Buddy is a handsome colt of modern type. He will mature around 16.2 plus, has huge elastic uphill movement, with a strong hind leg action. Buddy is the ideal candidate for young horse classes in the future and could be show, in-hand, in sports horse classes as a yearling through to a 3 year old, in preparation for his ridden career.
Buddy's sire Brennus B is owned and trained by International Dressage rider Johanne Dykes and was purchased by her from Equine Elite in 2010 as a 4 year old. He has a truly wonderful temperament, one of the best I have seen in a stallion, which he passes on to his progeny. Brennus has an amazing trainable attitude to his work proven by his results on the 2011 Sunshine Tour in 5 year old classes, finishing 2nd in the Final. On his first UK outing he scored 82% winning and qualifying for shearwater finals. He entered the 6 year old qualifying class at Hickstead and won it with 80%. Bren then was invited to the viewing class for the 2nd year running to attend the Breeding Championships in Verden. Brennus B is a stallion of outstanding quality, great conformation, amazing movement, top proven pedigree, accompanied by his trainable attitude and super temperament.
Brennus's sire is the famous Grand Prix stallion Diamond Hit. He himself has many wins at Grand Prix, represented his country and qualified for the Olympic games in 2008. Diamond Hit has sired over 30 approved stallion sons, premium award winning daughters and a huge list of proven competition progeny. His dam Reine B (by Rubinstein) is also an international Grand Prix mare that was trained and competed from Novice to Grand Prix by Lotje Schoots. The combination have represented their country winning many European Championships together. Reine B is now leased to Lotje's student, Dutch FEI pony rider Mercedes Verweij. Brennus B is Reine B's first embryo transfer foal along side siblings by stallions such as Totilas, Jazz, Sunny Boy and Valeron.
Buddy's dam Florella Hit is Graded with The British Warmblood Breeders Studbook. She gained all 8s for her movement, type and head. She is a big moving mare with elastic gaits, of modern type and legs that go on forever. She gained a Higher First Premium as a foal and was Top Dressage foal of the day at her BEF venue for that year. Buddy is her first foal of what’s hoped to be a long line of athletic, big moving, true to type dressage horses, which will excel in the dressage arena. Exciting to see what she produces next after this years first future prospect.
Florella Hit comes from lines of Top Class breeding through out her whole pedigree. She is By Floriscount who dominated his competitors at his performance test, winning the dressage index with scores up to 10.0 for rideability and his canter. In 2010 he was a talked about sensation all over Germany with his foals winning countless foal shows and going for Top prices at the Verband Auctions. His offspring have presence, are of strong types and size, with outstanding rideability, excellent gaits and temperament which he passes on to all of them. In 2012 his first crop of sons was assessed, and three presented at the stallion licensing were all approved, one being awarded a premium and selling for €87,000.
Floriscounts sire, Florencio I, was the 2004 and 2005 World Champion of young dressage horses and has sired nearly 40 licensed sons. He is by the legendary sire Florestan. The dam Arkona is the dam of two other premium stallions, Sandakan by Sandro Hit and Floriscount II. The dam's sire Donnerhall, is another influential dressage sire and is currently 4th on the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses sire rankings, with Florestan directly above in 3rd place.
On the dams side of Florella Hit she carries the blood of Sandro Hit, Brentano, De Niro (Donnerhall on both sides), Rubinstein, Lauries Crusador to name a few, ALL well known important sires in their own write.
As you can see from above, Buddy’s pedigree is bursting at the seams, with some of the worlds top lines all rolled into one. This is a MUST prospect for any competitive rider that wants a chance to for fill their dreams and go to the highest of levels within the dressage arena.
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Available at weaning in November.