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EM ROMA I
(Rubinstein I/Avus/Donani)
Breeder: Claudia Ihnen, Suedbrookmerland, Germany

Sadly, EM Roma I has passed on. She produced many outstanding offspring and we will miss our gentle friend.

State Premium Candidate Roma I was purchased by Denise Higgins, Blue Moon Farms, MI at the Hanoverian Verband’s Elite Auction in Verden, Germany as a top riding and breeding prospect.

Roma I received the oustanding overall score of 8 at her German Mare Inspection. At her Mare Performance Test for her State Premium title in Germany, she earned the remarkable overall score of 8.11!

At her Mare Inspection in Germany, Roma I received the outstanding scores of 8 for her Breed/Sex Type, Head, Frame, Hind Leg, Quality of Conformation and Overall Impression/Development. She received the exceptional score of 9 for her Impulsion/Elasticity (Trot) and the exceptional score of 9 for her Walk.

Bridlewood Farm is thankful to Denise Higgins, Blue Moon Farms, Dryden, MI for the opportunity to add this wonderful producer to our broodmare band at Bridlewood.
EM ROMA I - EXCEPTIONAL MARE PERFORMANCE TEST
While in Germany, at her Mare Performance Test for her SPS title, Roma received the excellent overall Score of 8.11!

As a top dressage prospect at her German Mare Performance Test, Roma received 7’s for both Jumping Technique and Scope, 8’s in Trot and Canter and the exceptional scores of 9 for her Walk as well as the exceptional score of 9 for her very high Rideability from both the Test Rider and the Testing Judge.


EM ROMA I - 2001 & 2002 USDF AND AHS MARE CHAMPION!
As a State Premium Candidate (SPA) in Germany, Roma I received the title of Elite Mare Candidate from the American Hanoverian Society upon her importation to the US by Denise Higgins. After the birth of her first foal in the United States, Delvecchio by Del Piero, EM Roma I was awarded full Elite Mare status with the AHS.

EM Roma I is one of the highest scoring Horse of the Year winners in USDF history. She was 2001 Dressage at Devon Broodmare Champion and was the highest scoring horse of the entire show with an 87%. She was AHS Mare Champion and USDF Broodmare Champion for two consecutive years.

Pictured is EM Roma I being awarded the Adios III Perpetual Trophy, presented to the highest scoring Hanoverian at the 2002 MSEDA Show in Lexington, KY. Left to right: Hugh Bellis-Jones, AHS Executive Director, Hilda Gurney, Noted Dressage Judge, Barbara Schmidt, DVM, Denise Higgins, Blue Moon Farm and handler fellow Hanoverian Breeder, John Weyl, Maplewood Farm, Lexington, KY.
EM ROMA I - HIGHEST SCORING HANOVERIAN TWO YEARS IN A ROW!
EM Roma I was successfully shown under saddle in the United States and in USDF Breed Shows. In 2001 she won her Mare Class, was Mare Champion and Reserve Champion of the MSEDA Breed Show at The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. This was one of two years that she was AHS Sport Horse Breed Show Year-End Mare Champion.

EM Roma I was presented the Adios III Perpetural Trophy in 2001 for the Highest Scoring Hanoverian--79.2%! She was again awarded the trophy in 2002 under noted dressage judge Hilda Gurney. She is the only Hanoverian to win this award for two consecutive years. It is interesting to note that Adios III, Bridlewood's first Elite Hanoverian stallion and Roma I share the same grandsire, Arsenik (Absatz).
FERRAGAMA - 2010 FILLY BY FABULEUX OUT OF EM ROMA I - SOLD!
Another outstanding filly out of Roma I via embryo transfer. This highly athletic and refined filly showed tremendous balance and gaits even on her first days out! We look forward to watching how this filly develops.
FERRAGAMA - 2010 FILLY BY FABULEUX OUT OF ROMA I - SOLD!
Bridlewood Farm congratulates Brenda Katz of New Albany, Ohio on the purchase of this wonderful filly by Fabuleux out of Roma I, via embryo transfer.

Owner's Comments: "It was love at first sight when I saw this filly while on my first visit to your farm. Her beautiful conformation and movement, outstanding bloodlines made her an ideal candidate for a future dressage horse. The sweet and friendly disposition was icing on the cake for me. I couldn't believe how easy she was to handle at such a young age! I am really looking forward to the next few years of working with her at the breed shows and then onto a dressage
career."
FORTISSIMO B - 2008 COLT BY FABULEUX OUT OF EM ROMA
Fabuleux x EM Roma (Rubenstein I/Avus/Donani) Breeder: Bridlewood Farm, Owner: Camilla Van Liew, DVM, Charleston, SC.

