Don Fidermark HW - Super Work Ethic and Talent
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
"Under rider Ann-Christin Wienkamp, Don Fidermark HW's sire, Don Martillo from the breeding of Axel Windeler scored a 8.5 for the trot, a 9.5 for the canter, a 8.5 for the fulfillment of the scale of training and for type and interior a 8.0. His walk was even rated 10.0. "There is no better," the jury said. Also the two guest riders, Stephanie Fiedler and Richard "Pico" Hannöver, were inspired by the Don Juan de Hus son and judged his rideability with 19 points." In his 14 Day Stallion Testing in Schliekau, he again received top marks! BEST dressage stallion with a score 9.19! Once again he received high scores from the guest riders and 1 perfect 10 for the walk!
Don Martillo's sire, Don Juan De Hus, started his career in Westphalia where he was licensed. From there, he went on to win his stallion performance testing at Schliekau with a total score of 149 points. He also had the best score in the dressage portion (9.25.) As a four-year-old, Don Juan De Hus was unbeaten in all of the young horse tests that he entered, won his level, and was named French Champion in Saumur with a score of 93.639% He received a score of 10 for trot, and 9.8 for canter, during the final. In his fifth year, Don Juan De Hus earned his place in the World Championship for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, where he placed 6th in the overall final.
Don Martillo's mother line is solid with success: His dam, "Black Pearl" comes from the famous Verden line of Shocolata, who with her daughters were the winning family in Verden and won the 1c-Prize at the 1990 Bundeschampionats! Shocolata provided two licensed stallions and several elite auction foals. Grandmother Mona Lisa was the winner of the competition in 1996 and 1997 in Sottrum and 1998 in Tarmstedt. At the Louis-Wiegel show, she was the best of the year and at the Ratje-Niebuhr show she won the 1c place. In 2002 and 2004 she and her daughters Wendy For Ever, Don Martillo's grandmother, and Winergy became the Elitesiegerfamilie. Grandmother Wendy For Ever brought the Royal Ascot dressage horse with Royal Highness, who won over 75% of the Burgpokalqualifikation in Verden in 2015 with Ann-Christin Wienkamp.
Don Fidermark HW's dam sire is Fidermark , one of the key players in the dissemination of the F line blood of the Selle Français import, Furioso II - and this F line is one of the most important in dressage to-day. Taking a look at the top 20 dressage stallions in the 2021 Hanoverian Stallion book, we find seven descend from Furioso II, all of them via his grandson, Florestan (Fidelio / Rheingold), with two more sitting in 21st and 22nd. Fidermark is himself the sire of the 17th ranked For Complement, while one of the very hot competition and breeding stallions right now, Foundation, is by the Fidermark son, Fidertanz, and Fidertanz himself occupies 22nd place on the Hanoverian rankings. Right from the start, the Florestan son, Fidermark was a star. He was the reserve champion of the 1994 Westphalian Stallion licensing, and then the following year, was the winner of the Performance Test with 141.74 points at Warendorf, and the year after that he won the four-year-old stallion class at the Bundeschampionate. He achieved all this with the Westphalian state stud rider, Michael Farwick. When some of the Westphalian stallions went to train with German dressage trainer, Johan Hinnemann, the ride on Fidermark was given to the 23-year-old Dutch rider, Marlies Van Baalen, daughter of Coby van Baalen, a long time rider with Hinnemann. It was about this time that the joke went round, what do the letters, NRW (the correct abbreviation for the breeding area North Rhine-Westphalia) stand for? Netherlands Riding Westphalians, came the answer… Fidermark's dam, Watonga is by the Hanoverian 'trot maker' Werther. Mated with Power she produced Palegro, a licensed stallion who represented Westphalia at the German Show jumping championships. With Marlies van Baalen in the saddle, Fidermark qualified for the 2000 Nürnberger Burgpokal Finals, and went on to compete at Grand Prix level. Fidermark died in August 2003 but in his way-too-short period of time at stud, produced an astonishing number of excellent progeny - stamping himself as the best son of Florestan.
Fidermark produced 39 licensed sons, including Fürst Piccolo, the Westphalian licensing winner in 1999, and performance test winner the following year and Feinsinn, who topped the performance test in 1999 (and with Carolin van der Linde, was a member of the German Gold medal winning team at the 2006 European Young Riders Championship). The Hanoverian branded Falsterbo has started competing in Grand Prix dressage after successful appearances on the small tour. Despite attracting a relatively small number of mares, Falsterbo entered the Hanoverian dressage stallion top rankings in 2008, with a dressage index of 120. Falsterbo was sold to the United States where he died in 2012 but he left behind in Germany, Dorothee Schneider's up-and-coming Grand Prix competitor, Faustus, he was added tot he German Olympic squad in 2019. Another son, Fiano won the 2002 performance test with one of the highest indices ever - and then there are the four Farewell brothers. Farewell I was licensed in 2000 and since then has produced four li-censed sons; Farewell II, was the Premium stallion in 2001; Farewell III won the 2007 Six Year old dressage championship at the Bundeschampionate, after being 2nd in the 3 year old stallion class, 4th in the Four year olds, and a finalist in the 5 Year Old Dressage class. Farewell IV was licensed in 2003; Fidertanz won the 2004 Westphalian stallion licensing, and then the performance test, and was reserve champion at the Bundeschampionate. Fidertanz was also just named Hanoverian horse of the year 2021!
Fidermark's gelding son Fürst Fabio won the 3-year old championship at the Bundeschampionate before moving to the United States with his owner, Cesar Parra… but not before Hubertus Schmidt, who trained the horse, said he was the best he had ridden.
Don Fidermark HW has an amazing pedigree all around. Very interesting to see, in looks, movement, brains, temperament, he's the total package. He will catch your attention with his movement and elegance, plus he's smart and willing to please. In addition, did you check out his dark liver chestnut coat, so very beautiful.
This talented gentleman has three amazing, lofty gaits and is super balanced, working at 1st level already. Half steps will come easy to him. He impresses with his stunning, uphill canter, his trot swings nicely through his body with a soft back and an active hindleg as well as a free shoulder. His walk is always rhythmic, no matter if collected or extended walk. Everybody loves this one, the judges and the audience alike will be excited to see him.
Don Fidermark HW is a horse willing to learn daily, very sweet and with his super work ethic and attitude, a horse that fascinates his rider every day of the year. He is so much fun. A horse, with a very big heart.
Looking for his life partner, he is uncomplicated on the ground and under saddle.
Don Fidermark HW is suitable for an amateur, young rider or professional alike.
He gets along well with other horses and loves human attention, this one wants to be in your pockets all the time and thrives for his personal grooming time. Loads and bathes, goes in the hot walker and is pleasant all around as well as a super partner. He is ready to go to his new owner and impress with his looks and potential for the upper level.
Don Fidermark HW will go his way up the levels with ease and fun, hopefully you will be the one guiding him there and getting all the nice compliments you are looking for.
X-rays on file! $55,000 - Including import and quarantine to NY, check out his video clip!!!
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