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Rivendell Ballet


Pedigree profile of Rivendell Ballet

D.O.B 12/12/2015 - Florimon (Imp Hann) x Bardos 

Ballet’s story is a special one.  For many years I watched a friend of mine compete a big grey mare in the higher level dressage classes.  Once I went to her and said that should she not ride the mare anymore, I would like to breed a foal from her.  The time came when Hakahana Balena went unsound and I got the opportunity to breed from her.  It took three seasons to get her in foal, and she then produced an extremely beautiful chestnut filly.  Balena was by the imported Hanoverian stallion Bardos, out of a boerperd mare of unknown pedigree.

Bardos was by the stallion Magnet, out of a mare by Wanderer.  Magnet was by the stallion Matrose who produced many FEI level competition horses including well known dressage stallions such as Manstien, Matador, Magnum and Mattgold.

Matrose was in high demand at his time. He left over 800 offspring, of which there were 15 licensed sons and 289 broodmares. 453 offspring successfully represented him competitively. The total offspring winning amount is 375.920 €, 830€ per tournament horse. His offspring were successful in show jumping and dressage as well.

Matrose was the sire of 

     Winners of over £300,000 in prize money in competition
     The international dressage horses Maritime, Rosemount Maurice and Mandarin
     13 licensed sons including

Bardos damsire was by the stallion Wanderer, who is one of the great Hanoverian sires and is renowned for producing horses with outstanding jumping talent, as well as elastic movements. The bay stallion descends from famous bloodlines (Wendekreis, Gotthard, Absatz) which are a special guarantee for performance ability. A large number of approved sons--six of them are Celle State stallions-- attest to his impressive ability to reproduce quality. Wanderer's daughter Welina was the Vice Champion Mare at the Ratje-Niebuhr Show 2000. Wanderer sires fantastic foals when bred to Thoroughbred mares. They are very elegant and modern and he really puts the movement and jumping ability on them.

Therefore, Balena is very strong genetically on her sire side.

Ballet’s sire is the imported Hanoverian stallion Florimon.  He is an eye-catching Hanoverian stallion with an extraordinary, noble and elegant conformation. He has a fantastic character and his promising and pleasing daily training qualities show great promise. His pedigree features an exceptional bloodline combination.

Florimon was the winner of his stallion performance test and completed his 30-day test with highest scores for all three basic gaits. He scored 8 for trot and 8.25 for canter, the highest scores assigned in the field of 17 competitors. But he also earned above-average scores for walk (7.75) and rideability (8.38).

His sire Falsterbo completed the 30- and 70-days performance test in 2001 in Prussendorf with above-average scores in all disciplines. He won various riding horse ability classes and show jumping ability competitions of novice and elementary level at the age of four and five.

In the meantime, he is a successful dressage competition horse with victories at Intermédiare I-level, and he just recently placed at Grand Prix-classes under Jonny Hilberath. Falsterbo supplied extraordinary foals, lots of them being top-priced auction foals and champions at shows.

Dam's sire Defacto served as a stud stallion for a short time only, but with Donnerhall and Pik König, his pedigree features international top-class dressage horse genes. A convincing quantity of his few daughters was especially awarded. Walt Disney I in the third generation placed at the final of the German Riding Horse Championships in Mannheim, and he won the subsequent stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf. As he was the best stallion completing the stallion performance test in that year, he was awarded with the Fritz-von-Stenglin-Prize. He was trained up to Grand Prix-level and was for years one of the famous "Celle chestnuts", the famous, worldwide popular quadrille formation of the Celle National State Stud. In his first breeding years at the Unterweser Insemination Station, he supplied fantastic, exceptional mares with a captivating, perfect exterior, approved stallions and extremely successful competition horses up to highest dressage level. The pedigree is complemented by Lemon xx who produced tough and long-living dressage and event horses, and the valuable Seefischer.

The dam, state premium mare Die Lady, was first-class awarded at the Ratje-Niebuhr-Show, and various other ancestors were also awarded with special prizes. Granddam, state premium mare Walt Lady, was the champion mare at the Louis-Wiegels-Show in Sandbostel in 1999. In 1998, she earned a first-class prize at the Federal Mare Show in Warendorf and in 2008, she supplied an approved son, also by Falsterbo. Her full sister, state premium mare Wendla, is the dam of the approved Oldenburg stallion Fin de Siècle by Florencio I. Great-granddam, state premium mare Larina, is also an approved and highly awarded mare, earning for example a first-class prize at the Louis-Wiegels-Show in 1999 and at the same event, the victory in the family division. Her daughter, state premium mare Wariness (by Weltmeyer), supplied the popular Marbach state stud stallion Epikur by Espri.

Florimon goes back to the Hanoverian mare family 657/Kareda resp. Kroatin (by Kirkland – Denar – Königsleutnant etc.) that has its origin in the area of the long-established Oiste Service Station near Verden. Among the 20 licensed stallions out of this line, Alpdruck (privately owned stallion Westphalia, Bavaria), the important black stallion Amor (privately owned stallion Westphalia), Can Can (state stud stallion Neustadt/D.), Equitano (privately owned stallion Bavaria), the Celle state stud stallions Ernö, Grandseigneur, Lausbub (champion of the Stallion Licensing), Ludendorff and Weingraf, Reccio L (privately owned stallion Hanover) and the Dillenburg state stud stallions Adlerhorst, Weltpoet and Windfang as well as Freya, Fugosa and Faschingsfee, the successful show jumping horses in the 50ies and 60ies, are the most famous representatives out of this line.

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