Can We Stop Saying Germany is Always Better?

I think I’m going to start a campaign to stop saying that German breeders are soooo much better than North American breeders. Here are some thoughts I just wrote, that came up as I was writing on a related topic for an article. I hope it jump-starts a conversation. What do you think? Is it time? more


Successful Stallions in the Young Horse Championships Day 2

We'd like to highlight the stallions in the ribbons in Friday's classes in the Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse National Championships at the Lamplight Equestrian Center. We'd like to send special congratulations to Hilltop Farm and also to Patricia Becker and Dr. Anne Ramsay. Hilltop's well-known stallion Qredit (Quarterback-Dream Rubina, Dream of Glory) was ridden by Michael Bragdell, and Patty Becker rode Dr. Ramsay's home-bred Oldenburg stallion Freedom (Feuri-Windjammer, Walk on Top). The two shared second place in the Intermediate II test. For full results, including more stallions and more NA-breds, more

Breeder Announcements

Hyperion Stud’s Farm Video

Hyperion Stud, LLC produced a lovely video of their farm, which was released this summer. The first in a series, this one introduces the guiding principles behind Hyperion. A beautiful farm, with stunning horses, Hyperion is well-filmed here, and the video is lovely to watch. more


Young Horse Championships Include NA-Bred Winners

The first divisions of the Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse National Championships took to the ring on a beautiful day at the Lamplight Equestrian Center Thursday, Aug. 24. Among the winners on Day 1 were Serenade MF (Sir Donnerhall-Duet MF, Don Principe), bred by Maryanna Haymon; and Habanero CWS (Idocus-Caliente DG, OO Seven), bred by his rider, Craig Stanley. more


Introducing our New 3-Way Stallion Promotion Network

Warmblood Stallions of North America is introducing a whole new approach to stallion promotion. The new online advertising packages combine a variety of ad options across three online platforms. Called “forward-thinking” by one stallion owner, this innovative idea will become fully realized with the launch of the new in September, and WSNA is now accepting pre-launch purchases, so businesses can fully benefit from the launch promotions. Cost-effective packages are available for single stallions, farms with multiple stallions, and businesses with no stallion. more

Florianus II

Florianus II--Grand Prix Dressage Stallion son of Florestan
Florianus II is a son of one of the most popular and
prolific sires of the modern era, Florestan I. Among
Florestan's many successful offspring
are young horse champions Florencio, French Kiss, Furst
Heinrich and Fidermark, as well as top Grand Prix horses
such as Floriano.

Florianus II has an equally strong mare line. His mother
is the St.Pr.St. Die Dame, who won many tests for young
riding horses and elementary level jumping classes.

Florianus II successfully participated at the 2003
Bundeschampionate in Warendorf and the 2004 World
Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden
before moving into the FEI levels. In 2007 he
won over 22,000 euros making him the most successful
Westfalen dressage horse in Germany. He continued
winning at the Grand Prix level upon his importation to
the United States.

Florianus II is the sire of the Approved Westfalen stallion
For Set and Florencia B, who is winning CDI in Europe.
His North American offspring have made a good
impression, with numerous 1st Premium awards and
breed show championship. His daughter Floraya ISF was
named Reserve Grand Champion, Champion Young
Horse and Champion Filly at Dressage at Devon in 2013. In 2014, she was awarded her Star predicate from
the KWPN, and won another class at DAD, the 4-year-old and older maiden mares.

Son Garth ISF was ranked fourth in the Top Five Awards by the KWPN-NA in the DG Bar Cup for 3-year-old
dressage horses.

Florianus II won the Get of Sire class at Dressage at
Devon in 2011 and 2012.


Florestan I
Die Dame--St. Pr. St.
Raute--St. Pr. St.
Furioso II
Gode--St. Pr. St.


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