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Royal Celeste FH Reference

Royal Classic x Diamond Hit




17h - 173cm

Dark Bay

Eliza Rutherford, VT

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Dressage at Devon Filly and Young Horse Champion

We were lucky to find this special mare as a two-year old as what would become the catalyst for the Quantico breeding program. Leased to us by breeder and rider Eliza Rutherford of Foxwood Hanoverians, this mare is a daughter of the highly regarded Hanoverian breeding stallion Royal Classic and out of the super producing D'lorienne, by Diamond Hit. Celeste was developed under saddle and prepared for breed shows by us as a three-year old and carried a foal by Grand Prix stallion Franziskus. She was Champion Mare at the 2016 MAHB Hanoverian Inspection with an overall 7.66 and tied for second-highest scoring mare in the country that year. At Dressage at Devon, Celeste won her very large (17 entries) Three-Year Old Fillies class, was Filly Champion, Young Horse Champion, and highest placing Hanoverian. Her score of 83.4% was the highest within the open breed show and included a 9 on the trot.

Celeste's 2017 filly Fabienne QC by Franziskus was highlighted as "Elite Auction quality" and named as Top Filly of her large AHS Foal Inspection at Hilltop Farm. For the year 2020 she was awarded the Bari von Buendingen Memorial Trophy by the American Hanoverian Society for being the highest scoring Hanoverian mare in the nation with an overall score of "8." She finished her Hanoverian mare performance test is 2023, scoring an overall 7.67 with 8s or above on all gaits including a "9" on trot. Fabienne is now a Hanoverian Premium Mare Candidate and has been retained as part of our program. We look forward to continuing to breed with this damline in our program.

Royal Celeste FH was leased by Quantico Sporthorses for the 2016 - 2017 season

Royal Celeste FH   Photo Gallery

In the Pedigree

Royal Classic is now a name synonymous with improving conformation, type, and riding horse qualities. He was Champion of his 30-day stallion test, qualified for the Bundeschampionate, and is confirmed through PSG/I1 level. Direct offspring include the approved stallion and Bundeschampion finalist Nymphenburg's Royal Side, now successful through PSG.

Diamond Hit was Premium stallion at his licensing, Reserve Bundeschampion, twice Reserve World Young Horse Champion, and competed very successfully at the Grand Prix level under Emma Hindle. Diamond Hit has also made a name for himself as a breeding stallion and counts US Olympic Team Bronze Medal-winning Gorklintgaards Dublet among his many successful offspring.

From the Mareline

Garçon (s. Gardeoffizier) - Approved Stallion, Bundeschampion, International Grand Prix
Dollar Girl (s. Dynamo) - Grand Prix Show Jumper (Nick Skelton), earnings of over £1,000,000.00
Bodyguard (s. Burlington) - Premium Stallion in Verden, PSG/I1
Sweet Hero (s. Sir Donnerhall I) - Approved Stallion, PSG
Duke Ellington (s. Dancier) - Approved Stallion
Floriana FH (s. Fabuleux) - 2nd highest MPT score in the nation, Grand Prix, Hanoverian Premium


Offspring Record

2017    Han. Pr. Can. Fabienne QC by Franziskus - Top Filly, Highest scoring Hanoverian Mare in US 2020, Hanoverian Premium Mare Candidate with 8s or above on all gaits including a 9 on trot

Han. Pr. Can. Fabienne QC   2017 Hanoverian Mare by Franziskus out of Royal Celeste FH
Royal Celeste FH   Video Gallery

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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