First Flight Farm has incredible mares from only the top proven European bloodlines. Our Oldenburg, Brandenburg, Holsteiner and Dutch Warmblood mares are bred to only the top European stallions and as a result we have the foals of your dreams. We do not breed many, we just breed the best. With bloodlines such as Argentinus, Donnerhall, Cunningham, Quaterback, Araconit, French Kiss, Jonggors Weyden and more, our horses pedigrees read like the Who’s Who of the Sport horse world. The movement, temperament and intelligence of these horses are second to none.
Sire: AraconitDam: Felicitas (For Pleasure - Argentan I)
2004 16.3hh Bay Oldenburg MareOn Xanadu's dam side, her great grandsire was the famous Argentan I, sire of the world famous stallion Argentinus. This mare has a lovely disposition to match her good looks and excellent movement. Her bloodline speaks for itself. Xanadu has it all and is an incredible addition to our broodmare stock. Her sire Araconit is a gifted sport horse with almost unlimited abilities and refined technique. He knows more to do with his basic paces than pure dressage horses. As a sire Araconit is living up to all expectations and his progeny are winning competitors and excellent stud stock. Here are some milestones of Araconit's career:Stuttgart: Dobels Araconit and Olaf Peters are the new Hall Champions 2003/20043yo Araconit achieved third place in the HLP in Münster-Handorf with more than 141 points3 and 5yo Schleswig-Holstein Champion5yo Bundeschampionat Vice-Champion6th Place 6yo Bundeschampionat7yo International Class S victory at the Indoor Tournament of Hanover in January 2000 As well as many other S (National and International Grand Prix) Class successes Her dam sire For Pleasure was a Hanoverian horse who competed in international show jumping under riders Lars Nieburg and Marcus Ehning. He won numerous Grand Prix events during his unusually long career, from which he was retired in 2006 at the age of 20. For Pleasure was born at Robert Diestel's stable in 1986. His dam's line is a collection of prominent sires of show-jumpers and the breeding to Furioso II added sought after refining French blood. A breeding which matched. For Pleasure passed his performance test at Medingen as winner in the jumping test with 145.95 points. Afterwards he was trained by Hans-Jürgen Giebel. In 1993 the then seven-year-old celebrated his first win in an open jumper class and became Lower-Saxony Champion. With his new rider Lars Nieberg, For Pleasure's spectacular international career began in 1994. With rider Lars Nieberg, For Pleasure won gold at the International Championships three times. They went onto win gold at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Then in 1999, German rider Marcus Ehning took over the reins and a new dream pair was born. Only seven months after their first start the two won team gold at the European Championships and reached fifth place in the individual ranking. Then in 2000 they won gold with the German team and a brilliant fourth place in the individual ranking at the Olympic Games in Sydney. With both riders, For Pleasure won 75 S-level classes. In the last eight years of his career, For Pleasure contributed to four championship victories for the German Show Jumping team and won team gold four times. He won his last Grand Prix in 2004 at the World Cup in Leipzig, Germany. He was 18 years old at the time. He won the class over a massive indoor course, "the highest track I have ever jumped with him indoors" said rider, Marcus Ehning. He was retired in 2006 at the age of 20, finished his career with staggering lifetime earnings of 1.8 million Euros. As of 2004, For Pleasure has sired of 16 approved breeding stallions through and 169 sporthorses. On February 18, 2011, For Pleasure died on a pasture at the yard of the Ehning family. Xanadu has been approved by the American Holsteiner Horse Association, designated as Premium Mare with a score of 48. Xanadu's Offspring: 2014 a gorgeous bay Premium filly Guinevere FFF by Cunningham2018 an impressive gray Premium filly Liesl FFF by Calito2020 an athletic bay stud colt Poseidon FFF by Picardo
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