Ricardo, by Index, was Reserve Champion at the 1973 Neumunster inspection and stood at stud in Germany until 1980, when the Bartons imported him to the USA. Ricardo sired three approved sons and the dam of the great Butow. He continued his stud duties at Castell Imperator until his death in 1983.
Left: Tatiana vom Castell (Leonidas *Pg* x Taharani vom Castell v. Avignon II), at 2 months. Right: Ricarda with her 1974 mare Quadriga (Blues v. Lateran x Quintanerin v. Reichsfuerst).
Ricarda is an accomplished horsewoman in her own right, holding an Instructor's Certification from Germany. She is also a past winner of several championships - including a win at the prestigious Bundeschampionat with one of her young mares. Ricarda has dedicated her life to the horses she breeds. Each foal and young horse is treated like the priceless treasure that it is. The care and kindness invested in each horse is evident from the loving, trainable character, correct conformation and good health of the youngsters that come from her herd. Ricarda's careful, intelligent breeding efforts have produced several Breeding Stallions and Elite mares, as well as numerous champions in the Dressage, Hunter, Jumper and Eventing disciplines. Building on the classical "T" and "P" mare lines, Ricarda continues to work tirelessly to uphold the legacy of the Trakehner horse.
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The people and horses at Castell Imperator Trakehner Hof warmly welcome visitors - and would love to show you why your next partner should be a Trakehner.
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