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Elite stallion Rambo passed away


Rambo and Heather Blitz.
Rambo and Heather Blitz.
The 23-year old Danish Warmblood elite stallion Rambo has passed away. The stallion suffered from heart complications and was humanely put down yesterday October 16, 2009.
Rambo was by Racot / Ibikus and bred by Ole Pedersen, Denmark, and owned by Richard Freeman of Oak Hill Ranch in Folsom, Louisiana, USA.

Rambo was licensed in 1989 and received the silver medal at the 1990 Danish Stallion Licensing in Herning. In 1991 and 1992 he won the Danish Young Horse Dressage Championship as a 5- and 6-year old. By 1995 Rambo started competing at FEI level and in 1998 he had reached Grand Prix level.

After Rambo's arrival in the U.S. he was trained and competed by Heather Blitz. In 2001 the combination became the Region 3 Grand Prix Champions. "He affected my life in an indefinable way and taught me so much," Heather Blitz commented on the passing of this beloved stallion.

Rambo has produced a number of licensed sons and highly decorated mares. Famous Rambo offspring in the Grand Prix show ring are Todd Flettrich's Otto, Heather Blitz's silver medal mare Arabella, Siril Helljesen's Stall-K´s Vemmetoftes Rainman, and Rune Willum's Dansk Avistryk's Leroy.

Source: Eurodressage.