Chestnut 16.3hh KWPN DOB 14/12/2005
Sire: Prestige Dam: AEA Fiona (Flemmingh)
- Purchased as a foal by Rozzie Ryan
- Pedigree includes internationally recognised jumping lines as well as Grand Prix dressage lines
- Now currently being campaigned by owner Virginia Russell
PROMISE R was bought by Rozzie Ryan as a foal through the 2006 Auction of the Stars from Dirk Dijkstra.
He is by Prestige who was the Champion Stallion in the performance testing in Sweden where he scored 8,8,10 for his paces. Prestige is one of the very few foals by Olympic Silvano. Silvano was ridden by Ellen Bontje at the Sydney Olympics in the Dutch Dressage Team. Silvano also competed in the Atlanta Olympics. Ellen owned Silvano, rode him but did not promote or stand him at stud in an agressive fashion. Silvano is pretty well a lost bloodline in the Dressage world except for Prestige. Silvano is predominately jumping blood and was a Grand Prix Showjumper in his life before becoming a Dressage star. Talking to Ellen she says that he very nearly ended up returning to a jumping career as he had a lot of talent in this area. It was only courtesy to the fact that he started winning a couple of Prix St Georges tests that Silvano stayed in the dressage world. From a very shakey beginning he did become the cornerstone of the Dutch Dressage Team.
Promise R is out of a mare called AEA Florin who is by Flemmingh. Like Silvano, Flemmingh's pedigree is predominately jumping and Flemmingh himself started life being advertised as a jumping sire. Flemmingh went on to sire Gestion Lingh who with Edward Gal won many international Grand Prix competitions and was part of the Dutch Dressage Olympic Team. Flemmingh was also the sire of Krack C who was one of the most spectacular Grand Prix stallions in the world when ridden by Anky van Grunsven. Australia's Feur bred by Jane and Maurie Bruce went to Grand Prix with Maurie in the saddle before being sold to overseas interests and so the list of International Grand Prix horses by Flemmingh goes on and on.
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