. Radway Small Talk is the full sister to Radway Talk of the Town (exported to New Zealand and is standing at stud).

She produced 11 foals all of whom that have entered the ring have been show champions. We are fortunate to have retained 2 breeding mares Romanno Small Talk, Romanno Love Chat and her very last foal Romanno Last Chat who is being retained as a stallion.