Donated by Leatherdale Farms, Louise Leatherdale. Standing at Bridlewood Farm
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Fairbanks was Champion of the 2009 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Vechta, Germany. He quickly became the crowd favorite with his spectacular performance, extravagant gaits, impressive jumping ability and willing temperament. Fairbanks completed his 30-Day Test very successfully. In a field of 49 stallions, including Bundeschampionat winners, Licensing Champions and top-priced stallions, he placed third with an overall score of 8.74. He repeated this success in 2011 at his 70-Day Test. He was the only stallion to score over 100 in both jumping and dressage, showing his versatility and willingness under saddle. Sire Flemmingh, a most successful dressage stallion in the Netherlands sired international dressage horses Krack C (Anky van Grunsven) and Lingh (Edward Gal). A Flemmingh daughter was the overall Champion at the National Dutch Mare Show. Fairbanks' dam, SPS Identify, was highly praised at her Mare Performance Test. Damsire Inselfürst was the winner of his Stallion Test and successfully shown in Advanced Level dressage. Full sister to Fairbanks' granddam Alegra produced stallions San Brasil, a Bundeschampionat participant and Celle stallion Los Angeles. In 2011, Fairbanks presented his first outstanding foal crop in Germany which were representative of himself; large expressive foals with long lines, beautiful heads and necks and outstanding movement. At the 2011 Oldenburg licensing, Fairbanks was awarded the 1c-Premium due to his exceptional Stallion Test results, impressive foals and his overall development as a top breeding stallion. This was especially remarkable as he was not primarily breeding in the main Oldenburg breeding region and therefore had to stand up to strong competition for this award. Currently, his offspring beginning their under saddle careers are exceeding all expectations. Son Flair Royal was 2015 Four-Year-Old French Young Horse Champion and won again in 2017 as the Six-Year-Old Champion. Owner Louise Leatherdale has been honored twice as USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year, 2016 and 2017.
First Dance was enthusiastically acclaimed at his 2006 Hanoverian Licensing in Verden, Germany, because of his perfectly cadenced rhythm and powerful movement. He placed in the 2009 Bundeschampionat for young dressage horses and won many young horse dressage classes, moving on to success in M**-classes and competed successfully at Prix St. Georges Level. First Dance earned Elite Stallion status based on his German 30-Day Test scores (walk 9, rideability 8.75, character 8.5, constitution 8.5, trot 8.5, canter 8.5) combined with his high placing at the Bundeschampionat. His sire, Florestan I, produced more than 70 licensed sons, over 180 States Premium mares and countless sport horses including Floriano ridden to a U.S. bronze medal by Stefan Peters. First Dance's dam SPS Dorina, won the 1A prize each year from 2003-06 at the Aurich-Tannenhausen mare show. She also produced a second licensed stallion, full brother to First Dance. Damsire Donnerhall is a legend of breeding and sport. A double World Champion in dressage, he produced over 100 licensed sons and many extraordinarily successful offspring. First Dance's damline is known for producing advanced dressage horses and States Premium mares. First Dance has a dressage score of 140 points in the estimated breeding evaluation by the FN. He passes on his beautiful movement and exceptional quality to his offspring. He has produced several Verden auction foals and riding horses, States Premium mares and three licensed sons, First Flush, First Duke and First Diamond. Fighting Chance L was 3rd in Second Level Open at the 2016 U.S. Dressage Finals and at the 2017 U.S. Dressage Finals was 5th in the First Level Open division (71.912). Fleur de Lis L was 2017 AHS JR/YR Champion at PSG, FEI Young Rider Champion at Floridal Youth Dressage Championships and Reserve Champion at the 2016 NAJYRC both with Vanessa Creech-Terauds. Other dressage competitors include First Song KF, and Foxey Lady L. First Dance's offspring are known for their willing personalities, correctness and extravagant gaits. Owner Louise Leatherdale has been honored twice as USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year, 2016 and 2017.