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St.Pr. Farina

(Fabriano/Donnerhall/Lauries Crusador xx)

Imported Hanoverian DE431312301305 States Premium

Dam Line: Sefaza

Breeder: Walter Lochte, Germany

Year of Birth: 2005

Color: Chestnut

Height: 16.1 Hands (166 cm)

St. Pr. Farina is a gorgeous, modern mare with excellent dressage gaits as well as very good jumping ability. She is one of the barn favorites due to her sweet, friendly personality!

Farina is exceptional in many ways.  She was "Klassensieger" (i.e., "Champion Mare of the Show") of the 2008 mare show in Beedenbostel, Germany. At this inspection, she received an overall score of 8 as well as 8s for typiness/femininity, impulsion/elasticity, head, frame, conformation, neck and overall impression. Farina also did extremely well at her mare performance test with an 8.5 for her canter and 8s for her trot, rideability from test rider, jumping technique and ability.  In Germany, the majority of mares receive scores of 7 and below.  Only the very best mares receive scores of 8 and higher!

Unlike most of the warmblood mares in the US, Farina also comes from a very successful damline.  According to the Hannoveraner Verband’s mare data base her Sefaza damline has earned over Euro 170,000 in prize money, and produced many licensed stallions including the famous Benetton Dream, Danone I and II, Der Designer (sold via the PSI auction for 1.1. million Euro) and Winterprinz.

Farina's sire, Fabriano, is highly regarded for his ability to produce sport horses with a talent for both dressage and jumping (which he has passed on to Farina). Fabriano is the sire of the popular breeding stallion Fabuleux (Owner: Bridlewood Hanoverians) and Felix, 2009 FEI Level Horse of the Year (Owner: Peggy Thomas), among others. In 2011, the sire of Farina's dam, Donnerhall, was ranked 11th in dressage by the WBFSH. Both Donnerhall and the sire of Farina's grand dam, Lauries Crusador xx, also have high FN breeding values for dressage (153 and 131, respectively).

Importantly, Farina is also proving herself as a broodmare.  In 2014, her first colt Benito, at five years old, won several dressage competitions in Germany with his amateur rider (beating professionals!).  Belinda, her first filly, received her St. Pr. A title in 2013 at three years old, won her riding horse test in 2014 at four years old, and was subsequently imported from Germany to Canada.

We are thankful to Dr. Christmann of the Hannoveraner Verband for making us aware of this wonderful mare and very grateful to Helmut Heidmeyer of Heidmeyer's Hannoveraner for the opportunity to purchase her.

Foals to date:
2009, colt by Benetton Dream - Benito, sold & competing in Germany
2010, filly by Benetton Dream - Belinda - sold & imported to Canada
2011, colt by Bonifatius - Bon Ami - sold & competing in Germany
2014, filly by Dacaprio – Davina – sold to North Carolina, USA
2017, Raphael by Rubinero (born April 01, 2017) - for sale, located in Michigan, USA






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Fall 2014

Farina showing off her trot in our arena.

11 May 2014

Farina enjoying time outside.

28 October 2012

Here is some video of Farina at the free trot.


Videos of Farina from May 2011

St. Pr. Farina (age 6) in May 2011.


St. Pr. Farina with her 2011 colt, Bon Ami.


Picture of Farina's colt Benito out of Benetton Dream (5 years old).

Benito updated photo and video at 6 years old in 2015

Benito and his amateur owner are competing successfully against professionals in Germany!

St. Pr. A. Belinda, Farina's 2010 filly by Benetton Dream (3 years old).


St. Pr. A. Belinda won her riding horse test in Germany and was imported from Germany to Canada. A video of her winning ride can be found here:

Bon Ami, Farina's 2011 colt by Bonifatius (4 years old).

Davina, Farina's 2014 filly by Dacaprio (6 months old).



Fabriano as shown in Hannoveraner Hengstbuch


Dr. Wilkins, managing director of the German Verband, calls Fabriano "one of the best performance horse producers of Hannover's breeding program today." (The Hanoverian - December 1999). Fabriano was winner of the 1990 Stallion Performance Test, placing first in jumping and fourth in dressage, Fabriano demonstrated his versatility which was confirmed in his offspring. Fabriano has the charm and good looks of his Absatz heritage, a particularly good wither and croup. His movements are rhythmical and flowing with excellent engagement of the hind quarters, a very free shoulder and an uncomplicated mind. Fabriano's daughters showed excellent scores in all categories of the Hanoverian Mare Inspections and Mare Performance Tests. His performance offspring have also performed well in both dressage and jumping, up to grand prix level in both, giving Fabriano excellent breeding scores in all areas. Video of Fabriano.

Photographer unknown. Photo of Donnerhall taken from www.stallions-online.net


The 2010 Hanoverian Stallion book records that Donnerhall has had 986 dressage competitors (212 at advanced level) – and even 94 in the jumping ring – for total prizemoney of €1,978,764. The most successful of these progeny has been the mare, Donatha S, who has won €159,512 followed by Don Schufro with winnings of €109,257. Donnerhall has an FN dressage ranking of 151, jumping, 79. His Hanoverian ranking is 158 for dressage and 74 for jumping. He is the sire of 48(!) licensed sons. Indeed there are those, like the trainer Jo Hinnemann, who believe that it is the second and third generations of Donnerhalls that will produce the goods: Video of Donnerhall.

Lauries Crusador xx as shown in http://www.eurodressage.com/ equestrian/2006/10/29/ lauries-crusador-xx-hanoverian-stallion-year-2006

Photo by Werner Ernst

Lauries Crusador xx

The Thoroughbred stallion Lauries Crusador xx was proclaimed Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2006 at the 2006 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden, Germany. It was the first time that a thoroughbred stallion was honoured with this award. He has currently fathered 54 licensed sons, 18 entered into the Hannoverian studbook.

Sender as shown in Hannoveraner Hengstbuch


His progeny have won over 646,100 DM. Sender is a grandson of the Trakehner stallion Semper Idem, who is considered the founder of a now rare but powerful show jumping line in Germany. Sender produced 26 approved stallions, 223 Main Studbook mares and 39 State Premium mares. He was the top sire of showjumpers in Europe, but his breeding talents were not in showjumping alone. In 1998, Dressage Today published the list of the top 11 dressage horses and 3 were descendents of Sender.

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