Florestan x Rousseau/Alabaster/Pik Bube
Due in May 2017
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.
In 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..
Florestan showed 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.
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.
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
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.
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%
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.