Forbes HW




Forbes HW, bay Westphalian gelding by the powerful and dynamic BundesChampion Franziskus/Rubiloh, born in 2012, standing approximately 163 cm or 16 and 1/4 hands.

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Forbes HW has an impressive pedigree, his sire is the premium stallion Franziskus, he impressed the spectators at the Westphalian licensing in 2010. He has a brilliant type, a perfect frame as well as a harmonious and correct exterior. His basic gaits are nearly perfect: He walks with diligence and beat, he trots with impulsion and forward thrust and he canters uphill. Franziskus was already very good as a foal.

He won the qualification to the German foal-championships. In 2011 Franziskus absolved the 30-days-test in Münster-Handorf successfully: He got a score of 9.0 for trot, canter and rideabilty in the training and 9.5 for his character. The test rider gave him even 9.5 points for rideability.

Continuing his life of success, Franziskus soon became Bundeschampion of the 4-year-old riding stallions with top marks when he was presented by both his own and by foreign riders in 2012. The Olympic rider Ingrid Klimke began riding Franziskus at the end of 2013 and was victorious with him in his first dressage class for young horses, at "M-level" (the highest class 6-year-olds can compete in Germany). In the beginning of 2015, Franziskus started in his first "S-dressage" and was placed.

Franziskus' sire Fidertanz began his career by winning the Westphalian licensing and the 30-days-test in Neustadt/Dosse.


He was runner up at the "Bundeschampionat" and was the main premium award winner in 2006. Since then, Fidertanz has placed in many advanced dressage classes.

His dam, Antara, has also produced the licensed stallion Dementi, who is successful in advanced dressage competitions as well.

His Dam's sire, Alabaster, was "Bundeschampion" of young dressage horses. In the third and fourth generation, there are the international sport horses, and important stallions, Rubinstein I and Grundstein I.

The basis of the dam line is the Irish thoroughbred mare Daffy Toban xx (by Go Tobann xx-Mustang xx, family 2). That line produced the sires Count on Me, Grafenstein and Winston hervor, as well as the international sport horses Grand Giraud (Alexandra Simons-de Ridder) and Calman, who won the Grand Prix of Nörten-Hardenberg with Rolf Moormann.

Franziskus' sire, Fidertanz, started his phenomenal career in the year 2004 as NRW-Champion Stallion in Münster-Handorf. In 2005, Fidertanz won his 30-day-test in Neustadt/Dosse with excellent results, and became Vice Bundeschampion with a top score of 9.5 in test-riding. In the year 2006, Fidertanz won the High Premium award for dressage-stallions at the Oldenburg-licensing in Vechta. In the meantime, Fidertanz has been trained up to the advanced level in dressage.

Franziskus' dam, Antara, produced with De Niro the licensed stallion Dementi, who is successful at the advanced dressage S Level. The dam's sire is the former Bundeschampion of German Dressage Horses, Alabaster. The third and fourth generation of the pedigree is refined by the internationally successful top-stallions Rubinstein I and Grundstein I. The dam line is based on the Irish thoroughbred-mare Daffy Toban xx (v. Go Tabann xx-Mustang xx-Flamenco xx etc,, thoroughbred-familiy 2). Some of the stallions out of this line (which is followed by the breeding-familiy Albers since the mid 1970's) are e.g. Count on Me (PB Denmark), Grafenstein (PB Oldenburg, State Stud Redefin and Marbach), Winston (PB Hannover, State Stud Celle), as well as the international sport horses Grand Giraud/Alexandra Simons-de Ridder and Calman, who won the "Goldene Peitsche" in Nörten-Hardenberg under the saddle of Rolf Moormann.

Ingrid Klimke and Franziskus

Forbes HW's dam sire is by the stallion of the century Rubinstein.

Rubinstein died in June of 2000, at the age of fourteen. But thanks to the technology of frozen semen, you may still purchase semen from this brilliant sire. An accomplished dressage performer, he had 40 wins at Grand Prix level, was a member of the 1996 Olympic team, sired 89 state premium mares and 66 approved stallions. He was the sire of many top auction horses and Grand Prix winners. Rubenstein's dam, Antine, was a full sister to three-time Olympic competitor, Amon, and two-time Olympic champion, Ahlerich (rider: Reiner Klimke). Rubinstein's foals can be typified as being very correct and stylish with delicate faces, and an even better trot than their sire's. From his first foal crop, 16 colts received the premium of "stallion contender" and were awarded straight scores of IO. 0 points. They later lived up to the confidence of the inspectors by Rohdiamant's performance test win, wherein he scored 150.01 points. He also became Federal champion 5-year-old dressage horse, scored many dressage wins and was selected for the American Olympic team. Other sons of Rubinstein, Royal Diamond, Ratino H and Rubioso N continue to succeed in competition and the breeding shed. Noted Celle stallion, Rotspon, appears to be set to take up where his stellar sire left off. Rubinstein's offspring have set too many auction records to mention. Former federal trainer of the German dressage elite, Johann Hinnemann, said of him, ". . when we consider a stallion of the century, we refer to Rubinstein."


Rubinstein sired the dam sire of Forbes HW: Rubiloh Rubiloh completed the 30 day performance test in Vechta, where he reached the second-best result with a total score of 8.83 in rideability he got the dream point 10. At the National Championships, he placed 6th under the six-year old dressage horses, later he placed with the Dutchman Hans Peter Minderhoud (a GLOCK rider, like Edward Gal), in several CDI 3 in category S. During his short breeding period he produced, among others, the mare Reverie, who scored 2nd in the mare performance test and gave birth to Flanagan, the stallion licensing champion in 2008 in Westphalia, sired by Fidertanz. Mother St.Pr.St. Fontane produced the M-jumping Papagena.



Forbes HW can trot! Just like his sire, he trots with impulsion and a lot of forward thrust. He is a quality horse and super fancy mover, who additionally knows, how to impress due to his type, elegance and work ethic.

He's doing very well in his training and his hooves barley touch the ground. Forbes HW loves to please his handler and rider, to learn new things is his hobby. He eagerly works under saddle. He is all concentrated on his job in the dressage arena and with his quick hind leg, passage and piaffe will come naturally.

Forbes HW is supple and elastic. With his free shoulder and huge grundschwung, he swings nicely through his back. He is light in the bridle and easy to sit. This extremely talented gentleman has a lot of potential.

He is a very sweet boy, very rideable and trustworthy. He is easy to handle and loves his personal grooming time and puts his head right in your lap, striving for attention. Forbes HW is uncomplicated on the ground and under saddle. Perfect Lady, Junior or Amateur's horse, but the quality a professional will appreciate too, you just can't beat his personality.

This young star will go far in the dressage ring, you will be noticed in FEI classes and at clinics. His bloodlines are very much sought after, F and R lines are top producers and they are known for their superb ride ability , temperament and brain. Good characters are a must for any horse. This one, is no exception. He is used to go in the hot walker, loves his shower and solarium time. Stands for the farrier, loads and appreciates grooming time.

Forbes HW is as sweet as a puppy dog, but with the attitude of a real gentleman.

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