Rock Forever Retired from Sport

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 08:37
Sophie Holkenbrink on Rock Forever during the retirement ceremony at the 2020 Holkenbrink stallion show :: Photo © LL-foto

The 17-year old Westfalian licensed stallion Rock Forever has been officially retired from competition sport at the Holkenbrink stallion show on 8 March 2020. 

Owned by Beate Holkenbrink,  Rock Forever (by Rockwell x Landstreicher x Damokles) was the reserve champion of the 2005 Westfalian stallion licensing

Under Oliver Oelrich he won bronze at the 2006 Bundeschampionate, was the 2007 and 2008 reserve Bundeschampion and he placed sixth at the 2008 World Young Horse Championships. In 2011 he finished third in the Nurnberger Burgpokal finals.

In 2012 the owner's daughter Sophie Holkenbrink rode him as her young rider's horse and competed him in the Preis der Besten. The pair showed at small tour level.  They moved up to Grand Prix level in 2015. They only competed in two internationals in their career, in 2017 at Under 25 level in Mannheim and Riesenbeck.

The pair's last competition was at a local event in Dattlen in December 2018 back at small tour level. Fourteen months later, the dark bay stallion received a special sport retirement ceremony at his home stallion show.

Rock Forever has proven his worth as a breeding stallion with no less than 31 licensed offspring and 36 state premium daughters. Famous offspring by Rock Forever are the 2019 Bundeschampionate finalist Rock Revolution (now sold to Kristy Oatley), the PSI auction price highlight Revenant (Rudolf Widmann), World Young Horse Championship participants Rock on Top and Riano as well as Grand Prix horse Rihanna Forever (Martin Pfeiffer). He also produced licensed stallion Rocky Lee, sire of the million euro stallion Revolution. 

Photo © LL-foto

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Scores: 2008 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses
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