SOLD – Finesse
Merrickville Equine Quality Sporthorses presents
Beautiful Florestan 2018 German Oldenburg Colt “FINESSE” – SOLD
Florestan X Belerina/Quarterback)
This goregous foal is everything dreams are made of. He is elegant, he has a special sweet personality, he has correct conformation, he has a gorgeous head and neck, and moves with natural rhythm and grace. His pedigree boasts some of Germany’s best dressage bloodlines.
Sired by Florestan who is a legend in the dressage breeding world. Out of a Quaterback mare who’s dam’s sire is by Rubinstein / Inschallah. With this foal’s world class pedigree he will be a top competition horse for a lucky rider. He is bred to win. He will be presented to the German Oldenburg Verband for inspection and registration in September.
Florestan was champion of the 1988 Rhinelander stallion Licencing. He won his Stallion performace test in Warendorf with a total index of 129.02 points and was winner of the dressage and show jumping division.
Florestan became a true foundation stallion stamping his offspring. He was reserve champion of the 2011 WBFSH dressage sire ranking thanks to his successfull offspring competing at Grand Prix level in dressage. More than 2000 offspring are registered as competition horses in Germany.
Ninety sons are licensed for breeding (Fidermark, Florencio, French Kiss, First Dance, Festrausch, Fleurop, Florentinus V, Floresco, Florestano, Floreanus, Florett As, Furstenreich, Furst Heinrich just to name a few). Florestan has 222 States Premium mares and still counting.
Here is what the head of the State Stud at Warendorf, Susanne Schmitt-Rimkus has to say about Florestan.
“What makes a sire special is that he makes more good foals than bad ones – and that he improves on the mare, and Florestan has a very large percentage of good foals. Of course he has some which are not, but he is a ‘stamp’ stallion, he stamps his foals, nearly all of them have the type of their sire, you can recognize them. Here comes a foal – ‘oh a Florestan!’ This is something that makes it easier for a sire.”
“The other thing is that the Florestans are easy to handle, easy to ride,… the riders say they feel good. This is the most important thing for the normal market, the rider who wants to ride of an evening after he has done his work, who wants to have fun, who wants to make a good picture on the horse. Florestans are easy to sit on, and that makes success.”
About the Dam Belerina:
This foal’s Dam is a lovely Premium German Oldenburg mare by Quaterback. Belerina’s sire is one of today’s top modern dressage sires Quaterback.
Quaterback is a sire who is a modern stallion with charm and grace. He has very correct conformation and lovely disposition. Quaterback started his stallion career by being named Champion of his licensing in Neustadt/Dosse in 2005.
Quaterback continued his success the following year and was the outstanding Champion of 3-year-old riding horses in 2006 with the highest scores for trot and canter. The test riders in Warendorf gave him the fantastic score of 10.0. Prior to this test he had won several tests for young riding horses. He was also winner of his 30-days-test with a final score of 9.14 in dressage, 8.43 points for jumping and an overall score of 8.89. Quaterback is the sire of 56 stallion sons, licensed all over the world. The quality from him is very good – in trot and very good in canter. When he won at the Bundeschampionate in 2006, the judges said we should have given him 12 for the canter, we are sorry that it is only possible to give 10. He has very good foals. Quaterback continues to produce numberous champions all over the world
SOLD: Congratulation to Tiffany Clark of NJ.