From Endurance to Dressage
That's a big name for such a little guy. But if you're bound for greatness, then I guess you better have a strong name.
Imperioso's grandsire, Ideal, is quite famous. He's one of only ten Oldenburg Stallions to have a 4-Star rating (only four have a 5-Star rating). A stars is awarded for success in each of five areas: Conformation, 100-Day Test, Sport Test, Foal Evaluation, and Success of Off-Spring. Ideal is an approved stallion for both Oldenburgs and the Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar-International (RPSI) registry.
Imperioso's sire, Inbegriff, took his 100-day test for the Oldenburg registry, but was injured at the very end and was not accepted as an approved Oldenbug stallion. But because of his excellent performance during the test, he was accepted by the RPSI registry.
Banjo Rose, Imperioso's dam, is a Thoroughbred by breeding, but she scored quite high with the International Sporthorse Registry and has been entered in the Main Mare Book of the ISR/Oldenburg registry.
Imperioso is a Zweibrücker, which is a horse registered with the RPSI even though he has Oldenburg descended/approved parents. Learning about the warmblood registries is now on my list of things to know. From what I can tell, the registries are more interested in improving their horses as opposed to keeping bloodlines pure (as the Arabians do). I do not know if that makes Imperioso a German Warmblood or not. He was born here, but he is registered with a German registry. Does anyone know?
Imperioso's Pferdepass (passport) is quite detailed and thick. So while the RSPI registry is located in Germany, there is an American affiliate that can take care of ownership changes.
So who is this Imperioso anyway? Well, in case you haven't figured it out yet, he's my new dressage horse! There is a story here, of course, but I'll tell it in a day or so.
11/29/2014 11:22:41 pm
Thanks - I am pretty excited about him. :0)
11/29/2014 11:23:43 pm
His owner did do a good job getting him ready. Hopefully I can bring him along to his potential. :0)
11/29/2014 11:53:01 pm
He is a registered warmblood, orrrrrrr, Anglo Warmblood if you want advertise his dams side. RPSI isn't my registry, Christian and I have our expertise with ISR/Old. NA. That would be Ideals registry.
11/30/2014 12:41:49 am
Thank you, Shirley! That was a better explanation than I could find combing the entire internet. :0)
11/30/2014 12:53:31 am
Also wanted to add … I already got his USEF and USDF ID numbers. For now, they're just the free/cheap numbers. I can upgrade later. :0)
11/30/2014 12:31:01 am
Ditto, Shirley. I just love saying zweibruker, though! One if my Juniors just bought a zweibruker 2 months ago. I Love her! Congratulations!!!!
11/30/2014 12:55:11 am
Thanks for all your advice, Chemaine. There was that nice warmblood out there that was less than $20,000 after all. :0)
11/30/2014 12:55:46 am
Aw … thanks, Tracy. :0)
11/30/2014 01:32:13 am
That was a teaser for sure. I can't wait to hear more. He's handsome!
11/30/2014 01:38:55 am
The handsome photos are all thanks to Noemi. Mine were terrible. I have a post ready for tomorrow, but it will probably take a couple of days to get the whole story out. ;0)
11/30/2014 04:56:02 am
I am very excited for you. I can't wait to read about your experience with a warmblood. The learning curve is going to be so much different this time around, that is for certain!
11/30/2014 04:56:58 am
Does he have a nickname?
11/30/2014 09:14:25 am
I am excited and nervous all at the same time. As I was writing this week's blog posts (how he came to be mine), I was able to see so many examples of a good, thinking brain in action. I hope I get the same thing under saddle. :0)
11/30/2014 09:15:08 am
Thank you, Emma. I am looking forward to actually having him here with me. :0)
11/30/2014 09:15:43 am
Thanks, Jodi. :0)
12/1/2014 10:19:37 am
It will be more so when he actually gets here. Until then, I get to just daydream. :0)
12/1/2014 10:20:57 am
I didn't know that about Riva. Very cool! :0)
12/1/2014 02:48:14 pm
Doesn't Zweibrücker have a c in it?
12/1/2014 09:36:46 pm
Oops! I've typed that word a hundred times this week - just a typo. It has been corrected. Getting the umlaut in there creates an extra keystroke which throws me off. :0)
12/2/2014 12:41:32 am
I have to disable the umlauts, the german-language keyboard every single day of my life so I can type normally, because my husband and I share a German laptop. For this comment I simply had to re-enable them. Hey, my husband and I have some questions for you about your job. I'll have to privately email you.
12/2/2014 09:17:51 am
I would LOVE to hear from you, Lytha, you know that!!! Feel free to ask me anything. And yes, we would love to see Germany, and when we do, we are definitely stopping by. I already have another blogging friend in New Zealand who has made the same offer.
12/19/2014 12:45:13 am
How very exciting! Congratulations!
12/21/2014 02:39:58 am
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About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
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