UPDATE! Fortissimo B was named Reserve Colt Champion and third placed Young Horse Champion at the 2009 Georgia Horse Park Conyers, Georgia Breed Show!"

Fortissimo B's proud owner is Camilla van Liew, DVM. She is a dedicated Adult Amateur dressage competitor and is successfully showing the Advanced Event gelding, The Alchemist (competed at Rolex ****) in dressage at Prix St Georges. Fortissimo will be growing up with other youngsters on a 200 Acre breeding farm in Aiken, NC.
Breeder's comments: "He is one of the best we have seen, we couldn't be happier with this combination of Fabuluex and EM Roma. He has the gaits, conformation, and beautiful type that you like to see in a top prospect. His temperament is exceptional--we are thrilled!"
Owner's comments: "He is a really good boy, feels like he's an old soul with his "been there done that" outlook on life. He already crossties, loads well, hauls quietly, loves his bathes, clips, has had all sorts of tack and blankets all over him, stands for the farrier, stands by the mounting block, learning the basics of lunging and is learning about trotting up on the triangle. I'm planning on taking him to a dressage breed show over labor day weekend in Raleigh."
MORE PHOTOS OF EM ROMA X FABULEUX--FORTISSIMO B
Fabuleux x EM Roma (Rubenstein I/Avus/Donani) Fortissimo B is one of the best we have had at Bridlewood Farm. We couldn't be happier with this combination of Fabuluex and EM Roma. He certainly has the exceptional gaits, conformation, and elegant presence in type that you like to see in a top prospect. His temperament is exceptional--we are thrilled!
CORRAGIO - 2006 COLT OUT OF EM ROMA I BY CONTENDRO
Contendro I(Contender/Reichsgraf) x EM Roma I.
Breeder: Denise Higgins, Blue Moon Farms. This elegant, athletic colt was sold as a weanling to Heather Lawson, White Lake, MI, to be raised as a dressage sport horse prospect.
CONSTANZA DRC - 2005 FILLY OUT OF EM ROMA I BY CABALITO
Cabalito (Cordoba/Aderlass) x EM Roma I.
Breeder: Cathy Tucker-Slaterback. In 2004, EM Roma I was leased by Hanoverian breeder/dressage competitor and USEF (r)dressage and combined training judge, Cathy Tucker-Slaterback, Reisterstown, MD.

Owner's comments: "Contanza DRC is a really nice mover--she's uphill and light on her feet, with a lot of freedom in her shoulder and "climb" to her trot. I am super pleased with the cross and thrilled to know that Roma I has produced other such nice foals as Ken Borden's "Owen". Stanza is her only filly so far though,all her others have been colts! You are so lucky to have bought Roma, she is a wonderful producer and a great mother!"
OWEN - 2003 COLT OUT OF EM ROMA I BY OPUS
Opus (Idocus/Admiraal Ferdinand) x EM Roma I.
Breeder: Ken Borden. In 2002 EM Roma I was leased by USDF Sport Horse Breeder, Ken Bordon, Little Bit Farm, Wilmington, IL to breed to his ISR/Oldenburg N.A. stallion, Opus.

Owen scored the highest Premium score in the US at his ISR/OLD NA Foal Inspection in 2003. According to the ISR/OLD NA Inspector, Dr. Karsten Kuehl, "He’s a wonderful stallion prospect!"

Owen has consistently been shown successfully at Breed Shows and has won Championships in hand with high scores for his correct conformation and elastic gaits. In 2005, he was USDF ISR/OLD NA Horse of the Year, 2 Yr Old Colts and Geldings and USDF Regional Reserve Champion Young Horse.

At KDA Breeders Classic, May 2006, Owen won his in-hand colt/gelding class with a 77.4%, his Materiale 3 year old class, and placed 3rd in the Young Horse Championships. This was his first time under saddle. He was very easy to handle and showed “great potential” according to the judges. Also in 2006, Owen was approved (RPSI Book 2)to attend the next 30-Day Stallion Performance Test. He concluded the 2006 season as USDF Regional Young Horse Champion and was awarded First Place in the 3 Year Old Suitability class at Dressage at Devon in Sept. 2006.
Photos: www.fireandearthphoto.com
DELVECCHIO -2002 COLT OUT OF EM ROMA I BY DEL PIERO
Del Piero (Donnerhall/Macho AA/Garibladi II) x EM Roma I Breeder: Denise Higgins, Blue Moon Farms. Delvecchio was winner in USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Classes prior to his purchase by Wendy & Tony Van de Laar as a yearling to be raised as a stallion prospect for their breeding/training farm in Michigan.
RUBINSTEIN I - SIRE OF EM ROMA I
Rubinstein I is a son of the Westphalian Romadour II son Rosenkavalier who was a stallion performance test winner and is considered to be one of the most significant Westphalian sires today He was reared from the probably most eminent dressage dynasty world-wide. The dam Antime is a full-sister of the top international dressage horse Ahlerich 2 (Dr. Reiner Klimke) and Amon (Annemarie Sanders-Keyzer). Antime later produced 2 further stallion sons, Rubinstein II and Rubinstein III. Her full-sister Adone was dam to the multiple Olympics champion Rembrandt 24 (Nicole Uphoff), the Westphalian stallions Royal Angelo I and II. Other top dressage horses Ramon 64, Rosario 14, Romancier, Ritterstern, Rhythmic Dancer, Flower King D numerous other performance horses share the lineage of Rubinstein.

