California Sunshine, Mare

  • Year of Birth 2011
  • Breed Rhinelander
  • Sire Cristallo II
  • Height ca. 166 cm / 16.1 hh
  • Color Bay
  • Disciplines Show Jumping, Confidence Giver
  • X-rays Yes
  • US Price*220,000 USD
  • Location North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Offer No. 16926
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California Sunshine has been with the GHC partner since the age of four, and has been introduced gradually to competitive show jumping. She has received excellent training and gained experience up to advanced* (1.40 m) level. She will be ready for the 1.45 m class soon.



This mare has a long history of success: As a young horse, she was placed numerous times in young horse tests up to 1.35 m, including the World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses and the National Championships for Young Horses. Additionally, she has also already won the advanced class of the international Youngster Tour, as well as being placed several times in this competition. She has also won a 1.40 m class and is highly placed at this level. California Sunshine has accumulated lifetime earnings of more than €5,000.



The ideal show jumper: California Sunshine is extremely easy to ride and always in good balance. She has careful, performs the flying changes perfectly and has a good, flexible canter.


What sort of rider does the horse need?

Top show jumper for juniors and lady riders with highest ambitions.


US trainer Frank Madden has added this horse to his collection. Watch here the videos with Frank Madden’s test rider and his statement about the horse.


About Frank Madden


Frank is one of the most successful trainers of young US riders. US all-stars like Brianne Goutal, Sloane Coles and other young riders such as Jessica Springsteen have benefited from his training. More about Frank



Statements made by the Trainers in videos and in writing describing horses in their collection represent a personal impression made to the best of their knowledge and belief concerning the horse in question on the day of the test ride.


This personal impression does not represent a recommendation to purchase and is not a binding prediction of the horse's future behavior and development in competitive sport or any other use. Horses are living beings and their conduct and sporting performance is influenced decisively by how they are handled by their owner, trainer and other persons involved with them. Different training and management methods than those being used in the horse's current program may result in a different outcome.


Trainers make no representations as to the health or soundness of any of the horses in their collection as they are not veterinarians. It is the responsibility of the buyer to employ their own veterinarian to review the health and soundness of the horse before making a decision to purchase. Any suggestions of local veterinarians or x-rays provided by GHC are made as a courtesy only.

*US Import Price


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