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Sire: Furstenball x Sandro Hit
Height: 17.2 h
Franco is a 2017 Furstenball x Sandro Hit future super star.
Furstenball x Sandro hit Franco aka Foo Fighter is a top 🔝 young GP prospect with a world class walk, powerful trot, and a balanced canter that will be sure to impress the judges more and more as he develops in the coming year. Franco just did his first FEI 6 year old test which is quite early in January for these youngsters. No problem for our boy. In pouring rain warm up and his first time to Global in Wellington Franco put in two mistake free test for a 77 and 78%. What sets this amazing young horse apart is his incredible mind, work ethic, and super sweet nature. He would be suitable for any type of rider from Amateur to World a class professional. Franco has X-rays on file and has been very healthy and sound. He’s a total gentleman in the barn, loading at 1am at SeaTac airport in the middle of busy forklift/ Semi filled parking lot with planes flying overhead, settled right in to new surroundings and new facilities and hop on cold for a hack or workout in any busy arena.
Mare line is Solitaire. She placed top 3 in Bundeschampiote as a 5 y/o. Imported from Germany. Quality for professional but also very good fit for a talented junior or competitive amateur. Franco has three very expressive comfortable gaits. He shows lovely expression in his lateral work and very talented for piaffe with lovely clean changes confirmed AND is easily doing full lines of 3 and 4 tempi's when playfully asked. Did we say this guy is willing and super smart? He so is. Standing 17.1 1/2h. Franco is a gentleman with a lovely disposition. He learns quickly and is all one could hope for in a future partner!
He’s a dream and we hope to find Franco his perfect person. Located in Wellington, FL
Xrays on file including neck and back!
Fürstenball’s was a stunning champion stallion at the Oldenburger licensing in 2008, who sold for the record price of EUR 110,000 as a foal at auction.
What a stallion! Every single one of Fürstenball’s performances at the Oldenburg licensing showed off his absolutely incredible willingness, strong nerves and relaxed temperament. Every single stride was uphill and his movements swung through his entire body. This wonderful champion stallion demonstrates three elegant and elastic basic paces and natural impulsion. He’s a young stallion who scored best in his performance test, despite competition from many other excellent stallions in his group.
Sire, Fürst Heinrich, was the impressive 2003 winner of the World Championship of Five Year Old Dressage Horses, and he has produced many first-rate horses. He is high up on the FN breeding index with a score of 151. Maternal grandsire, Donnerhall, is without doubt an excellent stallion, and the dam’s Tierce bloodline consistently produces successful horses, such as the champion stallion in Oldenburg in 2007, Sieger Hit, top-class broodmares and successful advanced level dressage horses.
Fürstenball’s dam, Maradonna, also produced an approved stallion by Dimaggio. This famous dam line, which was founded by breeder Georg Sieverding, with dam, granddam and great-granddam being state premium mares with elite status, leads to our assumption that this stallion will pass on his outstanding genes to his offspring.
Furstenball has gone on to become a solid competition horse and is well renowned as one of the finest progenitors available today.
In 2013, Fuerstenball won his first advanced (S) level classes and Prix St. George tests and during the Oldenburg Stallion parade he was celebrated as the VTV-Dressage Stallion of the Year.
70-Day Stallion Performance Test 2009 Schlieckau: Dressage: 154.98, Jumping: 113.65, Overall: 145.265 (1st/44)
Dam Sire: Sandro Hit
It's silver for Team USA! Three relatives of Sandro Hit competed on Team USA at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics--son Salvino, grandson Sanceo and great-grandson Speilberg! The Gold Medal German team included Sandro Hit son Showtime FRH.
Few stallions have managed to become a legend during their lifetime...and then there is Sandro Hit. This unique black beauty and his offspring are of epochal importance to world dressage horse breeding. Sandro Hit has started a legendary new dynasty in dressage horse breeding is considered the founding stallion of Schockemoehle Stud. Since 2012, he has been part of the illustrious circle of the world's best dressage sires. In 2017 and 2018, he was second in the WBFSH ranking of the most successful dressage stallions, and has been placed third since 2019. Sandro Hit is himself a German national champion and World Champion of six-year-old dressage horses and has trained up to Grand Prix. In the dressage WBFSH world ranking, Sandro Hit was placed fourth in 2015. From 2010-2012 he won the USEF/Performance Horse Registry Leading Sire Award in the US as the best dressage sire.
