Expressive movement with the ultimate in suspension and swing, all wrapped in a golden coat
Palomino Imported German Riding Pony
- DOB 2nd March 2008
- Height : 150.2cm - 14.3 1/8 hh without shoes
- Negative for CA & WFFS
Sire - HET Golden Dream
Dam Sire - Bavarottie
Breeder - J Dinkels, Germany
Germany - DE441410418308
- Fully Licensed for Westphalia with a Premium
- Approved by Hannover
- Approved by Schleswig-Holstein
- Approved by Weser Ems with a Premium Class
- Registered with the Australian Sports Pony
Registry Inc Reg No 10308 (Elite)
- ACE Group DE441410418308
- Welsh Pony & Cob Society of Australia Reg No
- Progeny may also be eligible Part Arabian and
Australian Pony Stud Book
Golden Rock is described as an excellent pony type with brilliant movement loose uphill trot. He easily wins the hearts of everyone he meets with his natural charm.
Reserve Champion and Premium Stallion at Westphalian Licensing out of 83 stallions selected post pre-selection
2nd Reserve Champion and Premium Stallion at Hannover Licensing
Premium Class II stallion at Weser-Ems Licensing
Champion 3 yo free jumping at Bad-Salsulflen
Three wins in qualifiers for Bundeschampionate
Westfalen Champion 3 yo pony with a score of 8.71
Sire of 4 foals qualified for Lienen Federal Foal Championships in his first crop
2018 Ranked 19th for GRP stallions born between 2004-2014 based on prize money and success of progeny in competition
Completed full licensing for Westphalia HLP 2 day test with a score of 8.58
Champion Elite Licensed stallion for ACE Group Tour and highest score Australia wide incl. warmbloods for the year assessed
WA State Dressage Champion Open Novice
3rd place in Open Elementary at WA State Championships
Wins and places in Open Dressage against warmbloods up to Medium
WA Runner-Up Dressage Horse of the Year in Open competition for all levels.
Clear rounds and clear jump off rounds in Jumping classes with correct jumping style and spectacular hindleg. Scored 8.83 in HLP for jumping.
Many licensed sons and State Premium daughters in Germany and Bundeschampionate finalists in both dressage & jumping classes.
Sire of National Champion 4 yo Young Pony and Champion of Champions for 2018, Dynamik Great Expectations bred by Dynamik Stallions
Sire of National Champion 4 yo Young Pony for 2019, Glamour Rock BHI
To compete PSG in 2019
Credit Erik Lloyd
Credit Erik Lloyd
At his licensing in Germany, Golden Rock was awarded Reserve Champion Premium Westphalian stallion out of 83 stallions that were selected to be presented with his scores including two 9’s. At Verden he was approved by Hannover and gained the Second Reserve Champion of the licensing with a Premium title and a score of 9 for his loose uphill trot. He was also approved for Weser Ems with a Premium Class II title.
He was the Champion of the free jumping competition for 3 yo's in Bad- Salzuflen, with an overall score of 8.4. At the Pony Meeting in Ludinghausen, he dominated the field winning his young horse class with an overall score of 8.5. He went on to win his next two young horse dressage classes against warmbloods. At Westfalen Week in Muenster Handorf he was the winner of his qualifier on a score of 8.33 and was awarded Westfalen Champion of all 3 yo's. with a very impressive final score of 8.71. At the Bundeschampionate as a 3 yo, he was a finalist scoring 9’s for his canter in both rounds and also 9’s for his type. The judges commented that he was a top class stallion with excellent musculature and quality movement.
He has three licensed sons in Germany from his first crop of foals and three State Premium daughters. At the Lienen National Championship Finals for foals, four who qualified were by Golden Rock from his first crop alone. Many mares sired by Golden Rock in Germany are now producing Champion foals including Gold Premium awarded foals and Lienen qualified foals. He has produced several progeny that qualified became finalists in both dressage and jumping for the prestigious German National Young Horse event, the Bundeschampionate.
Golden Rock is a proven top breeding stallion with pony mares and has also produced top quality progeny over warmblood mares. His foals in Australia are stamped with great swing in the back and fabulous paces. To early 2020, eleven foals presented for assessment have gained Elite titles and seven have gained Premium titles. He has progeny that have been winners at breed shows and his first crop are now under saddle with super temperaments and great movement. Already they are earning wins and places in dressage and we are looking forward to the next season with more progeny entering the competition arena in Australia.
Golden Rock is a truly talented stallion with very athletic, expressive paces and finds collection very easy. He has super knee action and an active hind leg. He has a great piaffe with his active hindlegs and expressive flying changes. Golden Rock is known to improve the hock action on his progeny and create a better neck set and passes on the qualities of his active canter with the added bonus of colour and bling.
Golden Rock completed his licensing for Westphalia via a 2 day testing. He was awarded the highest title of Elite for the ACE group and is now a fully licensed Premium stallion for Westphalia. He was also awarded the Champion Licensed Stallion for the entire Australian ACE tour of 2014.
He was the Novice Champion at the WA State Championships and was 3rd place at the State Championships at Open Elementary. He held the title of Reserve Champion Dressage Horse of the Year, Uwe Spenlen award for WA sponsored by Hermitage Dressage.
Golden Rock has also competed in jumping competitions with super clear rounds to show not only his versatility but his outstanding jumping technique and athleticism.
For 2018, Golden Rock was ranked 19th for GRP stallions born between 2004-2014 based on prize money and success of progeny in competition. He only stood for one season in Germany so a fantastic result.
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Sadly, in May 2023 we had to say goodbye to Golden Rock. He was so talented, so elastic and produced really top progeny in Europe and Australia.
He lives on through his golden star progeny. His dam line is still producing licensed sons and state premium mares in Germany.
A golden pony that really lifted the bar for the German Riding Pony quality in Australia. Rest in Peace Rockstar. Thanks to Baldivis Vet Hospital for your support during this time
Sire - HET Golden Dream was premium stallion of his licensing in Westphalia and later won, despite his size of barely 14 hands, the stallion’s performance test and the NRW-Stallion Championships of 2005.
In the same year, he won eight times in young horses and conformation classes under saddle. Three of these classes were against Warmbloods.
He has also had many wins at Elementary level and was the 2005 Stallion Licensing test winner in Munster-Handorf.
Dam - St. Pr. St Beauty Queen is a State Premium mare. She is the dam of 2006 Bundeschampion winner for 3 yo stallion, CGN Crocodile Rock who, at the 2008 Westphalian Elite Auction, sold for 110,000 Euros.
A daughter was awarded the State Premium mare title and her grand dam is the dam of five licensed stallions.