Will Excel (Willis)
2010 Chestnut Hanoverian Gelding

Wolkentanz II x Ravenna (Radjah Z  x  Fernet Branca

Registered with the Hanoverian Verband, Willis is a very handsome fellow with lots of presence. He is an elastic, uphill mover and should excel in the dressage ring. Willis has been backed and ridden on the trails a few times; walk, trot, & canter and was very bold, leading the way. Now ready for serious training. 17 hh in September 2014 at 4 yrs. old.

In 2010 Willis’ dam, the Oldenburg mare Ravenna (Raven) was inspected by the Hanoverian Verand and entered into the Main Mare Book. She has also been inspected and entered into the Main Mare Book of the Oldenburg Verband.  Raven is by the imported Oldenburg stallion, Radjah Z (Ramiro Z x Alme) and out of Frangelica (by Fernet Branca by Furioso II). Radjah Z placed 6th out of 73 at his stallion testing in Medingen, Germany with an overall score of 127.39. He has produced 3 approved sons, one of which, Rangoon, won the stallion testing in Warendorf, Germany. Radjah Z is also the sire of the very successful Ragtime Joe and Olympic individual showjumping finalist, Premier Cru.

Raven’s dam sire, Fernet Branca, was an imported Oldenburg stallion from Germany. He competed successfully in dressage at Grand Prix level. He was ranked with the World Breeding Federation as one the top dressage sires in the world. His son, Fun, competed at the World Equestrian games in Rome on the British Equestrian Team and was ranked in the top 100 dressage horses in the world for 2000. Fernet Branca, a son of Furioso II, also scored “9” in jumping at the 100 day test in Adelheidsdorf, Germany finishing 10th out of 67 stallions.

Willis' sire, Wolkentanz II is considered one of Weltmeyer's best sons . Performance test Reserve Champion (133.56) and Dressage portion Champion (143.94), scoring two 10’s for rideability, Wolkentanz II has competed successfully at Advanced level dressage (S level) in Germany & Europe. Wolkentanz II adds type, excellent gaits, temperament & rideability to his offspring – producing outstanding competition horses. Sire of 12 Approved sons, a high percentage of State Premium mares, many Bundeschampionate competitors, riding horse Champions & offspring that are commanding top prices at prestigious sales and auctions.

For more information and pictures of Wolkentanz II, click on his name in the pedigree above.

Will Excel - 4 yrs. old, Sept. 2014

4 yrs. old - Sept. 2014

David & Willis

4 yrs. old - Sept. 2014


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