2016 OLDENBURG MARE (CONNAISSEUR x ARGENTINUS x RUBINSTEIN) BRED IN THE UNITED STATES BY JAN & AMY EBELING
Rafaela is a 2016 16h Oldenburg mare by Connaisseur out of Rafalca, the Olympic partner of Jan Ebeling.
Rafaela was started lightly last summer and has just started work after a long winter vacation in pasture. Rafaela was born at The Acres and has grown up under the watchful eye of the Ebeling family. She has an outstanding work ethic, making her the ideal partner for an aspiring Amateur or Junior rider, though she has the quality to be interesting for a professional. She is easy to handle on the ground and has a sweet personality; she enjoys spa days with our working students and is polite for the vet and farrier.
With both parents being successful FEI horses, we have no doubt that this lovely lady has the talent for the upper levels.
Her dam, Rafalca, needs no introduction as the mount for US dressage rider, Jan Ebeling, in the 2012 Olympic games. Rafalca competed at the Grand Prix level from 2007 to 2014, with scores consistently to the mid-70's, and was a representative for the United States in the Dressage World Cup Finals in 2009, 2011, and 2012.
Her sire, Connaisseur has scored well into the 70's at Intermediate 1 and received much praise from the FEI judges panel. His scope and ability for the big tour have been consistently recognized, along with his exceptional ability to collect. He has sired many top quality foals, consistently throwing his exceptional canter and lovely temperament, along with his modern type and abundantly elastic gaits.