Francisco HW as an impressive pedigree, his sire is the premium stallion, Bundeschampion 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, victories at GP with Franziskus:
The dam sire is by De Niro, 2008 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year, is referred to as "the embodiment of the Hanoverian stallion." De Niro is an exceptional stallion of superlative type and performance. He is a wonderful combination of the best bloodlines of Oldenburg and Trakehner, with a dash of Thoroughbred, insuring success as a sire of noble sport horses.
Since a fantastic start to his career, De Niro has become a legend as a dressage sire, and he has been very successful in sport himself. 1997: De Niro was the Reserve Champion of the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf with an overall 141.93 and was the winner in dressage with a score of 145.41. 2000: At the age of 7, De Niro is already successful at Grand Prix 2001: De Niro wins at the German Championships for Professional Riders under Dolf-D. Keller 2002: International wins in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special in Saumur and Berlin 2003: De Niro wins the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg 2004: After having already produced two reserve champions, De Niro's son Dancier becomes the Hanoverian Licensing Champion in Verden. 2005: De Niro is the damsire of the Hanoverian Licensing Champion in Verden. 2006: De Niro has the largest contingency of offspring (14) at the Bundeschampionate in Warendorf. 2007: De Niro's son, Deveraux is the World Champion of the 6 year old Dressage Horses. More De Niro offspring are successful at Grand Prix. 2008: De Niro is named the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year. 2009: De Niro has two offspring in the European Championships, and with Dablino the most successful developing Grand Prix horse. 2010: De Niro is placed 5th on the World Breeding Federation for Sporthorses' list with 10 successful offspring competing internationally at Grand Prix. His son, Dablino ridden by Anabel Balkenhol, wins team bronze at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. De Niro's son, Desperados ridden by Falk Rosenbauer wins the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg. 2011: De Niro offspring earn over 230,000 Euro in winnings in 2011 pushing the total winnings of De Niro's offspring over the 1 million Euro mark. 2012: A total of 6 offspring travel to the Olympic Games in London. For Germany: Desperados ridden by Kristina Sprehe, Dablino under Anabel Balkenhol, as well as the reserve horse, D'Agostino ridden by Fabienne Lütkemeier. For Spain, Delgado ridden by Beatriz Ferrer-Salat, for Belgium, Donnerfee under Claudia Fassaert, and the reserve horse for Canada, Devon L ridden by Diane Creech.
In his career as a sire, De Niro has produced over 70 licensed sons, and his offspring are successful in the dressage arenas world wide. De Niro has proven himself through his own performance in the show ring and through his offspring's exceptional achievements.
Francisco HW has truly current, popular, as well as old and steady stallion lines, very famous for their successes, solid foundation bloodlines.
This gentleman 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 superb, solid gaits and is amazingly balanced, working at 2nd level with a steady and uphill counter canter already.
Francisco HW 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 very 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 young horse, with a very big heart and an old soul.
He could truly be a lady's horse and will fascinate any Young Rider, Amateur and Professional alike, currently 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. Francisco HW is easy all around and behaves like a much older horse.
This boy gets along well with other horses and loves human attention. He is very level headed, 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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