I’ve been researching Falcon’s pedigree and I’m fascinated. I’ll start with his sire and expand in further posts.
Falcon’s sire, Freestyle, is a1996 Premium Black Westfalen Stallion, Class 1 Status – (Florestan X SPS Paloma).
The summary below is credited to Dreamscape Farm where Freestyle stands.
Freestyle has a German Dressage Index of 151 points, the highest in North America, and in the TOP 1% of all German Dressage stallions
Freestyle was born in 1996 and is a beautiful 17hh stallion with an athletic body, very well applied hindquarters and a super character. In 1998 at the Westfalenstallion Licensing, Freestyle was named a PREMIUM stallion.At the 100 day Performance test at Prussendorf he was awarded a perfect 10 for character and a 9 for temperament. In dressage he proved to rank amongst the best of his year and received a 9.33 for ridebility. His total score was 132.55 points. A truly versatile stallion Freestyle obtained a 7th place finish in jumping with an 8 for jumping ability. Freestyle was the overall winner of his performance test. Freestyle is a class 1 stallion based on his results in his stallion performance test.
Freestyle is a son of the famous Rhinelander stallion Florestan I, who was champion of the Rhineland approvals in 1998, and in 1989 he was champion of his performance testing in Warendorf. Florestan I has produced famous stallions as Fidermark, Florencio, Faveur, Fleurop, Furst Heinrich, Florestan I has taken the top position in the FN breeding values for a number of years. Florestan I is famous for producing performance horses with very high ridebility. In 2004 two Florestan I sons won both the 5 and 6-year-old World Young Horse Dressage Championships in Verden.
Freestyle himself is out of the famous mare line through Paloma. Paloma and her 4 sisters received the award of the ” Best Family of Hessen” for 4 years in a row. Paloma has produced two approved stallions Freestyle and Flammengold, full brothers, and she received an 8.1 for her mare-test. Her sister Patricia was in 1997 the best mare of Hessen. The second full-sister Pretoria was the best 3-year-old mare of Hessen in 1999 and also received a score of 8,50 for her mare-test. The youngest sister Primavera was 2nd at the mare show for 2 year olds at Asfeld. Grandmother, Geisha, is a full sister of the dam of the world famous stallion Romadour II, sire of the Olympic Gold Medallist Rembrandt with Nicole Uphoff. The dam-line of Freestyle shows four State Premium mares on a row, Paloma, Pirocshka, Poxi and Geisha.
I also found these pictures of Falcon as a foal.