Riley (aka Rapidash)

Born 2014, this lovely 16.2h Rosenthal grandson is very is personable, athletic, sound and focused, with correct conformation and LOADS of presence. He has incredibly smooth gaits making him a very easy ride while also having elegant, expressive movement.


He has been under-saddle for about 2 years now, has been started over fences under-saddle, and has never been lame even when barefoot and ridden in rocky conditions (he has always been barefoot). He spent 4 months at the UC Davis boarding barn, sharing the rings with the UCD Hunter/Jumper Intercollegiate and club teams, where he was exposed to up to 20 riders in the ring at a time taking group lessons and spirited horses galloped around him and jumped courses. 


Since COVID-19 restrictions required relocating from UC Davis Equestrian Center, and then the LMU fire (which stopped one mile away from our ranch), resulted in persistent, unhealthy air quality, he is now on a limited work schedule at home on our breeding ranch in Winters.


Currently, he is doing walking hill work, gymnastic chute jumping, and walking elementary dressage movements. In addition, we are slowly introducing him into the “schooling show” environment by taking him to available schooling shows in the area. Since his withers finally grew up this summer, he is now balanced enough for serious work (if taken to a “clean-air” environment.). Riley’s breeding reflects our goal of breeding sane, sound and talented horses to make your riding experience fun, while also being very competitive.

As he is only 6 years old and still a bit green, he is appropriate for a quiet-handed Amateur intermediate rider or a confident advanced-beginner working consistently under a trainer.

He is being sold because his rider/trainer has graduated from college and will be leaving riding to start her “real” career.


His maternal grandsire is Rosenthal who, while alive, was a nationally ranked hunter sire.



His mother also carried the lines of Welt Klasse 

Information on Welt Klasse:


His paternal grandfather is Art Deco, who while alive was a nationally ranked hunter sire.

http://www.silverwoodfarm.com/artdeco.html or  http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/art+deco3


His grandmother is Chef Melissa (JC approved German Oldenberger Mare with European TB descendents such as Saros, Fallow, Pardal, Olden Times, Honeyway, Princely Gift, Ratification, and Precipitation.)  

Pedigree of sire:


Special thanks to Christina Perea for the use of her pictures!


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