This foal's sire Furstenball won his licensing and stallion performance test, was regional and national champion of Germany, sire of champion stallions, winner of S level dressage classes, 2013 VTV stallion of the year, and number 1 of the FN breeding valuation throughout Germany in 2015 - it is hard to do better at such a young age! With his first crop, Furstenball had produced the champion stallion and top price (400.000 euros) of the 2012 Oldenburg Stallion Days, Follow Me. Up to now, 34 sons of Furstenball have been licensed, often awarded with premiums and some of them sold for record price.
The grandsire Furst Heinrich was dressage horse World Champion and in his short time at stud he sired 49 sons and 56 advanced level/S level dressage horses. The dam line of Mon Amour, which is of French origin, has what it takes: from it stem Sieger Hit, the Oldenburg champion stallion 2007, Hot Spot, the second reserve champion, Desiderio, multi-fascinating stallion, expensive top foals and many more.
Zoi is by Rousseau who was 4 yr old Dutch National Champion and 5 yr old Reserve Dutch National Champion. At the 2003 FEI World Championships for Young Horses he got a Silver medal. From Rousseau's first four foal crops in the Netherlands, he sired three consecutive Champions of the KWPN Stallion Licensing: Wamberto (2006), Zagreb (aka Blue Hors Zack) (2007), and Ajong (aka Ampere) (2008). From his first foal crops in Germany, Rousseau has four licensed sons including Fiorano who was Champion 2008 70 day test, Fuerst Rousseau now standing at Celle and Rousseau Noir. Three of Rousseau's sons won their stallion performance tests with record-breaking results - Wamberto, Fiorano, and Ampere. Rousseau produced National Champion mares in the Netherlands and top foals around the world.
Rousseau's dam Zsuzsa "Ster-sport" was successful at Grand Prix dressage under an amateur rider. Zsuzsa is by the Preferant stallion Roemer who earned a perfect '10' for temperament in his stallion performance test and became a Champion Grand Prix dressage stallion.
Rousseau's sire is Olympic Ferro, who captured the Team Silver at the 1998 World Equestrian Games, 1999 European Championships and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Ferro sired many licensed sons including Kennedy, Metall, Negro, Rousseau, Pyriet, Paddox, Osmium, Jazz Dancer, Lorenzo and Ferrolan. Ferro held the No. 1 position of the BN World Stallion Rankings and maintained an outstanding dressage index of 153 with the KWPN and was awarded the Preferant predicate.
Zoi’s dam Eyonara (Keur) is by the influential Thoroughbred stallion Saros (Keur) who is the grandsire of Barrosso.