by Fidertanz / Alabaster
Breeder: Albers, Loeningen
Owner: Wilhelm Holkenbrink
|Fidertanz||Fidermark I||Florestan I|
In October 2013 I took over the training of Franziskus. He is kept the stable of his owner, Wilhelm Holkenbrink at the stallion station, http://hengststation-holkenbrink.de/ and travels to me regularly during the week for training.
He is a true dressage horse with outstanding talent- and he knows it too 🙂
Being in high demand for breeding purposes means stallion behaviour. Even though he is very dominant he still tries his best, is highly motivated and learns very fast. He shows off happily in front of a crowd. He is a sweet and sensitive character as long as there are no other horses to distract him. He enjoys cavaletti and small jumps alongside the dressage training and loves flying around the gallop track.
In 2014 he won multiple “dressage horse” tests at M level and was a finalist in Verden in the 6 year old Young Horse World Championships. As a 7 year old in 2015 he gained experience at S level and won his first Intermediate 1 in Münster.
He continued to succeed in 2016, concentrating better on the job at hand and more comfortable with the movements, and qualified for the Nürnberger Cup.
Franziskus gained experience in the Big Tour arena in 2017, qualifying for the final of the Louisdor Prize at Wiesbaden in Frankfurt. He had his first Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special in Steinhagen and was titled Westfalen Master. Franziskus nailed his first International outing in Munich by winning the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Kur. He ended up in third place in the Louisdor Prize, up against a very strong field.
In 2019 we had several wins in the GP Kür, such as Wiesbaden and Münster, where he also had his first win in the Special. The goal this season was just collecting experience in the Grand Prix Special. Being placed on the Olympic Dressage Squad on 23.12.19 was a very nice Christmas present!
2020 included more wins in GP and the GP Special. Our highlight this season was participating in the German Championships in Balve. He went really well in the GP Kur and we only narrowly missed out on the bronze medal.
In 2021, unfortunately, many dressage competitions in spring and summer were cancelled due to Corona and my injury. In the fall, Franziskus won both the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Special in Schenefeld and we finished seventh in the World Cup Freestyle in Herning (DEK).
In 2022, Franziskus and I took off in full swing. The season in Ankum started with a Grand Prix victory. At the German Championships in Balve, we won the bronze medal in the freestyle and were nominated for the Nations Cup team in Aachen. That was both my first medal in dressage and my first nomination for the Nations Cup in Aachen. We then finished second with the team in Aachen and were nominated for the World Championships in Herning (DEK). The preparation time with family Schwiebert and the adventure Herning was a wonderful, intensive dressage time. Franz, Carmen, and I enjoyed the time together very much. In the Grand Prix, Franz and I were able to show what we are made of: Personal Best! With the team bronze medal in dressage, another dream came true!
At the end of the green season, we won the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Freestyle in Münster in front of the beautiful castle with another ‘personal best’ result!