Rubinstein I was the winner of the Optimum of Conformation Show Horses in Munster in 1990,1-a main premium winner in Oldenburg, reserve champion German dressage horse in Verden in 1992, multiple Oldenburg dressage champion, series winner of dressage competitions up to advanced class and multiple Intermediaire II and Grand Prix winner. Meanwhile Rubinstein I has won one dressage competition after the other with his rider Nicole Uphoff in the international dressage arena.

Rubinstein I is known as a great improver for the breed, consistently passing on his wonderful temperament and movement. His offspring are very popular with riders professional and amateur for their willingness to please.
ROSENKAVALIER - PATERNAL GRANDSIRE OF EM ROMA I
Rosenkavalier was the Champion of his stallion performance test. He is considered to be one of the most significant Westphalian sires today. Rosenkavalier is deemed the best Romadour II son, having started a new era in dressage horse breeding, especially through his son Rubinstein I.
ROMADOUR II - PATERNAL GREAT GRANDSIRE OF EM ROMA I
Romadour II has been called the greatest of the Wesphalen stallions and highly praised for his gaits and conformation. His influence can be found in many upper level dressage horses.. In 1976, Romadour II represented the Westfalien studbook at the DLG Exhibition in Munich, where he was awarded the 1-a winner’s prize, while his daughters, Riviera and Ranja were awarded the 1-a and 1-b distinction respectively in the three year old class. Nicole Uphoff’s Rembrandt is the most famous of Romadour II’s progeny, and his breeding sons, Renoir I and Rosenkavalier have continued to pass on his legacy, most notably through Rubinstein and his sons.
ARSENIK - MATERNAL GREAT GRANDSIRE OF EM ROMA I
Arsenik was champion of his 100 day test and son of the famous "Absatz", the best sire of conformation for the Hanoverian area if not for all of Germany. Arsenik goes back to Sender by Senator, a handsome stallion of excellent type who produced 40 approved sons and was a noted sire of show jumpers. Although Absatz was gifted for dressage, Arsenik had the ability to stamp his sires type and also produced many great Grand Prix jumpers as well as dressage horses. In 1985 Arsenik had the highest selling offspring in the Verden Elite auction, Alpenherr. "Adios III", Bridlewood Farm's first Hanoverian Stallion was a popular "Arsenik" son.
ABSATZ - MATERNAL GREAT GREAT GRANDSIRE OF EM ROMA I
Through his son Absatz, the Trakehner stallion Abglanz founded a sire line of international importance. Absatz was the champion stallion of the 1962 Verden licensing. Absatz was a stallion with a very refined head and light, free action. This father and son line has had an enormous influence in refining the Hanoverian from farm horse to modern sport horse. He gave the modern Hanoverian the characteristic and incomparable "Absatz type" which this breed was envied of for a long time and by which this breed still profits in the second and third generations even today. A noble head with an impressive face, ideal neck and saddle position, as well as light-footed paces combined with a good shoulder are the characteristics of his offspring. He was an equally succesful sire of show jumpers and dressage horses.

Absatz was Abglanz's most famous son and sired 37 licensed stallions and 17 fully licensed and approved stallions including Admiral, Andiamo, Aktuell, Akzent I & II, Argenten I & II and Arsenik, Sire of Adios III, Bridlewood Farms first Hanoverian stallion. He also produced 84 States Premium mares and has 823 total registered offspring in Hanover, 446 of which are approved mares in the studbook. Equally impressive are his 348 registered competition offspring whose earnings are 943,787.00 DM.
DUFT II - MATERNAL GREAT GREAT GRANDSIRE OF EM ROMA I
Duft II's sire Duellant was noted for contributing good conformation, movement and dressage talent to the Hanoverian. He sired a remarkable 42 licensed stallions including the noted Duft I and Duft II. Duft II became a prominent D-line stallion and is the grandsire of Domingo and Diamont, noted leading sires of AHS Elite Mares and USDF competition horses.




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