Property of Kurt Smith
16.3hh German Warmblood 2000
Superb bloodlines include For Pleasure, Furioso, Grannus & Landgraf
Oscar as he is known to his friends has some of the best Show Jumping bloodlines around today. his Grandsire is the famous For Pleasure whom is is the spitting image of:-
For Pleasure finished his career with staggering lifetime earnings of €1.8 million Behind ET (competing for Austria despite his German birth) with over € 3 million, but in front of British legend, Milton who won € 1.6 million and over thirty cars!!!
For Pleasure has contributed to four championship victories over the past eight years with the German Showjumping team, and has won team gold four times. At the 1996 Games with Lars Nieberg, at the 2000 Games with Marcus Ehning and at two European Championships – Hickstead and Donaueschingen. At Donaueschingen, he carried Marcus Ehning to his first individual medal – a bronze. With both riders, he won 75 S-level classes, winning his last Grand Prix at the age of eighteen – at the Liepzig round of the World Cup, where he won the class over a massive course (“the highest track I have ever jumped with him indoors” said rider, Marcus Ehning) to beat Frenchman, Jean Marc Nicolas and Modesto.
For Pleasure has the rare distinction of having competed at Grand Prix level against two of his progeny – For Keeps (stallion) and Farina (mare) in the Grand Prix at Wiesbaden 2005.
For Pleasure is by Furioso II, imported to Germany from France by Georg Vorwerk, out of a mare by Grannus. For Pleasure is now proving himself to be a very good sire and seemingly the sire of sires, and through him the great Percipitation jumping line lives on in Germany.
For Pleasure came 15th in his performance test at Medingen in 1989, coming 46th (out of 68) in the dressage with a score of 91.91 but starring in the jumping where he had the top mark of 145.95.
In the competition ring, For Pleasure was an instant success with Lars Nieberg. In 1995 he became German Champion and was the highest earning German showjumping horse in 1997.
His superb bloodlines also continue on his Dam’s side with his Damsire being the famous Pilot:-
Pilot was the first showjumping stallion with progeny to earn one million deutschmarks – in fact by the end of 1999, Pilot progeny had earned a staggering DM6,250,000.
He has substantial BSJA winnings, with a huge careful scopey jump that is effortless over even the largest fences. He also has stunning elevated paces which are serving well in BD Dressage.