Fonteyn NW is a beautiful upper level dressage talent, with a pedigree that also makes her highly interesting for a later breeding career. "Fifi" is the favorite in the barn for her amazing character and willingness to please and perform. She learns quickly and is attentive to the rider. Her movement is energetic and with the desired cadence, with an especially expressive canter in a wonderful uphill momentum. A mare with great talent, a wonderful "can do" attitude and last but not least, a truly beautiful type!
The sire Freestyle is a 1996 Westfalian premium stallion, who combines the leading dressage lines of that breed in his pedigree. He is a son of the famous Rhinelander stallion Florestan I, who was champion of the Rhineland approvals in 1988, and in 1989 he was champion of his 100 day test in Warendorf. Florestan I has produced famous stallions as Fidermark, Florencio, Faveur, Fleurop, and Fürst Heinrich, Florestan I has taken the top position in the FN breeding values for a number of years (in dressage). Florestan I is famous for producing performance horses with very high ridebility. In 2004 two Florestan I sons won both the 5 and 6-year-old FEI World Young Horse Dressage Championships in Verden. Florestan's genetic background is comprised of very influential French Selle Francais blood via Furioso II, a major sire in the younger Oldenburg breed at the time, in combination with excellent Trakehner performance blood on the basis of a Westfalian mare family. As a performance horse, Freestyle is an accomplished Prix St. Georg stallion in North America.
Dam Paloma has produced two approved stallions: Freestyle and Flammengold, full brothers. The 4th dam Geisha is a full sister of the dam of the world famous stallion Romadour II, sire of the Olympic Gold Medallist Rembrandt with Nicole Uphoff and grandsire of the equally impressive and important dressage sire Rubinstein I. Parademarsch I, the dam sire, was one of the most important descendands of the great sport horse sire Paradox I, a son of the TB Papayer xx. Parademarsch produced sport horses for all disciplines at the highest levels, and again, also contributes with high quality Trakehner blood through his 3rd dam Cyklame by Cyrus , a son of the original Trakehner (from the Main Stud Trakehnen) Cyklon. And in the falling dam line, we further find the interesting Perlkönig I, a son of the exceptional jumper producer Perseus (by Pluchino xx - Ramzes AA). That makes Perlönig a parental half brother to the century sires Pilot and Polydor - and yet again, Perlkönig contributes with more Trakehner performance blood via Lateran, also born at the Main Stud Trakehnen.
In the regard of amoung of "special" blood (xx, AA and Trakehner) that Freestyle carries in his interesting pedigree, he was a wonderful choice to breed to a Trakehner mare for a modern performance horse. As a sire, Freestyle has impressed so far by producing a number of upper level dressage horses especially in the KWPN breed, including the Grand Prix horse Twinkler R.
More about the dam Lazara can be found at her own page.
Images of Fonteyn NW:
GOV inspection 2011:
Videos of Fonteyn NW:
First Hunter Show, 2015
Starr Vaughn, First Level 2, 72.759% (judged by Axel Steiner), 2015