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Rembrandt DDH



At the 2011 Pony European Championships

Photo by kind permission of Helen Revington


See the video of Rembrandt & Maisie at the 2013 Stallion Showcase here



Weser Ems

Sire: Renoir

Dam: Prinzess

Damsire: Viktoria's Chirac

Height: 145 cm
Born: 14 May 2001
Graded: Weser Ems; NWPCS; SPSS Elite
Stud Fee: 650 live foal guarantee (see for terms)

Frozen semen only

Breeder: Heinz Muller, Germany
Owner: Ian & Isobel Scruton

At  Stallion AI Services, Twemlows Hall, Shropshire from 21st April to end May 2013.

Otherwise, near Hull, East Yorkshire

Photo by kind permission of Ken Etteridge

Rembrandt DDH (nicknamed Mini Totilas) is a Gold medal winning German Riding Pony (Weser Ems) and is considered to be one of the top competition ponies in Europe.


In 2012, Rembrandt DDH was awarded the prestigious SPSS Dancer Medal in recognition of his contribution (with rider Maisie Scruton) to the British pony dressage team at the 2011 and 2012 European Championships.


For more information please see below, or contact Isobel Scruton - 07764 261349; or








(Welsh B)

Mariska's Robin

(Welsh B)

Arkelshof's Sunlight (Welsh B)

Vredelust Mariska (Welsh B)



(Welsh B)

Tetworth Crimson Lake (Welsh B)

Mona (Welsh B)






Colza (Welsh B)

Furina (Oldenburg)




Rondo (DR)

Simona (DR)




Viktoria's Chirac



(Welsh B)

Whatton Copper Beech (Welsh B)

Meerpal Regina (Welsh B)




Luciano (Hannovarian)

Fiorella (Oldenburg)






Colza (Welsh B)

Furina (Oldenburg)




Diamant II (DR)

Parodie (DR)


Rembrandt's pedigree shows the usefulness of the Welsh Section B in performance pony breeding with his sire, Renoir, being by the Dutch-based Welsh Section B, Racket, whose pedigree contains such illustrious names as Tetworth Crimson Lake and Solway Master Bronze. Renoir's dam, Ramona, has a pedigree that also includes Welsh Section B as well as German Riding Pony, Oldenburg and Thoroughbred bloodlines. Renoir himself won Bronze medals at the Bundeschampionat aged 3 and 4.



Rembrandt's dam, Prinzess is a daughter of Viktoria's Chirac out of the German Riding Pony Hauptstutbuch (Head Studbook) mare, Primana.  Primana's sire was Colano who was by the Welsh Sec B Colza out of an Oldenburg mare.  Primana's dam, Hauptstutbuch Paleness, was a daughter of the notable sire Diamant II who won a Gold Medal for Germany as a member of the 1982 European Pony Dressage Team and sired many licensed sons and State Premium daughters. 



Rembrandt's damsire is Viktoria's Chirac, who is a graded son of the famous sire Constantin out of an Oldenburg mare.  Constantin was another Welsh Section B, although he was bred in Holland, and is one of the foundation sires of the modern German riding pony breed.  Constantin was a prolific sire of winning ponies including 'Cash and Go' and 'Konrad' who were members of the German Gold Medal team at the European Pony Dressage Championships in 2000. Viktoria's Chirac himself was the sire of the multiple Gold medal winning Eventing Pony, Cyrano.




At Myerscough Premier League March 2012

Photos by kind permission of Ken Etteridge



Rembrandt and Maisie at Roosendaal CDI - May 2012

Rembrandt was licensed by the Weser Ems as a two year old in 2003. In 2005, aged 4, he won the Dutch Riding Pony Championships, the Pavo Cup, for 4 & 5 year old ponies. In 2006, Rembrandt was also approved for breeding by the Dutch Welsh Pony and Cob Society (as he is part Welsh) and, again, won the Pavo Cup for 4 & 5 year old ponies. The in 2007, Rembrandt made it a remarkable "hat trick" by winning the Pavo Cup for 6 year old ponies, followed by a 4th placing in the German Bundeschampionat.


