Gaspard de la Nuit, Son of Ravel, Licensed by KWPN as Approved Stallion

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Gaspard de la Nuit at DG Bar Ranch in California.
Gaspard de la Nuit at DG Bar Ranch in California.

Sept. 30, 2014

Gaspard de la Nuit, the son of Ravel, has been licensed as an approved stallion by the KWPN.

Gaspard, judged the top KWPN foal in North America in 2011, is owned  is owned by Akiko Yamazaki, the owner of Ravel, and DG Bar Ranch in Hanford, California.

“We are very excited,” Akiko said of the stallion approval.

Gaspard de la Nuit is by Ravel out of a Sir Donnerhall mare. He was born at DG Bar Ranch on April 28, 2011.

Ravel (Contango x Democraat) was a stallion ridden by Edward Gal of The Netherlands for owner Tim Coomans before being sold to Akiko in 2006 as a potential mount for the U.S. at the 2008 Olympics. The horse was gelded as a result of problems in quarantine.

With Steffen Peters of San Diego, California as trainer and rider, Ravel became the top American competition horse, winning the World Cup in 2009, capturing the World Equestrian Festival CDIO title at Aachen, Germany the same year, competing in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, and capturing two individual bronze medals at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.

Gaspard de la Nuit with Willy Arts of DG Bar Ranch.
Gaspard de la Nuit with Willy Arts of DG Bar Ranch.