In April 2005 there was born a incredible beautiful colt here at Gut Füchtel by "Florencio" and our Donnerhall daughter "Arkona", which we bought a few years before from the Vechta Elite auction as a broodmare. He was a liver chestnut, his colour like milk chocolate, three white legs, a white blaze in his beautiful face. Right the first day ouside he was special! We had clients visiting us from Australia, they saw him and did not talk about anything else that day. My wife Andrea and I made a fast and important decision that day: "he is not for sale"!!
We did not really know why, but there was some special "aura" from this guy that made us sure to do the right thing. Many offers later we prepared him for the Oldenburg licensing as a two year old. He was quite tall, a bit slim but with incredible possibilities to move. We were sure this is a "premium" stallion..... After the pre-selection he was not even choosen for the hard ground and eliminated for the licensing. We, especially me, were ill for several weeks, so disappointed!
Next decision was: we will ride him and show them that he is special and so we did! In April 2008 we presented him a second time and he was licensed for Oldenburg! Next step was the 70- day performance test and in a really strong field he was the best stallion there with four times a 10 (!!) for rideability, canter and character! Again many people and studs offered lots of money but there still was our decision from his first day!!! "Not for sale"
So he went on stud with the cooperation with Böckmann and Celle State Stud! He is now one of Germanies and Europes most used and strongest stallions, well known world wide for his high quality, very rideable offsprings! His name is "Füchtels Floriscount"!
Now in 2016 we have another one: "Rey du Sol" is his name, he is also born here at Gut Füchtel, unfortunately we sold him in the Vechta Elite Foals Auction in 2012, maybe a wrong decision? But the lady from Madrid, Cristina, who bought him, made a good decision: she left him at Gut Füchtel, his home, for growing up. Two years later he went to the licensing in 2014, he was licensed and we kept him here for starting him under saddle.
He was tall, a bit weak but very impressive, very uphill with long legs and super gaits! So he got his time to develope slowly. In November/December 2015 he made his 30-day performance test and received top scores, ending with 8,38 second of a strong group (with licensing winner Morricone in front) and a dressage index of 144! In January 2016 he was licensed Hanoverian too and we made a contract with one of Germanies top stud farms: the Kathmann stud at Holtrup!
"Rey du Sol" is his name and we have now an agreement with his owner Christina Khamidoulin to promote and train him further. He will go on stud at Kathmann stud GmbH in Holtrup (owner Martin Determann) and breed there for his first season. During the next years we will carefully go on with his training and try to qualify him for the German young horse championships called the Bundeschampionate!
On the following pages you find more details regarding these stallions on stud. For further questions feel free to contact us! We keep you posted about their progress.