Ridden by Maria van den Dugen, Rembrandt was a member of the Dutch team at both the 2009 and 2010 Pony European Championships. In 2009, they won Team Silver, placing 6th in the team test, then 8th in the Individual Championships before going on to win the Consolation Finals. In 2010, Rembrandt and Maria were again on the Dutch team and this time won Team Gold, placing 2nd in the team test and 4th in both the Individual and Kur tests.


Following this, Rembrandt moved to the UK to be ridden by Maisie Scruton and, despite it being Maisie's first Championships and her only having ridden Rembrandt for less than a year, they were selected for the British team at the 2011 Pony European Championships. At the Championships, they scored an impressive personal best of 72.25% to take 6th place and be the highest scoring British combinations in the team test. Maisie and Rembrandt then went on to score well in the Individual (71.842%) and Kur (73.525%) Championships, being placed 9th both times. Rembrandt and Maisie's Team Test score was the highest ever British team score ever at that time.


Rembrandt and Maisie's campaign for a place on the 2012 Pony European Championships Team got off to a great start when they won the first of the nominated competitions, at Myerscough Premier League.  They followed this up by scoring 72.564% in the key Team Test class at the Keysoe Under 21s Premier League.  Rembrandt and Maisie also won the Pony Freestyle class at Keysoe with 76.13%.  Rembrandt and Maisie then competed at the CDIOP at Den Goubergh, Roosendaal (4-6 May) where they were part of the 3rd placed British Team and then 5th in the Individual Test and 6th in the Kur.


At the final trial in 2012, Maisie and Rembrandt won the Team Test with an impressive 73.53% and were selected for the 2012 Pony Europeans Dressage Team. At Fontainebleau, Rembrandt and Maisie were key contributors to the team scoring an average of over 70%, the highest ever. 


In December 2012, Rembrandt was awarded the prestigious SPSS Dancer medal in recognition to his contribution to the British Pony Dressage Teams in 2011 & 2012. As Maisie moved on horses and Junior level in 2013 this was a great end to their pony careers together.


In 2013, with his rider out of pony classes, he concentrated on stud duties but Maisie and Remy were still U25's National Champions at Medium level and Music freestyle and achieved a top 10 placing at the National Championships.


In 2014 many Premier league wins with 12 yr old Clare Hole were recognised by the award of the Dressage Supporters Challenge Pony Trophy.

Rembrandt & Maisie at the 2013 Stallion Showcase

Photos by kind permission of Graham Gannon Photography


Offspring/Breeding Advice

Rembrandt's first foals were born in 2006 and one of them, a daughter Haya (damsire Sandro Hit), was invited to the German Pony Foal Championships where she did well and finished in seventh place. Then at age three, Haya graded and was awarded State Premium Mare status. Another daughter, the 4 year old Vienna Van Sundance was "small-size" Champion at the 2011 Dutch Appaloosa Studbook Grading with the judges being particularly impressed by her forelegs.


Rembrandt's previous owner, Jan Van Der Kamp bred a black colt, Rubens DDH, by Rembrandt in 2008.  Aged 4, Rubens, ridden by his breeder's granddaughter, Karlijn, placed 1st or 2nd in every competition and as a result he and Karlijn were selected for the Dressage Talent Squad in Holland.


Rembrandt's first UK progeny were born in 2012.  One of them, KMD Revelation, a black colt out of the 2011 SPSS Mare Grading Reserve Champion, Glanhayl Red Sonia (Welsh Sec C x TB), was presented at the 2012 Futurity Evaluation at The College and scored a High First Premium and finished the day as the second highest scoring Sports Pony. 


