This fillies sire Bordeaux descends from one of the most successful mare lines in the world. He won the KWPN licensing in 2009 then won the stallion performance test in Ermelo. In 2012, he came 4th in the World Championships for 6 year old dressage horses in Verden with Eva Moller. He is currently Holland's most successful dressage stallion of his age-group. He has so far produced a total of 16 licensed sons including Ferdeaux.
Bordeaux's sire, United, finished his performance test in Ermelo with the highest results ever recorded at the time. United's sire Krack C and damsire Partout were both international grand prix horses under Anky van Grunsven. Bordeaux’s damline features Gribaldi, the sire of former World Champion and world record holder Totilas, and Donnerhall, one of the most successful sires of grand prix dressage horses ever. Gribaldi is also the sire of Painted Black and Hofrat. His sire Kostolany was champion of his Trakehner licensing, and in 2009 was Trakehner Stallion of the Year. He was also the sire of Silvermoon, father of Blue Hors Matine, the individual silver medallist at the Kentucky World Equestrian Games. Donnerhall's most famous son De Niro is the WBFSH top ranked sire for 2016.
Bordeaux descends from the Westphalian foundation lineage of Dodona, which produced the Olympic champions Ahlerich and Rembrandt, as well as the foundation stallion Rubinstein I and Olympic silver medallist Amon.
This foal's damsire, Johnson, is a Grand Prix stallion considered the best son of leading dressage sire Jazz. He finished 9th for the Dutch at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Glock's Johnson TN NOP with his rider Hans Peter Minderhoud won team gold at the European Championships in Aachen and individually picked up a bronze medal. The Jazz-son is 6th on the World Ranking. Johnson is a son of the keur stallion Jazz who performed at grand prix level with Tineke Bartels. Grandsire, Olympic Cocktail also performed at the highest level and achieved numerous victories in grand prix and kur to music. Grandsire, Flemmingh, is famous for producing the grand prix dressage horses, Krack C with Anky van Grunsven and Lingh with Edward Gal. Great grandsire Sultan is not only the sire of the Oldenburg approved stallion Sion, but also of the worldfamous jumper It's Otto from Geoff Billington. Johnson descends from the famous 'Reina' line; the renowned mare line from breeder Wim van Arkel. Famous horses from this motherline include Darkdream, Sultan, Kallisto, Mendel, Charmeur and Waldo.
Johnson combines an exquisite pedigree with a perfect dressage model and three excellent gaits. He also boasts a good temperament and rideability. Johnson was the overall champion of the KWPN stallion show in 2005. From his first breeding year three offspring were selected to participate in the finals of the Dressage World Championships at Verden. Amongst them were Bretton Woods and Boston. Johnson has three approved sons with the KWPN: Breezer, Bretton Woods and Jacksparrow. Johnson himself is very successful in international dressage competitions with Hans Peter Minderhoud.
The foal's great damsire is Freestyle (by Florestan I). He is a Westphalian stallion who is also approved by the Oldenburg society and stood in the USA. Freestyle's dam, Paloma, is a State Premium mare who has produced two graded sons, Freestyle and Flamengold. Paloma and her full sisters (all high scoring mares in their mare test), won the title of 'Segerfamilie' for 4 years and have 4 State Premium mares in succession. Freestyle was awarded a 10 and a 9 for character and temperament in his 100 day performance test at Prussendorf in 1999, his ride ability score was 9.33 and he went on to become the undisputed winner of the test.