RAGTIME

USEF 2010, 2011 & 2013 National Hunter Breeding Sire Champion!

HAN Hunter, Jumper, Equitation Stallion

In 2008, China Blue Farm acquired the very successful hunter stallion Ragtime. Ragtime has been a consistent champion in the Regular Working Hunter and the Regular Confirmation Hunter divisions. In 2004, Ragtime was ranked fourth nationally by USEF in the Regular Confirmation Hunters. He was also the American Hanoverian Society Champion in both the Regular Working Hunters and Regular Confirmation Hunters. In addition to his success in the hunter ring, he has recorded wins in both the jumper and equitation rings.  Ragtime’s progeny demonstrate athleticism, scope, beautiful movement, effortless jump, correctness and a wonderful temperament.

2017 Ragtime Breeding Contract (PDF for download)

Ragtime's History

Ragtime is a 16.2 hand Hanoverian stallion. As a three year old he received top scores at his 100 day test, including receiving the high score for rideability. Ragtime has been a consistent champion in the Regular Working Hunter and the Regular Confirmation Hunter divisions. In 2004, Ragtime was ranked fourth nationally by USEF in the Regular Confirmation Hunters. He was also the American Hanoverian Society Champion in both the Regular Working Hunters and Regular Confirmation Hunters. In addition to his numerous championships and reserve championships in the hunter ring, he has recorded wins in both the jumper and equitation rings. In 2010, 2011 and 2013 Ragtime was the USEF Hunter Breeding Sire of the Year. In 2012 he was Reserve Sire of the Year.

Ragtime is nominated with the International Hunter Futurity (IHF), International Jumper Futurity (IJF) and Performance Horse Registry (PHR). He is licensed with the ISR/Oldenburg NA, Rheinland Phar-Salz and the Canadian Sport Horse Association.

Ragtime's Offspring

Ragtime’s offspring have carried on his winning ways. Ragtime continues to pass on his athletic ability, excellent conformation and wonderful temperament to his
offspring. For many years Ragtime’s foals have been branded Premium at their ISR/Oldenburg inspections. Many have been champion at their inspections.

For the past several years Ragtime’s offspring have consistently garnered top awards in the USEF National Hunter Breeding Horse of the Year standings, in addition to the Sallie B. Wheeler Hunter Breeding Championships, the International Hunter Futurity Regional Championships, USEF Zone Horse of the Year awards and regional associations hunter breeding divisions.

As Ragtime’s offspring have moved into the performance ring, they have again followed in Ragtime’s footsteps with many of them earning championships and top year end awards in the Pre-Green, First and Second Year Working Hunters, Green and Regular Conformation Hunter and Performance Hunters divisions. His get have been successful in the jumper ring as well. They have also demonstrated their rideability by being successful in the amateur and junior divisions. Ragtime offspring have become very competitive equitation/medal horses.

Ragtime's Lineage

REGAZZONI - Ragtime’s sire Regazzoni has successfully competed in the dressage ring winning the 1996 Finals of the German 5 Year-Old Dressage Competition. His grandsire Rubinstein, after not being impressive as a young colt, grew to be a top competitor in dressage. He also has produced many winning progeny. Grande, his dam’s sire,
has produced the best performance bloodline in the world. His progeny have excelled both in show jumping and dressage. He is one of the few stallions granted retirement until he died at age 30. Ragtime’s pedigree combines the A-line, D-line, F-line, G-line and R-line into one great sporthorse.

Born in 1991, Regazzoni's royal lineage precluded him to achieve great success as a stallion. In 1994, Regazzoni won his stallion performance test with an impressive score of 152 for rideability. He received the optimum score of 10.0 for temperament and rideability. In 1995 he was Federal Vice-Champion German riding horse in Warendorf and in 1996 he won the finals of the German five-year old dressage championships.

RUBINSTEIN - Though born into a Dressage royal family, Rubinstein did not start off on such grand beginnings. He was denied approval by the Westphalian Board. He silenced his harshest critics by placing third in his performance test at Adelheidsdorf, placing 4th in jumping and 5th in dressage. Rubinstein placed ten out of eleven starts at S-level, an amazing feat. In 1995, he scored eleven firsts and seconds at the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special Level. In 2000, Rubinstein passed, but his progeny has graced us with reminders of his grace and athleticism.

 

GRANDE - The G-line of Hanoverians based on Goldschaum xx is world renowned as a producer of top performance horses. Grande was famous for his good mind, and a strong, supple back, well-muscled hind end, good front action, freedom of the shoulder and athletic versatility. Grande was the first and, to date, only stallion whom the stud administration of Lower Saxony put out to grass. He spent two years enjoying his casual lifestyle before he passed at the age Grande of 31 in 1989.

Ragtime's Show Career Highlights

2007:

Pebble Beach Championships
- Champion Regular Working Hunter
- Champion Amateur Equitation 18-35 – Laura Mormann riding
Pebble Beach Equine Festival
- Champion Regular Working Hunter

2006: 

Showpark All Seasons
- 1st 1.15m Jumpers
Pebble Beach Equine Festivals
- Grand Circuit Champion Regular Working Hunter
- 4th Level 5 Jumpers
Pickwick Summer Classic
- Reserve Champion Regular Working Hunter
Golden State Horse Show
- 1st $5,000 Jumper Suitability Stake
- Reserve Champion Regular Working Hunter

2005:

Oak Fall Tournament
- 3rd USEF Talent Search – Jennifer Paris riding

2004:

USEF Regular Confirmation Horse of the Year – 4th High Score
USEF Zone 10 Regular Confirmation Horse of the Year Reserve Champion
American Hanoverian Society
Champion Regular Working Hunter & Regular Confirmation Hunter
Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association
3rd High Score Regular Working Hunter & Regular Confirmation Hunter
Pebble Beach Equine Classic
Champion Regular Working Hunter
Reserve Champion Regular Confirmation Hunter
Oaks Blenheim Spring Classic
Champion Regular Confirmation Hunter
Reserve Champion Regular Working Hunter
Desert Circuit I
Champion Regular Confirmation Hunter

2003:

American Hanoverian Society
Champion Regular Working Hunter & Second Year Green Confirmation Hunter
Los Angeles National Preview
Champion Regular Working Hunter & Regular Confirmation Hunter
Pebble Beach Classic
Champion Second Year Green Working Hunter
Reserve Champion Green Confirmation Hunter