Friday, April 10, 2020

Foundation Sire: FF Flemmingh

Here is the next installment of Warmblood Stallions of North America’s Foundation Friday.  Every other Friday we will be featuring a foundation sire - one who has been influential in the development of warmblood breeds. We pull from the incredible archive of The Horse Magazine, published by Chris Hector of Australia. Thank you, Chris, for permission to draw on your expertise!

171 cm
Breeder: H. C. Albertsen

The famed Dutch breeder Wiepke van der Lageweg found his key foundation stock in neighboring Germany, particularly in the Holstein area. One of his best buys was the bay colt, Flemmingh, although I am sure that Wiepke, who is a jumping man at heart, had no idea he was buying a stallion who would found a dressage line!

Flemmingh has all the great Holstein jumping names on his pedigree. ...

Flemmingh placed third in his performance test in 1990, scoring three 9s, including a 9 for jumping. In the 1992/3 edition of Jacob Melissen’s The Leading Sires of The Netherlands, Flemmingh is described as having "fine movements, an active, roomy walk, a rich trot and a good canter. He is a careful jumper with a lot of talent. He showed to be a willing worker and never seems to tire. In the jury report, Flemmingh was described as having sufficient talent in dressage and a lot of promise as a jumper."

Fourteen years later ... the emphasis is on Flemmingh the dressage sire, and with good reason: two of his stallion sons, Krack C and Lingh have competed in the Dutch dressage team. ... Flemmingh was ranked 6th on the WBFSH dressage sires standings for 2008. ...

To read the entire article, with pedigree, details of Flemmingh's sons and daughters, on the Horse Magazine website, click here.

Meet some of the stallion descendants of Flemmingh on Click here:

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