Bloomington Farm

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FOREVER BLOOM

 Name: FOREVER BLOOM
 Date of birth May 17, 2010
 Sire: Olympic Ferro
 Dam: Jenni Road (Grand Slam  / On the Roadxx)
 Registry KWPN main foal book
 Color and markings Black with a blaze and socks

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Forever Bloom is a natural;  she was born confident and friendly. She is charming and people oriented, a real puppy dog;  no effort was required to make her that way.  She is  turning into a real stunner as she gets olde.   She has a good use of her back, correct conformation, good top line, three good gaits  with powerful hindquarters.  She is black with a funny blaze and nobody can reisist her. 

Forever Bloom has an interesting pedigree; we wanted to keep the versatility that Jenni's bloodline was offering by crossing her with a stallion that had good gaits and with outstanding jumping quality. 

SIRE LINE

Olympic Ferro is one of the great stallion for which frozen semen is still available. Ferro was extremely well bred with a good character and very good powerful hind legs. He was bred to be a jumper and he showed a lot of talent in jumping  but ended up one of the most eminent dressage stallions of modern times. He was in the hand of a Dutch international show jumping rider when the national show jumping coach, Hans Horn, noticed he could be a very good dressage horse.  He went on to train up to  Prix St-Georges when Coby van Baalen took him and further his training to a sixth place at the 1998 WEG in Rome and competed at the 2000 Olympics and assisted his team in achieving a team silver medal, with an individual score of 74.92%. Ferro's career highlight was in 2000, when they placed second in the World Cup Finals in 's Hertogenbosch, scoring over 80% for their Kür! 

As a three-year-old he was champion of his performance test at Ermelo out of 30 stallions tested.  He received  9 for training and character and his talent for jumping, free jumping and cross-country gave him 8.5 each. He had the same score for his trot and canter. Ferrro really proved to be multi talented.    Sire of Ulft, "keur" Le Mexico, is a typical jumper progenitor, with a high jumping index.   His sire Mexico is a full brother to the famous Furioso II, a much celebrated progenitor in France. Their sire is Furioso xx, who was approved in various other studbooks. Ferro's dam, Brenda, is a daughter of the Holsteiner, Farn, who was himself very high on the jumping index with 146 points. Farn's son Nimmerdor, had such great impact on performance horse breeding that he was named Horse of the Century by the KWPN. The mare Brenda, was awarded all three mare titles on offer in the KWPN – ster, preferent and prestatie. The mare line goes back to the Hanoverian Prefekt, and one of the old Gelders foundation families.

Ferro  has produced 8 KWPN Approved stallions such as Rousseau the winner of this stallion test and producer of  winner of Stallion test as well, the recently Keur awarded Negro, and of course the well known Metall and Rhodium. He has 11 KWPN Approved grandsons. His great legacy has given him the very rare title of Preferent which is the highest predicate a stallion can have. Their offspring must excel in sport and at keuring so Ferro was certainly one of them.

His stallion’s report as a three years old in Emerlo indicated a ‘ Balanced, attentive, friendly, obedient with good humor stallion ( so is Forever) . He was just green broke at the start of the test. He has very good use of the hind legs and is very limber and flexible. He works hard and presents that easily. After about 5 weeks he had a set back and accomplished less than before. After eight weeks he rebounded and overcame his troubles. He has nice transitions and gives his rider an excellent feeling. The walk is regular. The trot is well carried and very regular. The canter has good tact. He shows good technique while jumping and has a good take-off. In cross-country he jumps well and has a powerful gallop. He is very willing to work and regards the work as a normal. He has a lot of talent for dressage and jumping.’

Again his offspring report was very good. His offspring showed well developed long-lined riding type foals with alert expressions and a long and well shaped neck. The good poll length was clearly noticeable. A sufficiently developed wither that extends long into the back with a long and well placed shoulder. Sometimes there are some foals with a long back but always well muscled. The loins are also well muscled.  A long croup strongly muscled and well formed. The foreleg is built strong with a well developed knee. The hind legs have a strong angle and sometimes a low placed hock.

 DAM LINE

Forever's dam, Jenni Road is a Star mare imported from Majestic Gaits in 2005. Jenni is by Grand Slam who stood at Iron Spring Farm in the 90’s. Grand Slam descends from the Grande line where we find so many great performance horses such as For Pleasure, the Grand Prix Winner who was in the top list of the WBFSH for so many years. He retired at the age of 19 from the Grand Prix circuit to focus on his breeding career.

Grand Slam is known for having produced great mares and Jenni is no exception. Jenni is out of a Dutch, Holsteiner and Oldenburg approved Thoroughbred mare Share the Road (Sherry). This gives Foerever the so important TB blood much sought after in the third generation.  Sherry's sire On the Road was a famous Thoroughbred jumper sire in Pennsylvania. Sherry's dam Sky Traveler comes down from the legendary Hyperion lines. Jenni took 1st place in the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) breed show in 1997 and has produced ‘STAR’ son Lexus by Rolls Royce. Her colt Sundance was 2nd place at the Seacoast breed show and 3rd place at the NEDA breed show. Jenni is also approved by the Holsteiner and Oldenburg. Jenni versatility is shown by producing in both discipline, dressage and jumper.  The dressage offspring take advantage of her jumper's line as this give them strong hind end. 

 

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