My current horses are;
Fez’s Sire is the Legendary Florestan I. Florestan I sports a sire line of world importance, that of Furioso II. He has produced many approved stallion sons and many state premium mares. Florestan I is recognized within the breed as a sire who can be relied upon for superior heritability. He produces outstanding basic paces, a beautiful head and lovely temperament. Florestan I has a superb dressage breeding index of 166 and his offspring include the successful young stallions Fleurop and Freudeprinz and the international dressage horses Floriano Deux, Florian Florette and Florian XII. He has had many top-priced auction foals, spot the difference in the picture- like father like son!
(Week Orchard) His Juwel (Harry)
To make 16hh
Harry is my future prospect and proving to be very exciting, his breeding is littered with dressage “greats” take a look for yourself!
Hohenstein, Harry’s sire, 2002 Trakehner Stallion of the Year, is a noble stallion who attracts attention with his type and expression and beautiful black coat. A harmonious horse that stands over a lot of ground, he possesses optimal movement in all three basic gaits. His energetic rear quarters produce movement with lots of swing and verve. He was the outstanding stallion of his 1993 keuring, Reserve Champion of his stallion performance test, where he was the most striking and noticeable horse. He lived up to the attention with a win in the rideability portion of the test. Hohenstein was the 1995 Trakehner Champion and third in the Federal “S” Championships. By the age of seven, he had already won his first “S” dressage event. He also has plenty of wins in Prix St. George and Intermediare I. Hohenstein’s sire, Elite Stallion Caprimond, has achieved a special position within and without the Trakehner breed by his prepotency to sire dressage talent. Hohenstein’s offspring are following this example, and he already has twelve approved sons, one of them Champion, Muenchhausen. Four of his get were at the Federal Championship of Germany 2000, and one, Habitus, sold for DM 320,000 at Verdan. His offspring continue to be much sought after and achieve record prices at auction. In 1999 Hohenstein was elected an Elite Stallion.
So far Harry is proving to be every bit the dressage horse I am hoping for, he has attended the BEF futurity twice and twice gained a first premium with very encouraging comments from the judges.
Last October he attended the BWBS colt assessment. This was judged by Frenk Jespers, who was the top KWPN stallion selector for 10 years. Harry came away with very encouraging comments including; excellent walk, lovely modern lines and fantastic temperament. These comments were enough to pursuade me to keep Harry entire this year and aim at stallion grading later this year so watch this space……….