Hero x De Niro

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About Racoon

Racoon, ridden by Franka Loos came fifth in the 2022 Young Horse World Cup (WCYH) five-year-old final. Achieving a score of 8.82 points (8.5 for walk, 9 for trot, 8.6 for canter, and 9 for suppleness and future promise).

Following the WCYH, where Racoon represented BWP, he was acquired by Lövsta Stuteri. During 2023, Racoon started and won a 6yo class together with Caroline Darcourt.

Racoon is an approved stallion by BWP, Hannover, Oldenburg, Selle Francais and Westphalia. He was the most popular breeding stallion in Sweden 2023.

Racoon`s first offspring are light and elegant with a good register of gaits.

Racoon`s sire Hero is an approved stallion by BWP and AES and competes at a national level. His dam Sarina has an approved half-brother, and a full sister with merits up to Grand Prix level. She has several offspring who compete both in jumping and dressage.

Sarina`s dam Barina has many top offspring of whom Tarina, ridden by Katja Gevers, is the most well-known in dressage. Barina is also the dam of Untouchable (160 jumping horse ridden by Leon Thijsson). Untouchable has many talented offspring including the phenomenal Explosion W, (the Tokyo 2021 Olympic gold medallist with Ben Maher in the saddle), and the Grand Prix horse Ideal (ridden by Sven Rothenberger). She is also the granddam of the KWPN stallion and two times Pavo Cup winner Imposantos (ridden by Bart Veeze).

Racoon`s granddam Saranka V is the full sister of the Belgium Grand Prix horse Aranco V, ridden by Isabel Cool. Out of this performance line also comes the Grand Prix horse Raranko, several dressage horses competing the smaller circuits, and the jumping horse Varanka SFN (ridden by Timothy Hendrix).

The grandsire De Niro`s influence on the modern dressage breeding is well known, the offspring having good rideability.

”What a great stallion with amazing gaits and the best character. I really loved working with him and the test they showed on the WM, I will never forget.”
— Emmelie Scholtens

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