Riviera is a 16.2hh mare imported from France. Her sire is the KWPN stallion Olivi (Jazz/Aktion), he is currently ranked 2nd behind his sire Jazz on the KWPN Sire Rankings. Olivi’s offsprings include the US based stallion UB40 (owned by Iron Spring Farm), ranked #6 USEF Dressage Sire in 2016. Riviera’s Oldenburg dam is the daughter of the famous stallion Rubinstein I. Riviera’s full brother Renoir has made his debut at Grand Prix in the US in 2017.
Riviera has competed in young horse classes in France, and qualified for France YH Nationals as a 6-Year-Old with scores in the 70’s. She made her first show season in the US last year as a 7-year-old at Second and Third levels, with consistent scores in the high 60’s and up to 71% with a USDF Gold Medalist rider. Riviera was the USDF Region 9 Reserve Champion at Third level last year!
She has 3 very good gaits, and - like her brother - already demonstrates great abilities for collection. She is very confirmed in all Third level movements, and has started working canter pirouettes, and plays a bit with passage and half steps. She goes both on a snaffle or double bridle. She is not a hot mare, yet sensitive and forward thinking under saddle. She is not the type of mare to be affected by seasons or cycles. She is sweet and not opinionated, hence suitable for a timid Amateur rider in my opinion, but would also make a great international quality horse for any ambitious rider.
Riviera has a very sweet personality, she is very cuddly and loves the attention! She loads easily in the trailer, trail rides, and is up-to-date with all vaccinations, dentist and coggins. She is lifetime registered with both USEF and USDF, holds a Selle Francais breed passport currently being upgraded to an FEI passport in preparation for CDI participation.
Currently located in Massachusetts, price negotiable but will increase with training and show record.