Ramiro Z has become famous worldwide and is duly called the
"Euro-stallion" of his day. "Preferent" Ramiro descends from
the famous male lineage combination Raimond-Ramzes X - Rittersporn XX. The
anglo-arabian Ramzes represents one of the basic bloodlines on which Holsteiner
breeding has been founded. Ramzes gave a new dimension to sport horse breeding.
Ramiro's dam is Valine, who aquired international fame as a show jumper by the
name of Corrale under Lutz Gossing. She was a daughter of the reputable
thoroughbred Cottage Son XX, who became famous through his son Consul, sire of
the influential progenitors Joost and Codex. Ramiro's dam is from lineage 776,
one of the most valuable Holsteiner female bloodlines going back to Achill and
In 1969 Ramiro was the absolute top stallion of his performance year and was
used not only for breeding but also successfully developed a jumping career
under Fritz Ligges. He excelled in his puissance performances (up to 2.20 m) as
well as in competition where speed was essential. Ramiro moved to Studbook
Zangersheide in 1979 and came to the Netherlands two years later. On the basis
of his breeding efforts that earned him worldwide fame, he was declared Horse of
the Year at Jumping Amsterdam in 1992. Ramiro is still at the top of the indexes
in both jumping and dressage for many breed organizations today even though he
passed away some years ago.
His progeny can be described with one word: sublime. He supplied a large number
of stallions approved in the Netherlands and abroad as well as an impressive
series of fantastic sport horses. In the Netherlands his sons Almiro, Armstrong,
Bernstein, Dageraad, Damiro, Elmero and Zeoliet have all achieved fame. His
daughter, the super-mare Ratina Z, is the dream of the showjumping world,
winning both gold and silver at the Barcelona Olympics and the Volvo World Cup
of 1993. His progeny distinguish themselves in dressage as well.
The Horse Breeding Testing Station Association has gratefully used the sperm
quality and high fertility of Ramiro, which allowed this Association to play a
prominent role in the development of artificial insemination of horses in this
day and age.
"G Ramiro Z" is the father of Amiro and grand sire of Antoinette
The famous Ramiro daughter Ratina
Z, with Ludger Beerbaum