The handsome nine-year-old Oldenberg stallion, Rubinstar, owned by Elizabeth Spiwack wintered in Florida with rider/trainer David Collins, of Sport Horse Services International, Pawling, New York. A son of Rubinstein, the 17-hand chestnut is out of the mare Geruane by Figaro. The second mother also produced the mother of Gervantus I and II. Gervantus I (by Grannus x Vollkorn xx) was Oldenburg champion stallion as a 2 1/5 year old, Gervantus II has become an international jumper ridden by Urs Faeh from Switzerland.
Rubinstein is the stallion ridden by German Nicole Uphoff trainer and rider for one of Germany's leading stallion farms Germany's leading stallion farm "Vorwerk". Also competing a 10-year-old son of Rubinstein, American rider Lisa Wilcox, co-trainer with Uphoff in Germany. With her 10-year-old mount Rohdiamant (Rubinstein I x Inschallah AA), Wilcox is a contender for the USET Dressage Team whom will remain in Europe for the final selection process in June.