2017 Bay Oldenburg GOV Filly
Foal of Distinction & Premium Foal Award
This is an exceptional filly by Franklin: incredible gaits, correct conformation and a strong personality gives this filly perfect potential for the FEI ring. She has a massive, round trot with terrific elevation; huge uphill canter with an almost ½ stride overstep; and a good ground covering walk. She is a filly that is a fantastic choice for the rider/breeder combination! I can’t say enough good things about this filly – she is simply lovely. She was born May 18, 2017 via embryo transfer, and is pictured with her surrogate dam.
Her sire Franklin is an extremely interesting champion stallion by the popular and internationally recognized Ampère. Franklin won both the 2013 KWPN licensing and fifty day 2013 KWPN performance test. In the performance test, he scored 9.5's for his canter and self carriage, and 9.0's for suppleness, rideability and dressage potential. He then went on to win the five-year-old championship at the 2015 KWPN national stallion show in s'Hertogenbosch under Spanish rider Severo Jurardo Lopez. He was rewarded a 9.5 for his trot, 8.0 for walk, and 8.5's for canter, rideability and general impression. Ampère had a resounding eight approved sons in 2014 in Holland, Westfalen and Holstein. Ampère was champion stallion at the 2008 KWPN licensing and later won his stallion test with scores of 8.0 for walk, 9.0 for trot, 9.5 for canter and 9.0 for rideability. Ampère's sire, Rousseau, won silver at the 2003 world championships for young horses in Verden and has been able to present the champion stallion in Holland three times in a row. Franklin's dam line includes two of Holland's major breeding magnates, Ferro and Flemmingh.
Simone is a magnificent mare with correct and expressive gaits and excellent conformation. She descends from three generations of States Premium Mares on her dam’s side.
She was the Champion Filly of the 2011 North American Oldenburg GOV Inspection Tour, 2013 USDF All Breeds Champion 2 YO Filly, 2012 USDF All Breeds Reserve Champion Yearling Filly, 2012 USDF West Coast Breeders Reserve Champion Filly, and twice in the top ten USDF HOY Fillies, and twice CDS Champion Mare/Filly, receiving scores up to 85%. Her dam, Floradonna is an Elite mare by Florestan out of a Donnerhall mare.
Sire & Dam