Photo at 2 1/2 years old

Competing at 2006 Sydney CDI 4 year old class.

Brown colt, Foaled December 2001,

Sire: Northern Classic
Dam: River Range Lucy XX (Vividly)

Calcutta is a very impressive brown stallion who is a full brother to the outstanding young dressage horse River Range Cincinatti who competes in dressage in Toowoomba.

Calcutta was selected as a future replacement for Copenhagen, being of similar breeding that of Northern Classic x Thoroughbred. He has a wonderful temperment combined with super conformation and movement. His brother, Cincinatti, was such a pleasure to break in and train that it was decided to keep Calcutta entire and see how he matures. We have not been disappointed with the result. Unfortunately due to injury it has been necessary to retire him early from ridden work.

Calcutta will stand to outside mares for the 2009 season and is available for inspection by appointment now. Calcutta now has foals from 3 seasons on the ground and all are superb in their looks, conformation, temperment and movement. The first of him progeny is now under saddle and they are proving to be fabulous to train and very comfortable to ride.

2018 Stud Fee $1320
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Photos March 2008

Rio at the 2008 Qld Dressage Festival June 2008


Bay , Foaled January 2003, Mature approx 16.1hh

Sire: Kendalee River Disc (Riverman)
Dam: Kendalee Dawn (Talisman/Grand Flaneur)

Rio has been bred by International Horse Breeders in Victoria and was purchased from them in December 2003. He has been selected as a future replacement for our senior stallion Northern Classic, and we believe he will be an excellent stallion to breed to mares by Northern Classic.

Rio has quality Holsteiner breeding on both sides with proven performers and producers in both Grand Prix Dressage and Showjumping. He should be a wonderful alternative for Queensland warmblood breeders to send their mares to in the future. He has faultless conformation, extravagant paces and a wonderful temperment.

Rio has been purchased with the development of a small syndicate and we at River Range Warmblood Stud thank those clients who have the faith in our ability to produce this quality stallion to his ultmost potential.

The first of Rio's progeny is now under saddle and they are not disappointing our expectations of this stallion. Rio is proving to be the most pre-potent of stallions, consistently improving on the mares he is bred to, producing quality foals who are very correct in their conformation and fabulous to train and handle.


2018 Stud Fee $1,320
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First Official competition August 2009. The Preliminary competition at the 2009 Toowoomba Dressage Championships where he finished 7th overall

Coup pictured piaffing on the beach in 2016

2005, Chestnut Colt
RR Copenhagen x Benalbyn Classique (Weltmeyer)

As this colt matured it became more and more tempting to retain him as a future potential stallion. Now at 9 years of age he is simply stunning and we are so please to have retained him.

He is truely stunning in looks and movement and has an outstandingly good temperment. He is the last foal from our exported stallion, River Range Copenhagen and is so much his father's son. Out of mare who contains Weltmeyer and Koenigsberg/Copernicus bloodlines he has surpassed all our expectations.

With 3 excellent paces and an amazingly unflappable temperment he has been a delight to train and handle since being started undersaddle as a 3yo.

He was started Dec 2008, and has simply gone from strength to strength in his work. He was lightly campaigned at young horse competitions and prelim/novice level dressage in 2009. Unfortunately early 2010 saw Coup sustain a fractured vertebrea in his neck which caused severs ataxia (paralysis) in his hindlegs and put him out of work for many months.

We are delighted to announce that he is currently in full work, and has been able once again to compete in open company at dressage events slowly gaining better scores as he strengthens.

He has proven to be so reliable undersaddle that he is regularly used as a schoolmaster for students, even having riders as young at 8years safely enjoying riding this wonderful horse especially as his 'party trick' is a superb piaff whch he is happy to display for any rider.

Coup is now also training in western dressage and will be used by Linda as a promotion and display horse for this exciting new discipline which is gaining popularity in Australia.

Due to the severity of his injury in 2010 we had been unable to breed with him but finally in the 2012 breeding season we managed to successfully collect Coup the mare delivered a stunning filly in the image of her beautiful sire with his outstanding temperment.


