Pedigree profile of Rivendell Fomorian
Rivendell Fomorian is a very imposing and very masculine, handsome colt. He is by our PSG stallion Florimon, out of premium mare Rivendell Gaia who has also produced Rivendell Gypsy for us.
Florimon is an eye-catching imported Hanoverian stallion with an extraordinary, noble and elegant conformation. He has a fantastic character and rideability, which he passes generously onto his offspring. The aim is to have him lifetime licensed with the Hanoverian Verband on performance once he is successfully competing at Prix st George level. 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.
Gaia is by the stallion Ampere, who is a world class champion stallion.
It all started when he left the arena as the most expensive foal at the Borculo Foal Auction. In February 2008 at the stallion show Den Bosch, he made the hearts of many spectators beat faster, and became the convincing champion of the stallion show. After that, the breathtaking bay stallion became the undoubtable winner of the 70 day performance test in Ermelo. Dream scores mark his extraordinary qualities: walk 8, trot 9, canter 9.5, suppleness 9, self-carriage & balance 8.5, and ridability, work ethics, and talent for dressage 9. Test riders described the stallion as the best stallion in years. The exemplary stallion presents himself extremely highbred with overwhelming and striking charm, beautiful neck and breathtaking body.
Over and over again he convinces jury members and spectators with his brilliant type combined with three fantastic basic gaits. With his modern riding horse type, Ampère has justified the title top stud. Ampère is the third stallion show champion in a row of the sire, Rousseau. Rousseau himself was silver medallist at the World Championship for young horses in 2003. Ampère’s damsire, Flemmingh, is the sire of many Grand Prix horses like Krack C ridden by Anky van Grunsven, and Lingh ridden by Edward Gal. Ampère’s dam, Larivola, has the predicate “keur”.
Ampere was a success from the start, when he left the arena as the most expensive foal at the foal auction in Borculo. He is a noble and elegant stallion with a beautiful head, and is of a very good, modern type. He has excellent conformation; a well formed neck, correctl shoulders, his withers are well developed and have good length, and his legs are strong and perfectly proportioned to his body. His walk is very clean and consistent and he covers ground easily. The trot is big, well balanced and powerful. The canter is dynamic, uphill, and well balanced. Ampère moves in natural self-carriage, with a lot of natural balance and suppleness, with very strong hindlegs.
Ampere was the runaway winner of his 2008 KWPN licensing, becoming the third successive son of Rousseau to take the title, with Zack and Wamberto preceding him. He then won his 70-day performance test in Ermelo with outstanding scores and much praise from the test riders, who described him as the best horse they had ridden in year. He was awarded an 8.0 for his walk, 9.0 for his trot and 9.5 for his canter, and received three scores of 9.0 for rideability from the test riders.
His sire Rousseau is by the international dressage stallion Ferro, who competed at the European Championship, WEG and the Olympics, bringing home team silver in Sydney 2000. Rousseau himself won his performance test, won the Pavo Cup with a record breaking score – both test riders gave him 10.0 – and took home the silver medal at the World Young Horse Championships as a five-year-old.
Damsire Flemmingh, a jumper himself, adds plenty of athleticism and is famous for producing the grand prix dressage horses and super-sires Krack C and Lingh. Dam Larivola carries the keur predicate, and has produced another licensed son, Emerson, by the Rousseau son Wynton. The dam line has produced many successful dressage, jumping and eventing horses including the licensed stallions Mythos (by Mythens xx) and Gringo (by Ramiro).
From the KWPN foal report Ampere is noted to pass on very good movement, producing a uniform collection of foals from a range of different mares. The trot shows good length of stride and very good use of the body. The foals have a good, easy canter, with lots of balance and self-carriage, they also collect well. Ampere has had offspring licensed in Westfalia, Holstein, Oldenburg, KWPN and one of his foals has sold for €200,000 in Vechta.
Ampere’s stallion sons set him apart. Now, many German, Danish and Dutch studs have made sure they have an Ampere on their roster, with Antango, First Ampere, Franklin and All At Once already proving very successful sires. His oldest crops are now emerging at small tour level, with Emerald S (damsire Jazz) scoring +71% on three of his four international starts so far in 2017, and Ecuador VD winning the young rider small tour class at Biarritz 2016. The premium licensed Hannovarian stallion Nymphenburg’s First Ampere achieved a triple victory at the Young Riders’ Nations cup at Mariakalnok 2019- with +72% in the individual and kur. Ampere does not produce chestnuts.
Gaia’s dam is by the stallion Sandreo, a son of Sandro Hit (by Sandro Song), Sandreo is a very beautiful stallion with a lot of blood and presence. His sire Sandro Hit won several titles in Germany in the Bundeschampionat as well as being World Champion. Dam Prettify is a daughter of Flemmingh who was declared ‘keur’ on the grounds of the dressage ability of his progeny, including the Grand-Prix horses, Krack C and Lingh.
Sandreo has a very good trot with a beautiful foreleg technique, and an outstanding canter. Sandreo is a stallion whose pedigree lays the foundations for the breeding of top class dressage horses.
Sandreo won both the final and the total stallion competition in 2005 at Hertogenbosch with Hans Peter Minderhoud.