Florestan I x Rouseau/Alabaster/Pik Bube
Due in May of
Florestan was born in 1986 and as a foal he
impressed all with his type, expression and basic gaits. Temperament and character were highlights of this young colt.. Very
lucrative offers were declined from USA, and Florestan was sold to the Westphalen State Stud who had put first option on him
as a foal. From the Nordrhein Westphalen State Stud he has influenced warmblood breeding immensely. Florestan has clearly
stamped a dynasty of performance and breeding horses.
1988 Florestan was the undisputed winner of the Rheinland Licensing. He fulfilled expectations by Winning the Performance
Test in Warendorf in 1989. He acheived a total index of 129.02.
His critics were silenced after his first foal crops proved his reproducing powers. His foals all replicated
their sire's excellent traits. Progeny from those first years impressed so much that Florestan was moved to the main breeding
station in Warendorf.
Florestan and his progeny are
well known all over the world. To name a few, the Bundeschampions, Fidermark, Ferrara S, French Kiss, the World Dressage Champion,
Fürst Heinrich, Florencio, 3rd placegetter of World Dressage Championship finals in Las Vegas, Floriano,the best horse
in the finale of the German Dressage Derby, Florianus, Stallion Licensing Champions, Future (NRW) and French Kiss (Baden-Wurttenburg),
Oldenburger Main Premium Winner, Fürst Heinrich and Florencio. Bavarian Main Premium Winner Florestano, the Performance
Test Champions Faveur, Fidermark, Fielmann, and Freestyle, NRW winning mare Fiedergirl, top priced stallion from the Hannoverian
Licensing 2006, First Dance and Westphalen Reserve Champion and NRW Auction top price, Fleur Rubin. These are just some of
his progeny and their achievements..
very early that he could create his own stallion line and strengthen and continue the line from his ancestors. This is evident
in his sons and grand sons. Florestan has delivered since 1993 at least one Licensed son each year and many of those were
honoured as Premium Stallions. In 2000, there were 15 sons at the NRW Licensing. Ten sons were licenced with the stallion,
Future being Champion. Others included Fürst Heinrch, Floresco, Fielman and Floriano. Other associations have had their
share of Florestan sons also. Fürstenreich, Fit for fun, and Florencio in Oldenburg, French Kiss in Baden-Wurttenberg,
Florestano and Florentano in Bavaria, and First Dance in Hanover.
Florestan progeny have always done well in competition and in 2003 Fürst Heinrich was World Dressage Champion
as a 5 year old. In 2004 Florencio was World Dressage Champion as a 5 year old and French Kiss was World Dressage Champion
as a 6 year old.
In 2004 Florestan progeny dominated
the NRW Licensing. The first three premium placings were by Florestan sons and Florestan himself.. Champion Stallion was Fidertanz
(Fidermark), Reserve Champion was Fürst Grandios (Fürst Heinrich), 2nd Reserve Flovino (by Florestan). Nine sons
in total were NRW Licensed that year and a further 13 stallions by Florestan sons and grand sons were also Licensed.
In 2006 Hannoverian Licensed Stallion, First Dance sold for 400,000EU.
Florestan's pedigree shows a successful combination
from various bloodstreams coming together. His sire, Fidelio originated through Hannoverian breeding and was sired by Furioso
II. Fidelio consistently produced very correct rideable horses with the desired movement and temperament.
Florestan's dam, St.Pr.St. Raute was 3 year old Rheinland Champion Mare and was awarded
State Premium. She fulfilled all expectations being a succesful show and broodmare. She won her class at the Bundes Mare Show
in Verden in 1983 and in 1986 at the State Mare Show she was also a winner, a big honour at this show as all top mares from
other assocations compete against each other. She wrote breeding history when she produced Florestan 1 and his siblings, including
3 sisters who were all honoured with State Premium status. St.Pr.St. Wachtel by World Champ, St.Pr.St. Palucca by Paretti
and St.Pr.St. Wapita by World Champ. Full brother Florestan II was Licensed and also stood at Warendorf stud.
Two other progeny by St.Pt.St. Raute are with Robert Dover, dressage
rider in USA.
Florestan's sister St.Pr.St.Wachtel
was the mother of three State Premium Mares, St.Pr.St. Phantasie, by Paretti, St.Pr.St. Dollnitz by Don Bedo I and St.Pr.St.
Fayette by Feinsinn.
Well known for his hereditary
transmission, Florestan has a Dressage Breeding Index of 146 with 99% accuracy (2006).
Over 100 sons have been Licensed and 190 mares awarded State Premium. 1620 offspring are
registered as competition horses with combined winnings of over 1,500,000EU. Florestan not only produces top sons but also
top mares for breeding and sport. His progeny are also consistently producing top quality. In Westphalen, Florestan or Florestan
progeny have produced 6 times in 8 years, the Champion Mare.
Florestan features as the Dam's Sire of hundreds of Licenced Stallions, Premium Mares and successful competition
horses. Along with his achievements as a Sire, this makes him one of the most Influential Sires in Warmblood history.