Friday, May 3, 2019

Foundation Sire: Rotspon

Here is the next installment of Warmblood Stallions of North America’s Foundation Friday.  Every other Friday we will be featuring a foundation sire - one who has been influential in the development of warmblood breeds. We pull from the incredible archive of The Horse Magazine, published by Chris Hector of Australia. Thank you, Chris, for permission to draw on your expertise!

168 cm
Breeder: Hans-Heinrich Müller 

In 2018, Rotspon was awarded Hanoverian Stallion of the Year. He has 29 licensed sons in Germany and he has sired 122 State Premium mares.

He was reserve champion of his licensing and the following year easily won his performance test with a score of 145.67. He was a particular star for the test riders, giving them all such a pleasant ride.
He has consistently produced top-selling auction horses at the Verden auction. As of 2019, he is the sire of 122 state premium mares, including Romanze, the champion mare of the 2002 Ratje-Niebuhr Show in Verden.
Rotspon has been responsible for twenty licensed stallions, including Re Primeur and Royal Blend both of whom were awarded the Burchard Müller Prize as the best stallions of their respective age classes.

To read the entire article, with pedigree, details of Rotspon's sons and daughters, on the Horse Magazine website,
click here.
There are several stallion descendants of Rotspon in North America. Click on the following links to read about each of the ones on

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