Favorinna is our exquisite sabino possibly splash tobiano
filly by Solaris Buenno out of our KWPN mare Velita (VDL Goodtimes
x Ulft) awarded STER at the SSH Gradings in 2006.
This elegant filly is beautifully proportioned, good length
to her body neck and limbs with an abundance of presence and
look at me factor. She moves with great power in both her
trot and canter, covering ground with ease and a good active
walk. Favorinna has been retained as a future broodmare.
Her sire Solaris Buenno is our homozygous son of Umenno.
Regrettably Buenno was unable to pursue a career under saddle
due to an accident as a yearling, he has however consistently
produced beautiful well developed foals and Favorinna is no
Umenno bred with athleticism in mind, an expressive powerful
mover with off the floor paces. Shown successfully inhand
as a three year old, winning many Championship titles the
length and breadth of the UK and now in South Africa, including
the Royal Highland Show, CHAPS Scottish Youngstock Champion,
and overall Supreme Champion Reserve, CHAPS Open Non Native
National Champion 2004 as a three year old, winner of numerous
ridden sport horse classes, Burghley Young Event Horse Finalist,
winner of four five and six year old young horse classes in
the UK and Switzerland.
Wellington (now deceased) belonged to the famous VDL Stud
in Holland. Not only was Wellington a successful show jumper
himself, but well known as a producer of quality movement
in his offspring. He has sired many ‘ster’ and
‘keur’ mares and many approved stallion sons including
Farrington, Glennridge and Emillion of World Cup success.
His offspring are of International show jumping standard include
Jerome, VDL Jupiter and What a Game but also sired the Grand
Prix dressage horses, Bollvorms, Ceylon and Luxaflex.
Features in both the dam and sire line of Favorinna, crowned
KWPN Stallion of the Century, son of the ‘preferent’
stallion Farn, the ‘preferent’ Nimmerdor was the
most famous of all the old-fashioned Holstein’s offspring.
Nimmerdor has had a tremendous, far-reaching influence upon
the world of equestrian breeding and has sired over 50 Approved
sons as well as a multitude of international show jumpers,
dressage horses and exceptional brood mares.
Samber appears in both the sire and damline of Buenno. Samber
achieved ZZ level in Show jumping and Grand Prix level in
dressage. Samber has also proven himself a remarkable sire
producing versatile offspring succeeding in all Olympic disciplines
and remains the only Approved coloured stallion with the K.W.P.N.
– at present.
Features three times in Favorinna's pedigree. The English
thoroughbred stood at stud in the Netherlands from 1976 until
his death in 1987. He was one of very few Thoroughbreds like
Lucky Boy to achieve Preferent status. Pericles did some racing
and competed in Open Jumpers later in his career. His offspring
made excellent sport horses. Pericles was best known as a
sire of dressage horses. He is also the maternal grandsire
of the legendary stallion Ulft. Not only was Perciles dam
sire of the most famous coloured stallion to date "Samber"
but also when combined with the Nimmerdor son Glendale produced
the dam of "the world most famous dressage stallion "Moorland's
Edking Hill (Ekstein x Samber)
Edwina is by the Dutch coloured sire Ed King Hill (Ekstein
x Samber) Sadly Edking Hill was put to sleep after tearing
a tendon at the age of twelve. He had already had a successful
career showjumping 1.30m with Wout-Jan van der Schans in Holland
and was competing successfully in dressage with Roel van Laar
Swets at the time, thus gaining the sport predicate. He also
gained Prestatie status through his progeny and has left behind
him two approved sons Everest Hill (AES) and Parade D (Old)
His bloodlines also carry on through Everij A (Edking Hill
x DE SAINT URUS D'OLYMPE X ) a popular sire in Holland and
is the dam sire of the Approved NRPS stallion Haico. He has
also produced a number of ster and keur mares and successful
Ekstein (Zion x Joost)
Champion of the Stallion Performance Test and Champion 7-year-old
showjumper. Eksteins' most famous sons include the Olympic
competitor Joel, and the winner of the Spruce Meadows CSI****
$1,000,000 Grand Prix, found also in the damline of "Hickstead"
the Olympic Gold medalist Beijing 2008. Eksteins dam Zaniki
(1981) KWPN a Ster Pref Prestatie mare was full sister to
Approved Stallion & International Showjumper Palfrenier
and dam of numerous International Showjumpers inc. Ekstein,
Fury, Heartdancer, Joniki, & Lajos.
Imported from Holland Velita was awarded the Ster predicate
at the SSH gradings with excellent marks for walk trot and
canter. Her trot is well above average with a good walk. She
also received a good mark for conformation. Her damline has
produced a good number of ster and keur mares. Velita's grand
dam Zita by president was also successful at medium level
dressage prior to producing five ster mares. Her daughters
Felita and Ruby by Krack C have also produced excellent sport
horses and successful horses both in EMPT tests and at the
Goodtimes has influenced the world of International Dressage.
His son, Lucky Times, was Champion of the PAVO Cup twice and
is now successfully competing and winning at Grand Prix. Kennet
W was the 2006 Reserve Champion of the Dutch Young Riders
and the winner of the Team Gold Medal at the European Championship
for Young Riders. Goodtimes is also the dam sire of the dressage
stallion, VDL Prestige. Goodtimes is known to produce offspring
with good movement, self carriage, considerable power from
behind, good jump, and beautiful types. Goodtimes has sired
multiple approved sons, including Kalusha, Kenwood, Timeless,
Londontimes and Sydney.
Walk 7.5, Trot 7.5, Canter 8.5, Free jumping 8.5, show jumping
9, cross country 9, character 9, stable behavior 9, training
report 9. He was 1st place out of 24 stallions at the stallion
Approved by the KWPN in 1981 he was awarded excellent scores
of 9 for ridability and temperament although it was noted
at times that he could be a little head strong. Ulft also
excelled in jumping with an overall mark of 8.5. The most
notable of his offspring was the black stallion (pictured
left) "Olympic Ferro" who competed at the 2000
Olympics and assisted the Dutch team in achieving a team silver
medal. In 2011 the line bred stallion "Uthopia"
by "Metal" by Ferro, (Ulft x Ramiro) out Odelia"
(Inspekteur x Ulft) ridden by Carl Hester rode the British
team into Gold Medal position in Rotterdam at the European
Championships with an individual silver in the Grand Prix.
Ulft's sire the Selle Francais stallion "Le Mexico"
was awarded a 10 for jumping at the KWPN stallion approvals,
Ulft's dam sire was yet another of the most far reaching and
influencial KWPN stallions "Farn" sire of the legendary
"Nimmerdor" that features prominently in our breeding
Scottish Sports Horse
Stud Book Status:
||Edkinghill Pref Sport
|Felita ster pref
|Pia keur pref
|Zita ster pref
Solaris Buenno (Umenno x Edkinghill)
Velita (Goodtimes x Ulft)
Newborn Favorinna first outing