As equestrians, we’ve learned to appreciate a handsome, hunky, horse. #StallionSunday highlights the stunning line of stallions that are available at Hilltop Farm. Offering a variety of bloodlines, types, temperaments, and athletic specialties, Hilltop Farm stallions compliment a wide spectrum of mares. Today we highlight their talented stallion, Rubinero.


This #StallionSunday we’re featuring the handsome black stallion Rubinero. With three high-quality gaits, a gentleman’s character, and the highest level of readability, Rubinero  is truly a special stallion. At his 70-day test, Rubinero received top marks, placing second in the dressage phase with a score of 140.54, earning 115 jumping points, and placing third overall. His personality earned him perfect 10’s for character and rideability.

16.2 1/2 h | 1999 | Oldenburg Stallion

Rubinstein I – Ex Libris – Furioso II

Homozygous Black

As a competition horse, Rubinero has brought his flashy movement and tempered character into the show ring with great results. In 2004 he participated in the Bundeschampionat, earning scores as high as 9.0. That year, he was Reserve Champion at the State Championships in Rastede. In 2005, Rubinero again qualified for the Bundeschampionat for five year old dressage horses and took bronze at the Rastede Championships. He quickly moved up to the Advanced Levels and throughout his career the rideability and feeling he gives each rider has been highly praised. In 2013 Rubinero was imported to the United States, where he won competitions with scores as high as 72.5% at Intermediaire I.  Together they earned the USDF Region 3 Championships at Intermediaire and were Reserve Champions at Prix St. Georges.

There’s more to Rubinero than high-quality talent and a great brain. From Rubinero’s early foal crops in Germany we saw many Premium Foals, including several selected for Elite Foal Sales and one that qualified for the German Foal Championships. Also from those early foals developed one licensed stallion and multiple States Premium Mares.

Visit Hilltop Farm to learn more about Rubineros performance tests, career highlights, and breeding information.