The Living Legend
His is sire a full brother to Ratina Z—winner of 2 Olympic Medals and 1 World Cup. His mother is one of the world’s greatest show jumping mares. Ricardo Z is considered one of the most versatile stallions in Europe today, producing top performing progeny in the international eventing and show jumping arenas.
“When you breed Ricardo Z with a thoroughbred mare, the outcome is a wonderfully athletic and classy horse. The results in Europe speak for themselves. And I strongly believe that crossing Ricardo Z with our American thoroughbred mares would be very beneficial to event horse breeding in the United States.” —Kristin Schmolze
Leading Sire of Eventers
Winners include Midget On A Mission (Katie Sullivan) Multiple Winner 05, Appapa (Heidi Hamilton) Multiple Winner 05, Sportsfield Killusty (P. Donovan) Winner 05, Tragumna (MI. Ryan) Winner 05, Sportsfield Supersonic (R. Irwin) Winner 05, Sportsfield 101 (P. Donovan) Winner, Rinroe King (Nigel Taylor) Winner GB 05, User Friendly (Andrew Heffernan) Winner GB 05, Rickadoo (Janette Brakewell) Winner GB, Ballylaffin Bracken (Kristen Schmoltze) USA Pan Am Alternate Team Member, O Ricardo (Bia Di Grazia) Multiple Winner USA, Rickollie (Tiffany Loden) Winner USA, Calvaro Winner in Germany.
Leading Sire of Show Jumpers
Gucci (Shane Breen) Multiple Winner including Ballyrafter League I.H.B. 5yo Winner Lanaken 05, Carley Que (Sara Kate Quinlivan) Multiple Winner, AK. Arkansas (Linda Countrey) multiple Winner incl. 4yo RDS Qualifier, Rebel Hill Winner in South Africa, Garrison Z. (MI. Buskluy) Autumn League Double Winner Ballynrafter 05, Ricardo Quest 3yo RDS Jumping Winner 05, Gold Torch 3yo Millstreet Jumping Winner 05, Rikki’s Ricardo, Katey’s Jem Multiple Winners 05, Goldardo Multiple Winner in Belgium.
Leading Sire of Show Horses
Hosts of Winners including:
Lorenzo RDS Supreme Hunter Champion 04, Balmorl Champion 04, Whats What RDS Champion 05. Ricardo has 4 RDS foal Champions and all Ireland foal Champion 04 The Villan (PJ Lehane) Multiple Winner. Integrity M Cousin Winner etc.
Ballylaffin Bracken: 2011 Pan Am Team Alternate for the US by Ricardo Z
Go to Ballylaffin Bracken’s Page
Stud Fee: $1000