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    01-02-2012, 03:29 PM
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Green Broke
Rest in Peace Florestan 1

Don't know if the news has hit, or if anyone knows. I have the Westfalen Stammbuch on facebook and found out from there.

Florestan 1 was put to sleep today at the age of 26. Still translating the webpage myself to find out if there is a reason and what not :'(

Mit einer traurigen Nachricht beginnt das Jahr für das Nordrhein-Westfälische Landgestüt & für die gesamte Pferdezucht weltweit – altersbedingt musste die Vererberlegende FLORESTAN I am 02. Januar eingeschläfert werden.

Der 26jährige Dunkelbraune verabschiedete sich bereits vor drei Jahren von seiner aktiven Zuchtkarriere und genoss mit der liebevollen Pflege durch Gestütmitarbeiterin Andrea Stricker sein Rentendasein im Warendorfer Stall.
Er galt lebenslang als ein ganz besonderer Charakterkopf, der zu wissen schien welch große Bedeutung er in der Pferdewelt hatte. Vom ersten Moment an ahnten seine Züchter, die Familie Schulte-Böcker aus Geilenkirchen, dass es sich bei FLORESTAN nicht um ein gewöhnliches Fohlen handelte. „In der Nacht ist ein ganz tolles Fohlen geboren worden. Das solltest du dir mal ansehen“, sagte Gritt Schulte-Böcker damals zu ihrem Mann. Und als FLORESTAN, gerade auf der Welt, das erste Mal über ihren Hof trabte war klar – das wird einmal ein ganz Besonderer.

Die Erfolgsgeschichte des FIDELIO – RHEINGOLD – Sohnes startete als Sieger der Rheinischen Hauptkörung 1988, wo er vom Landgestüt erworben wurde. Ebenso war er ein Jahr darauf Erster der Hengstleistungsprüfung in Warendorf mit einem Gesamtindex von 129,02 Punkten, wobei er sowohl den Dressurindex, als auch den Springindex als Bester absolvierte.
Unzählige Erfolgspferde gehen aus diesen Ausnahmehengst, der in 2011 Platz zwei im WBFSH-Ranking der erfolgreichsten Dressurvererber der Welt einnahm, hervor. Mehr als 2000 Nachkommen sind allein in Deutschland als Sportpferd verzeichnet, darunter Weltmeister der jungen Dressurpferde, Bundeschampions, international erfolgreiche Grand Prix-Sieger und Championatspferde. Ihre Lebensgewinnsumme beträgt mehr als 1,8 Millionen Euro.
Besonders durch ihre Rittigkeit, Leistungsbereitschaft und hervorragende Grundgangarten bestechen die Nachkommen des FLORESTAN I. Außerordentlich stark im Viereck, aber auch in der Vielseitigkeit und in Springprüfungen sind sie im Spitzensport, aber auch in Breitensport erfolgreich. Ebenso in der Zucht hinterlässt er als Linienbegründer durch zahlreiche Nachkommen sein wertvolles Erbe. 90 seiner Söhne erhielten ein positives Körurteil und 222 Töchter wurden mit der Staatsprämie ausgezeichnet. Im Landgestüt Warendorf wirken alleine 11 Vertreter aus seinem bewährten Stamm.

"In seinem letzten Jahr auf der Deckstelle Bad Sassendorf zählte FLORESTAN I bereits 130 Stuten im Natursprung. Seine Nachzucht begeisterte auf den Schauplätzen und die Nachfrage nach diesem Ausnahmehengst stieg so sehr, dass er nach Warendorf kam um von dort an in der Frischbesamung eingesetzt zu werden“, erzählte der damalige Deckstellenvorsteher Georg Frerich anlässlich FLORESTANs 25. Geburtstag im vergangenen Jahr.
1996 setzte FLORESTAN I Maßstäbe als erster Landbeschäler, der mehr als 500 besamte Stuten in einer Saison erzielte – und diese Zahl sollte noch steigen. Durch seine vielen in Zucht und Sport eingesetzten Nachkommen wird das wertvolle Blut des FLORESTAN I auch weiterhin für Pferde der Extraklasse sorgen – auch wenn wir mit seinem Abschied eine ganz besondere Pferdepersönlichkeit verlieren.
     
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    01-02-2012, 03:34 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Translations as follows... grammar isn't the best but its google translate

With sad news that year for the North Rhine-Westphalian State Stud & for the entire horse breeding world begins - the age-related Vererberlegende FLORESTAN I had at 02 January will be euthanized.

The 26 year old dark brown goodbye before his three years of active breeding career and enjoyed the loving care stud by his assistant Andrea Stricker pension existence in Warendorf stable.
He was a lifetime as a very special character head that seemed to know the importance it had in the horse world. From the moment suspected his breeders, the family Schulte-Böcker from Geilenkirchen, that it was not an ordinary foal to Florestan. "In the night a very great foal has been born. You ought to see you again, "said Gritt Schulte-Böcker And then to her husband as Florestan, especially in the world, first trotted through her yard was clear - this is again a very special one.

The success story of Fidelio - Rheingold - son started as a winner of the Rhineland Stallion Licensing in 1988, where he was purchased by the stud farm. He also was a first year later, the stallion performance test in Warendorf with a final score of 129.02 points, with the dressage index both he, and graduated as the best index of the Spring.
Countless successful horses go from this exceptional stallion in 2011, ranking second in the WBFSH took the most successful dressage stallions in the world out. More than 2,000 descendants in Germany alone as a sport horse, including the World Champion of young dressage horses, Federal Champions, successful international Grand Prix winner and champion horses. Their lifetime earnings of more than 1.8 million €.
Particularly impressive through its rideability, performance and excellent gaits, the descendants of the Florestan I. Are exceptionally strong in the square, but also in eventing and jumping into it in professional sports, but also in popular sports success. Similarly, in the breeding line as it leaves the founder of numerous descendants be valuable inheritance. 90 of his sons received a positive Körurteil and 222 daughters were awarded state premium. The State Stud Warendorf alone 11 representatives from its established base effect.

"In his last year at the breeding station Soest FLORESTAN numbered I, 130 mares on natural methods. His offspring thrilled at the scene and the demand for this exceptional stallion rose so much that he came to Warendorf to from there used to be in the fresh insemination "said the former president George Frerich Stud Farm at Florestan's 25th birthday last year.
In 1996, I FLORESTAN standards as the first state stallion, who scored more than 500 mares inseminated in a season - and that number should increase. Through his many offspring used in breeding and sport is the precious blood of FLORESTAN I continue to provide top-class horses - even if we lose a very special farewell with his horses personality.
     
    01-02-2012, 09:46 PM
  #3
Trained
I heard this morning :(
Devastating, we're losing so many top stallions lately! Though at least he and Weltmeyer lived to ripe old ages, a lot of the breeding stallions seem to go in their mid to late teens.

RIP Florestan xo
     
    01-02-2012, 10:06 PM
  #4
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Originally Posted by Kayty    
a lot of the breeding stallions seem to go in their mid to late teens.

RIP Florestan xo

Very common.
     
    01-06-2012, 07:30 AM
  #5
Trained
So sad for the dressage world, RIP Florestan.

There's a breeder in my state who last year lost both her stallions within weeks of each other, one to severe colic and the other to a lacerating aorta. Sadly these things happen and many stallions seem to die before their time.
     

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