Belmont Golden Boy - Licensed Son of Ramses II
Although now sadly deceased, Golden Boy was a 15.3hh licensed NZ Warmblood stallion. He was only son of Ramzes II standing at stud in New Zealand. The Ramzes II line has proved over the last two decades to be one of the most successful lines in New Zealand, with numerous top class horses in all three Olympic disciplines.
Belmont Golden Boy has outstanding presence and paces - two virtues that saw him him excel in the dressage arena. He was leader of the NZ National Musical Leaderboard for 4 years running. He was graded Advanced (Prix St Georges / Intermediare I) for about four years before his retirement at age 17. He was fit, sound and happy when he retired from competition, and was at the top of his game - having just won the 2004 Advanced Horse of the Year title against the best in New Zealand.
He's a Special kind of Boy
Golden Boy's temperament can only be described as exemplary. His good manners have allowed him to compete alongside mares with no problems - even in showing type classes. He also possesses a huge scopey jump and has won or been placed in all his Horse Trials starts.
All of Golden Boy's progeny are inheriting his standalone paces and lovely temperament. It is quite obvious his jumping ability is being passed on as well.
Belmont Golden Boy has crossed well with a variety of mare types. And at 15.3hh he is one of the smaller warmblood horses, but he has progeny standing over 17 hands He will stamp all of these foals with paces, temperament and jump.
Who's ya Daddy?
At present Golden Boy has sired about 60 progeny, and these range from foals to 14 year olds. They include successful eventers, showjumpers and dressage horses.
His eldest son Kintyre proved to be a superstar. When he was a barely five years old he was the youngest horse at Pony Club Championships, representing the winning Waikato team. He jumped clear and recorded the fastest cross country round, and he'd only been broken in one year! Kintyre also has had many placings in dressage and show hunter disciplines. His best performance to date was coming third in the Two Star at the Puhinui 3DE, and he is now ADVANCED. He has since been exported to the USA.
Belmont Oh Boy is another son excelling in eventing, and has won a six bar challenge clearing 1.60m - not bad when you are 15.3 hh! He has also gone to CCI 3* level in eventing.
Another son, Global is Elementary level dressage and has won many classes already. Some of his competition successes have included: 3rd place at Brisbane CDI at Prix St George Winner of the National Musical Leaderboard for 4 years running Winner of the Vetpro Leaderboard for Advanced horses 3 years running Winner of the St George Trophy for 1st year horses in PSG tests nationwide Twice judged Supreme Champion Warmblood at the North Island All Breeds Show (In-Hand) Selected for the New Zealand dressage pre-elite squad Top 10 placings at the prestigious Sydney CDI 2003 New Zealand National Champion at Advanced level 2004 Advanced Horse of the Year