FineStep HW




FineStep HW, Westphalian gelding by Florenciano/Medici, born in 2009, standing approximately 168 cm or 16.2 hands.

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FineStep HW is a noble and elegant young gentleman. He is by the top star Florenciano. Florenciano's sire Florencio I (Florestan/Weltmeyer), became the 2003 Vice Bundeschampion of four year old stallions after winning the Westphalian Champion title in Münster-Handorf. In 2004, after winning the Dutch Pavo Cup under Hans-Peter Minderhoud/NED, he took the title World Champion of five year old dressage horses in Verden with a record score: overall 9.8, with a 10.0 for his canter. In 2005 they repeated this feat at the same venue in the class for six year olds with a total score of 9.5. Florencio I was the sire of numerous top priced auction foals and the champion colt at the German Foal Championships in Lienen. In 2004 the Oldenburg Verband awarded Florencio the main premium with emphasis on dressage. Along with Florenciano, five other sons from his first crop were also licensed in Oldenburg and Westphalia. The dam line has its origins in the Netherlands . The dam, St.Pr.St. Lundi T, won eight M-level dressage tests and was awarded dressage performance mare status. The dam's sire, Havidoff, who is by the Grand Prix stallion, Clavecimbel, received the Dutch "keur" status. Many of his off-spring have been successful up to Grand Prix level such as his licensed son, Paganini. The granddam, Anuska, produced several off-spring that were successful in dressage rings. This dam line also produced the licensed stallion, Zoöloog (by Gondolier), who placed in international dressage, the world class jumper, Mister Spoon (by Zadoc)/Candice King/USA and Nietje (by Ziehim), who won gold at the 2006 WEG in Aachen in the carriage and four class with the Dutch team, as well as numerous State premium mares and auction horses.

Performance record: 2010 - a year for sport In addition to wins in dressage competitions of class M ** qualified Florenciano at Hermannsburg in May 2010 for the German Federal Championships of the six year old dressage horses in Warendorf. In addition to the sporting success Florenciano has thus all the conditions associated with the breed recognition complies with flying colors. Genetic sit up he was again. With many auction foal auction on German courts and the winning colt of the mare and foal show in Ratingen, he made repeated attention. 2009 - a year for breeding Because of a very good first crop which consequently increased demand from breeders, Florenciano was made available to breeders for the entire breeding season and only competed in sport occasionally. He was highly successful in these few shows, winning and placing up front in novice (A) and elementary (L) level tests for young dressage horses. 2008 - Florenciano won the Optimum! In the year 2008, Florenciano enhanced his record in sport. With his permanent rider and trainer, the Olympic Game winner Ingrid Klimke in the saddle, he sovereignly won his first novice (A) level test for young dressage horses with a score of 9.0! This victory was immediately followed by another; Florenciano and Ingrid Klimke won the prestigious Optimum, Westphalian's traditional benchmark test for four-year old German riding horses with a total score of 9.0! 2007 - Florenciano puts on a great performance! Florencio finished his 30-day test in Münster-Handorf as the best in the class: His exceptional rideability was rewarded the highest score, a 9.75. But in the other areas as well, this strong type stallion received top scores above 9.0: Character 9.25, trot 9.13, canter 9.19. With a score of 8.13 in jumping, Florenciano proved his over-average talent in this area as well and his walk was given a 7.63. These scores put him at the head of the class.

Breeding record: Florenciano's first foal crop was even better than we had dared to dream. At the 19th NRW Pedigree Auction, his colt, Four Season, was the most expensive dressage foal.

Four Season Two youngsters qualified for the German Foal Championships. Even Klaus Balkenhol, the Olympic winning rider, bought a little dream mover by Florenciano. "The quality of all of his crops is impressive. The uniformity of the traits Florenciano passes on, his wonderful looks as well as his highly elastic movements, is worthy of special mention." (RuP 08/08 Dr. F. Marahrens, Manager and Breeding Director of the Westphalian Pferdestammbuch)


Florenciano is by Florencio, the famous dark bay Westphalian Stallion by Florestan I/Weltmeyer/World Cup I.

Florencio won with a record-breaking score at World Championships of the 5-year-old dressage horses in Verden. 10.0 points for the canter, 9.8 for the walk, 9.7 for the trot, 9.6 for the suppleness, and 9.9 points for the overall impression. Astronomical results for a stallion which seems to be from a different sphere: Florencio wins the World Championship of the 5-year-old dressage horses. With the total score of 9.80, the dark bay Westphalian under his Dutch rider Hans Peter Minderhoud established a new championship record.

Quote by Hans-Peter Minderhoud: "Florencio is very special. He has a great character and knows exactly when it should happen. He gives a little extra. I am very fond of him. He is very intelligent and really plays with his exercises. He has great talent ".


FineStep HW's dam is by Medici, going back to Montmatre and Mon Cheri by Matcho, truly old and steady stallion lines, very popular for their successes and foundation bloodlines.

FineStep HW shows typical Florestan heritance, in looks, movement, brains, temperament, he's the total package. He will catch your attention with his beauty and elegance. He is a true eye candy, smart and willing to please.

He has three very good, solid basic gaits and is super balanced, working at 2nd level with a steady and uphill counter canter. He is easy to sit and impresses with his stunning, uphill canter, his trot swings nicely through his body with a soft back and an active hindleg as well as a free shoulder. His walk is always rhythmic, no matter if collected or extended walk.

Everybody will love this one, the judges and the audience alike will be excited to see him.

He is a horse willing to learn daily, very sweet and with his super work ethic and attitude, a horse that fascinates his rider every day of the year.

He is so much fun, safe and reliable.

Even kids bring him out to and back in from the pasture in Germany, a small horse, with a very big heart. He could truly be a lady's horse for a smaller person if desired. He's looking for his life partner to go out, have fun and compete. He is uncomplicated on the ground and under saddle. He's just a sweetheart. FineStep HW is suitable for an amateur, young rider or professional alike to continue his training and go on from there. He is easy all around and behaves like a much older horse.

He gets along well with other horses and loves human attention. He is very level headed. He wants to be in your pockets all the time and thrives for his personal grooming time.

Loads and bathes, goes in the hot walker and is pleasant all around as well as a super partner. He is ready to go to his new owner and impress with his looks and potential for the upper level.

This boy will go his way up the levels with ease and fun, hopefully you will be the one guiding him there and getting all the nice compliments you are looking for.

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