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Firestone is the wonderful result of top-class dressage sires Johnson and Florencio. Ridden by Hans Peter Minderhoud, Johnson is among the world’s best dressage horses. He contributed to the bronze team medal at the World Equestrian Games in Caen in 2014 and the golden team medal at the European Championships in Aachen 2015, where Johnson also earned an individual bronze medal. Florencio has been world champion as both a five- and a six-year-old, while last year the KWPN awarded Florencio as ‘Keur’ sire. Florencio deserved this great title thanks to his offspring performing at Grand Prix level and the talented KWPN approved stallion Charmeur. The thoroughbred Painters Row xx and the valuable Saluut strengthen Firestone’s pedigree.

Firestone was bred out of the famous Bella-damline, which produced many successful showjumpers and dressage horses. Firestone’s full sister Elfi also earned no less than 81.5 points the KWPN Mare Test and achieved an amazing score of 95 points for her trot at the KWPN Mare Inspections.

As a 3-year-old, Firestone stood out due to his fantastic confirmation and movements, which earned him the title of reserve champion at the KWPN Stallion Show. Afterwards, Firestone earned 82.5 points in the KWPN Performance Test and makes a great impression with Joyce Lenaerts in the KWPN Stallion Competition. In Ermelo Firestone finished fifth, in Roosendaal he ended up fourth and at the last competition in Zuidbroek, Firestone became third. Firestone’s first foals seem promising: they show charm, charisma and great movements!

Johnson Jazz Cocktail
Roxane Flemmingh
Zelza-Bella Florencio Florestan I
Ragna Bella Painters Row xx
Baronna Bella (v Saluut)
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Studbook KWPN Colour Black-bay
Year of birth 2010
Height 1.69m
Approved by KWPN, Oldenburg