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Danish Warmblood

Royal Z II (Archived)


Royal Z, bred by the well known stud, Zangersheide, epitomizes the successful formula of breeding Ramiro Z to Alme Z mares. As a three year old he was third out of seventeen stallions in the Danish Warmblood 100 day test. Returning to Herning, site of the Danish National Stallion Show, as a five year old Royal Z II won the young horse championship. In 1995, he was named an elite Dansk Varmblod Stallion based on his own performance record as well as the records of his offspring. A grand prix jumper in his own right, Royal Z II has sired both top performing dressage horses and showjumpers globally. He has produced licensed stallions in other countries including, Radiant Skovgaard, a world cup winner. While he has sired many main and head studbook mares, he is best known for siring competition horses. These include Radiant, Resanto, Welten Z Enemaerke, particularly Castana Enemaerke, who is ranked number one worldwide in the top ten list of competition horses. Castana won the bronze medal for Dansk Varmblod at the World Breeding Championship. At the Danish Warmblood Show, the Vilhelmesborg International 2000, six offspring of ROYAL Z II participated competing against offspring of other top internationally known stallions. No other stallion had so many offspring selected for this invitational show. All six were placed by the judges and the panel gave three awards. One of the judges, the former head of the Swedish National Stud, Flyinge, declared it to be a remarkable feat given the number of Royal Z II offspring that have been exported. The offspring of Royal Z II are much desired by top competition riders globally. Royal Z's sire, the licensed Holsteiner Stallion, Ramiro Z, is the top ranked sire of jumping horses in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses Index. Under Fritz Ligges, Ramiro Z won many Grand Prix classes. He has produced 50 licensed stallions among whom include Robin Z II, the Swedish Stallion Robin Z I and Ramses. Royal Z's damsire, Alme Z, a licensed Selle Francais stallion, was an international winner in numerous Grand Prix jumping classes. He is sire of the world Champion, Galoubet and the World Cup winner I Love You, as well as the Zangersheide Stallion, Jalisco B. Royal Z's dam, Aleska Z has produced several licensed sons, including Cordalme Z and Royal Z I.

From the Danish Stallion Database:

Grading description:

Suitable size stallion of extremely good type. Beautiful head on a well set neck. Sloping shoulder. Slightly short withers. Good overline. Well formed croup. Legs correct confirmation. Paces extremely good in trot and canter.

Material description: A good and strong stallion with an extremely good temper and an extremely good character. The stallion works good and rhythmic in all paces. Shows brave, secure and correct jumping with great capacity both on course and cross country. Ordinary showing abilities extremely good. The Material Test was made in 1988 at the military compound in Næstved.

Foal description: Medium sized foals, slightly not uniform in type. Beautiful head. Well set neck. The majority with a short shoulder and unmarked withers. Good overline. Legs correct confirmation. Paces good. Should be used on noble mares with good foundation and well marked back. Basis : 45 foals.

Own results: B-horse in jumping in 1990

Other notices: Description from 3rd. divided grading at The Stallion Show in Herning in 1995 : A harmonic stallion with good influence concerning jumping abilities. The stallion is full brother to Royal Z 1 DH 353. Sire of the following graded stallion : Rembrandt Enemærke graded in 1995. Sire of 1 A-horse in jumping. Graded élite-stallion in 1996. Royal Z II died in 2000.

Stallion Details

16.2 hands
Approved For
Danish, Holsteiner, Oldenburg
Elite Stallion Status conferred in 1995

Jumping index 160
Dressage index 107


Ramiro Z Raimond Ramzes
Valine Z Cottage Son xx
Aleska Z Alme Z Ibrahim
Landdorne Z Lavendel

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