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Rivendell Whispin


Pedigree profile of Rivendell Whispin (Sold)

D.O.B 17/01/2008 - Rivendell Wangu x Davenport Peter Pan x Wachmann III (Hann)

Whispin was the first foal to be produced by the mare Davenport Pisces. His sire is the stallion Rivendell Wangu.

Whispin’s dam, was a mare called Davenport Pisces, who competed up to Medium dressage level successfully, before being retired due to an old injury to her hock. She produced two foals and we failed to get her in foal thereafter. Pisces was by well-known stallion peter Pan who was by thoroughbred stallion Pyrmont xx. Pyrmont passed on exceptional movement and rideability as well as a scopey jump, resulting in very athletic horses.

On the damside of Whispin, we see old SAW breeding going to Namibian lines as well that have stood the test of time in SA and continuously producing sound and sane top competition horses across all disciplines.

Whispin’s sire Wangu, was probably one of the most honest and rideable horses we have ever produced and has continued this attitude throughout all of his offspring.

Wangu’s sire is a pure thoroughbred stallion, “Whistling Wood”, by the legendary Fort Wood who has many progeny competing at all levels in show-jumping in South Africa after their racing careers. On an international level, Sadler’s Wells is highly desirable for show jumping horses and increasingly so, which has resulted in much international interest in Wangu’s pedigree.

Wangu’s damline has the legendary Pik Bube in its pedigree who was a dressage legend in his time under Herbert Rehbein. They won 11 out of 12 advanced classes in their only competition season in 1980. Pik Bube’s sire, Pik König is considered the most important son of the famous Thoroughbred sire of showjumpers, Pik As xx. Pik König sired 19 Approved sons and 22 State Premium mares. His offspring - such as Pirol 37 - were mainly successful in showjumping. With a dressage index of 126, and a jumping index of 131, Pik König had an overall rating of 129.

Rivendell Wangu enjoyed a successful show-jumping career under Mirja Horsthemke in Johannesburg up to 1.35m. Trainer Barry Taylor said he has tremendous scope and is an extremely brave well-natured horse, which is a trait he definitely passes onto his progeny.

Whispin himself has competed successfully at 1.20m.


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