Most of us who compete in any horse discipline dream of one day owning, training and riding that "perfect" horse. Rommy was as near to perfect as anyone could wish - truly that "once in a lifetime horse".
His temperament and trainability were faultless and we all knew that he was glory bound.
Words cannot express
the emptiness that those who loved him now feel. He has left a legacy of wonderful young horses bearing his unmistakable stamp so perhaps in the future there will be another rising young star with the same combination of temperament, attitude and talent....we can only hope.
Northern Romulus left us with a very stunning son, Bravo Romulus who has been purchased by the stud and we have also retained mares by him to continue his lines in our breeding programme.
Rommy competed very successfully with FEI rider Gerry Wellington. His last two competitions were the Spring Championships in October 2002 at which he was Medium Champion and the Fleurieu Dressage Festival, only two weeks before he died, where he won the Advanced.
He started competing FEI level at nine years old but unfortunately died of complications following colic surgery just a few months after his debut in Prix St Georges, cutting short a very promising career.
Romulus excelled in his very short career in breed classes. He competed at Gawler A.H.& F. Society Annual Show in 2000 to win all classes entered, including Ridden Stallion, and was awarded Champion Stallion/Colt In Show (from a final class of seven breeds) and was given a Special Award for his achievements. Several weeks later he then went on to The Royal Adelaide Show where he also won all of his classes and was awarded Champion Warmblood Entire/Colt for 2000. As his owner is not an "in hand" person, we decided to retired on that note.
AR Romanesque with Lisa Provost, Sydney Royal. Romanesque is a full brother of Bravo Romulus and winner ridden WB at Sydney Royal
AR Rhapsody ,full sister to AR Rumpole, kept by stud as a brood mare after some dressage and eventing competitions.
A 3/4 brother to AR Bravo Romulus, both out of Salute mares and by Northern Romulus. Winner Current Stars Grand Prix SJ 2015
AR Renaissance with Tegan Lush competing very successfully in WA. and previously with Cooper Oborn on their way to winning Reynella Horse Trials 2013
AR Riley eventing very successfuly in Victoria. Full brother to AR Reminisce who is also eventing successfully in WA AR Riley competing and winning Lakes & Craters 1*
AR Reflections competed in dressage i n SA . Unfortunately his career was cut short by an accident requiring retirement
AR Vivaldi with Mick Bray National Advanced Young Rider Champions
AR Remington topped Auction With The Stars when it was held in SA and went to a dressage home in NSW
AR Bravo Romulus, dressage and eventing and one of our resident stallions.
AR Rumpole successful FEI dressage horse with Gerry Wellington
AR Rhea, competed very sucessfully in eventing and dressage until sustaining a paddock injury. Retained by the stud as a brood mare
AR Rebound, now doing a wonderful job in vaulting!
Teegan Ashby (NSW) winning 2011 Melbourne Junior CCI 1* competition on Rockingham No Reason
Skansen Rio very sucessful SJ based in WA
AR Revel winning Elementary Champs AHDC
Revel is still competing successfully in Victoria into his 20's
Rockingham Tiggerific, evented in SA and Vic and is still competing in dressage in Victoria, also 20sh
AR Reminisce, full sister to FEI dressage horse AR Rumpole. Lightly campaigned in dressage and SJ retained as a brood mare
a full brother of Bravo Romulus. Romanesque was purchased as a 4yo by Lisa Provost and they went on to win Hunter clasases all up the East coast, from Canberra to Cairns and also won the ridden WB at the Sydney Royal as a 5yo . He was runner up in the Young Eventy horse the same year.
Renmarno was a stunning bay gelding by Rommie and out of TB mare Nicky. He was purchased by Julie Payne and was winning at FEI level when he was unfortunately lost to colic.
Regae, a bay mare, is out of AR Shiraz and has had a career in SJ and is currently successfully eventing with a young rider.
Foaled 2001 and still going strong 18 years later
Rockingham No Reason, out of TB mare by Northern Romulus. Pictured doing victory lap at Sydney Three Day Event with owner/rider Teagan Ashby
Rhea was our very first foal by Rommy and she was retained by the stud. She competed very successfully in eventing and dressage prior to being retired to stud duties due to a paddock injury .
Unfortunately she only managed two foals, both very big boys by Kinnordy Graziano who are still competing sucessfully