This black gelding with four white socks and a star is sure to get you noticed! We're already seeing Farewell III's walk, and his trot is showing true airtime with a wonderful motor.
More About Farewell III (Fidermark/Rosenkavalier/Apart):
There are stallions that have a good walk and there are stallions that have a very good walk … and then there's Farewell III! When he starts to move, then you know why the Florestan line, and particularly the branch through the former Bundeschampion, Fidermark, who was trained up to Grand Prix, is esteemed so highly. His gaits, which are outstanding, earned him the title of Vice Bundeschampion when he was just three years old. In the following year, under Sandra Kötter, he competed in the finals after leaving all of his cohorts in the warm up test behind and finished on 4th place. In 2005, when he was five years old, he took 3rd place in the final qualification in the class for five year olds in Warendorf. These achievements were preceded by uncountable first and other places in novice and elementary level dressage tests with scores up to 8.8.
In spite of the significance of the Westphalian trademark stallion, Florestan, who sired not less than three young dressage horse World Champions, the dam's side of the pedigree should not be forgotten. Farewell III's dam, Riga, was a Westphalian Reserve Champion Mare and produced four licensed sons four years in a row, the most successful of which was her third born son, Fidermark. Her pedigree catches your attention: through Rosenkavalier and Apart who is by the Thoroughbred, Angelo, her pedigree reminds you of Rubinstein. Riga's full sister, Roxanne, is also the dam of a licensed stallion. Her son, Florentianer, is one of the top sires in Rhineland Pfalz-Saar and participated at the 2005 Bundeschampionat for dressage horses.
In view of his very uniform first foal crop that were evaluated with high scores, Farewell III ranked third among the stallions of his age group in Oldenburg in 2004 and he received the Ic main premium.
He wowed all of Germany in 2006 when he won the Championship of the 6 year old dressage horses at the Bundeschampionats.
At the recent CDI-W in Frankfurt on Dec.17-20, 2009 Farewell III competed in the highly contested 2009 Nurnberg Burgpokal Finals - FINALS - (Prix St. Georges). With rider Marcus Gribbe, he qualified for the Finals and scored a 72.750%, winning third place.
Rothara is a16.2H Dark Bay Hanoverian Mare. Rothara did very nicely in her 2008 studbook inspection, earning her "1A" prize with 8's for correctness of gaits, walk, trot, head, and general impression. She also completed a very good Mare Performance Test, which included an 8 in rideability, a 7.5 for trot, 8 for canter, and a 9 for walk.