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Freestyle

(Florestan I/SPS Paloma)

 

Freestyle, who is by the highly popular Florestan I, is a beautiful 17hh stallion with an athletic body, very well applied hindquarters and a super character.  At the 100 day Performance test at Prussendorf, he was awarded a perfect 10 for character and a 9 for temperament.  In dressage, he proved to rank amongst the best of his year and received a 9.33 for ridebility.  His total score was 132.55 points and he was the overall winner of his performance test.  He continues to be highly successful in the show ring at 4th level.  His progeny are also highly successful in the dressage ring.

 

Recently, for the Top 200 Dressage Stallion Breeding Value Index, Freestyle was rated with an index of 151!   His ranking places him along side Don Frederico, Dressage Royal, Furst Heinrich, Waterford, Weltmeyer and Wie Weltmeyer.  This group of stallions have the 17th highest dressage index and are 35-41 on the list.  This makes Freestyle and Waterford the highest Dressage index stallions in North America, and Freestyle the highest stallion in Canada.  This is an outstanding accomplishment for Freestyle as he only stood two breeding season in Europe!!

 

 

 

 

Freestyle's Pedigree

 

Florestan I

   

Freestyle's sire, Florestan I, was champion of the 1988 Rhineland approval and won his performance test in Warendorf the following year.  As a sire, Florestan I has been an instant success as a fantastic sire as he produces offspring with excellent ridability and many are bringing in huge sums at the major auctions.  He has taken the top position in the FN breeding value ratings for a number of years running.  He has produced 37+ States Premium Mares and has already sired over 50 approved sons.  At the 2002 Bundeschampionate, Florestan had 5 representatives including the 4-year-old stallion winner, French Kiss.  French Kiss went on to win the World Young Dressage Horse championship for 6 year olds in 2004, while another Florestan son, Florencio won the 5 year old title at the same show!

Florestan's dam, Raute, is a proven show mare in the Rhineland area.  At the age of 3 she was champion mare of her age group.  In 1983 she won her class at the German Mare show in Verden, and in 1986 she was champion junior mare at the federal show in Aix-la-Chapelle. 


Freestyle himself is out of the famous mare line through Paloma.  Paloma and her 4 sisters received the award of the " Best Family of Hessen" for 4 years in a row.  Paloma has produced two approved stallions Freestyle and Flammengold, full brothers, and she received an 8.1 for her mare-test.  Her sister Patricia was in 1997 the best mare of Hessen.  The second full-sister Pretoria was the best 3-year-old mare of Hessen in 1999 and also received a score of 8,50 for her mare-test.  The youngest sister Primavera was 2nd at the mare show for 2 year olds at Asfeld.  Grandmother, Geisha, is a full sister of the dam of the world famous stallion Romadour II, sire of the Olympic Gold Medallist Rembrandt with Nicole Uphoff.  The dam-line of Freestyle shows four State Premium mares on a row, Paloma, Pirocshka, Poxi and Geisha.

Freestyle

   

 

Florestan I

Fidelio

Furioso II

Laura

Raute

Rheinhold

Gode

SPS Paloma

Parademarsch I

Paradox I

Dahlie

SPS Piroschka

Perlkönig

SPS Roxi