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Pic above competing at the 2016 Queensland All Welsh Show

Pic above competing in Preliminary class at 2016 Qld Pony Dressage Championships

13hh, Buckskin, 2012, Welsh Pony of Cob Type
(London Park Warragul x Pen-nant Evening Star)

Glengarry Eclipse (aka Boots) was purchased as a 6 month old colt from Glengarry Welsh Cob stud as a future potential pony sire for the stud to cross with some of the RRWS warmblood mares to produce fantastic all round performance horses in the height between 14 & 15 hands.

Boots was lightly started under saddle as a 3yo and he is maturing into a fantastic pony who is amazing to ride and train and a delight to take out to competition.

At just 30 rides under saddle he attended his first dressage competition at the 2016 Queensland All Welsh Show and performed superbly for a 6th place and 65% score in the Preparatory. He then went on the next day to win Supreme Welsh Pony of Cob Type in hand. This was his first outing in over 2 years and he was perfectly behaved.

A month later in May 2016 he competed in his first official EA dressage competition at the Toowoomba Regional Dressage Championships at preliminary level. Boots rode beautifully and handled the big atmosphere easily to achieve low 60% scores for the Pony Preliminary Championship and all this with less than 50 rides in total.

Boots has just completed a very successful season doing 5yo pony dressage competitions, including attending Sydney CDI and Brisbane CDI, and Elementary level dressage. He has regularly received scores in his young pony dressage classes above 70% and has been complimented by judges on his focus and trainability under saddle. We are looking forward to competing in his first 6yo pony dressage competition at the 2018 Qld Pony Dressage Championships in October 2018

Boots will be standing to a very limited number of outside mares for his introductory season in 2018 and will be available via chilled or fresh AI only.

.2018 Stud Fee $650
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Click to view video of dressage test highlights from the 2016 Queensland All Welsh Show

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Video of Elementary test at Sydney CDI 2018

Video of 5yo first round test at Brisbane CDI 2018


Classic at age 20 assisting with the breaking in of one of his progeny with Linda on board

16.3hh, Bay, 1985 to 2008
(Contact - Core de la Bryere - Flaneur)

Northern Classic is by Northern Congress and was bred by Peter and Jan Powels of Northern Warmblood Stud in Victoria, Australia and purchased by River Range Warmblood Stud in January 1988 as a 3 year old.

Northern Classic's Holstein lineage goes back to the great Core de la Bryere on his sire's side and Flaneur on his dam's side.

Northern Classic was partnered with Linda Shore in the dressage arena from 1989 and was retired from the competition arena at end end of 1998 having achieved the level of Prix St George.  In his dressage career Northern Classic won several Queensland Titles including 1993 Queensland Elementary Champion  and 1995 National Equestrian Titles Medium Champion and Reserve Advanced Champion.

As at the end of 2008 Northern Classic has sired over 40 foals for the River Range Warmblood Stud and also has sired many more foals to outside mares. Many of his foals far surpass his own qualities, and to date we have found that he always passes on his superb temperment and trainability and we are please to have been able to retain 5 mares by him for a broodmare band.

Currently at many of the Regional Dressage Championships held in southern Queensland Northern Classic had progeny competiting from Preliminary to Grand Prix level.

We have retained 5 mares by Northern Classic and they are proving to be superb producers of outstanding performance horses.

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16.1hh, Chestnut, 1994

Exported to Japan 2005

RR Copenhagen is by Northern Classic out of Hannah Honey (a thoroughbred mare by Red Kilt) and was marked as a 'must keep' by the stud very early on, and we have not been disappointed with the decision to retain him for a time as a competition and breeding stallion.

RR Copenhagen  began his dressage career in 1999 with Linda Shore.  In March 2005 he competing with Linda in his first Grand Prix test and, while not brilliant, it was a super effort, scoring a credible 55%, being a first for both horse and rider at this level. this unfortunately was also his final competition with Linda before he left for his new home in Japan.

Copenhagen was sold to Japanese interests to go on to be an FEI horse for Japan. He was trained and competed for a few months with Queensland rider Kelly Layne on behalf of his Japanese owners, and with her steering managed an excellent finish of 6th in the Intermediate I freestyle at the Sydney CDI 2005 before going into quaranteen in preparation for his trip to Japan.

Copenhagen's superb qualities as a stallion and dressage horse will be carried on at RRWS by his son Coup de Grace.

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Click to see video of Copenhagen during one of his training sessions late December 2004 just prior to being sold.



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