In 2013, he sired a Futurity Elite foal, KMD Rialto (out of Stambrook Musicality), who was also the highest scoring pony foal overall evaluations.  Remarkably, in 2014, Rembrandt not only sired the 2 foals (KMD Dornlight and Pretty Picture) that were the joint highest scoring sports pony foals overall but also had a "hat trick" of Elite Premium progeny - this is thought to be the first time this has been achieved by a pony sire.  Overall, Rembrandt is now the highest placed pony sire of sports ponies, 5th in the dressage sires ranking (out of a total of 179 mainly horse stallions) and 8th across all disciplines (out of a total of 459 mainly horse stallions) - a remarkable achievement for a pony stallion who has only had 3 crops of UK foals.


Rembrandt is registered and licensed with the Weser Ems studbook in Germany and as he is 43.75% Welsh, he is also licensed by the Dutch Welsh Pony and Cob Society (NWPCS).


Rembrandt's owner reports that his temperament is second to none, which is a priority when breeding sports ponies primarily for children to compete and enjoy.


Rembrandt has huge presence in the arena and is never phased by atmosphere, weather etc. Not only does he have fantastic paces for dressage, he also has the right brain and loves his job giving 100% every time. Rembrandt also has a fine jump making him a very versatile sire. He is beautifully mannered both in and out of the stable and loves attention. He is the perfect gentleman with enough character, charm and look at me attitude to make him a favourite with all who meet him.

Lap of honour after winning at Myerscough Premier League, March 2012

Photo by kind permission of Ken Etteridge


Lap of honour after winning (with 73.535) at Wellington Premier League, June 2012

Photo by kind permission of Nicola Elliot

Rembrandt & Maisie at Roosendaal CDI - May 2012

Rembrandt & Maisie with the Dancer Medal



KMD Dornlight

Red dun filly.  Dam: Daylight MW (Dornik B x Magister).  Born: 11 April 2014.  Breeder: Kirsty Millard (KMD Stud)


Pretty Picture (aka Twinkle)

Black Filly. Dam: Pretty-Women 3 (Black Boy x Compass).  Born: 20 April 2014.  Breeder: Amy Cox


WfD Rossini

Chestnut filly.  Dam: Delaroche Birthday Girl (Bernwode Brokat x Itsu).  Born: 7 April 2014.  Breeder: Elaine Coleridge Smith, Windmill Farm Dressage

Photo by kind permsission of Paul Ruffle

Northwoods Titus (aka Walter)

Chestnut Colt.  Dam: Nibeley Cocaine (Dallas x Waldjunker).  Born: 22 April 2014.  Breeder: Carolyn Hibbitt-Taylor.


Chestnut colt.

Sire: Rembrandt DDH; Dam: Magic (Donnerhall x Variant x Wolfgang).  Born: 24 April 2014.  Breeders: Jean and Catherine Feeney, Lochlane Stud


Bathleyhills "Joan"

Bay filly.  Sire: Rembrandt DDH; Dam: Loveden Sea Swallow (Gigman Jacana x Downland Sea Eagle).  Born: 8 April 2014.   Breeder: Penny Walster, Bathleyhills Stud


Rembrandt's Saskia

Bay filly. Sire: Rembrandt DDH; Dam: Lady Isabella (Eindershof Jamai x Fergus The Bogey Man).  Born: 25 April 2014.  Breeder: Jacke Mathieson



KMD Revelation

Black colt. Dam: Glanhayl Red Sonia (WPCS PB, Fourwinds FlashJack x Minshaanshu Amad). Born: 29 June 2012. Breeder: Kirsty Millard.


Presented at the 2012 Futurity Evaluation at The College and scored a High First Premium, finishing the day as the second highest scoring Sports Pony

Photos by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow



Black Filly. Dam: Nantina (Dutch Reitpony, Westfalian; Top Nantino x Durello). Born 10 Aug 2012.  Breeder: Isobel Scruton.


Rubens DDH

Black colt.  Dam: Heidi (Oldenburg by Sandro Hit). Born: 2008. Breeder: Jan Van Der Kamp


Aged 4, Rubens, ridden by his breeder's granddaughter, Karlijn, placed 1st or 2nd in every competition and as a result he and Karlijn were selected for the Dressage Talent Squad in Holland.


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