FLORESTAN I is the signature stallion of the North Rhine Westfalen Breeding. There is not enough space available in this description to list all of the accomplishments of this Approval and Stallion Performance Test winner. Therefore, only his actual 2006 successes will be mentioned: His offspring are standing at the top in International Sport as well as in the International Breeding scene.
Among other things over the past year, FLORESTAN I offspring were: Team Bronze in Dressage at the World Equestrian Games (Floriano/Steffen Peters), Bronze Medal winner at the German Championships for riding horses (Farina), Swiss Champion for 5 year old dressage horses (Flirt de Lully), Swiss Reserve Champion for 4 year old riding horses (Flash Dance), and the NRW Spring Reserve Champion (Falcone). Furthermore, FLORESTAN I had two finalists at the World Championships for Young Horses (dressage).
At the Westfalen Elite mare show, First Lady from FLORESTAN I won the title of Reserve Champion; at the Rhineland Elite mare show, Farah from FLORESTAN I was among the top placings. At the championships in Switzerland, the FLORESTAN I daughter Fiorella de Lully was awarded the second place. In Oldenburg, the FLORESTAN I daughter Merethe was awarded the fourth place for Elite mares. Many winners in mare tests complete this outstanding resume.
Last but not least, FLORESTAN I was responsible for many of the top selling horses in the 2006 auctions. He sired the most expensive stallion at the Hanoverian stallion approval in Verden and the top selling horse at the 12th NRW Winter auction.
This Fidelio-Rheingold son, out of the famous breeding farm Schulte-Böcker in Muthagen, began his breeding career in 1989 in Bad Sassendorf. Since 1996, he is standing at the state stud in Warendorf. Until now he has 75 approved sons; 186 daughters are State’s premium mares; 1,620 of his offspring are registered at the FN as show horses, and their total winnings amount to €900,000. With an overall dressage ranking of 146 points, FLORESTAN I belongs to the Top-dressage Producers.
FLORESTAN I is registered in the main stud book for the Rhineland, Westfalen, Holstein, and Hanoverian Associations. FLORESTAN I is also recognized in Switzerland.