Fabriano Passed Away

 
Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:06
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Fabriano at the Celle Stallion Parade in 2007
Hanoverian Breeding News

The Hanoverian licensed breeding stallion Fabriano has passed away at age 26. The dark bay stallion's conditioned deteriorated rapidly in December 2013 and he was euthanized at the end of the year.

Fabriano was born in 1987 at his breeder Johannes Benker's yard in Papenburg, Germany. He was sired by Wendulan out of Agmara (by Azur x Leutnant).

The 1.65 m standing colt was licensed and did his stallion performance test in 1990 under rider Albert Habermann. He won the testing in a field of 36 stallions scoring a winning index of 133,02 points. For dressage he finished fourth with 128.55 points and for show jumping he got 132 points.

He started breeding at the stallion station in Bodenstein in 1991 and from 1992 until 2006 he was stationed in Schillerslage. In 2007 he moved to Adelheidsdorf. The versatile Fabriano was quite a popular breeding stallion and was able to maintain constant breeding statistics throughout hi slife.

He sired 775 registered sport horses of which 40 performed at S-level in dressage and 14 at S-level in show jumping. He produced 120 state premium mares, 15 licensed sons and 182 sport horses that sold at auction in Germany.

Fabriano's most famous dressage offspring include the Australian based Grand Prix stallion Fisherman's Friend (by Fabriano x Pik Solo) as well as Debbie McDonald's and Adrienne Lyle's Grand Prix horse Felix (by Fabriano x Augustinius xx), Martin Hauptmann's World Young Horse Championship ride Frechdachs (by Fabriano x Pik König) and Jean Francois Combecave's rising FEI horse Fellow.

Photo © Bernd Eylers / courtesy Celle

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