Oldenburg chestnut gelding
It was on Renoir-UNICEF that I made my first ventures into Grand Prix competition. He was a patient yet demanding teacher and, despite having many years of top-level sporting experience with Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff, he was by no means going to do things on his own. Sired by Rubinstein, he is not only of majestic proportions at a height of 1.84 metres, but he also has tremendous basic gaits. Quite often he will score a top mark of 10 for his walk and canter. When he was entered for the German Championships at the age of six, his long legs were still getting in his way a little, but just four years later he managed to show his full potential at the World Championships in Jerez, where he won gold together with his four-legged teammates. In the course of his career, Rubinstein's son has collected more than 25 Grand Prix wins, with lifetime prize money in excess of EUR 170,000.
Our career together began with a win in the freestyle in Münster in 2005 and ended with a second win in the Piaff Sponsorship Prize in 2007. Since then we have allowed Renoir-UNICEF to enjoy his well-deserved retirement at the Schafhof.