Fuerst Honour - -Honour foaled this beautiful black Rotspon filly (left) in 2003, Rahena. The 2001 filly (above) is "Ribbons and Roses". As you can see, this proud mama takes very good care of her babies. Rosie now lives in South Carolina. In 2002, Honour foaled the Grand Cru colt shown on the left, "Godspeed". Godspeed is owned by Amy Salak of California and will be raised as a stallion prospect. With those flashy markings, we can't wait to see him as a grown-up. See more on Godspeed, Ribbons and Roses, and Rotspon.
Pedigree: Honour's pedigree is impeccable. She is sired by Fuerst Ramses, sired by First Gotthard. First Gotthard sired such horses as Fuerst Gotthard, aka The Titlesist, an approved Grand Prix jumper stallion standing in California. On her sire's line Honour features Gotthard, Furioso and Ladykiller xx-- these are classic wb lines that have produced jumping and dressage perfomers. Individually, each have produced many fantastic performance horses. The Gotthard/Furioso cross is considered a great "nick" that is seen in stallions such as the Dutch Olympic jumper "Voltaire", "Le Mexico" and the dressage stallion "Feiner Stern". Versatility plus!!!
Godspeede (above) and (Right) First Gotthard-- a versatile sire.
On her dam's side, Honour's damsire is the immortal Bleep xx, who is best known as being the damsire of Bolero. Bleep, through Bolero, was one of the early refining sires of the Hanover region, and Bolero is featured in the pedigrees of many outstanding stallions, including nearly all the famous "B" line horses--Batido, Brentano II (Brentina's sire), and, when crossed with the W line, produced such outstanding stallions as Wonderful, Wakiki, and a host of others.
The addition of TB "Blood" such as Bleep or Bolero (3/4tb) to the wb breeding stock base resulted in improved sensitivity, refinement, stamina and courage, as well as, shall we say, "beautifing" the agriculture horse of the past...that's why the ideal warmblood pedigree has a smattering of TB ancestors. Even today, refining sires are prefered over the older, heavier style horse. Plus, they're easier to ride!
Our Breeding Goals: Honour is a sterling example of our breeding goals-- She is an excellent mover w/ a nice, cadenced trot and big, round canter. She is pretty and well put together. She is level headed and sensitive. Her foals have been stunning, and the older ones have gone on to successful careers in both dressage and jumping.
She is a '89 MMB Hanoverian (VhW papers, AHS approved), 15.3 1/2hh, chestnut with Sabino gene. She is also approved NA-WPN and OldNA.