U.S. Based Oldenburg Stallion Rubignon Passed Away

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 20:24
Rubignon (by Rubinstein x Donnerhall x Pik Solo)

The U.S. based Oldenburg licensed stallion Rubignon has passed away at age 26.

Rubignon was by Rubinstein out of Una Donna (by Donnerhall x Pik Solo x Samun xx. He was bred by Sibylle Wiemer.

The black stallion was first licensed for breeding at the Hessian Stallion Licensing in Alsfeld in 1996, and later approved by the Swedish warmblood, Hanoverian and Oldenburg society (GOV).

Swedish based American Colette Ross Prince purchased Rubignon as a youngster and stood him up for stud in Sweden. 

While in Germany he has only 13 offspring registered for sport with the German Equestrian Federation (two of them have competed at small tour level), in Sweden he sired no less than 198 offspring. His first year at stud in Sweden in 1998 he was bred to 70 mares. His best stud year was 2000 when he was bred to 90 mares. His last year at stud in Sweden was in 2006. 

Rubignon also had a career in sport. He was first competed by Swede Orn Arnarsson and in 2008 Ross-Prince rode him at one international at Grand Prix level, the 2008 CDI Norrkoping. At national level he garnered several wins and placings in 2008 and 2009.

Rubignon's most famous offspring includes Karolina Lundh's internationally competed Grand Prix horse Replay (by Rubignon x Andiamo), as well as Camilla Lindh's grey licensed stallion Channon (by Rubignon x Mazarin) who was a reserve horse for the Swedish team that competed at the 2006 World YH Championships. In Canada Marcia Doyle competes the Canadian warmblood mare Ariadne (by Rubignon x Weltmeyer) at international Grand Prix level.

Colette Ross-Prince sold Rubignon to American Edgar Schutte when she became pregnant with her first child a decade ago.

The black stallion moved to California, where he stood up for stud.

"Rubignon enjoyed incredible longevity in his breeding career beginning when he was a young stallion with a full book ever since," said Schutte. "His unique sweet character combined with his talent will be missed by many, especially at home. Rubignon’s many incredible offspring will no doubt carry on his legacy."

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