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Introducing our last foal and she was certainly worth the wait!

By the legendary Negro out of our wonderful Florencio mare Andorra AK. We are enchanted with this beautiful foal, she is so angelic we just had to call her that! She is tall and strong with a most beautiful head and loves attention, she is totally adorable in every way.

Sire: Negro Preferent
Negro's sire is the black superman Olympic Ferro who is not only an established sire but was, for many years also a fixed member of the Dutch dressage "A" team. Negro's dam comes out of a superb mare line. The international stallion Variant (who produces very powerful use of the hind leg) is followed by Gondelier (keur). The mare line is rich with predicates, Fewrie (keur IBOP AA92), Mewrie (keur, preferent, prestatie, Sport) and Geerie (ster preferent, prestatie) which stands as a guarantee for sporting qualities, type, power and quality.

His achievements:
Negro was the winner of both the stallion competitions in 2000 and 2001, he won the title “Young Star Stallion” (Zwolle 2001). During the 2001 World Championships in Verden Negro was the best 6-year-old KWPN. Negro has successfully completed his small tour period. Of his four starts, he won three times. His first start in the Big Tour, he won convincingly by the score of 72.50% super debut, using his unparalleled talent for piaffe and passage showed.

Career highlights:
2012: Awarded Preferent status by the KWPN
2012: KWPN Dressage Index 150 (92%)
2010: KWPN Dressage Index: 143
2009: Awarded Keur status by the KWPN (please click here for January 2009 article)
2002: Prix st. George debut
2001: Zwolle stallion show champion 6 year old
2000: Zwolle stallion show champion 5 year old
1998: Reserve champion of performance test

His offspring:
Negro is high on the latest dressage index, with 150 (92%) which has satisfied the requirement for him to be awarded the KWPN’s highest honour for a stallion of “preferent”. His children are doing extremely well in the sport. They are internationally in high demand. Negro’s offspring are widely appreciated for the great cooperative nature, inquisitiveness, hard work, and of course the trade balance of Negro No. 1: the great hind leg use, and great potential for change. Negro’s children make a stir everywhere, with champions, approved stallions and daughters talked out in the USA, UK, Scandinavia etc..
Despite his still young age, his children are competing and winning at the highest level, including the most famous son Valegro – who was 2011 European Team Gold Medal Winner.
Also through the powerful and positive influences of his genetics, he is becoming increasingly valued as a maternal sire.

Dam Andorra AK
Andorra is by double World Champion Stallion Florencio and is bred by the breeders of Reserve Champion stallions Fürst Grandios and First Final. She is a very beautiful mare with three outstanding paces and an exceptional hindleg. Andorra's dam is State Premium mare Argentin who has has bred some exceptional offspring. She has already bred a licensed Stallion - Doc Martnes by De Niro (brother to Andorra) and a State Premium daughter - we hope Andorra will follow in her footsteps when she is presented for grading later in the year. Three of her foals have been selected and sold through the prestigious Oldenburg Auction. St Pr St Argentin's sire Enterprice was a top show jumper as was his sire KWPN Licensed stallion Nabuur. Nabuur's sire was the the great Thoroughbred stallion, Uppercut XX. He was awarded the very rare Crown Predicate by the KWPN. He was an international show jumping champion himself, and he produced many international show jumping champions, stallion sons and highly awarded daughters. Argentinus is the great dam sire needs no introduction he is a legend! He was Champion Stallion in Oldenburg, Stallion of the Year in Hanover – but the statistics on his internationally successful off-spring show the true dimensions of his greatness.

Andorra's sire Florencio is a Double World Champion Florencio completed his performance test in Zweibrucken and earned a huge score for all the dressage elements. Character: 8.5; Walk: 10; Trot: 8.2; Canter: 9.2; ’Rittigkeit’: 9.5. In 2003 Florencio was Reserve Champion of the whole of Germany in the prestigious Bundeschampionate. He was also overall Champion of the 4 year olds in Westphalia.
Florencio was Dressage World Champion at Verden in 2004 with Hans Peter Minderhoud. They achieved the highest score ever given: 9.80!! Florencio became World Champion Dressage for the second time in 2005!! Florencio had six sons approved in Oldenburg and Westfalen out of his first crop and at both selections one of them achieved the title “Premiehengst”. His offspring are notably outstanding by their enormous presence and three very good basic gaits. His sire Florestan I is the outstanding dressage ambassador of the Westphalian Studbook, Florestan I has several approved sons such as Fidermark, Fleurop, Fürst Heinrich, Faveur, Neostan, Flores, Freestyle and Flieder. Damsire Weltmeyer won his licensing, his performance test, and was Stallion of The Year 1998.  He has over 70 licensed sons, and his high Breeding Index (152) from the German Equestrian Federation comes with a 99% reliability coefficient. He now shines as a damsire (seen in Danone I and II and Bentley) as do his sons - as with Jack Sparrow, Desperados and Don Frederic.  


Ferro Pref

Fewrie Preferent
Mewrie Keur pref prestatie sports
Andorra AK
St.Pr.St. Argentin
.....,Sire Negro ,,,,,,,,,,...................................................,,................................Dam Andorra AK