On April 28, 2011, the 2010 Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games Dressage double bronze medal American Dressage star Ravel has produced his first US foal. Born at DG Bar Ranch, in Hanford, California, the bay colt has three white socks and a star with a trail that extends to his left nostril. The baby is owned in partnership with DG Bar and Akiko Yamazaki, Ravel’s owner. He is a Ravel x Sir Donnerhall. And now Akiko is asking DressageDaily readers to help her with the name. The Ravel foal "name the baby" contest is officially underway. “I would like to let people suggest names for this baby and have set up an account where people can send their suggestions, NameRavelBaby@yahoo.com." Akiko told dressageDaily. "The contest will be open until May 15, 2011. The winner will get an autographed (by Steffen of course!) photo montage of the baby and Ravel at the WEG."
** Please note, in accordance with the KWPN naming rules, foals born in 2011 must have their names starting with the letter G. **