EM Raj Mahal HTF
2007 Hanoverian Mare, 16.2 hands
Royal Prince – Donnerhall – Pik Koenig
Raj Mahal is the only daughter in the US (her full sister has been exported to Germany) of the exceptional mare Primavera. Primavera was the 1992 Champion of the Oldenburg Elite Mare Show, the winner of the Riding Championships at Rastede, and was third at the Federal Championships that same year. Her nickname as “the queen of movement” was certainly appropriate! Primavera’s dam, Paola, is the full-sister to the stallions Pik Bube I & II.
Raj Mahal’s sire, Royal Prince, was Reserve Champion of both his 30 & 70-day Performance Tests. He was 4th at the World Championships for Young Horses as a five-year old and has been a consistent winner through Prix St. Georges. His influence as a breeding stallion is already substantial with a number of top-scoring Elite & Premium mares to his credit. Royal Prince was the USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year for five consecutive years.
Raj Mahal was presented to the AHS in 2012 and was approved with an overall score of 7.0. After producing her first foal, she was put back under saddle. In the summer of 2013 she completed her Mare Performance Test with an overall 7.64 and tied for the High Score of the day. She is now an Elite mare with the AHS and a Premium Mare with ISR/Oldenburg.
Raj Mahal’s competition highlights include:
- Elite Mare Candidate with the American Hanoverian Society
- Premium Mare with ISR/OldenburgNA
- 2012 Dressage at Devon ~ 1st place AHS 3 & over
- 2013 Dressage at Devon ~ 2nd place 4 & older Yeld Mares
- 2016 Dressage at Devon ~ 1st place Broodmares 4 & older
It was a tough choice on whether or not we bred Raj Mahal or pursued a performance career with her as she offered incredible talent undersaddle. Ultimately though, we couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to breed her and continue this mare line for our program. With her next foals, Raj Mahal has solidified our confidence in that decision.
Video & Pedigree
Photo by Bill Alphin
2010 Hanoverian Gelding by Donarweiss
2016 Devon Horse Show ~ 1st place Young Hunter U/S
2016 Ocala Winter Classic ~ 1st place Baby Green Hunter O/F
2015 Devon Horse Show ~ 3rd place Young Hunter U/S
2013 Dressage at Devon ~ 1st place Yearling Colts
2013 USDF/GAIG East Coast Finals Reserve Champion Colt
2013 VADA/NOVA Summer Breed Show I Reserve Grand Champion
2013 VADA/NOVA Summer Breed Show II Reserve Champion Colt/Gelding
2012 USDF/GAIG East Coast Finals Reserve Champion Foal
AHS Inspection Reserve Champion Colt
2015 Hanoverian Filly by Contucci
2016 Dressage at the Meadows Reserve Champion Filly
2016 Dressage at Devon ~ 6th place Yearling Fillies
2016 Hanoverian Filly by Sternlicht
2016 AHS Inspection Top Filly
2016 Dressage at Devon ~ 3rd place Fillies of 2016