Maurico was purchased by Sporthorse Investors,
Inc. in 1988. Maurico had been imported into this country from Germany
as a two year old by Mr. F. Eugene Dixon to be developed as a dressage
horse. He was trained and shown to Prix St. George by Brigit and
Gunner Ostergaard for the Dixons. When it was determined that Maurico
wasn't going to advance to Grand Prix dressage, he was sold.
His new owners didn't buy him for his dressage
training and soon Maurico found himself in a whole new career. The
Raymers were students of David Raposa and on David's recommendation
they purchased Maurico for the strength of his pedigree and the
known success of the Holsteiner M-Line. Maurico was soon showing
Grand Prix - over fences! He was campaigned on the AGA circuit as
"The Amassador." When the Raymer daughters went off to
college, Maurico was offered for sale.
Cathy Tyler was a student of Sue Blinks while
she was at The Ark in Harvard, Massachusetts. Cathy had been showing
a variety of different horses in dressage and eventing with varying
degrees of success. Sue said it was time for a real horse, something
serious and smart. To make a long story short; Sue was in Florida,
she knew Gunner, Maurico was for sale. Maurico came to live at Twin
Pine Farm in May of 1988.
Maurico is now 27 years old. He has impeccable
manners, breathtaking gaits, extraordinary charisma and the most
generous heart. Since he has come to live at TPF, he has shown dressage
at Fourth Level, gone to two USDF Instructors Seminars with Cathy,
evented through preliminary, and when he was seventeen years old
we started combined driving!
Maurico's 2004 breeding fee is $5,000.00. Significant discounts
apply to the following mares: Premium Holsteiners, graded event
mares, 4H and Pony club owned mares and mares previously bred to
AHHA Registration Number
211302 1009 77
Breeder Hermann V. Drathen, Elmsford, Germany
Height 16.2 1/2h Heart Girth 79"
Cannon bone 9"
Bonnits 7 6 7 7 7 6 6
on the Hosteiner Stallion roster