Sandro Hit's offspring are high in blood, modern, harmonious, equipped with excellent movement and a fascinating appearance and shine. He produces chic, modern, strong-moving progeny, who are gifted with captivating charm and are conquering the market. They are brilliant typed and incredibly light-footed. He has produced top-priced auction foals and horses with more than 190 licensed stallions in Germany alone including several champion stallions, state premium mares, championship winners, and numerous Grand Prix winners. The enumeration of his licensing winners, premium stallions and stallion market top prices would go beyond any scope. Many of them also competed, like Sir Donnerhall I, Vice World Champion and German Champion, Sancisco OLD, victorious in Grand Prix, San Francisco OLD, German Champion, auction top price and victorious at advanced (S) level, Sorento, Burg Cup finalist as well as Sir Donnerhall II and Sir Skyfall OLD, both placed at the World Championships for young dressage horses.
His daughters, 493 of whom were awarded the State Premium, are led by the dressage World Champion and double German Champion Poetin, who was auctioned for the record sum of 2.5 million Euros at the P.S.I. Auction.
The descendants of Sandro Hit have long since conquered the biggest championship stages around the globe. Five of them competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio/BRA, including Showtime FRH/Dorothee Schneider, who became team gold medalist and came sixth in the freestyle, and Santano II/Christopher Burton/AUS, eventing team bronze medallist. In 2019, Showtime FRH won team gold and double silver in the individual finals of the European Championships. In 2018, Salvino/Adrienne Lyle was part of the USA dressage silver medallist team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon/USA. In the 2015 Hanoverian stallion book, Sandro Hit was recorded to have sired 1,087 competition horses with winnings of 744,268 euros and as of 2016 he has produced 1138 competition horses with total winnings for 887,913 euros.
With a HEK-breed value of 155, Sandro Hit is clearly rated positively. The numbers, which form the basis of this breed value, are pretty impressive. 1,061 descendants obtained placements in dressage – 204 of them in classes at the S-level. 59 have successes in S***-classes, 22 in S****-classes and two in S*****-classes. In his successful, rising dressage-stars, we often find Donnerhall’s genetics on the dam side of the pedigree. This is the case with his most successful descendant, which carries the Hanoverian brand. It is Dorothee Schneider’s Showtime FRH (life earnings: 230,697 Euros), a team Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Heinrich Wecke from Stadthagen bred him out of a dam by Rotspon/Donnerhall, which stands for very rideable blood. Since several years, Sandro Hit is one of the top three dressage horse producers in the WBFSH world rankings, which also underlines his value as a dressage horse producer.
Several sons of Sandro Hit now have higher HEK-breed values than he does. Sir Donnerhall (dam by Donnerhall), the national dressage champion and vice world champion of 2006, was rated highest with a value of 172. He too has successful descendants, a total of 1,067 dressage stars, including 210 with victories and placements at the S-level. Fifty five reached the Grand Prix level, eleven are successful at the demanding S****-level, and one successfully competes at the top international S*****-level.
Sandro Hit has produced over ten Bundeschampions to date – and at the 2011 World Championship for Young Dressage Horses he presented numerous finalists such as Showtime, Sunday, and Soulmate. His offspring are setting new records in the sport with 142 mares being awarded state premium, and numerous progeny being auctioned for top prices like 2.5 million euros that was fetched for two-time Bundeschampion Poetin, or 580,000 euros for the Bundeschampion San Francisco.
Sandro Song, his sire, was champion of his licensing in 1990 and main premium champion 1992, while his dam, Loretta, has passed on her genes to significant licensed sons like Royal Hit and Grand Prix winner Diamond Hit (who is sire of the 2011 NRW champion stallion).
We cannot say enough about this stunning sire.