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Special Premium/Elite Rhosemary

Rosentanz x Fürst Heinrich



German Oldenburg

16.2h - 168cm

Dark Brown

Maurine Swanson, PA

View Pedigree 

Elite Oldenburg Mare of Distinction from the mareline of Benicio

From the highly-regarded breeding program of friend and mentor Mo Swanson, Rhosemary is sired by premium Hanoverian licensing stallion Rosentanz and out of Elite Stute Fhlora by Fürst Heinrich. Rhosemary finished a very good performance test as a three-year old with highlight scores of 8 on rideability and 8.5 on free jumping. Based on her inspection and performance test scores, she was also named a Special Premium Mare with the German Oldenburg Verband. She has now been designated an Elite Stute for her super production record with numerous Premium offspring and successful riding horses. Rhosemary's foals all inherit her high level of beauty, elegance, and the character and gaits to excel under the rider.

At Dressage at Devon 2022, her daughter 
Frida Kahlo QC (by Franklin) won the Two-Year-Old Fillies class, was Champion Filly, Reserve Champion Young Horse, and highest placing Hanoverian with scores to 85+%! Rhosemary had a stunning colt by Cum Laude in 2023 that sold quickly into a development home.

SP/El. Rhosemary   Photo Gallery

In the Pedigree

Rosentanz was named Premium and would be the auction price highlight at the 2003 Hanoverian licensing in Verden. He subsequently won his 30-day test as a three-year old and continued success through sport and breeding, bringing the Pan Am Games horse Rosemarin and the approved stallion and PSG successful Rocazino.

The dam 
Elite Stute Fhlora, sired by World Young Horse Champion Fürst Heinrich and out of SPS Valencia, is the maternal half-sister to the highly popular breeding stallion and performance horse Callaho's Benicio. Benicio competed through Grand Prix level and was the celebrated Bundeschampion of the Six-Year Old Riding Horses in 2011 with huge scores of 10 for walk and trot, 9.5 for general impression, and 9 for the canter.

From the Mareline

Callaho's Benicio (s. Belissimo M) - Approved Stallion, Bundeschampion, Grand Prix
SPS Valencia (s. Velten Third) - States Premium, represented Hanoverian Verband at European Mare Championships
Sunciro (s. Sunlight xx) - Licensed Stallion, Verden Riding Auction 2013
Belle Fleur de Mon Coeur (s. Belissimo M) - Advanced M Level (UK)
El. St. Fhlora (s. Fürst Heinrich
) - Elite Stute, Highest inspection score on US German Oldenburg Tour
SP Rhaisonette (s. Rosentanz) - 3rd level (US), Breed Show Champion, full sister to Rhosemary
Gheyser Peak (s. Grey Flanell) - Premium and Foal of Distinction
Devinette (s. Dancier) - PSG/I1
Maestro 26 (s. Matrose) - Grand Prix
Magnus 65 (s. Emigrant) - Grand Prix



Offspring Record

2012    Shudoku colt by Shakespeare RSF - GOV Premium, 3rd Level
2014    Dha Vinci colt by Dante Weltino OLD
    Dhisney colt by Dante Weltino OLD - GOV Premium
    Fhume Blanc filly by Foundation - GOV Premium
    Bhulgari colt by Benetton Dream FRH - GOV Premium and Foal of Distinction
    Dhaimler colt by Dancier
    Dios Mío colt by Don Frederic - GOV Premium and Top Foal, Sold!
    Frida Kahlo QC filly by Franklin - Gold Medal Hanoverian Foal, Retained
    Lenny Kravitz QC colt by Lowlands OLD - Sold!
    Cuervo QC colt by Cum Laude - Sold!

Cuervo QC   2023 Hanoverian Colt by Cum Laude out of SP/El. Rhosemary
Frida Kahlo QC   2020 Hanoverian Mare by Franklin out of SP/El. Rhosemary


Dios Mío   2019 German Oldenburg Colt by Don Frederic out of SP/El. Rhosemary
Lenny Kravitz QC   2021 German Oldenburg Colt by Lowlands OLD out of SP/El. Rhosemary

Learn more about us and our breeding program here.

Depending on the time of year, we may have some horses available or know of others available within our network. Feel free to reach out to us by phone or email regarding your horse search. In addition, we are happy to offer consultation regarding breeding, young horse development, or the industry at large. And we're always mapping out our next breeding season! We enjoy meeting new acquaintances and talking horses.

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