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Furstenball  Furst Heinrich Florestan I
Maradonna Donnerhall
Isla May Sir Donnerhall Sandro Hit
Contenance D
Dawn Til Dusk Demonstrator

This colts sure Furstenball  is a son of the legendary Furst Heinrich, best known as the sire of Woodlander Farouche. Furstenball himself tops the FN breeding values. The dam is a young homebred mare by Sir Donnerhall who combines the blood of Sandro Hit and Donnerhall. The grand-dam is also a homebred mare by the UK’s best dressage stallion Demonstrator out of Faside Stud's original foundation mare Reggae. Generation after generation of the best dressage lines make this foal an exciting prospect for the future.

Furstenball won the 2009 performance test and became champion stallion at the Oldenburger licensing in 2008, having sold for the record price of €110,000 as a foal at auction. He was national champion of Germany, winner of S level dressage classes, 2013 VTV stallion of the year, and number 1 of the FN breeding valuation throughout Germany in 2015. In 2016, Furstenball sired the champion and reserve champion stallion of the Oldenburg licensing, and he already has over 40 licensed sons, including Farrell, Follow Me, Finest, Fursten-Look, For Cruise, and Fürst Fabrice.

Firstenball's sire Fürst Heinrich was the winner of the World Championship of Five Year Old Dressage Horses in 2003 and is high up on the FN breeding index with a score of 151. Furst Heinrich is the sire of Woodlander Farouche, who was double World Young Horse Champion and is unbeaten at international small tour. Fürstenball's dam Maradonna has produced four licensed sons. Furstenball's damsire Donnerhall is one of the best dressage sires of all time.

Sir Donnerhall won his performance test and was awarded his generation's Hauptprämire, awarded for the best first crop of foals sired by stallions licensed in the same year. In 2006, Sir Donnerhall was 5-year-old Bundeschampion, and went on to be Vice World Young Horse Champion. The German FN breeding valuation ranks Sir Donnerhall I as one of the best sires of dressage horses with 150 points. Sir Donnerhall's is out of the Brilliant Ring mare Contenance D. He received the highest dressage index score ever awarded to date of 163 points in his 70-day test.

Sir Donnerhall's sire Sandro Hit was Bundeschampion and World Champion as a 6-year-old in 1999 and 10 of Sandro Hit's progeny also won the Bundeschampionat. At the Rio Olympics 2016 his son Showtime FRH was part of the German gold medal-winning team, and 6th individually, while Santano II was team bronze medallist in eventing for Australia, finishing 5th individually.

Sir Donnerhall's damsire Donnerhall appears in the pedigree of almost every top-level dressage horse. He won numerous international grands prix, including team golds at the 1994 & 1998 World Equestrian Games and the 1997 European Championships, and two individual bronze medals (1994 and 1997). Donnerhall ranked inside the top 10 of the WBFSH Sire Rankings for seven consecutive seasons (2008-2014). Donnerhall's offspring include Damon Hill, Donnerschlag, Donnersong, Don Schufro, Don Principe and Donnperignon and De Niro.

Sir Donnerhall is a consistent sire of performance horses and auction price highlights. In 2012 the Sir Donnerhall son Sa Couer was 5-year-old Bundeschampion, and then sold for €2.3 million at the PSI auction. Sa Coeur was double World Young Horse Champion under Eva Möller in 2012 and 2013, and is now national champion at inter I under Britain's Michael Eilberg. In the same year, Sir Heinrich was Oldenburg champion 4-year-old and Vice Bundeschampion, and Stanford was bronze medallist of the 3-year-old stallions. In the PSI auction, Sir Caramello, Sieberstien and South Coast have all commanded half-million euro bids. Sir Donnerhall has several progeny competing at grand prix.

Dawn Til Dusk is by the International Grand Prix Dressage Stallion, Demonstrator. Ridden by Ferdi Eilberg Demonstrator competed internationally at Grand Prix and was short listed for the 1996 Olympic Dressage Team. In 1999 he was the Horse & Hound’s leading sire of Dressage Horses and in the same year was voted “Dressage Horse of the Year” by Dressage Magazine.

Demonstrator was ranked No.1 Dressage Sire on the British Horse Database rankings. Demonstrator is 100 Day Performance Tested and fully licensed in Germany.

Reggae was imported from Holland and is by the Dutch stallion Olympic Vincent, who is one of the top dressage sires on the KWPN Stallion Index. Vincent was named Dutch Champion at the 1989 Grand Prix at Haaksberg. One of Reggae’s sons was one of the very first British bred horses to get through to the second round of stallion inspections in Holland.

Reggae's sire, Vincent, led the 2006-07 KWPN dressage index with a massive 183. Her dam sire, Farrington, also has a good index of 129. Her great grand sire is Amor, who has a statue erected in his honour.

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