RICCIONE was one of the most wanted candidates at the 1998 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing making a big impression with his highly noble appearance and extravagant movements. He won riding horse tests and champions’ finals with scores of 9.0 and higher. In his Stallion Performance Test he confirmed the expectations of the breeders by scoring the highest for ride ability (both guest judges scored: 10.0) and became the Reserve Champion of the test. Riccione won several M, S and GP level classes.
RICCIONE’s sire REGAZZONI was the Champion of the Stallion Performance Test in Münster-Handorf and became Reserve Champion at the 1995 Bundeschampionate. His dam State Premium Mare Arosa received the top score of 10.0 for ride ability from the judges and guest judge riders in her Mare Performance Test. With the extraordinary beautiful Trakehner Arogno as sire and the Hanoverian foundation stallion Bolero as dam sire, Arosa carries classical dressage blood.
RICCIONE’s offspring convince with their type and movement. They are highly sort after at auctions in Hanover, Westphalia, Bavaria, and further a field. He has twelve licensed sons just from his first crop of foals of which two were Reserve Licensing Champions and two reserve 30-day test champions, in total 19 approved stallions. He also produced several Bundeschampionate finalists and 30 State Premium Mares.
Furthermore, RICCIONE was highly placed in the NRW Heritability Index for stallions of his year of birth and in the German FN-Breeding Value Index. No other 10-year old stallion passes on his quality more consistently than Riccione.