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2006 Straight Russian Stallion
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Riurik is our oldest son of our late foundation stallion *Nefison, an imported look-alike son of the significant
Aswan son *Mag. *Nefison enjoyed a successful show and breeding career in his younger years and then as an aged stallion brought this
irreplaceable foundation Russian breeding to a new generation beginning with the 2006 foal crop which included Riurik. Riurik's dam is our double Nabeg mare NM Rostalgia, a substantial granddaughter of two more imported Russian greats in *Monokl and *Nariadni. Her exotic dam Namusca was of the famed *Nariadni/*Muscat cross, and this dam line is one sought after for athleticism and racing talent to
the great record-setting mare Prikhot. Riurik has always shown a strong influence from his Nabeg breeding, particularly through *Nariadni, with the
substance, athleticism, and working western build which that breeding is known for. Through his sire, Riurik
displays the type and style of the *Mag line which *Nefison reproduced consistently for us.
Riurik debuted an exciting western pleasure career in 2011 with Corey James and Emily Zins-James (ATR). Showing
huge improvements in each of his three shows, his efforts cumulated in a thrilling 2nd place finish in Western
Pleasure Junior Horse and a strong showing in Western Pleasure ATR at the MAHA Fall Classic, proving
himself as a competitive western pleasure horse. His accomplishments continued in 2012, in only two more shows adding a class win among his
strong showings in open western pleasure and carrying Nadia, in her first season in the show ring, into the ribbons in AOTR and ATR.
Through all of his shows his great mind and incredible temperament shone through, demonstrated notably by becoming such a dependable mount
for a new amateur in only a few shows, and we couldn't be more proud of what he has accomplished and the young stallion he has matured into.
Now proven under saddle Riurik is back home and beginning his career as our junior stallion. We're thrilled with the foals he's produced for us to date, starting with his first three in 2013 and two more in 2015. All have demonstrated the traits we had hoped he would contribute and that we hoped to be producing at this point in our breeding program. Visit the foals page for more details and please inquire if you are interested in a Riurik foal of your own.
Video of Riurik at the 2012 MAHA Spring Fling and NMAHA Show
Video of Riurik at the 2011 Great Arabian Get Together and MAHA Fall Classic
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